Friday, 9 August 2019

IBSC Coaches completed FINA Swimming Coach Level 2 Certification Course in Bukit Jalil

Congratulations to IBSC coaches who have the opportunity to sign up the FINA swimming Level 2 certification course which was conducted in 2 phases, via FINA online and face-to-face course at Bukit Jalil. The Course was conducted by national head coach, Mr Chris Martin over 5 days at the national aquatic centre which ended today.

Some of our senior coaches who already have level 2 before joined it as a  refresher course to keep abreast with current swimming development.

With this, the coaches will be eligible for further certification in FINA Swimming Senior Coach Certificate Level 3 in the near future.

Well done coaches!

From left: Coach Hisham, Coach Shazali, Coach Kamal and Coach Daniel Lee
A group picture with Coach Chris Martin

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Muhd Dhuha awarded Group 4 Boys Age Group Champion in SportExcel Grand Final 2019

The cheers of IBSC led by our senior swimmers was a great opening roar to the SportExcel Grand Final 2019 which was held at IBSC homeground, Kompleks Renang Kuala Lumpur Cheras on the 3rd and 4th August, 2019.

A total of 38 IBSC swimmers qualified to the SportExcel Grand Final 2019. The format for the Grand Final involving preliminary heats as qualifying round to the afternoon finals, was a good exposure to the swimmers to test their endurance, focus, stamina and psychological strength.

Day 1 - Qualifiers adorned with red/black T-shirts earned by them 

Day 2 - Qualifiers looking smart in turquoise blue 

The preliminaries was started at 9:00 am under a hot morning sun for both days and resumed at 3:00 pm under a blazing hot and dry weather for the finals.

The overall club champion was determined by the total points gained by the swimmers. Only swimmers who qualified to the finals in the evening sessions were awarded with points. IBSC managed to grab the second spot on the table with 266 points despite only having 18 swimmers were qualified to the finals in the evening sessions for both days.  

The top performer for IBSC was Muhammad Dhuha who managed to clinch 7 golds and 1 silver in all 8 events for the finals. What is astounding is that he  broke 50m fly meet records for 10&U twice. Dhuha clocked 30.91s in the preliminary heat in the morning of day 1 to erase his own previous record of 30.93s. Later in the afternoon final, he further eliminated his prelim record to a better PB of 30.67s. With the performance he displayed during the meet, he was awarded with 10&U Boys Age Group Champion. Congratulations to Muhammad Dhuha.

Muhammad Dhuha was awarded with the Overall Champion for Boys 10&U.

Another top performer for IBSC was Ng, Zi Syuen who managed to clinch 3 golds (50m Back, 100m Back and 100m Breast) and 1 silver (50m free) in the Girls group 13-14 yrs.   

The other IBSC swimmers who were able to contribute to the medals are:

1) Ho, Jia Ming (Bronze-50m Free, Boys 11-12 yrs)
2) Medhavinz Ravindran (Silver-100m Breast, Bronze-50m Breast, Boys 13-14 years)
3) Muhammad Arif (Bronze-100m Free, Boys 11-12 yrs )
4) Ng Lee Sze (Bronze-100m Back, Girls 11-12 yrs )
5) Tobin Sia Xianhua (Bronze 100m Fly Boys 11-12 yrs)

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all IBSC swimmers who qualified in this SportExcel Grand Final 2019 and a special thanks to all the coaches for their efforts in preparing the swimmers for the grand finals.

Congratulation and thank you!

IBSC Cheering led by the seniors swimmers
Finalist boys Group 11&12 yrs. 
Smile is the best therapy to ease the heat for the finals

The IBSC swimmers in their final participation in SportExcel. Thank you guys!

