Thursday, 16 April 2015

SportExcel 2015, Leg 2 at Darul Ehsan Aquatic Centre, Shah Alam

Kindly note that the invite for 2015 Sport Excel Leg 2  has been received from the organiser, PRAS, Selangor Amateur Swimming Association and the competition will be held at Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan, Shah Alam.

Details are as follows :

Date : 13-14, June 2015 (Sat - Sun)
Time : 8.00 a.m.
Venue : Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan, Shah Alam
Rules : FINA rules apply
Date of Reckoning : 1 January, 2015
No. of Entries : No Limit
Age Group : Group 2, 3 and 4 (ie. up to age 14 years only)
Eligibility : Malaysian citizens who are members of affiliated clubs of ASUM
Entry Fees : RM4 per event
Team Managers' Meeting : 3;00 pm, 12 June, 2015 (Fri)
Closing Deadline : 5.00 pm on 15 May, 2015

The qualifying times are the same as Leg 1.

Order of Events are :

Please download Sport Excel 2015, Leg 2 Invite and rules here.

For IBSC swimmers who have yet to submit their form, please download IBSC Entry Form-Leg 2.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The Star : Malaysia sending smaller swimming squad to SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will have a smaller group of swimmers compared to their main rivals at the Singapore SEA Games in June.

National swimmers Khoo Cai Lin (left) and Daniel Bego, winners at the 2013 Myanmar SEA Games, will compete at the Singapore Games in June. - Filepic

The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) have named 17 participants – nine men and eight women – for the Games.

Multiple SEA Games gold medallist Daniel Bego will lead the men’s squad. The others are Welson Sim, Wong Fu Kang, Lim Ching Hwang, Kevin Yeap, Tern Jian Han, Shaun Yap, Vernon Lee and Alywn Tan.

Christina Loh, the United States-based breaststroke specialist, will head the women’s team. Khoo Cai Lin, Erika Kong, Yap Siew Hui, Chui Lai Kwan, Phee Jinq En, Angela Chieng and Carolyn Chan are the others selected.

Four swimmers – Alwyn, Angela, Carolyn and Jinq En – will be making their debuts.

Seasoned campaigners Yap See Tuan, Ian James Barr, Asmalia Filzati Redzuan and Nadia Adrianna Redza all failed to make the squad.

Asum acting secretary Mae Chen said they would be happy to maintain the four-gold haul from the 2013 Myanmar Games.

“All those going are capable of bringing home medals. I believe there could be some surprises as some of them did pretty fast times at the recent Malaysian Open.

“But we do not want to be over confident at this point as we don’t know how our rivals are doing,” said Mae.

At the Myanmar Games, Christina won the 100m and 200m breaststroke golds. Daniel (400m freestyle) and Cai Lin (800m freestyle) contributed one gold each.

Friday, 3 April 2015

The Star : Malaysia will send over 600 athletes to SEA Games


The closing ceremony of the Myanmar SEA Games in 2013 which signifies the next host of the Games - Singapore - in 2015. - Filepic

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will be represented by a 659-strong contingent consisting of 356 men and 303 women at the Singapore SEA Games from June 5-16.

The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) finalised the number following their final selection committee meeting on March 30 and have submitted the names of the athletes to the organisers on Wednesday.

Earlier, the OCM had 610 names but that was before the inclusion of athletes from athletics and swimming.

The Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) and Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) had only decided on their respective team list after their national opens last week which served as the last qualifying platforms for the Games.

A total of 425 athletes – billed either as medal hopefuls or future prospects – will be going under Category A while the remaining 234 fall under Category B, which means they are competing under their National Sport Associations (NSAs) expenses.

But these athletes will be fully reimbursed should they return with a gold or silver while the bronze medallists will only foot half of the bill.

The Malaysian contingent also comprise 212 officials, coaches and support staff with 149 going under Category A and the rest in Category B.

Malaysia are taking part in 35 of the 36 sports with the exception of the traditional boat race.

