Tuesday, 16 August 2016

IBSC Team Briefing - 5th Sel Arena Short Course Sprint Invitational 2016

Attention to IBSC swimmers,

Swimmers who are participating in the 5th Selangor Arena Short Course Sprint Invitational 2016 scheduled on 26-28 August, 2016 at Shah Alam are required to attend a team briefing.

Date    : 23 August, 2016 (Tuesday)
Time   : 6:30 pm
Venue : Cheras Pool, Bandar Tun Razak

School leave letters will be distributed in due course.

Those who do not have the current black and yellow team T-shirts can purchase them at IBSC Office.

Your attendance is appreciated.

YJ Teo
Team Manager

Monday, 15 August 2016

Overall Champion Trophy for SportExcel MILO Grand Final 2016 reclaimed by Team IBSC

Ikan Bilis swimmers have once again whirled superb results from the pool with their optimum swim in this week's swimming competition in SportExcel MILO Junior Swimming Circuit, Grand Final 2016. Team IBSC reclaimed the Overall Champion Club Trophy with highest score of 292 points.

President of PRAKL, Mr Teo Mua Seng, presenting the Overall Champions Club Trophy to Team Manager of Ikan Bilis Swimming Club, Mr Vincent Low

Top 20 clubs team score
The final leg of the circuit just ended after a 2-day competition at Kompleks Renang Kuala Lumpur on 13-14 August, 2016. The first leg was held in Melaka and the second leg was organised in Shah Alam few months ago before the eligible finalists qualify themselves to compete in the Grand Final in Kuala Lumpur to grab the challenge trophy.

IBSC has the most number of qualifiers standing at 34 swimmers in the Grand Final out of 242 participants from 36 clubs all over Malaysia.

Team IBSC 

The juniors competing in this development meet is from 10 & under category until 14 years of age.

Each age group is awarded a Champion Trophy and incentives from SportExcel. The individual winners of each age group is displayed below.

Age Group Champions, L-R : Sebastian Soon (13-14 Boys), Zachary Lim (11-12 Boys), Tetsuharu (U10 Boys), Law Li Wei (U10 Girls), Elise Wong (11-12 Girls), Liew Chern Xin (13-14 Girls) together with President of PRAKL cum Organising Chairman, Mr Teo Mua Seng. 

Congratulations to all the Champions for their excellent performance! Not forgetting the swimmers who sliced off time in improving their PBs, don't stop there, continue with your great effort to reach greater heights in the next meet.

Law Li Wei (IBSC) - Group 4 Girls Champion
Zachary Lim (IBSC) - Group 3 Boys Champion
Sebastian Soon (IBSC) - Group 2 Boys Champion
The Club thanks the coaches, parents and senior swimmers for their continuous support and guidance. Appreciation also goes to the Team Manager, Chaperon and volunteers for taking good care of the swimmers.

The full result of the SportExcel Grand Final 2016 can be downloaded here or the Swim Results Page.

IB Seniors visiting and supporting their juniors in the race
David Ong (left) and Zachary Lim in healthy competitive spirit
Golden girl, Li Wei, gave a thumb-up for her 4 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze achievement 
Ng Kai Wen, totally elated pioneering his maiden medals realization in SportExcel with 1 gold and 2 bronze.
Zachary Lim, an all-rounder
Steve Khiew plunged to a gold and silver in his backstroke
David Ong, breaststroke specialist won 2 gold 
Li Wei, highly talented swimmer
Iqmal Muqhis, has a gold and a silver in his hands

More photos at

Day 1 Album, 13 Aug 2016.

Day 2 Album 14 Aug 2016

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Sole WP swimmer broke 4 records at 18th Paralimpiad Malaysia Sarawak 2016

IBSC member, Puteri Nur Diyana, was the sole representation for Team Wilayah Persekutuan at the recent 18th Paralimpiad Malaysia which took place in Kuching, Sarawak from 8th - 10th Aug, 2016.

Puteri who is only 14, swam under the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) medical code S14 for Intellectually Challenged and scored a 100% mark by sweeping all 4 gold in the events she participated. Along the way she wiped off 4 meet records with ease.

This unassuming teenager charted commendable new record times in the meet.

   S14 100 Freestyle 1:41.43 (2010 MR 2:07.39)
   S14 200 Freestyle 3:45.18 (2012 MR 5:12.98)
   S14 100 Backstroke 2:01.85 (2014 MR 2:57.22)
   S14 50 Freestyle 43.15 (2010 MR 47.42)

Well done Puteri and a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

The full results can be viewed here.

Puteri proud to wave the FT flag
Puteri Nur Diyana

Make waves, not puddle


The above article was written by our IBSC swimmer, Jonathan Lee.

Monday, 8 August 2016

The Star : Welson swims to equal national record in 200m freestyle

RIO DE JANEIRO: Swimmer Welson Sim managed to equal his national 200m freestyle record at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but he was hardly overjoyed.

Welson however failed to qualify for the top-16 to reach the semi-finals. - AZHAR MAHFOF / The Star

The 19-year-old clocked 1:47.67 to finish sixth in heat three at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Sunday. He set the national mark at the Singapore Age-Group Championships in March.

Welson was hoping to set a new mark here with the stiffer competition, but he failed to do so.

