Monday, 29 August 2016

IBSC swimmers broke the most records in 5th Sel ARENA Short Course Sprint 2016

It was an amazing unified effort when Team IBSC went on a record breaking spree in the 5th Selangor ARENA Short Course Sprint Invitational 2016 in Shah Alam just this weekend when our swimmers broke the most number of short course records.

Sebastian Soon, 14, led in most of his events in the short course pool, tumbled down 5 meet records in total. He recorded new times in 200m freestyle (2:00.09), 100m butterfly (58.30), 100m backstroke (1:01.02), 100m IM (1:01.04) and 200m IM (2:11.08) with his stormy performances.

Sebastion Soon led his swim in 100m butterfly where he broke the meet record with a faster time of  58.30, followed closely by Low Ken Ji (in blue cap) in 2nd place at 59.71

Zachary Lim, 12, was also a star swimmer breaking 4 meet records in his age group in 200m freestyle (2:05.91), 100m freestyle (57.06), 100m backstroke (1:06.70) and 200m IM (2:18.53).

The IBSC relay teams also managed 4 records as above, dominated by the younger swimmers in the 10&U category.

With the amazing and laborious swim of all 11 events by Zachary Lim, he earned the most points for himself and was awarded the 11-12 Boys Age Group as well as Overall Champion for the meet with 126 points. We are all so proud of Zachary for his 100% effort yielding spectacular results.

Zachary Lim receiving his Overall Champion trophy from the organiser

11-12 Boys Champions (L-R : David Ong, Zachary Lim and Bryan Leong)

Sebastian Soon was awarded the age group champion for 13-14 boys with collection of 120 points as he swam only 9 events. His parents were ecstatic to witness him break 5 records out of 9 events he took.

Low Ken Ji, also in the same age group as Sebastian, was runner-up with 65 points.

13-14 Boys Champions (L-R : Low Ken Ji, Sebastian Soon and Lim Zi Win)

Mean while, Law Li Wei grabbed the runner-up in the 10&U Girls with compilation of 77 points behind Misa Okuzono.

10&U Girls Champions (L-R : Law Li Wei, Misa Okuzono and Jesselyn Lim)

The invitational event hosted by Persatuan Renang Amatur Selangor was held for 3 days from 26th to 28th August, 2016 at Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan. As invited club, IBSC was only restricted to 60 participants and all were classified under the state category.

Being handicapped in numbers did not stop IBSC from collecting massive points with 720 counts and the team was positioned 2nd overall among 19 clubs. That was really an excellent achievement by the Ikan Bilises, especially in teaming up to be the top fastest in almost all age-group relays.

Such outstanding victory can never be realised without the guidance of dedicated coaches and supportive parents. Well done and congratulations to all winners!

The Team Manager, Mr JY Teo, did a great job in managing the kids and their relay events. Thanks to the chaperon, Puan Zainon and the whole support team for holding the fort too.

We hope to excel again next year.

The full results can be downloaded here.

Law Li Wei plunged to first position in 100m backstroke by clocking 1:14.94
Girls just chilling out after a tiring swim
Sharizan in lane 5 ready to take off
Boys waiting at Marshaling room 

Andi (in white cap) leaping off in the Mixed Relay event
Group 3 girls came top in their 4x25m freestyle relay, from left, Chloe Ng, Wong Ru Yi, Pun Pei Jin and Jaime Lim

13-14 Boys from left, Sebastian Soon, Low Ken Ji, Avinaash and Muqhis broke the 4-year meet record of  46.49 in the 4x25m freestyle relay with a speedier time of 46.43
10&U Boys relay members, (L-R) Benjamin Soon, Matthew Tang, Teo Zun Jet and Whisky Chew broke the meet record for  4x25m freestyle relay by clocking 58.36 to erase a 4 -year old time of  59.15

Muqhis, Sebastian, Falk Meier and Ken Ji happy to have a healthy competition in 50m freestyle where Muqhis and Falk both broke the meet record
Group 1 boys, Afiq Imran, Bradley Lim, Rohan Lee and Howard Sim earned 2 gold in the 4x25m freestyle and medley relays 
10& U girls medley relay members came first, L-R : Cliona O. Tan, Teo Sze Hui, Anna Lau and Law Li Wei
Group 2 4x50m mixed relay, from left, Zhi Syuen, Muqhis, Ken Ji and Ru Yi swam to first position
Group3 4x50m mized relay, from left, Jancy, Ashley, Zachary and Andi achieved a consolation 3rd position 
Kids having enjoyable fun time not only swimming and making friends, but some were seen catching Pokemon at the poolside
Award winners were all full of smiles, from left, Ken Ji, Sebastian, Zachary, Li Wei and David Ong

*photos by Team Manager and IBSC parents. More photos will be posted in IBSC Facebook soon.

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