Saturday, 18 November 2017

IBSC Team Briefing for President Cup 2017 - 22 Nov 2017

Dear swimmers/parents,

Please note that a team briefing  for the President Cup 2017 will be held as follows :

Date : 22 Nov 2017 (Wed)
Time : 6:30 pm.
Venue : Cheras Pool, spectators' stands

Team swim kits and school leave letters will be distributed in due course.

Scratching of events can be done by texting Team Manager (012-7223733) before 23 Nov 2017 10am.

Team Manager
Vincent Low

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Zi Syuen scooped up another bronze in 200m breaststroke in 41st SEAG 2017

Ng Zi Syuen managed to scoop up another bronze in the 41st SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2017 in her favourite 200m breaststroke  today, bettering her personal best (previously 2:51.80) significantly when she clocked 2:45.35 behind the Thai and Singapore swimmers. Congratulations to Zi Syuen.

The last day of the meet also witnessed some stiff races and the Team Malaysia has done moderately well with the following scoring medals, as shown in the snippets of results. 

Congratulations to all medalists.

The Star : Welson and Co break national short course records in Beijing

PETALING JAYA: Welson Sim (pic) enjoyed the satisfaction of breaking Daniel Bego’s short course (25m) national records for both the men’s 200m and 400m freestyle at the FINA Swimming World Cup meet in Beijing, China.

The 20-year-old KL SEA Games double gold medallist just missed out on making the 400m freestyle final finishing ninth in the preliminaries in 3:48.93 yesterday.

Australian Jacob Ross Hansford got the last ticket for the top-eight final after clocking 3:48.87.

However, Welson’s time bettered Daniel’s previous national mark of 3:50.87 set at the World Cup meet in Singapore in 2013.

He was ranked 17th in the 200m freestyle after clocking 1:48.25 on Friday to improve on Daniel’s previous national mark of 1:49.21 set at the World Cup meet in Singapore in 2013.

“I already hold the long course (50m) national records for 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle, so I’m happy to have the records for the short course events as well.

“It’s a good experience racing in the short course as the turns and pacing are different,” said Welson.

Keith Lim also set a new short course national record in men’s 50m freestyle.

He clocked 22.55 for 21st overall placing to improve on the previous national mark of 23.15 held by Lim Ching Hwang since 2013.

Tern Jian Han set a new national record of 53.70 en route to finishing 14th in the men’s 100m butterfly, erasing Tan Gin Yu’s previous mark of 57.49 set in 2013.

Chan Jie also dipped under Gin Yu’s national mark by posting 54.43 to finish 16th in the preliminaries.

Jian Han was ranked 13th in the men’s 50m backstroke (24.71) and 19th in the 200m backstroke distance (2:02.32).

Caroline Chan was 24th in the women’s 50m (29.18) and 100m (1:04.91) backstroke events.


Borneo Bulletin : Strong start for Vietnam in Southeast Asia Age Groups meet

By Fadhil Yunus

VIETNAM is currently leading the race in the overall medal standings following the completion of day one of the 41st Southeast Asian Age Groups Swimming Championships at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex Swimming Pool yesterday.

The defending champion is leading the race with a commendable haul of 15 gold, 12 silver and three bronze ahead of Indonesia which is a distant second with nine gold, seven silver and four bronze while Thailand sat in third place with four gold, eight silver and 12 bronze. Vietnam created further distance in the race for overall champion after winning both of the freestyle relays in the boys’ and girls’ events which marked the conclusion of day one.

Vietnam’s quartet of Man Dat Huynh, Hung Nguyen Tran, Huu Kim Son Nguyen and Dinh Chuyen Ngo clinched the Boys’ 18 and Under 4x200m freestyle while the quartet of Thi Linh Mai, Ngoc Thi Tran, Ngoc Que Tran Do and Thi Phuong Anh Vu won the girls’ race.

Malaysia is fourth in the standings with three gold, one silver and four bronze while Singapore took fifth spot with two gold, seven silver and seven bronze with the Philippines in sixth place with two gold, one silver and four bronze.

A total of seven personal bests were recorded by the Brunei Darussalam’s national swimmers who were performing on home soil.

Dylan Chua Chen Yee broke his seed time of 33.83s with a revised time of 33.47s in the boys’ 16-18 50 LC Metre Breaststroke event while Emma Yusuf set a sub-40 second mark in the Girls 13 and Under LC Meter Breaststroke with a time of 39.75s, eclipsing her old mark of 40.67s in the process.

Natasha Sia sets a new personal best in the Girls 14-15 100 LC Metre Backstroke with a time of 1:20.67s eclipsing her old time of 1:23.33s.

