Thursday, 10 October 2019

New Meet Records by IBSC at 8th Selangor ARENA Short Course Sprint Invitational 2019

55 swimmers recently represented IBSC in the 8th Selangor ARENA Short Course Sprint Invitational Swimming Championship 2019, held from 27th to 29th September 2019 at Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan (PADE), Shah Alam.

IBSC swim team with Coach Daniel Lee

Our Group 3 (11-12 years old) swimmers made us proud with 3 new meet records in relays. Ho Jia Ming, Don Lim, Ng Jun Yi and Aniq Muqri gained 1st place with 55.09s for 4 x 25m Medley Relay, surpassing previous record of 55.59s by Klass Torpedoes in 2016.

Similarly, they clocked in 49.71s in 4 x 25m Freestyle Relay, beating previous record of 49.88s by team PADE in 2017.

During Mixed Relay, two of the Group 3 boys, Ho Jia Ming and Aniq Muqri together with another two girls from same age group (Ng Lee Sze and Rebecca Chan Xing Li), broke another meet record with time 1:53.14, which toppled previous meet record of 1:53.25 by 11 miliseconds. Such was the excitement in competitive swimming that keep it's audiences on their toes.

Group 3 Mixed Relay - from left - Aniq Muqri, Ng Lee Sze, Rebecca Chan, Ho Jia Ming
On the individual level, Bryan Leong Xin Ren was one of the swimmers who broke 50m Butterfly meet record with timing 24.74s for Group 1 Boys (15-17 years).

Whilst Ho Jia Ming, was also one of the swimmers who broke two meet records in 100m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle with timing 57.01s and 25.86s respectively, for Boys age 11 - 12 years old category.

With 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze placements, Ho Jia Ming gathered 50 points and was awarded as 2nd Runner-Up Most Valuable Swimmer in Boys Age Group 3 (11 - 12 years old) under the State Category.

Ho Jia Ming (right) won 2nd Runner Most Valuable Swimmer Award for Boys Age Group 3 (11 - 12 years old) 

As for relays, our swimmers did fairly well by getting 2nd placements in six events:
- Girls Group 4 (10 years old and under) with Isabel Grace Kennington, Riona Elaine Morgan, Shelly Ting Xin Ru and Awwal Zasfika in 4 x 25m Freestyle and 4 x 25m Medley.

Girls Group 4 (10 years old and under) relay team
From left: Riona Morgan, Isabel Kennington, Awwal Zasfika and Shelly Ting

- Girls Group 2 (13 - 14 years old) with Ng Yen Sze, Jolin Ong Shuk Xien, Julia Yap Yuan Yi and Elavinyah Ganesh in 4 x 25m Freestyle and 4 x 25m Medley.

- Mixed Group 2 (13 - 14 years old) with Ng Yen Sze, Harry Chong Guang Ming, Dom Lim and Julia Yap Yuan Yi in 4 x 50m Medley.

- Boys Group 1 (15 years old and over) with Nu'aim Nizarudin, Cliff Ng Han Yang, Muhd Danial Osman and Ben Siew Tzer Bin in 4 x 25m Freestyle.

And 3rd placement in two Mixed relay events (4 x 50m Freestyle and 4 x 50m Medley), with Group 4 (10 years old and under) boys and girls (Ho Jian Xuen, So Ern Hao, Ryan Chin Zi Yang, Isabel Grace Kennington, Riona Elaine Morgan and Shelly Ting).

Group 4 (10 years old and under) Mixed Relay Team for 4 x 50m Freestyle
From left: Shelly Ting, Isabel Kennington, So Ern Hao and Ho Jia Xuen.

Congratulations to all the winners, those who improved their personal best timings (PBs) and those who had put their best efforts. Thank you to Team Manager Mr Ho Seng Onn, Assistant Team Manager Mr Farouq Affandi, chaperones Ms Yen Ling and Puan Zaszima in coordinating our team. 

Much gratitude to coaches who attended and guide our swimmers during the meet - Coach Shazali, Coach Kamarudin, Coach Daniel Lee and Coach Tan Ei Ling. As well as meet officials, IBSC admin members, swimmers' parents and families, for without their support, we may not have a wonderful team to assemble in the first place.

May we shine brighter in the next swimming championship!

