Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Round-Up of SportExcel Leg 1, 2018 in Melaka

Despite many of our top swimmers opted out of an out-station meet, IBSC managed to secure second position in overall position behind Pade Supersharkz with a total of 1651.60 points in SportExcel Junior Swimming Circuit, Leg 1 in Melaka, which has adjourned at Pusat Akuatik Hang Jebat Melaka on 15th April 2018 after a 2-day meet.

IBSC sent a team of 89 swimmers to compete in this event.

The highest points contributor was our youngest superstar, Muhammad Dhuha, Group 4 boy, who contributed 178 points and bagged 5 silver and 1 bronze with his awesome performance.

Muhamad Dhuha bin Zulkifry
The second highest points contributor, Ng Zi Syuen, Group 2 girl, reaffirmed her ability in swimming by amassing 155 points to bagged 3 silver and 2 bronze .

Ng Zi Syuen 
Destin Ng Yi Xuan, Group 3 boy, proved to the crowd that he is a better racer now than he has ever been before and lifted up the atmosphere in the swimming centre when he bagged the gold medal in 50m breaststroke with a time of 34.83s quiet nearing his PB clocked in PRAKL Age Group 2018 of 34.81s.

Destin Ng celebrating his golden win in 50m breast with his swimming mates

This competition has revealed some potential swimmers especially in Group 3 and Group 4 boys and girls, who demonstrated that their hard training did not go to waste by improving tremendously in their individual PBs.

We hope the swimmers can continue their momentum and perform even better in the Second Leg in Shah Alam and earn a place in the Grand Final in August 2018.

I would like to acknowledge the efforts from my team mates, Vincent Chin, En. Nizar, Coaches, En. Shazali and En. Kamarudin, Chaperones, Ms. Alice Yong, Lily and Pn. Hamilia who have committed their time and effort throughout the 2 days event. I sincerely thanks from the bottom of my heart for the full cooperation and great support from the parents to make this outing a successful one.

Full results can be downloaded here.

See photos gallery for more photos.

CK Wong
Team Manager

Monday, 16 April 2018

Sign-Up for free Motivational Talk by ex-Olympian Khoo Cai Lin

Dear IBSC swimmers,

We are proud to bring to you a free session of talk by our national swimmer and ex-Olympian, Miss Khoo Cai Lin next Saturday, 28th April, 2018 at Cheras Pool, 9-10 am.

Cai Lin will share with us how to prep for competitions, her experience in swimming and the challenges presented with her scoliosis condition.

Sign-Up Online  now to secure a place as seats are limited to 40 pax only.

IBSC Swim Committee

Monday, 9 April 2018

Aquatic | Men's 100m Freestyle | Welson Sim & Keith Lim | Commonwealth G...

The NST : Swimmer Keith Lim equals his personal best in Gold Coast

GOLD COAST: Malaysia’s Keith Lim equalled his personal best in the Commonwealth Games men's 50m freestyle swimming on Monday, but it was not enough to qualify for the semi-finals at the Optus Aquatic Centre.

Keith won heat five by clocking 23.33s. However, he only finished 22nd overall, 0.92 second short of qualifying for the top-16 semi-finals.

"I equalled my personal best today... satisfied with the time as I have not swum this fast since the Sea Games last year. I could have done better or worse, so I am not complaining," said Keith.

"However, I wasn't satisfied with my 100m freestyle performance on Sunday. I need to work on my speed to improve my time."

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's 50m Freestyle - Heats - Optus Aquatic Centre - Gold Coast, Australia - April 9, 2018. Keith Lim Kit Sern (2nd R) of Malaysia prepares for the event alongside fellow competitors. — REUTERS pic

Compatriot Caroline Chan clocked 30.10s, 0.50 seconds off her national record set at the 2016 Asian Championships in Japan, in the women's 50m backstroke.

She finished 18th overall.

"I had hoped to break my national record here. I need to learn how to control my nerves and swim better," said Caroline.

Both Keith and Caroline will compete in next month's Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur which is a qualifier for the Indonesia Asian Games later this year.

The swimmers ended their campaigns commendably though they did not win medals.

Tern Jian Han and Welson Sim were the stars by reaching the finals of the 50m backstroke and 400m freestyle events.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Keith Lim | Aquatic | Men | 50M | Freestlye | Commonwealth 2018 | Astro...