"I am disappointed. I could have done better," said Welson, who finished 26th overall in the 47-man field.

Earlier on Saturday, Welson clocked 3:51.57 and failed to beat his 3:50.33 national record. He was 34th overall in the 50-man field.

Phee Jinq En was the other Malaysian swimmer in action on Sunday and she left the pool in tears in her Olympic debut.

Competing in the women's 100m breaststroke, the 19-year-old clocked 1:10.22 to finish second in heat two. It was way off her national record of 1:08.65 which she achieved at the Malaysian Open in May this year.

It was Jing En's only event here while Welson still has the 1,500m on Aug 12.

Monday, 1 August 2016

The Star : Sarawak Sukma end with flare, fireworks and heart-warming memories


Closing ceremony display the rich culture of Sarawak. - GLENN GUAN/The Star
KUCHING: Sarawak did not win the overall champions title but they certainly won over the hearts of the fans and participants with a colourful and delightful closing ceremony for the 18th Sukma.

There were smiling faces everywhere at the Sarawak Stadium in Petra Jaya on Sunday as the rivalries and competitions over the past two weeks were cast aside.

The celebration at the end of one of the most well-organised Sukma included traditional dances, musical performances and a video presentation capturing magical moments during the Games. A fireworks display also illuminated the clear Petra Jaya skyline.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem were among the crowd of more than 40,000 present to witness the curtains coming down on the Games.

Selangor win the overall champion title for a record ninth time.- SALAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star.

Selangor emerged overall champions for a record ninth time after winning 59 golds, 73 silvers and 63 bronzes. Sarawak finished a close second with a 57-43-59 haul with the contest to top the medal standings going right down to the wire.
Sprint king Khairul Hafiz Jantan (right) and archer Nur Aqilah Yusof named as the best male and female athletes of the Games.- Bernama.

As expected, Malaysia’s new sprint king Khairul Hafiz Jantan was named the best male athlete of the Games.

The 18-year-old Malaccan became an overnight sensation after breaking the national 100m record with an astonishing 10.18 run at the Sarawak Stadium. He shattered Watson Nyambek’s 10.30 record which had stood since 1998.

Apart from the 100m, Khairul also won golds and broke Sukma records in the 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m.

“It is a great feeling to win the best athlete award of the Games,” said Khairul.

“My accomplishments in Sarawak are the best ever in my athletics career. I am delighted with my performances here.”

Nur Aqilah Yusof of Terengganu won the best female athlete award for her heroics in smashing a national record and winning three golds and two bronzes in archery.

The 17-year-old nailed the national record in the women’s 70m recurve and won golds in the 60m recurve and team recurve (Olympic round). Her two bronzes came in the 30m recurve and individual recurve (Olympic round).

“I can’t believe it. I never expected to be named the best athlete of the Games,” gushed Nur Aqilah.

“My target in Sarawak was just to do better than in Kangar (in 2014) as I did not win any medals then. Breaking the national record was the last thing on my mind.”

Perak will host the 19th Sukma in 2018.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Keith Lim sprinted another gold for KL Team on last day of SUKMA XVIII

On the closing day of SUKMA XVIII Sarawak 2016 today, Keith Lim redeemed a gold on his 50m freestyle event after crashing the pool to touch first at 23.57 ahead of Chan Jie (Sel) who was just milliseconds away as the latter reached at 23.72 to take silver.

Alwyn Tan (Png) came third at 24.06.

Meanwhile, Ong Ming Fen who also swam the sprinting freestyle, settle for bronze for KL Team at 27.61 after Tan Elynn swam to gold at 27.17, followed by Maryann Kok (Sel) at 27.48.

Earlier, the long distance 1500m freestyle was competed and as expected the victory went to national swimmer Yeap Zheng Yang (Sel) who clocked 16:10.27. Wong Jun Bin paired closely with Ngu Jiung Wei (Swk) and the former sprinted in his last lap to reach for silver at 16:23.61.

Zheng Yang (centre) flanked by Jun Bin (left) and Jiung Wei after their award presentation for 1500m freestyle

On the 100m backstroke, Tan Rou Ying managed a bronze for the team as she did 1:08.82 after Caroline Chan (Sel) who won with 1:06.42. Chris Tan (Sbh) claimed silver.

Women's 100m backstroke winners

The ever exciting closing events witnessed 2 medley relays for 4x100m at the new Stadium Akuatik Sarawak, Petra Jaya.

The Women's medley relays were powered by Team Selangor (4:23.54) with Team WIPERS anchored by Ong Ming Fen coming in second (4:30.84). Host Sarawak eased to third position (4:37.70).

Women's 4x100m medley relay team winners

On the last event, the KL Team met stronger opponents as they fought to third position after the Selangor and Johor men dominated the relays and both teams swam to record times of 3:49.98 and 3:53.68 respectively.

Coach Shazali (centre) posing with the KL men's medley relay team

KL Team members and officials

The total medal tally for Team WIPER stands a 5 gold, 14 silver 9 bronze and is positioned third after Selangor (20-15-9) and Sarawak (6-4-4).

The next SUKMA XVIV will be hosted by Perak in 2018.

The 5 days results of SUKMA XVIII can be downloaded here.

See more photos at IBSC Gallery.

* photos courtesy of IBSC parents

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