Reported by Farouq and Zaszima.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Invite to 38th National Inter-Club Swimming Championships 2019 (President Cup) 2019

Kindly note that we have received invitation from Persatuan Renang Amatur Selangor (PRAS) to participate in the 38th NATIONAL INTER-CLUB SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 FOR THE PRESIDENT CUP as follows :

a) Dates :22nd to 24th November, 2019 (Fri- Sun)
b) Venue :Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan, Shah Alam
c) Time : 8:00 am
d) Organizer :Persatuan Renang Amatur Selangor (PRAS)
e) Auspices :Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM)
f) Rules :FINA Rules
g) Age of Reckoning :1st January 2019
h) Team Managers’Meeting :5.00pm on Thursday, 21st Nov 2019
i) Deadline : 1st November, 2019

Please note that Qualifying Times (QT) apply subject to a penalty of RM100/event is swimmers cannot meet the QTs.

Download Invite & Meet Information

Download IBSC Entry Form.

Thank you.

IBSC is top medal winners in 4th ASUM Mid and Long Distance Swimming Championship 2019

Big shout out to medalists and record breakers of IBSC in the 4th ASUM Mid and Long Distance Swimming Championship 2019 last weekend on 5th & 6th October, 2019 at Bukit Jalil Aquatic Centre.

IBSC scored the most medals with 24 gold, 19 silver and 8 bronze, not withstanding that we did not have a full team out in the meet as many athletes are having exams.

In terms of points collection, IBSC points are also impressive as we are first runner-up with 709 points.

Summary of individual performances of swimmers who brought home medals and points is summarised below.

While Steve Khiew collected top 60 points for the club with 4 gold (3 meet records) and 1 silver, Muhd Dhuha has clean sweep of 5 gold in all the events he took part with 3 new meet records.

Muhd Dhuha emerged as star performance with 100% achievement having 5 gold with 3 new meet records under his name. Splendid!

Also bravos to those who swam with over achievements and broke the meet records. The new record holders of IBSC are:

The Committee thanks all the coaches for valuable guidance, team managers and chaperones for their hard work during the 2 days meet. Well done to all!

Photos by Mr CK Wong, the Team Manager can be viewed from the link below.

See Full Results 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

6th Malaysia Masters Speedo International Swimming Championship 2019

IBSC invites parents, former members and senior swimmers age 20 years and above to join the above annual Masters Swimming Championship 2019.

Date :  7th Dec 2019, Saturday
Venue :  National Aquatic Centre, KL Sports City (Bukit Jalil).
Age : 20 years and above (born on or before 31 Dec 1999)
Closing Date : 1st November, 2019 (IBSC)

The release of liability form must also be submitted for each participant.

Please download Info Package.

Friday, 9 August 2019

IBSC Coaches completed FINA Swimming Coach Level 2 Certification Course in Bukit Jalil

Congratulations to IBSC coaches who have the opportunity to sign up the FINA swimming Level 2 certification course which was conducted in 2 phases, via FINA online and face-to-face course at Bukit Jalil. The Course was conducted by national head coach, Mr Chris Martin over 5 days at the national aquatic centre which ended today.

Some of our senior coaches who already have level 2 before joined it as a  refresher course to keep abreast with current swimming development.

With this, the coaches will be eligible for further certification in FINA Swimming Senior Coach Certificate Level 3 in the near future.

Well done coaches!

From left: Coach Hisham, Coach Shazali, Coach Kamal and Coach Daniel Lee
A group picture with Coach Chris Martin

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Muhd Dhuha awarded Group 4 Boys Age Group Champion in SportExcel Grand Final 2019

The cheers of IBSC led by our senior swimmers was a great opening roar to the SportExcel Grand Final 2019 which was held at IBSC homeground, Kompleks Renang Kuala Lumpur Cheras on the 3rd and 4th August, 2019.

A total of 38 IBSC swimmers qualified to the SportExcel Grand Final 2019. The format for the Grand Final involving preliminary heats as qualifying round to the afternoon finals, was a good exposure to the swimmers to test their endurance, focus, stamina and psychological strength.

Day 1 - Qualifiers adorned with red/black T-shirts earned by them 

Day 2 - Qualifiers looking smart in turquoise blue 

The preliminaries was started at 9:00 am under a hot morning sun for both days and resumed at 3:00 pm under a blazing hot and dry weather for the finals.

The overall club champion was determined by the total points gained by the swimmers. Only swimmers who qualified to the finals in the evening sessions were awarded with points. IBSC managed to grab the second spot on the table with 266 points despite only having 18 swimmers were qualified to the finals in the evening sessions for both days.  

