Sunday, 7 October 2018

IBSC Team Briefing - 3rd ASUM Mid-Long Distance Swimming Championship 2018

Dear parents/swimmers,

Please note that a team briefing for IBSC swimmers will be held as follows :

Swim Meet : 3rd ASUM Mid-Long Distance Swimming Championship 2018
Date : 10 Oct, 2018 (Wed)
Time : 7:00 pm.
Venue : Cheras pool

Agendas :
1. Swimming rules
2. Scratching of events
3. Meals order & payments
4. Distribution of school leave letters
5. Other matters

Please note that attendance is compulsory for IBSC participating swimmers, unless you have an exemption slip.

Team Manager,
CK Wong

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

37th National Inter-Club Swimming Championships 2018 - Invite

Please note that invite has been received from Persatuan Renang Amator Perak  for the 37th National Inter-Club Swimming Championships 2018 for the President Cup, which will be held as follows :-

Venue : Aquatic Tuanku Zara, Perak
Dates : 23 - 25 November, 2018 (Fri - Sun)
Time : Starts at 8:00 am. each day
Date of Reckoning : 1 January, 2018
Rules : FINA Rules apply
Entries : No limit of entries
Organiser : Amateur Swimming Association Perak (ASAP)
Closing Date : 24 October, 2018 (Wed) @ 5:00 pm.
IBSC Submission Deadline : 17 October, 2018 (Wed)

The Qualifying Times with a penalty of RM100/event are tabulated below.

Please download the Invite and Info Package on President Cup 2018.

For IBSC swimmers, please submit your entries before 17th October, 2018 (Wed) using the IBSC Entry Form, to secure your room bookings, free transport  and swim kit entitlement.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

The Star : FT swimmer Keith Lim caps last Sukma in record-breaking fashion

KEITH LIM bade farewell to the Malaysia Games (Sukma) in perfect fashion by breaking the Games record twice en route to successfully defending the boys’ 50m freestyle title.

The 20-year-old, swimming for Federal Territories, splashed to victory in 23.19 in the final at the Tuanku Zara Aquatic Centre yesterday to improve on the previous record he set in the morning heat.

Keith had posted 23.44 in the heats to qualify fastest for the final, smashing a 10-year record of 23.45 held by Foo Jian Beng of Selangor since 2008.

That record lasted just a few hours as Keith touched home first in the final, shaving a further 0.25 seconds to earn his fourth gold medal of the Games.

Keith won the 100m freestyle three days ago and was part of the winning 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle quartets for FT.

“This is my last Sukma as I am not eligible for the next one, so I’m happy to break the record on the last day,” said the Bukit Jalil-based swimmer, who also holds the national record in the 50m freestyle with a time of 23.10 set at the Mare Nostrum series in Monaco in June.

“I hope it does not stay too long and somebody will come up and break it,” said Keith.

It was a wonderful final day for the FT swimming team as Steve Khiew sprang another surprise by winning the boys’ 100m backstroke event.

The 15-year-old clocked 58.86 ahead of Selangor duo Yin Chuen (58.97) and Jordan Yip (59.06) for his second individual gold medal. Steve won the 200m backstroke event on Monday.

Terengganu swimmer Arvin Shaun Singh notched a double by winning the 1,500m freestyle event when the Brisbane-based swimmer completed the 30-lap race in 15:58.26 ahead of FT’s Sebastian Soon (15:59.52).

Selangor retained their overall champions’ title with 12 golds while Penang and FT earned six each in the pool this time.


The Malay Mail : Keith Lim cracks Sukma 50m freestyle record twice

IPOH, Sept 21 — National swimmer, Keith Lim of Federal Territories was in top form today at the Tuanku Zara Aquatic Centre pool when he rewrote the Malaysia Games (Sukma) 50 metre freestyle record twice.

In the heats, this morning, Keith clocked the fastest time of 23.44 seconds to erase the 10-year-old record of 23.45s set by Selangor’s Foo Jian Beng in the 2008 edition in Terengganu.

In the final, Keith shattered his own record with a time of 23.19s and won the gold medal in style.

“This is my last Sukma appearance... I was hoping to break the national record I created but it did not materialise,” he told Bernama after the race.

The silver medal went to Penang swimmer Lim Yin Chuen who clocked 23.80s while the bronze was won by Selangor’s Lim Zi Win in 24.06s.

The national record of 23.10s was set by Keith in June at the Mare Nostrum Monte Carlo, Monaco to rewrite the record of 23.17s set by Alwyn Tan in 2015.

In all, Keith collected four gold medals in this Sukma including the 100m freestyle, 4x100m medley relay and 4x200m medley relay.

