Saturday, 15 December 2018

Qualifying Times to SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2019

Kindly note that ASUM has published the Qualifying Times to SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2019 as below. The South East Asia swimming is scheduled to be held in Cambodia next year from 28th to 30th June, 2019.

Selection criteria:
The swimmers will be selected based on the following conditions:

  1. The Main Qualifying meet will be MIAG 2018. However results from the ASUM/MILO Sportexcel Swimming Championship 2018 may also be considered.
  2. A swimmer must have competed in MIAG 2018, unless granted an exemption by the selection committee, due to illness where evidence will need to be provided
  3. Only the top 6 swimmers in each age group will be considered.
  4. Selection Priority:
  • a. Automatic selection: Time set to be at least equal to the silver medal time for the SEA Age Group 2017.
  • b. Consideration: Time set to be at least equal to the 5th placing for SEA Age Group 2017. Only the fastest 2 swimmers having met the 5th placing will be considered.
  • c. Development: In the event there are still slots available, the swimmers with the highest FINA pointscore from MIAG 2018 and have been selected into the National Junior Squad, will be considered.
    5. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.

Download SEA_QT2018(MAS)

Sunday, 25 November 2018

IBSC retains President Cup 2018 Championship Trophy! Congratulations!

IBSC once again has defended the President Cup trophy and succeeded in gaining the most points in the 37th National Inter-Club Swimming Championship 2018 which was held in Pusat Akuatik Tuanku Zara, Perak from 23-25 Nov, 2018.

Top 22 point earners and achievers of IBSC

A big thank you to the hard working coaches and awesome swimmers in working together to maintain our Champion position. And needless to say the dedication and commitment of the support team also contributed to the win.


See Full Results of President Cup 2018.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Invite to PRAKL Age Group Swimming Championship 2019

Dear All,

Please be informed that invite has been received for the annual meet on PRAKL Age Group Swimming Championship 2019 from Persatuan Renang Amatur Kuala Lumpur.

Date                                :   19th -21st January, 2019 (Sat - Mon)
Venue                             :    Kuala Lumpur Swimming Complex,
                                            Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, K.Lumpur
Organizer                        :    Kuala Lumpur Amateur Swimming Association  (KLASA)
Rules                               :    FINA Rules applies
Date of Age Reckoning  :    1st January, 2019
Entry Closing Date         :    28th December, 2018
Team Manager Meeting :    18th January, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
Entries                             :   No limit to the number of swimmers or events
Qualifying Times            :   None
Penalty Imposed             :   RM25/event for unscratched events
Qualifying Meet to          :   55th Malaysia Invitational Age Group Swimming Championship 2019

Please download invite and documents here.

Entry form for IBSC swimmers is due on or before  20 December, 2018. IBSC swimmers  may also register using the Online Signup if you have PBs recorded under IBSC.

In order to register for the competition, IBSC Entry Form must be accompanied by 2019 Membership Renewal Form.

Also note that the above is a qualifying meet to the Malaysia Invitational Age Group Swimming Championship 2019.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Team Briefing - President Cup 2018

Dear Swimmers and parents,

Please note that there will be a team briefing for President Cup 2018 as follows :

Date : 20 Nov, 2018 (Tues)
Time : 8:30 am.
Venue : Cheras Pool

1. Travel Itinerary to Ipoh
2. Swimming rules
3. Scratching of events (Fill Online Scratching Form)
4. Meals order & payments
5. Distribution of swim kit
6. School leave letter
7. Other matters

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

Team Manager,
Vincent Low

Updated : See Briefing Notes 

Monday, 12 November 2018

3rd Labuan International Swimming Meet 2018

Despite sending a small team of 7 swimmers to the Labuan International Swimming Championship 2018, IBSC swimmers managed to clinch 6 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals and in 5th position out of 10 clubs which was held in Labuan International School on 3rd and 4th November 2018.

Low Wenxi, 10, was pumped up making big splashes for IBSC when he claimed 3 individual gold with new PB in 50m freestyle (31.70), 50m backstroke (37.83) and 100m backstroke (1:26.15) in his age group category. He was later conferred with 1st runner up Group 4 boys.

Low Wenxi

Brendon Wong Kai Xuen, also from Group 4 boys, continued to light up the pool after he swam to his first individual gold medal in 50m butterfly with an impressive PB of 37.35. He went on to deliver 3 silver in 200m freestyle, 100m freestyle with new PB of 1:10.03 and 50m backstroke with new PB of 39.11. He continued his superb momentum in this meet by clinching 2 more bronze with new PB in 100m backstroke (1:26.15) and 50m freestyle (32.04).

Brendon Wong
Our pin-size breaststroker, Harith Miqael Hazrulhisyam, 10, bagged silver in his favourite event 50m breast and rewrote his PBs from 40.34 to 40.14. He went on to clinch another 2 bronze with new PB in 50m butterfly (37.81) and 100m breast (1:32.15).

