Thursday, 17 May 2018

IBSC topped the champion points in Junior Splash Swim Leg 1 at Bukit Jalil

Big applause to Team IBSC after emerging as champion club with top points for the first time in the ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash Swim 2018 since the junior meet started 2 years ago, defeating DSA Swimming Club, the defending champ. The Leg 1 of the junior splash ended last Sunday after 3-days of long races from 11th to 13th May 2018 at Pusat Akuatik Nasional, Kuala Lumpur Sports City, Bukit Jalil.

IBSC sent a strong team of 179 swimmers, second largest group after PADE Supersharks, and managed to collect 1301.5 points with swimmers bagging 21 gold, 21 silver and 14 bronze in their individual events.

Top 10 team scores 

Andi has 2 new meet records under his wing in 100m & 200m freestyle
Muhd Andi Farhan made a big splash in this meet after he broke 2 individual records and claimed 3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze in his individual events. The 14 year old clocked 55.57 in 100m freestyle and 2:02.37 in 200m freestyle. He later made a clean sweep of 4 gold medals with his team mate Yap Min Shun, Sharizan, Ng K-Yang and Harry Chong in relay events and they managed to break all the relay records. Andi contributed a total of 74 points to the club.

Teo Sze Hui
Muhd Dhuha
The second highest points contributor was Teo Sze Hui, with a total of 70 points. The 12-year-old girl obtained 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze in her individual events and renewed her PB’s in 100m freestyle (1:08.44), 200m IM (2:45.47) and 200m freestyle (2:29.23). She also won another 4 silver in the relay with Ng Yen Sze, Caithlyn Lauren, Tee Boon Sze, Yap Yuan Yi and Ng Lee Sze.

Muhd Dhuha Zulkifry, 9, amassed the most gold with 4 gold and 1 silver in his events and along the way garnered 53 points for the club. 

This competition also revealed some new talent especially in Group 3 and 4 boys. 

Sharizan Shazali, 14, renewed 2 meet records in his favourite pet events, 50m backstroke at 28.61 and 100m backstroke at 1:02.20. He added to his individuals collections of 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. 

Pan Gurujan, 12, bagged 2 gold and 2 silver in the Group 3 boy individual event. His gold medals came from 100 meter freestyle and 100 meter backstroke. He also bagged another 3 gold and 1 silver with his team mate in the relay events.

From left : Dylan Wong, Dom Lim, Pan Gurujan and Teo Zun Jet

Meanwhile, Roy Tan, 10, pleasantly surprised the crowd  when he won the 100m breaststroke with a new PB of 1:34.11. He obtained silver medal in the 50m breaststroke and later clinched another gold medal in the 4 X 100m medley relay  with team members Muhd Dhuha, Low Wen Xi and Low Yi Xuan

Tan Goh Jun Roy, making great times in breaststroke
Another new kid on the block is Benjamin Lee, 12, who made his first debut in the podium finish when he clinched a silver in 50m butterfly and bronze in 50m breaststroke. He later teamed up with Muhd Arif, Dom Lim, Pan Gurujan and Ho Jia Ming to win the 4 x 100m medley relay and silver in 4 x 50m medley relay.

Benjamin shared his joy and revealed after the competition;  “ I am proud to be part of this IB family. I am grateful to my coaches and friends who helped me to succeed. Thank you so much.” 

Benjamin Lee
IBSC medalists with their point scores 
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all swimmers who won medals and those who improved tremendously in their individual PBs. We hope the swimmers can continue their momentum in the 2nd Leg which is scheduled to be held in Melaka in the month of July 2018. 

Heartiest thanks to Coach Shazali, Coach Kamal, Coach Zoey, Coach Daniel, Coach Hisham and other coaches for their selfless contribution and guidance. Our Team Managers, Mr. Vincent Chin and Mr. Ho, chaperones, Ms. Yen Ling, Lily and Vivian, Khoo, Emily and all the parents who have contributed to a successful swim outing. 

Coach Daniel Lee giving last minute tips to his trainees

Coach Chlovin (left)

Coaches Shazali, Kamal and Zoe observing the times clocked by their swimmers

View full album here.

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CK Wong
Assistant Team Manager

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