After this, Keith who is a finance and investment student at University College Sedaya International (UCSI) will be participating in the Asean University Games in Myanmar in December. — Bernama

Sinar Online : Keith Lim dua kali pecah rekod Sukma

IPOH - Perenang kebangsaan, Keith Lim dari Wilayah Persekutuan menggegarkan Pusat Akuatik Tuanku Zara, Kompleks Sukan MBI hari ini apabila dua kali memecahkan rekod Sukan Malaysia (Sukma ) 2018 dalam acara 50 meter (m) gaya bebas.

Pada sesi saringan di sebelah pagi, Keith melakukan catatan masa terpantas 23.44 saat untuk meleburkan rekod 10 tahun milik atlet Selangor Foo Jian Beng, 23.45s yang dilakukan pada Sukma Terengganu 2008.

Beliau sekali lagi memperbaharui rekodnya sendiri pada aksi final di sebelah malam dengan catatan masa terpantas 23.19s, sekali gus menyaksikan beliau membawa pulang pingat emas penuh bergaya.

“Ini acara terakhir dalam penampilan terakhir saya pada Sukma...sebenarnya saya menyasarkan untuk memecahkan rekod kebangsaan milik saya sendiri tetapi tidak tercapai.

“Saya sedikit kecewa kerana mungkin tersilap percaturan. Tetapi tidak mengapa kerana saya dapat menyumbang pingat buat kontinjen Wilayah Persekutuan,” katanya kepada Bernama selepas menamatkan perlumbaan.

Pingat perak acara itu diraih atlet Pulau Pinang Lim Yin Chuen yang melakukan 23.80s manakala gangsa menjadi milik wakil Selangor, Lim Zi Win dengan catatan 24.06s.

Rekod kebangsaan acara berkenaan ialah 23.10s yang dilakar Keith pada Jun lalu di Mare Nostrum, Monte Carlo, Monaco, memecahkan rekod sebelum ini milik Alwyn Tan (23.17s) pada 2015.

Keith cemerlang mengutip keseluruhan empat pingat emas pada penampilannya kali ini, termasuk 100m gaya bebas, 4x100m rampaian berganti-ganti dan 4x200m rampaian berganti-ganti.

Selepas ini, Keith yang merupakan pelajar University College Sedaya International (UCSI) dalam jurusan kewangan dan pelaburan akan menyertai Sukan Universiti Asean di Myanmar, Disember depan. - Bernama

Friday, 21 September 2018

2 more gold on final day of SUKMA Perak 2018

21 September, 2018 - Final Day 5 of SUKMA Perak 2018 presented 2 more GOLD to Team WIPERS of Majlis Sukan Wilayah Persekutuan.

The amazing feat was achieved by Keith Lim - 50m freestyle who swam 23.19 to renew Foo Jian Beng's 2008 meet record of 23.45. Keith holds the national record of 50m free timing of 23.10.

Earlier Steve Khiew launched himself to gold too in 100m backstroke touching first at 58.86, perfecting his own PB of 58.98 clocked during Asean School Games.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Soon faced stiff challenge from Arvin Shaun (TRG) in the  1500m freestyle as they paced each other very closely. Sebastian settled for silver despite clocking his PB of 15:59.52, shedding more than 10s off, whilst Arvin took to gold at 15:58.26. The bronze went to Low Zheng Yong (MLK) at 16:24.64.

In the penultimate event, Team WPKL also medalled in 4x100m medley relay for the Women. The ladies achieved Bronze with combined effort from Karla Lim starting off the backstroke, Ng Zisyuen (breast), Georgene Wee (fly) and anchored by Latifa Zahra in freestyle as they hit third fastest time of 4:39.63.

In the last event for the game the Men medley relay won Silver made possible by Steve Khiew (back), Adam Afif (breast), Koh Teck Chen (fly) and Chan Jun Jian  (free) achieving a time of 3:55.63.

Huge CONGRATS to all the medallists!

Wilayah Persekutuan medals standing of 6 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze for swimming has improved FT's position to #2 compared to last SUKMA 2016.

Download Full Results of SUKMA Perak 2018.

Well Done Team Wipers!

#TeamWipers #SukamPerak2018 #IBSC

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Steadfast KL boys broke meet record in 4x200m freestyle relay

The 4th day of swimming in SUKMA Perak 2018 at Pusat Akuatik Tuanku Zara, produced the most gratifying results thus far with the Men Relay Team smashing the meet record in the 4x200m freestyle relay, thanks to steadfast swimmers led by Keith Lim, Steve Khiew, Chan Jun Jian and Sebastian Soon as the anchorman. A brilliant finish at a neat time of 7:40.17 erasing the old record of 7:43.67 previously held by Selangor. Well done Team Wipers!

Team Selangor came second (7:45.98) and Sarawak settled for bronze (7:59.18).

Women 4x200m freestyle relay winners, Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan and Sabah.