Friday, 2 August 2019

Invite to 4th ASUM/NSC/MILO Mid-Long Distance Swimming Championship 2019

Kindly be informed that Persatuan Renang Amatur Kuala Lumpur is organising the 4th  ASUM/NSC/MILO Mid-Long Distance Swimming Championship 2019 at Bukit Jalil as follows :

Date                                :   5th & 6th October, 2019 (Sat - Sun)
Venue                             :    Bukit Jalil National Aquatic Centre, K.Lumpur
Organizer                        :   Persatuan Renang Amatur Kuala Lumpur  (PRAKL)
Rules                               :   FINA Rules applies
Date of Age Reckoning  :   1st January, 2019
Entry Closing Date         :   12th September, 2019 (Mon), 5:00 pm.
Team Manager Meeting  :   4th October, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Entries                             :   No limit to the number of swimmers or events
Registration Fees             :  RM35/swimmer (IBSC swimmers)
Entry Fees                       :   RM8/event and RM32/relay team

Download                       :  Invite & Rules

Entry Form for IBSC members can be download here. Entry deadline for IBSC swimmers is 4th September, 2019.

8th Selangor ARENA Short Course Sprint Invitational Swimming Championship 2019

We are pleased to inform that IBSC has been extended the annual invitation again to the 8th Selangor ARENA Short Course Sprint Invitational Swimming Championship 2019, as a Guest Club.

The gist of the meet is as below :

Persatuan Renang Amatur Selangor (PRAS)
50m & 100m – all 4 strokes & IM
200m - freestyle & IM
4x25m free & medley relays
4x50m mixed free & medley relays
27-29 September, 2019 (Fri-Sun)

Pusat Akuatik Darul Ehsan
25m competition pool
Start Time
8:00 am.
Rules and By-Laws of  FINA
Entry Fee
RM60 per swimmer
Age as of
1 January, 2019
Closing Date
18 Aug, 2019 (IBSC)
Age Group
Open, Group 1, 2, 3 & 4 
Team Manager
To be advised
IBSC’s Entry
60 selected swimmer only

Due to the limited number of participants (60 pax) imposed on Guest Clubs, IBSC members are invited to bid for their lanes in the meet. 

As in previous year, the above meet will be open to all swimmers who may be interested to participate and final selection shall be based on top times of entries submitted with due consideration given to forming a relay team in each age group.

If you're interested to bid for a lane, please submit the IBSC Entry Form to IBSC office for selection latest by 18 August, 2019 (Sun) before 12:00 pm. Entries received late will NOT be considered. All state swimmers are encouraged to apply as our Club swimmers will be automatically classified as state level regardless. List of successful bidders will be make known by 22 August, 2019. Unsuccessful bidders will have their payments refunded in full.

Team Briefing will be advised later.

Download :
IBSC Entry Form (submit before 18 August, 2019)

Thanks for your cooperation.

Best Regards,
IBSC Swim Committee

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Perak Invitational Age Group Swimming Championship 2019

Dear All,

Kindly be informed that Amateur Swimming Association of Perak (ASAP) is inviting us to join the Perak Invitational Age Group Swimming Championship 2019 as follows:

Event                               :   Perak Invitational Age Group Swimming Championship 2019
Dates                               :   13th-15th September, 2019 (Fri - Sun)
Venue                              :    Pusat Akuatik Tuanku Zara, Ipoh, Perak
Organizer                        :    Persatuan Renang Amator Perak
Rules                               :    FINA Rules applies
Date of Age Reckoning  :    1st January, 2019
Entry Closing Date         :    21st August, 2019, 3:00 pm.
Team Manager Meeting  :   12th August, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Entries                             :   No limit to the number of swimmers or events
Qualifying Times            :   Refer to Rules/Order of Events
Entry Fees                       :   RM3/event

Download Rules and Invite.

IBSC swimmers can submit entries to the above meet before 16 August, 2019 via IBSC Entry Form. All travel and hotel arrangements shall be on your own.

See pool location below.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

IBSC junior development team triumphed in ASUM Junior Splash Swim-Leg 1

ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash Swim-Leg 1 was held last weekend on 19th-21st July, 2019 at the National Aquatic Center, Kuala Lumpur Sports City.

It was such a thrilling moment to witness our Team IBSC once again defending the championship title with the most points collected against 34 other clubs, a testimonial to our great development program. Even though not the largest team, IBSC has a pool of most talented swimmers with 147 kids eager to gain experience on the battle field.

