Monday, 28 September 2015

Inaugural Holiday Swim Clinic a success

The inaugural Holiday Swim Clinic organised jointly by Persatuan Renang Amatur Kuala Lumpur and Ikan Bilis Swimming Club  (IBSC) has registered the desired number of participants from various schools in Kuala Lumpur.

The clinic organised for the first time was to spur interest in swimming and to encourage students to take up swimming as a preferred sport in view of the many benefits swimming can offer. It was indeed a blessing that MILO Nestle has been more than willing to support us in this development sports level.

The swim clinic program was unique in its way as it included 2 sessions contributed by the Institut Sukan Negara (ISN) where volunteers from ISN carried out a basic physical assessment amongst participants on week 1 followed by a nutrition talk by a dietitian in week 2.

From these 2 sessions, parents gained further insight into their children's physical abilities measured against the national development level and also many got tips in providing the nutrition intake to their kids involved in sports. The parents participated actively during the nutrition talk.

ISN volunteers assessing the fitness level of participants
Physical strength being tested on young participants 
Shan, a qualified dietitian, giving a talk to parents on the right food intake for their children involved in sports

On the last day of the clinic, Ian James Bar, our national swimmer was invited to a sharing session with swimmers and parents. The kids were all eager to listen to their idol's  swimming experience and even more excited with his autograph session. Ian has delivered an awesome and entertaining sharing session with his fans.

Ian James Barr signing autographs for the kids

MILO Nestle has also awarded top 6 best participants with a tin of MILO each and they were :

Nur Aina Syaheera, 12
Sandra Loke, 11
Sonia Lakeisha, 6

Saw Wei Er, 12
Jareck Cheong, 9
Saw Xuan Er, 8

Without the following sponsors and partners, we would not have carried out the clinic so breezily. A big thank you to all of them for making this a successful event.

Nestle Products Sdn Bhd
Institut Sukan Negara
Majlis Sukan Wilayah Persekutuan
Green Cotton Sdn Bhd

Also with the effort and guidance of our Head Coach, Coach Shazali together with the assistance of Coach Kamarudin and Coach Hisham, and help from IBSC senior swimmers, Desmond Ng and Howard Sim, the program was carried out without a glitch.

The swimmers have thoroughly enjoyed the program and have been giving positive feedbacks, with some already asking for repeat sessions. With such encouraging response, the organiser will likely to announce the next holiday swim clinic soon!


Welcome banner to the Swim Clinic
Participants eager to learn new swimming skills
Sharmaine and Sonia giving thumbs up as they enjoyed the splashes around the pool
Participants were introduced to some land exercise using stretch cords with guidance from Coach Kamal
Coach Hisham guiding new learners passionately
New kids on the block.....
Swimmers learning new exercises in the gym room
Jareick Cheong, one of the top 6 participants winning a tin of MILO for his best participation in the program, presented by Coach Shazali
Mr Teo Mua Seng (right), President of PRAKL and IBSC, presenting Ian with a MILO hamper as a token of appreciation for his appearance

See more photos at IBSC Gallery - Week 1 & Week 2.

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