Tuesday, 16 April 2013

National Age Group Swimming Championships in the 80s.

The national age group swimming championships in Malaysia has certainly come a long way since its inception in 1964. And this year in 2013, it is going to be the 49th time the championship is repeated with the same objective of promoting swimming as a sport and to continuously scout for new talented and gifted swimmers in the pool who can represent the country one day.

On this note, Mr Choong Yip Weng, an ex-IBSC swimmer is delighted to share with us some old photos taken of the swim meets which he took part in 1980 and 1981.

These old photos dating 33 years back may be fading in colour, but the glory of winning and spirit of competitions could still be distinctly felt in the pictures. Some feature famous swimmers like Nurul Huda Abdullah and May Tan, both of whom were also ex-IBSC members.

Enjoy the good old times!

16th NAG Swimming Championship 1980, Kuala Lumpur

In the 80s, swim meets were made more lively with the presence of the music band to orchestrate the opening ceremony
Swimmers from Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan were a combined team those days
Legendary swimmer, Nurul Huda Abdullah, was an IBSC star winning many medals at a tender age
May Tan, an IBSC member since its early years

17th NAG Swimming Championship 1981, Ipoh

The 17th NAG was held in Kinta, Ipoh with various state teams participating
Young swimmers getting ready to take a plunge and mostly without goggles.
One of the swimmers swimming butterfly

Girl swimmers waiting anxiously for team mates to arrive in relay event 
Proud moments of winners getting their medals

See more photos of 1980 and 1981 NAG at IBSC Gallery

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