Harith Miqael

Another breaststroker from Group 4 boys, Tan Goh Jun Roy, powered his way to bag silver in 100m breaststroke and renewed his new PBs from 1:29.41 to 1:29.42. He also won a bronze medal in 50m butterfly (37.81).

Tan Goh Jun Roy
Later at the end of the meet, the fantastic four from the Group 4 boys continued to bring surprises to the pool when they made a clean sweep of 2 gold medals in the Team Relay Event. They smashed the 4 x 50m freestyle meet record from 2:33.23 to 2:08.67, and 3:11.81 to 2:33.39 in the 4 x 50m medley relays which was set by Hammerhead Swimming Club from Brunei in 2016. Well done boys!!

From left, Harith Miqael, Brendon Wong, Low Wenxi and Tan Goh Jun Roy

Ho Jia Ming, 11, from Group 3 Boys, contributed 4 bronze medals for IBSC even though he is one year younger than most of the swimmers in his age group. He managed to rewrite his personal best time in 50m butterfly (31.25), 100m backstroke (1:19.25), 50m backstroke (34.75) and 100m butterfly (1:10.62).

Jia Ming
A big round of applause to IBSC swimmers who gave their best in this competition and not to mention the strong support from proud parents. Special thanks to the organizer especially Coach Clement David from LIS for the well organised meet.

Thank you.


Sunday, 11 November 2018

PRAKL Talent Carnival 2018

As quoted by Laozi, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, the PRAKL Talent Carnival held on 3 Nov 2018 at Cheras Pool has attracted many swimmers taking such first step.

The maiden swimming competition catered for the juniors from age group 6 years and under to 12 years, hence there were many young enthusiastic swimmers who signed up.

The organiser, Persatuan Renang Amatur KL mooted the great idea to motivate swimmers by awarding for the first time Ribbons for heat winners including 4th and 5th placings. This encouraged swimmers to do their best in every heat and the brightly coloured ribbons are indeed a great push to swimmers to do better in the future meets.

IBSC sent 169 swimmers to the carnival and is the champion club with most points collected from the swimming gala.

Riverling Choo, 8, amassed the most gold with 4 gold and a commendable 4th placing in all the 5 events she participated.

Our little champions, Gabriel Kwong, 6,  collected the highest points among IB swimmers taking 1 gold,  4 silvers and a 4th placing ribbon.

Peter Alex and Zafran Darwisy each scooped by 3 gold in the event.

Benjamin Soon
Congratulation to Benjamin Soon who won 2 golds and 1 Silver, with new personal best times in Group 3 boys :
100m Breaststroke - 1:25.75 (Gold)
100m Backstroke - 1:21.66 (Silver)
100m Freestyle - 1:07.47 (Gold)

Zachariah Ashton
In Group 4 boys, Zachariah Ashton Stewart, won 2 silvers and 1 bronze with a batch of new PBs in all events he swam:
Group 4 – 50m Breaststroke – 45.47 (Silver)
Group 4 – 50m Backstroke  – 42.10 (Bronze)
Group 4 – 100m Breaststroke – 1:39.75 (Silver)

Yap Zhi Bo

Meanwhile our youngest girl, Yap Zhi Bo,  merely 4 years old, competed for the first time and happily secured 1 gold, 1 bronze and ribbons each in 4th & 5th placings in the 6U category:
50m Backstroke with Fins and Board - 55.47 (Gold)
50m Butterfly with Fins and Board - 54.78 (Bronze)

Ahmad Shaheer

Also done well was Ahmad Shaheer who won a Bronze in Under 6, 50 Backstroke with Fins and Board - 1:08.41 and a 4th placing in short course breaststroke event.

Asher Ngui

Meanwhile,  Asher Ngui who won 1 Gold and 1 Bronze with the result:
Group 3, 100m Breaststroke -  1:30.00 (Bronze)
Group 3, 50m Breaststroke -  38.41 (Gold)

Ho Jia Xuen

Heat winner, Ho Jia Xuen also won 1 Bronze in Group 4 boys, 100m Breaststroke -  1:40.03 (Bronze) and a 4th placing in 100m freestyle.

We congratulate all medal and ribbon winners.

Last but not least, big thanks to all our Coaches, Chaperons and Team Managers who have helped the team successfully one way or another in the gala. We looking forward to having more junior meets in the future.

Credits to Norman Ngui too for all the photos taken for the team. The full album can be viewed here.

Warm regards,
Vincent Chin
Team Manager

Coach Hisham (left) and Coach Kamal (right)

Coach Daniel with swimmers

See Full Album on PRAKL Talent Carnival 2018

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Swimfest 2018 - Invite

Kindly be informed that invite has been received from Victorians Sports & Aquatics (VSA) for the participation of the Swimfest 2018.

