Friday, 27 November 2015

Keith broke 100m free record in SIPMA 2015

SIPMA 2015 in Perlis ended with a sweet note on 26 Nov, 2015 for the Lim siblings as Keith Lim broke the 100m free record when he swum the event with a record time of 51.86s erasing the old record set by Yeap Zheng Yang in 2013 of 53.38s. Chan Jie and Lee Zhe Yang took to silver and bronze respectively.

Keith's sister, Karla Lim took gold in her pet event of 100m backstroke when she touched home at 1:13.75 to win over Lo Meng Sum and Goh Weng Yee.

Karla with older brother Keith, proud with their SIPMA achievement

Meanwhile, Nur Latifa Zahra managed a silver in her 50m backstroke after clocking 33.83 behind Caroline Chan (31.97).

Well done to all the IBSC swimmers! Congratulations!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Star : Welson and Asmalia deliver the goods in Asean Schools Games

PETALING JAYA: Swimmer Welson Sim made a double sweep of the middle distance freestyle titles as Malaysia bagged three more gold medals in the pool at the 7th Asean Schools Games in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

By Lim Teik Huat

The 18-year-old from Sarawak set a new meet record of 1:50.46 on his way to a comfortable win in the boys’ 200m freestyle final. Thailand’s Chakorn Wanphen, the previous record holder at 1:52.66, settled for silver in 1:55.41. Maurica Sacho of the Philippines took bronze in 1:55.61.

Having claimed the 400m freestyle title on Monday, Welson has clearly proved that he is the fastest middle distance swimmer in the region.

Welson won the Singapore SEA Games gold medal in 400m freestyle in June and has broken the national 200m freestyle record three times in the last two months.

His personal best of 1:48.26 for the 200m freestyle, posted at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Dubai early this month, is the fastest in the region this year.

Welson went on to anchor the 4x100m freestyle relay quartet to victory – and his third gold of the meet – later.

The Malaysian quartet of Brendan Yip, Yoo Zhi Qian, Foong Wei Tze and Welson clocked 3:32.28 to finish ahead of Indonesia (3:35.35) and Singapore (3:38.30).

Asmalia Filzati Redzuan provided more joy for Malaysia when she won the girls’ 200m butterfly final.
Malaysia's Asmalia Filzati Redzuan during the National Schools swimming meet last year. - The STAR Filepic

Bukit Jalil Sports School swimmer Asmalia clocked 2:21.79 to hold off Thailand’s Jutharnan Suthiwong (2:22.81) for the gold medal.

Malaysia also got a bronze from Jordan Yip, who clocked 1:00.69 in the boys’ 100m backstroke final.

After two days of competition, Indonesia are just ahead of Malaysia in the overall standings for swimming, with a haul of 6-8-3.

Malaysia have raked in 5-1-2 to be placed second, ahead of Singapore (3-1-2) and Thailand (2-5-5).

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

IBSC swimmers on podium at SIPMA 2015

The 6th SIPMA (Sukan Institusi Pendidikan Malaysia) 2015 is currently being held in Perlis, with the swimming event taking place since 23 Nov, 2015.

The contingents in SIPMA are :


Selected IBSC swimmers representing either their schools or institute of higher learning have been doing well so far, up north. The meet is scheduled to end tomorrow on 26 Nov, 2015.

Take a glimpse of the results achieved by IBSC's swimmers for the past few days and today :

Karla Lim (right) was all smile winning the 200m backstroke with a new PB of 2:34.98

Keith Lim winning gold in 200m fly, way ahead of his competitors with a great time of 2:08.86

Nur Iman Nabilah grabbed silver in long distance 800m free event 

Nur Latifa (right) managed a bronze in 50m free 

CONGRATULATIONS to Keith Lim and his sister, Karla Lim, Nur Iman Nabilah and Nur Latifa for such great feats.