The Boys’ 18 and under 4x200m freestyle relay winners in a group picture

The Girls’ 18 and under 4x200m freestyle relay winners in a group picture. – PHOTOS: FADHIL YUNUS

Chan Zeke, the youngest member in the team, shaded his old mark of 1:21.98s with a new time of 1:21.77s in the Boys 13 and Under 100 LC Metre Backstroke and set a new personal best of 1:16.83s in the Boys 13 and Under 100 LC Metre Butterfly.

Ashley Chai also dipped below the 30-second barrier in the Girls 16-18 50 LC Metre Freestyle after recording a time of 29.63, besting her old mark of 30.04s.

Andra Chai also set a new personal best after clocking a time of 1:21.21s erasing her old mark of 1:22.30s in the Girls 13 and Under 100 LC Metre Backstroke.

It was a day of history for a number of regional swimmers as four new SEA Age Groups records were set as well as one equalled championship record.

Vietnam’s Huu Kim Son Nguyen sets a new SEA Age Group record after clocking a time of 2:06.47s, surpassing a five-year record of 2:06.50s previously set by his compatriot Tran Duy Khoi in June 2012.

Vietnam’s Ngoc Thi Tran also set a new SEA Age Groups record after recording a time of 1:02.29s besting her fellow compatriot Nguyen Diep Phuong Tram mark of 1:02.33s which she set in December 2015.

Thailand’s Chermas Kao Wiriyawattana was also part of the record-breaking winners after setting a new time of 1:06.52s in the Girls 13 and Under 100 LC Metre Backstroke, eclipsing Indonesia’s Olivia Fernandez’s seven-year record of 1:07.38 she sets in June 2010.

Vietnam’s Huu Kim Son Nguyen was part of the trio from his nation who accomplished a championship record after setting a new time of 3:56.46s in the Boys 14-15 400 LC Metre Freestyle, eclipsing the old mark of 4:01.01s set by his compatriot Hoang Nguyen Huy in December 2015.

Indonesia’s Adinda Larasati Dewi equalled the championship record in the Girls 16-18 100m butterfly previously set by Thailand’s Sapianchai Kornkarnjana with a time of 1:01.94 in December 2015.

Vietnam accomplished 39 gold medals during the previous edition in Bangkok two years ago and team manager Dinh Viet Hung will be looking to get one better or more.

Dinh was pleased to win both relay events and identified Singapore as a strong team in the relay events.

“I saw the Singapore team and they sent a very young team. And there were new faces,” said Dinh in an interview with the Weekend Bulletin.

“Tomorrow I hope that the team will continue their good lead. We attained 39 gold in Bangkok and we try to aim for 40 in this championships,” continued the team manager.

He also added that three or four swimmers from the team are capable to meet the qualifying mark which is eligible in the tournament, for the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina next year.

A total of 27 swimmers have been selected for the team including 15 male and 12 male with Dinh adding that the youngest member from the Vietnamese team is aged 13 years.

Meanwhile, Thailand’s Robert Martin was pleased with his win in the boys 16-18 50m freestyle despite not setting his fastest time in his first international competition in Brunei.

“I really enjoyed it. The facilities here are very good. The people here are very nice,” said the 16-year old.

“I’m okay with my time. It’s not my personal best time but it’s okay,” continued Robert in his only race.

A total of 235 swimmers and nine countries are vying for top honours in the three-day meet.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Zi Syuen made her first appearance in 41st SEAG 2017 with a bronze in 100m breaststroke

Ng Zi Syuen, 12, did her coach and parents proud in her first outing to the SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2017 as she clinched a bronze in 100m breaststroke in Brunei by clocking her new personal best of 1:17.50. Thailand and Singapore swimmers claimed gold and silver respectively.

Meanwhile, Steve continued to chase his medals in the 200m back event and finally settled for another bronze with a time of 2:09.14. The gold went to Vietnam and silver was won by Indonesia.

The competition was stiff and Malaysian swimmers who managed to stand on the podium for day 2 were :

Darren Liew , 2 Gold, U13 boys 50 fly & 200 back
Low Zheng Yong,  Silver, 14-15 boys 400IM
Asmalia Redsuan, Bronze, 16-18 girls 200 free
Ong Yong Qi, Bronze, 14-15 girls 400IM
Goh Chia Tong, Bronze, 14-15 girls 200 back

Excerpts of results :

The final day of the competition continues tomorrow at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Brunei.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Session 2 results - 41st SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2017

Session 2 of the 41st SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2017 continued in the afternoon today with more medals from the Malaysian swimmers. Results as displayed below.