OCM had earlier made it clear that no gold medal target will be set for the biennial Games.

Malaysia will be banking on aquatics, archery, bowling, hockey, netball, sailing, squash, waterski and wushu for the golds.

At the last Games in Myanmar, Malaysia finished fifth overall with a 158-medal haul of 43 gold, 38 silver and 77 bronze.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Malaysia Open Swimming Championships 2015 - Day 4 Results

Women 800m Free Winners

Men 200m Backstroke Winners

Women 200m Backstroke winners

Men 100m Butterfly winners, with Keith Lim winning the gold

Women 100m Butterfly Winners

Men 1500m Free winners

Women 50m Free Winners
Men 50m Free winners

View Full Results of Malaysia Open Swimming Championship 2015.

Enjoy more photos at IBSC Gallery.

The Star : Alwyn sets new 50m record


KUALA LUMPUR: Alwyn Tan Yean Yang was the star performer on the final day of the Malaysian Open swimming championships as he set a new national record in the men’s 50m freestyle.

The 17-year-old clocked 23.17 in the heat to erase Foo Jian Beng’s time of 23.42 set at the same meet in 2011.

Alwyn, however, was unable to improve his time in the final. He finished in 23.40 to win the gold.

Keith Lim Kit Sern clocked 23.74 to take the silver while Selangor’s Chan Jie finished third in 23.98.

“I came close to beating the national record three times. I am really glad to finally beat it,” said Alwyn from the Penang Swimming Club.

Alwyn was also elated that his time earned him a place in the Singapore SEA Games in June.

“I am hoping for at least a podium finish in June,” said Alwyn, who was also a silver medallist in the 100m freestyle.

The Star :Cai Lin redeems herself with 400m freestyle gold


KUALA LUMPUR: National swimmer Khoo Cai Lin (pic) showed her class by winning the women’s 400m freestyle at the Malaysian Open swimming championships.

The 26-year-old clocked 4:18.51, way ahead of second-placed Hong Kong’s Sze Hang Yu’s time of 4:25.15 at the Bukit Jalil Aquatic Centre.

Angela Chieng Chui Fei of Sarawak took the bronze in 4:29.13.

For Cai Lin, it was a sweet victory as she was beaten to the gold by Hang Yu in the 200m freestyle on Friday.

“I am satisfied with my performance today as I was able to improve my time,” said Cai Lin.

It was her third medal in the championships, having won the 400m individual medley gold on Thursday.

Cai Lin will be looking to add one more medal to her collection today when she competes in the 800m freestyle.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Malaysia Open Swimming Championships 2015 - Day 3 Results

Women 200m Breaststroke winners

Men 200m Breaststroke winners

Women 400m Freestyle winners

Men 400m Freestyle winners
Women 50m Fly winners
Men 50m Fly winners
Women 100m Backstroke winners

Men 100m Backstroke winners

KL boys relay team from left, Jack, Ian, Keith and Jun Bin
Erika Kong
Desmond Ng swimming his 200m breaststroke

See Full Results here.

View more photos at IBSC Gallery.

Star Online : Splashing Welson with a new record in the pool


KUALA LUMPUR: Welson Sim Wee Sheng was the star performer on the second day of the Malaysian Open swimming championships with a new meet record in the men’s 200m freestyle.

Welson Sim (centre) reacts after winning the men's 200m freestyle with a new meet record at the Malaysian Open. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star

The 18-year-old Sarawakian clocked a personal best time of 1:49.67 at the Bukit Jalil Aquatic Centre to erase fellow national swimmer Lim Ching Hwang’s time of 1:50.62 set last year.

Kevin Yeap Soon Choy of Perak clocked 1:52.59 to take the silver while Sarawak’s Vernon Lee grabbed the bronze with a time of 1:52.62.

“I trained hard for this event and was expecting to beat the national record. I swam well and I’m quite pleased with my efforts,” said Welson, the winner of the 100m freestyle on Thursday.

Welson will also attempt to win his third gold in the 400m freestyle event.

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