For full results of SIPMA 2015, visit

Desmond added a bronze in Asean School Games 2015

Desmond Ng has done IBSC proud again as he added a bronze to his medal collection in the 100m breaststroke event today in the 7th Asean School Games (ASG) in Brunei. Desmond qualified in 5th position in the morning preliminary heats with a time of 1:07.58. In the afternoon final, he swam his best PB of 1:05.89 neck to neck with Indonesian swimmer, Ilham Turmudzi (1:05.36) and Thai swimmer, Jirapat Rimpranam (1:05.58) to grab the third placing.

Congratulations to Desmond for his awesome achievement.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian boys relay team, represented by Hollymax Bell, Desmond Ng, Jordan Yip and Welson Sim, also earned consolation third place in the 4x100m medley relay events, .

The ASG 2015 came to a close today after a 3-day competition in Bandar Seri Begawan and the games was championed by Team Indonesia with 9 gold, followed closely by Malaysia in second place (8 gold) and Singapore in third place (6 gold). See medal tally below.

Well done Team Malaysia.

Day 3 prelim and full results can be viewed here.

Day 2 Results - 7th Asean School Games 2015

 The prelim and final results of the day 2 Asean School Games 2015 can be viewed here.

The Star : Welson and Yi Hao reign in the pool at Asean Schools Games


KUALA LUMPUR: Talented youngsters Welson Sim and Ng Yi Hao have splashed their way to golden victories for Malaysia in the swimming competition of the 7th Asean Schools Games in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

The 18-year-old Welson left Thailand’s Chakorn Wanpern trailing in his wake as he powered his way to win the boys’ 400m freestyle final in 3:57.16. The Thai clocked 4:01.73, with Singapore’s Wong Jun Bin settling for the bronze in 4:05.05.

National swimmer Welson Sim

Sarawak-born Welson also won the same event at the Singapore SEA Games in June and posted a new national record of 3:52.57 to finish eighth at the FINA World Cup leg in Doha.

The 16-year-old Yi Hao delivered the second gold for Malaysia in the boys’ 200m breaststroke event when he led all the way in the final to touch the wall in 2:21.78, ahead of Indonesian Ilham Turmudzi (2:22.63) and Thai Sophonwich Traiwijsutitong (2:24.99).

Yi Hao was named the best swimmer (for boys) in this year’s MSSM swimming championships in Shah Alam for breaking two meet records – the 50m and 100m breaststroke events.

Welson and Yi Hao were also fastest in their preliminaries.

Angela Chieng was the fastest qualifier for the girls’ 400m freestyle but could not maintain the momentum in the final. The Sarawak-born Angela settled for silver in 4:31.79, behind Indonesia’s Sagita Putri Krisdewanti (4:28.57). Another Malaysian, Nadia Adrianna Redza (4:31.88) got the bronze.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Desmond scooped up gold in Asean School Games 2015 in Brunei

Well done to Desmond Ng for his powerful swim in 200m breaststroke yesterday at the 7th Asean Games 2015 at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei where he scooped up gold in his pet event.

Desmond led all the way in the 4-lap race ahead of Indonesian rival, Ilham Turmudzi (2:22.63) and Thai swimmer, Sophonwich Traiwijsutitong (2:24.99)  to touch the wall first at 2:21.78. Even though not his personal best time, Desmond was happy to have secured a gold medal on day 1.


*Video credits to Mrs Irene Ng

Another IBSC swimmer, Wong Jun Bin, who is based in Singapore Sports School, also did well by getting a bronze in the 400m freestyle event where he clocked 4:05.05 behind national swimmer Welson Sim (3:57.16) and Thai swimmer, Chakorn Wanphen (4:01.73).

Wong Jun Bin - file pic

Apart from the above swimmers, Anson Chew and Sebastian Soon are also in the contingent to Brunei. We wish them good luck!

Results of 7th Asean School Games 2015 are also be available on the Meet Mobile for those using iPhone and Android.

