Despite sending a small team of 18 swimmers to the competition, this is our best ever away meet as the team attained the most medals achievement. Team IBSC won 12 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze in individual events and 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze in team relay events.
The biggest joy this year came from our young and talented swimmer, Muhamad Dhuha, 8, who made his first debut in SICC. He triumphed with 3 gold and 2 silver in his individual events and along the way smashed the meet record of 1:16.05 in 100m freestyle with an awesome PB of 1:13.15. Undoubtedly, he was conferred with the Age Group Champion for group 8 -9 boys.
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Our Sri Lanka member, Fathima Azquiya, who has been competing under IBSC since 2015, continued her momentum by going all out to win 3 gold and 3 silver. Azquiya also rewrote the meet record of 34.61 in 50m backstroke with a faster time of 34.47 even though it was not her personal best.
|Ian motivating his swimmers with more medals collection|
Harry Chong, who made his second debut to this meet, only swam half day on Sunday after flying just in time from Kuala Lumpur. But the rush was well worth the effort as he was in time to grab a gold in 100m breaststroke and bronze medal in 100m freestyle, both with new PBs.
Oswin Wong, also made his second appearance to this meet, clinched an unexpected bronze in 50m freestyle. Meanwhile, Alif Idlan also secured a bronze in his favourite 100m butterfly event.
View full results here.
Congrats to all swimmers who did well in this outing. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the cooperation and supports given by the parents and swimmers, the selfless contribution from Coach Ian James Barr and my Assistant Team Manager, En. Masron.
|Coach Ian motivated the kids as their idol|
See photo album here.