The top performer for IBSC was Muhammad Dhuha who managed to clinch 7 golds and 1 silver in all 8 events for the finals. What is astounding is that he  broke 50m fly meet records for 10&U twice. Dhuha clocked 30.91s in the preliminary heat in the morning of day 1 to erase his own previous record of 30.93s. Later in the afternoon final, he further eliminated his prelim record to a better PB of 30.67s. With the performance he displayed during the meet, he was awarded with 10&U Boys Age Group Champion. Congratulations to Muhammad Dhuha.

Muhammad Dhuha was awarded with the Overall Champion for Boys 10&U.

Another top performer for IBSC was Ng, Zi Syuen who managed to clinch 3 golds (50m Back, 100m Back and 100m Breast) and 1 silver (50m free) in the Girls group 13-14 yrs.   

The other IBSC swimmers who were able to contribute to the medals are:

1) Ho, Jia Ming (Bronze-50m Free, Boys 11-12 yrs)
2) Medhavinz Ravindran (Silver-100m Breast, Bronze-50m Breast, Boys 13-14 years)
3) Muhammad Arif (Bronze-100m Free, Boys 11-12 yrs )
4) Ng Lee Sze (Bronze-100m Back, Girls 11-12 yrs )
5) Tobin Sia Xianhua (Bronze 100m Fly Boys 11-12 yrs)

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all IBSC swimmers who qualified in this SportExcel Grand Final 2019 and a special thanks to all the coaches for their efforts in preparing the swimmers for the grand finals.

Congratulation and thank you!

IBSC Cheering led by the seniors swimmers
Finalist boys Group 11&12 yrs. 
Smile is the best therapy to ease the heat for the finals

The IBSC swimmers in their final participation in SportExcel. Thank you guys!

Friday, 2 August 2019

Invite to 4th ASUM/NSC/MILO Mid-Long Distance Swimming Championship 2019

Kindly be informed that Persatuan Renang Amatur Kuala Lumpur is organising the 4th  ASUM/NSC/MILO Mid-Long Distance Swimming Championship 2019 at Bukit Jalil as follows :

Date                                :   5th & 6th October, 2019 (Sat - Sun)
Venue                             :    Bukit Jalil National Aquatic Centre, K.Lumpur
Organizer                        :   Persatuan Renang Amatur Kuala Lumpur  (PRAKL)
Rules                               :   FINA Rules applies
Date of Age Reckoning  :   1st January, 2019
Entry Closing Date         :   12th September, 2019 (Mon), 5:00 pm.
Team Manager Meeting  :   4th October, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Entries                             :   No limit to the number of swimmers or events
Registration Fees             :  RM35/swimmer (IBSC swimmers)
Entry Fees                       :   RM8/event and RM32/relay team

Download                       :  Invite & Rules

Entry Form for IBSC members can be download here. Entry deadline for IBSC swimmers is 4th September, 2019.

8th Selangor ARENA Short Course Sprint Invitational Swimming Championship 2019

We are pleased to inform that IBSC has been extended the annual invitation again to the 8th Selangor ARENA Short Course Sprint Invitational Swimming Championship 2019, as a Guest Club.

The gist of the meet is as below :

Persatuan Renang Amatur Selangor (PRAS)
50m & 100m – all 4 strokes & IM
200m - freestyle & IM
4x25m free & medley relays
4x50m mixed free & medley relays
27-29 September, 2019 (Fri-Sun)

Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan
25m competition pool
Start Time
8:00 am.
Rules and By-Laws of  FINA
Entry Fee
RM60 per swimmer
Age as of
1 January, 2019
Closing Date
18 Aug, 2019 (IBSC)
Age Group
Open, Group 1, 2, 3 & 4 
Team Manager
To be advised
IBSC’s Entry
60 selected swimmer only

Due to the limited number of participants (60 pax) imposed on Guest Clubs, IBSC members are invited to bid for their lanes in the meet. 

As in previous year, the above meet will be open to all swimmers who may be interested to participate and final selection shall be based on top times of entries submitted with due consideration given to forming a relay team in each age group.

If you're interested to bid for a lane, please submit the IBSC Entry Form to IBSC office for selection latest by 18 August, 2019 (Sun) before 12:00 pm. Entries received late will NOT be considered. All state swimmers are encouraged to apply as our Club swimmers will be automatically classified as state level regardless. List of successful bidders will be make known by 22 August, 2019. Unsuccessful bidders will have their payments refunded in full.

Team Briefing will be advised later.

Download :
IBSC Entry Form (submit before 18 August, 2019)

Thanks for your cooperation.

Best Regards,
IBSC Swim Committee

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