See the first day prelim and final results.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

IBSC's Team Briefing for President Cup 2015

Dear IBSC swimmers,

Please note that there will be a team briefing by Team Manager, Mr Vincent Low this coming Saturday as follows :

Travel itinerary and school leave letter will be distributed during the team briefing.

Team members are advised to collect their swim kits and team attire from IBSC's office commencing Friday, 20 Nov, 2015.

Thank you for attention.

Swim Committee

Thursday, 12 November 2015

2016 PRAKL Age Group Swimming Championship

Dear All,

The invite and info on PRAKL Age Group Swimming Championship 2016 is as below :

Date                                :    30th January – 1st February, 2016 (Sat - Mon)
Venue                             :    Kuala Lumpur Swimming Complex,
                                             Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Organizer                        :    Kuala Lumpur Amateur Swimming Association  (KLASA)
Rules                               :    FINA Rules applies
Date of Age Reckoning  :    1st January, 2016
Entry Closing Date         :    4th January, 2016
Team Manager Meeting :    30th January, 2016 at 8.00 a.m.
Entries                             :   No limit to the number of swimmers or events

Please download invite and documents here.

Order of Events are :

Entry form for IBSC swimmers is due on or before 23 December, 2015.  In order to register for the competition, IBSC Entry Form must be accompanied by Membership Renewal Form.

IBSC Swim Committee

Monday, 9 November 2015

The Star : Swimmers Welson and Jinq En shine again in Dubai


PETALING JAYA: Teenagers Welson Sim and Phee Jinq En cranked out new national records to cap off their seasons on a high at the FINA Swimming World Cup leg in the United Arab Emirates.

Welson clocked an impressive 1:48.11 for fifth place in the men’s 200m freestyle final in Dubai on Saturday. He agonisingly missed out on the Rio de Janeiro Olympic A qualifying time of 1:47.97 by 0.14 seconds.
National swimmers Phee Jinq En and Welson Sim pose for a photo after finishing their events at the FINA World Cup leg in Dubai on Saturday.

But Welson managed to improve on his own national record of 1:48.26 set at the World Cup leg in Doha, Qatar, last week.

Sarawak-born Welson reached the top-eight final as the second-best swimmer after clocking 1:48.89 behind Olympic champion Yannick Agnel. The Frenchman clocked 1:48.85.

Britain’s James Guy, the world champion, took the gold in 1:46.60 ahead of Serbian Velimir Stjepanovic (1:46.63) and Brazil’s Jeremy Stravius (1:46.63). Agnel finished fourth in 1:47.28.

The 18-year-old Welson is on the reserve list for next year’s Rio Olympics, having earlier beaten the qualifying time of 1:51.75 but it is the A time he is eyeing for.

No Malaysian has qualified for the Olympics under the A time since Alex Lim Keng Liat in the men’s 100m backstroke at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Welson, the 400m freestyle SEA Games gold medallist in Singapore in June, is optimistic he can achieve his Olympic dream before the qualifying campaign ends on July 3.

“It’s my goal to compete in my first Olympics. I want to continue to improve bit by bit through exposure in high level meets like the World Cups,” he said.

Jinq En also had a good end to the season, becoming the first Malaysian to dip under 32 seconds in the women’s 50m breaststroke.

The 17-year-old posted 31.80 for sixth place in the final, improving on her national record of 32.01 registered at the World Cup leg in Singapore last month.

It was Jinq En’s second national record in Dubai as she clocked 1:09.64 to smash Siow Yi Ting's six-year-old mark of 1:09.82 in the 100m breaststroke on Friday.

Jamaican Alia Atkinson, the bronze medallist at the World Championships in July, claimed the gold in 30.26. American Molly Hannis clocked 30.54 for the silver while Australian Jane Pickett Leiston clinched the bronze in 30.79.

Two other Malaysians – Keith Lim and Ian James Barr – also competed in Dubai.

Keith finished 26th in the men’s 50m freestyle after clocking 23.88 while Ian was placed 13th in the men’s 200m individual medley with a time of 2:08.44.

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