Through this platform many newly groomed IBSC junior swimmers excelled in their events giving promising results. Congratulations to IBSC medalists who fruitfully reaped what they sowed, despite having busy schedules with school works and other activities.

Individual points score

Ho Jia Ming, 12 collected the most points for the club and has unprecedentedly accomplished 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze for his individual and relay events. His consistent training proved to have paid off handsomely.

Top medalists, Hannah Maegan Riseley,  8, outshone her peers in Group 5 as she swiftly shielded 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze for her individual events that she has participated.

Hannah Meagan, all smiles with her tri-coloured medals
Medhavinz Seew Ravindran in Group 2, demonstrated that nothing is impossible. His persistence edged him  1 Gold and 1 Silver in 100m and 50m Breaststroke events respectively. Medhavinz was also one of the great contributors who has helped Group 2 Boys Relay team win a Bronze in the  4x 100m Medley Relay.

Medhavinz Seew
From left, Dom Lim, Ng K-Yang, Bowen Ng and Medhavinz

Meanwhile, Eleanor Kennington is happy to join IBSC recently, especially in anchoring the relay team to win 1 Silver and 1 Bronze in the 4x50m Freestyle Relay and 4x50m Medley Relay. Despite being in the disadvantage year group, she still managed to beat her senior rivals to a Gold in the 50m Fly. Well done!

Group 3 girls (from left) team mates Riverling Choo, Shelly Ting, Eleanor Kennington  and Abril Allende

Group 3 boys relay team, from left, Teo Zun Jet, Ho Jia Ming, Aniq Muqri and Jareick Cheong
The Group 3 boys relay team comprising of  Teo Zun Jet, Ho Jia Ming, Aniq Muqri and Jareick Cheong swam with such lightning-like speed breaking not one but three meet records out of 4 relay events.

Teo Zun Jet, an active Water polo player, managed to improve tremendously in his own PB and won a Silver and a Bronze in the events of 11-12 Group 3 100m Breaststroke and 200m Freestyle.

Up-coming athlete, Jereick Cheong also managed to achieve 1 Silver and 2 Bronze in 200m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke. Both of them together with their comrades clinched 4 Golds for the Relay events in 11-12 Group 3 for  4x50m Freestyle, 4x50m Medley, 4x100m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley relays. Congratulations for the marvelous team effort!

Teo Sze Hui was able to pick up 2 Silver in her pet events of 50m and 100m Breaststroke.

Her teammate, Ng Yen Sze, was able to shield the 13-14 Group 2 events of 200m IM a and 50m Backstroke with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze respectively. Both the girls also contributed in the relay events by wrapping up 3 Bronze in 4x50m Freestyle Relay, 4x50m Medley Relay and 4x100m Freestyle Relay. Big applause to the girls for such splendid achievement.

Group 2 girls, from left, Teo Sze Hui, Ng Yen Sze, Julia Yap and Ong Jolin
Group5 Girls, from left, Lem Yi Shuen, Hannah Meagan, Wong Joelyne and Hannah Khoo

Group 5 girls (7-8 years) relay team comprised of Lem Yi Shuen, Hannah Meagan, Wong Joelyne and Hannah Khoo yielded 1 Gold and 2 Silver in 4x100m Freestyle,  4x50m Freestyle and 4x50m Medley Relays.

Wong Joelyne secured 2 individual Bronze in 50m Fly and 100m Breaststroke.

Baltazar Allende
Baltazar Allende, in the 7-8 year group, is a talented swimmer splashing up 2 Silver in his 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle and  a Bronze in 100m Freestyle.

He also helped to anchor his team to 3 Gold in 4x50m Freestyle Relay, 4x50m Medley Relay and 4x100m Freestyle Relay, all together a fantastic outcome with team members Yap Zhen Kok and Gabriel Kwong, both of whom are tiny Ikan Bilises but their strength and will power proved otherwise.
Yap Zhen Kok, happy with his team achievement

Gabriel Kwong made his parents and coach proud
Gabriel Kwong, 7 is our youngest swimmer, one with a bright potential. Apart from 3 Gold in the above relay events, he also pocketed a Silver in his favourite 50m Fly. Thanks to the guidance of his coach and his former swimmer mum. A testimonial that "Size Does Not Matter"!