The KL girls also made commendable effort in winning SILVER in 4x200m freestyle relay with dashing swimmers Ashley Ting, Nuratifa Zahra, Karla Lim Kay Yee and Georgene Wee. Well done.

Ng Zi Syuen, won bronze in her pet event 200m breaststroke
Prior to the relays, Ng Zi Syuen also made Coach Shazali proud as she stood on  the podium receiving her bronze in 200m breaststroke with a new PB of 2:47.14.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the medalists for the day!


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Team Event produced another gold in Day 3 of SUKMA Perak 2018

Day 3 swimming in SUKMA Perak 2018 climaxed as the men's relay team in 4x100m freestyle event teamed up to produce another gold for Team Wipers. The quartet swimmers are led by Keith Lim who sped with a impressive split of 50.63 for the first leg, followed by Low Ken Ji (53.51), Steve Khiew  (53.00) and lastly anchored home by Chan Jun Jian (52.22) to a golden finish of 3:29.36.

Selangor came second at 3:30.29 and Sarawak team settled for 3rd placing at 3:35.44.


Earlier in the morning, Adam Afif qualified in the morning heats in 50m breaststroke by clocking 30.83 to secure a lane in the afternoon finals where he improved to 30.17 to settle for a bronze.

Proud moments with Coach Shazali and Adam Afif
See more photos at IBSC Gallery.


The Star : Chia Tong ends Melaka’s 18-year wait for swimming gold

SWIMMER Goh Chia Tong ended an 18-year agonising wait for Melaka when she powered her way to victory in the girls’ 200m backstroke race at the Tuanku Zara Aquatic Centre in Ipoh.

The last time Melaka won a gold medal in swimming was in the 2000 Penang edition when Abdul Hafiz Saleh bagged the boys’ 100m breastroke event. And Chia Tong was not even born yet.

But last night, the Melaka camp erupted in celebration after the 14-year-old Chia Tong overtook Selangor’s Rosalind Pang in the final leg of the 200m backstroke race to win in 2:25.53 and end the state’s gold medal drought in the pool.

Rosalind won the silver with 2:25.63 while Johor swimmer Ong Yong Qi bagged the bronze in 2:28.32.

“I was expecting to win this event as I did a personal best of 2:23.00 during the Malaysian Open in Bukit Jalil in May this year,” said Chia Tong, who started swimming since eight.

“I’ve improved a lot since I joined the national team in Bukit Jalil a year ago. It’s definitely my best outing as I just got a bronze in the same event in Kuching two years ago.

“But I’m not stopping here. I hope to get more medals as I’ll compete in the 400m, 800m freestyle and the 100m backstroke next.”

Federal Territories team also had plenty to cheer about with victories from youngster Steve Khiew in the boys’ 200m backstroke and Keith Lim in the boys’ 100m freestyle.

The 15-year-old debutant Steve led all the way to win the 200m backstroke in 2:08.02 ahead of Selangor’s Terence Ng, who posted 2:09.12.

“I’ve got the gold medal but I’m not so happy with the time. I was hoping to break the Games record of 2:07.02 as I’ve previously did a 2:06.77 in the Malaysian Open this year,” said Steve.

Keith successfully retained his 100m freestyle gold, finishing first in 50.89.

Selangor and Penang also took home two golds each. Elynn Tan took her tally to three after winning the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle races. The United States-based swimmer won the 50m backstroke event on Monday.

Selangor claimed both boys’ and girls’ 200m individual medley titles through Jordan Yip (2:06.64) and Nadia Adrianna Redza (2:26.44) respectively.


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

2nd Day of SUKMA Perak yielded 2 gold and a bronze

200m backstroke winner with Steve Khiew winning the event
Steve flanked by Team Manager, Cyrena Yong (left) and Coach Zhang Hongbo and En. Haekal from MSWP

Day 2 in SUKMA Perak 2018 shined with gold as Steve Khiew secured the first gold for Team WIPERS in his favourite 200m backstroke event. Steve Khiew finished a neat 2:08.02 to claim victory even though not his PB. Second placing behind Steve went to Terrence Ng (Sel) (2:09.12) whilst Hii Puong Wei (Swk) settled for bronze (2:10.56).

The 2nd gold was scooped up Keith Lim as expected as he raced to touch first with a great time of 50.89 in the 100m freestyle event. Penang's Lim Yin Chuen took silver (51.12) and the bronze went to Selangor's Terrence Ng (52.66).

Keith Lim won gold in 100m free
Meanwhile, in the 200m IM event, Sebastian has to settle for the bronze as he came third with a time of 2:07.66 behind Jordan Yip (Sel) and Arvin Shaun (Trg).

Sebastian Soon managed a bronze in 200m IM

CONGRATULATIONS to all the medalists.

See more photos at IBSC Gallery.


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