Jun Bin and Steve Khiew off to a good start in 41st SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2017

Congrats to Wong Jun Bin and Steve Khiew on the opening day of the 41st South East Asia Swimming Championship 2017 in Brunei Darussalam. The annual meet is ongoing in Brunei from 10-12 Nov, 2017.

Jun Bin is coming back to form by swimming to bronze in his 400m free event by clocking 4:08.61 even though it wasn't his best time yet. Ahead of him, 2 Vietnamese boys claimed gold and silver in the 16-18 boys category. Well done to Jun Bin.

Wong Jun Bin

Meanwhile, Steve Khiew in the 13-14 age group category managed to dip under 1 minute in is 100m back with a new PB of 59.83 but has to settle for a bronze. The gold went to Indonesian swimmer (58.34) and silver was won by a Viet (59.33). Steve is contented for the time being and aiming for more for his upcoming events. Great job to Steve.

Winners of 100m back (13-14 boys), with  Steve Khiew on extreme left

Other Malaysian medalists for the day are :
Angelina Chan - Gold, 50 breast
Darren Lew - Gold, 100 back
Lim Shun Qi - Bronze, 50 breast

The afternoon session is on-going.

The morning session results as follows :

photos courtesy of parents and Team Manager

Team Malaysia to 41st SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2017

Long Distance Swim Clinic by Kevin Yeap - 19 Nov 2017

Calling IBSC intermediate swimmers!

If you are interested to participate in the above Long Distance Swim Clinic to be conducted by Kevin Yeap, the Open Water Gold Medalist of Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017, please REGISTER NOW.

Clinic is repeated by popular demand. Only limited slots available on 19th November, 2017 (Sun).

Dates : 19th November, 2017 (Sun)
Registration : 8:20 am.
Event Time : 8:30 am. to 10:30 am.
Venue : Cheras pool, Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Member Fee : RM80/swimmer
Max Capacity : 12 swimmers/session
Program : Theory in classroom & pool practice session
Prerequisite : Intermediate swimming
Who should register : Swimmers who are keen to learn performance techniques in controlling pace and build up endurance for long distance swimming.
Registration : On first come first served basis complete with payment
Organiser : Kelab Renang Ikan Bilis


* souvenir awaits you

Monday, 6 November 2017

Swimmers had a fun meet at 2nd Labuan International Swimming Championship 2017

The 2nd Labuan International Swimming Championship has just ended last Sunday from 4th to 5th November, 2017 at Labuan International School. The meet was organised by Persatuan Akuatik Labuan.

Despite sending a small contingent of 15 swimmers and making the first debut in this championship, IBSC swimmers managed to clinch a  total of 5 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze.

Our young and most promising swimmer, Muhammad Dhuha, once again lifted up the age group champion trophy for Group 5 Boys in this championship when he triumphed with 5 gold in 50m free, 50m back, 50m breast, 50m fly and 100m free. Along the way, he smashed the new meet records in all the 50m events. Dhuha was simply unstoppable. He grabbed another 2 silver in the team relay events under the Group 5 Boy with his team mates Ho Jia Xuen, Ahmad Jazeel Khalid and Adi Syafwan.

Muhd Dhuha, 8 won the age group champion for U8 boys with 5 gold
Group 5 boys relay team, from left, Adi Syafwan, Ahmad Jazeel, Ho Jia Xuen and Muhd Dhuha

Muhammad Arif, 10, who made his first medal debut for individual events as he swam to silver in 50m back with a new PB of 36.86 (39.14) , bronze in 50m fly with new PB of 33.52 (35.14) and 100m fly with new PB of  1:24.23 (1:45.56). 

“My success was due to hard work and guidance from my parents and coaches. But most importantly, I never give up after I had failed many times”, said Muhammad Arif.

Another pleasant surprise came from Nu’aim B. Nizarudin, 13, who was also made his first medal entry in an individual event after he procured a bronze in Boy Group 2 100m Breast with a new PB of 1:19.34 (1:21.00).

Our Group 3 Boy Breaststroker Harry Chong, bagged home 2 bronze in 50m and 100m breast and was totally elated with an unexpected silver in 50m free with an awesome new time of 27.94. Harry later helped the relay team took another bronze in the Mixed Age 4 x 50m free relay along with tema mates Nu’aim, Calvin Wong and Muhammad Arif.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners and those who managed to seize the chance to improve their PBs in Labuan.

Many thanks to my Assistant Team Manager, En. Nizarudin and the parents who gave full support and cooperation to make this travel meet a successful and joyful one.

Team Manager

More photos here 

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