Choo Diwen, 8 grinning happily as he revealed his ability in winning a silver and bronze in his 100m and 50m Breaststroke respectively.

Group 5 Boys, from left, Baltazar, Diwen Choo, Gabriel Kwong and Yap Zhen Kok, broke the 4x50m medley relay meet record

From left, Adam Malik, Ho Jia Xuen, Lem Yi Chern and Matthew Goo
Good showing by the Group 4 boys above as they settled for 2 Bronze in 4x100m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley Relay.

The Junior Splash swim meet have given opportunities for our swimmers to shine, credit to our coaches who have relentlessly sacrificed their times in coaching, molding and sharing great tips with swimmers.

The new record breakers from IBSC who charted their names in the meet all stamped from relay events:

223 Boys 11-12 4x50 Medley Grp 3 Relay 2:04.00 20/7/2019
- Jareick Cheong, Teo Zun Jet, Ho Jia Ming, Aniq Muqri B.Syahril

227 Boys 8&U 4x50 Medley Grp 5 Relay 2:42.65 20/7/2019
-Baltazar Allende, Diwen Choo, J Gabriel Kwong, Yap Zhen Kok

231 Boys 11-12 4x100 Free GROUP 3 Relay 4:06.40 20/7/2019
Jareick Cheong, Aniq Muqri B.Syahril, Teo Zun Jet, Ho Jia Ming

235 Boys 8&U 4x100 Free Grp 5 Relay 5:24.88 20/7/2019
- Yap Zhen Kok, Ashton Low, J Gabriel Kwong, Baltazar Allende

236 Girls 8&U 4x100 Free Grp 5 Relay 5:35.18 20/7/2019
- Joelyn Wong,  Hannah Khoo, Y Lem, Hannah Riseley

325 Boys 11-12 4x100 Medley Grp 3 Relay 4:31.61 21/7/2019
- Jareick Cheong, Teo Zun Jet, Ho Jia Ming, Aniq Muqri B.Syahril

View Full Results

Report by:
Asst. Team Manager
Patrick Lee

More photos can be viewed below, courtesy of Team Manager, Mr CK Wong

Day 1 & 2 Album
Day 3 Album - Part 1
Day 3 Album - Part 2

Sponsors for the meet were Milo, ARENA and AquaSwim

IBSC Team Briefing for SportExcel Grand Final 2019

Dear parents,

Kindly note that IBSC Team Briefing for SportExcel Grand Final 2019 shall be held as follows :

Date : 31 July, 2019 (Wednesday)
Time : 7:00 pm
Venue : Cheras pool

Agenda :
1. Briefing on morning heats and afternoon finals
2. School leave letter
3. Scratching of events
4. Presentation of cash incentives for achievers of Leg 1 & 2
5. Distribution of team T-shirts

Attendance is compulsory for finalists.

Thank you,
Team Managers

Sunday, 21 July 2019

IBSC champions the Junior Splash Leg 1 in Bukit Jalil National Aquatic Centre

Big shout out to Team IBSC for having the most talented junior swimmers who have successfully collected points to perch IBSC as the Champion Club in Leg 1 of the ASUM/NSC/MILO Junior Splash Swim, Leg 1 held for the past 3 days, 19th to 21st July, 2019 at Bukit Jalil National Aquatic Centre.

More posting to follows.

Meanwhile, please download Full Results.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Dear IBSC swimmers and parents,

We appreciate the attendance of swimmers at IBSC's Team Briefing for Junior Splash Leg 1 2019.

Just to recap the important points:

Test Pool & Warm-Up Time

The pool sessions are as follows:

19 to 21 July 2019 : Warm-up  6.45 am. - 7.45 am.

Session Reports 

The competition starts at 8:00 am.

The tentative session reports are :

Scratching/Withdrawal of Events
If you wish to scratch any events, please inform the Team Manager immediately or latest by 12pm, 18 July 2019 (Thursday). Events not scratched or not swum (NS/DNS) may prevent swimmers from continuing in subsequent events.