Date : 2nd December 2018 (Sunday)
Time : 7:15 am to 4:00 pm
Venue : Kelana Jaya Municipal Pool
IBSC Closing date : 10th November 2018
Entrance Fees: RM85 (excluding lunch)
Organiser : Victorians Sports & Aquatics (VSA)

1. Swimmers are ELIGIBLE to join SWIMFEST 2018 if the swimmer does NOT:
  i. Qualified for 3rd Leg Sport Excel Junior Swimming Circuit 2018.
  ii. Joined National Age Group Swimming Championship 2018
  iii. Joined the State/National Swimming Team
  iv. Joined competition/s that are state level and above.

2. To join the respective age group
  i. Open group (Born on 31/12/2002 and before)
  ii. Under 15 years and below (Born between 01/01/2003 and 31/12/2004)
  iii. Under 13 years and below (Born between 01/01/2005 and 31/12/2007)
  iv. Under 10 years and below (Born on 01/01/2008 and after)

IBSC swimmers may register their entries online via the link below.

Signup Online - Team IBSC Entries

Download Invite here.

For further information please contact IBSC's Team Manager Mr Vincent Chin at 012-221 3363

Friday, 26 October 2018

Team Briefing - PRAKL Talent Carnival 2018

Dear parents/swimmers,

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

Swim Meet : PRAKL Talent Carnival 2018
Date : 31 Oct, 2018 (Wed)
Time : 7:00 pm.
Venue : Cheras pool

Agendas :
1. Swimming rules
2. Scratching of events (Fill Online Scratching Form)
3. Meals order & payments
4. Distribution of goody bags
5. School leave letters
6. Other matters

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

Team Manager,
Vincent Chin

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A memorable trip to Thanyapura Super Sprint 2018

Our small and spicy team of fourteen swimmers (including IBSC Coach Daniel Lee) and families went on our maiden trip to 2018 Thanyapura Invitational Super Sprint Meet (5th - 7th October 2018) organised by Phuket International Sports Club at world class Thanyapura Sports Resort in Phuket, Thailand.

Held for three days, the meet attracted about 237 international participants mainly from swimming clubs and international schools in Phuket, a club from China (Wellington Shanghai), a club from Singapore (Cis Huskies) and two clubs from Malaysia (Flying Eagles and IBSC).

Despite our small number, we brought home 11 Gold, 21 Silver, 9 Bronze medals and numerous ribbons (for swimmers who achieved 4th to 8th places in their events). A total of 41 medals! Not bad for a swim team of fourteen swimmers :)

Besides medals and ribbons, there are High Point Trophy Awards given for top three swimmers (both for men and women) in each age group.

Riverling Choo (9) was awarded best swimmer for her age group (Female 9-10 years old) and contributed 287 points to our club. She was top three swimmers in almost all her events and received 4 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. Well done Riverling!

The High Point Trophy Award for this category was presented by Irankunda Isihaka, a national swimmer from Rwanda.

Next IBSC swimmer who received the award was Ho Jia Ming (12). He got second highest point in his age category (Male 11-12 years old) with 213 points and brought home the most medals, a total of 15 that consist of 5 Golds, 7 Silvers and 1 Bronze. Congratulations Jia Ming and family.

The award for this category was presented by Pak Mi Song, a national swimmer from North Korea. 

Meanwhile, Oswin Wong became the third highest points (192) collector for his age category (Male 13-14 years old) and brought home 10 medals (2 Gold, 6 Silver and 2 Bronze).

One special feature in Thanyapura Super Sprint was 50m freestyle elimination race that was held on Friday 5th October late afternoon. It was a new experience to some of our novice swimmers, who usually competed in Time Finals. Only swimmers who 'checked in' (registered personally) were allowed to race. The events were divided into three rounds - preliminary (all who checked in), semi-final (8 fastest) and final (4 fastest swimmers).

Though there were several hiccups in the coordination of the events and tallying of results, matters were solved and results were reflected rather accurately, with some of our swimmers like Awwal Zasfika (10), Raiyan Raesh (10) and Tang Jun Han (8) received their first individual Silver and Bronze medals.

Another unique feature of Thanyapura Super Sprint was their Mixed 8 x 25m Freestyle Relay which we had never tried previously (because the usual relays in swim meets are 4 people per team). So this was interesting and proved to be a challenge to our small team as we did not have 8 swimmers in the same age group category. Moreover the mixed relay requirement was 4 male and 4 female swimmers. Though the saving grace was the exception that younger swimmer may 'swim up' to older age group category.Despite the obvious age disadvantage, our team manage to secure second place in the relay with timing 2:07.83 minutes. Congratulations everyone.

Many thanks to friendly Thanyapura Super Sprint 2018 organising team. A few names that I remember are Coach Charlie Pike, Coach Miguel Lopez, Grace and Zara. Hope to see you all again.

Last but not least, much appreciation to all the swim parents who help the team in one way or another. Our participation in Thanyapura Super Sprint would not have been successful without your support.

Thank you May for helping our swimmers keep tab of their heat at the marshall reporting area.

Thank you Evi and Choo, Joan and Damian, Yen Ling and Ho, Ummi, Brenda, and our backbone Ms Nancy Yap.

Till next swim trip abroad, happy training everyone.

Warm regards,
Zaszima Abu Samah
Team Manager

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