The Star : Jian Han breaks 16-year national record to reach final in Gold Coast

GOLD COAST: Tern Jian Han made yet another big splash as he smashed Alex Lim Keng Liat's 16-year national record in the 50m backstroke event.

The 22-year-old clocked a time of 25.60 en route to finishing sixth in the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games.

The time was good enough to erase Alex's time of 25.67, which was recorded during the 2002 Manchester Games.

The superb effort also earned Jian Han a place in the final as he qualified as the fifth fastest swimmer.

He is the second Malaysian to make the final at this Games.

Welson Sim made the final in the 400m freestyle on Thursday but only finished seventh.


Friday, 6 April 2018

The Star : Welson reaches 400m final then fails to even better his national record

Gutted: Welson Sim competing in the men’s 400m freestyle final at the Optus Aquatic Centre yesterday. He finished seventh with a time of 3:53.36.

IT turned out to be a bittersweet finish for Welson Sim in the men’s 400m freestyle event.

The 21-year-old splashed his way to a major breakthrough when he became Malaysia’s first swimmer in 12 years to reach the final of the Commonwealth Games.

He qualified for the final eighth fastest with a time of 3:51.78 in the morning session at the Optus Aquatic Centre yesterday.

But that was as good as it got for the Sarawakian as he fell short in the final.

Olympic champion Mack Horton won with a time of 3:43.36, ending Australia’s 12-year wait to regain the gold.

Compatriot Jack McLoughlin took silver with 3:45.21 while Eng­land’s James Guy settled for a second successive bronze with 3:45.32.

The result yesterday showed that Welson still has a long way to go despite the fact that he has beaten Horton once – at the Mare Nostrum Tour in Monte Carlo last year where he set the national record of 3:49.48.

And Welson wasn’t pleased with his showing in the final.

“I made the final and finished seventh out of eight swimmers but my time was very bad,” admitted Welson.

“I really wasn’t expecting such a bad time. I felt that I did everything right prior to the start of the race.

“My warm-up was good and I felt that my pace was faster than the morning session ... I just can’t explain it.

“Maybe the atmosphere of being in the final overwhelmed me but that’s not an excuse.

“It’s still a big achievement making the final but I can’t be happy because I didn’t meet my target at all. We always train to improve and I was expecting to at least rewrite the national record,” added Welson, who will focus on the 200m freestyle next.


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Team Briefing - SportExcel Leg 1, 2018

Attention to IBSC swimmers,

Please be informed that the IBSC Team Briefing for Sport Excel Junior Swimming Circuit, Leg 1 (Melaka) 2018 will be held as follows :-

Date    : 8th April, 2018 (Sunday)

Time   : 8.45 am

Venue : Cheras Pool, Bandar Tun Razak

Agenda :

a) Meet Rules
b) Travel Itinerary
c) Scratching of Events
d) Meals
e) Hotel accommodations
f) School leave letters

Your attendance is appreciated.

CK Wong
Team Manager

p/s See latest Briefing Notes here.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Updated ASUM's calendar -Version 5

Kindly note that ASUM's calendar has been updated with the changes of the following dates :

27-29 July, 2018 : ASUM/MILO/NSC Swim Splash Leg 2 - Melaka

23-25 Nov, 2018 : 37th National Inter-Club Swimming Championship 2018 for the President Cup - Ipoh, Perak.

The hosts and venues remain unchanged.

Please be informed.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

3rd CSC Super Junior Swimming Invitational 2018

Invitation is received from Chinese Swimming Club, Singapore for the 3rd CSC Super Junior Swimming Invitational 2018 as follows:

Dates of Competition : 30 June - 1 July, 2018
Venue : Chinese Swimming Club, Singapore
Age Group : Single age group, Under 8 years to 12 years
Date of Reckoning : 31 December, 2018
Entry Closing : 9 June, 2018
Pool : LCM 50m
Individual Registration Fees : SGD$45/ swimmer
Events Entry : Limit to 5 individual events, additional event is charged SGD$10
Relay Team Entry : SGD$20/relay team
Penalties : SGD$20/event (WDR-Withdrawal) & SGD$50 (DNS-Did Not Swim)
Travel & Accommodation : Own

Download : Meet Event Info

IBSC members who are keen to participate in the above invitational meet can enquire further from the office or email Entry deadline for IBSC is 31 May, 2018.

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