Team Attire for Swimmers & Parents

The team attire will be as follows:

19 July 2019 (Fri)   : Pink/Navy blue jercey and shorts

20 July 2019 (Sat)   : Yellow Tee and any black shorts

21 July 2019 (Sun)   : Lime green/black thighs

If you do not have any of the above t-shirts, you may still purchase them in IBSC office (while stock last) or wear any IBSC T-shirts or similar colour tees.

Swim Wears

Swimmers are advised to wear swimming suits/jammers/trunks approved by FINA only. No swim wears should extend below the knees.

Swimmers are advised to bring extra swimsuits, goggles and caps on standby. Do change the wet suits after each race to keep your body dry and warm.


IBSC swimmers and supporters are advised to camp together as a team for ease of communication and food distribution. The IBSC camp will be marked with IBSC flag banners.

Meals and Refreshments

Snacks and lunch meal will be provided by IBSC to the swimmers. If parents would like to buy additional lunch meal, please contact Vincent Low at 012-7223733.

Please bring your own supply of drinking water.

Group Photography

Group photography will be done during lunch break. Don't miss out the opportunity.

Logistic and Pool Location 

Swimmers are to make their own way to the pool at National Akuatik Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur Sports City.

Please use public transport to the stadium or park at public parking D or E.


Good sportsmanship is vital. The EXCO expects all swimmers to carry the good name of IBSC during the swim meet. All swimmers are to respect each other including your competing peers and adhere to the rules and regulations of the meet and instructions of the Team Managers/officials and coaches.

Please also be reminded that the diving platforms and springboards are out of bounds. Do not be playful around the pool deck or marshal area to avoid any untoward incidents. Any delinquent swimmer can be subject to disciplinary action.

School Leave Letter

If required, please get from office or Team Manager.

IBSC Officials

IBSC working committee for the above meet are:

Team Manager : CK Wong (012-3208440)
Asst Team Manager : Patrick (016-6934507)

Coaches : Coach Shazali, Coach Kamarudin and Coach Daniel

If you have an queries on the above meet, please contact the Team Manager or Coaches.

We wish all IBSC swimmers ALL THE BEST!

Thank you.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Tanjung Biru (Open Water) Swim Marathon on 7 July 2019

On Sunday 7th July 2019, a handful of IBSC swimmers were participating in Tanjung Biru (Open Water) Swim Marathon located at Pantai Cermin, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

There were five event categories in the marathon. First category was Sea Angel (400m) for boys and girls age 7 - 13 years old. Then, there were 1km, 2km, 5 km and 10km categories for men and women age 13 years old above.

The organiser of this marathon, Swimon has been offering Open Water Swimming (OWS) races and events since 2017. But Tanjung Biru was their debut using a 'beach loop format' (where swimmers started from the beach, swim a certain distance in the sea and return to the beach before entering the water again to start another loop). See the diagram below.

We were greeted with heavy rain that Sunday morning, so the sea was a bit choppy and cold. Despite the weather challenges, our swimmers did rather well in their events.

For Sea Angel (400m), IBSC had five representatives.

Twin brothers Nicholas Long and Matthew Long both won 2nd and 3rd place for Male age 12-13 years old.

While their triplet sister Kelly Long (below, in red tri-suit) won 1st place for Female age 12-13 years.

For Female age 10-11 years old, Cheah Dong Xuan won 2nd place.

And Wong Joelyne swam her way to 1st place for Female age 7-9 years old group.

For 1km category, Don Lim won 1st place for his age group (Male 13-29 years old) as well overall winner with his timing of 16:42.09 minutes.

In the same distance, Awwal Zasfika won 1st place for her age group and received trophy for overall Female winner in this 1km event.

In the 2km category, our sole representative - Keenen Low was among the top 10 swimmer in his age group.

Moving on to 5km category, Chelsea Lee Ning made us proud by winning 1st place for Female age 13-19 years old group with her timing of 1:18.25.41 hour.

As with any marathon, the cherry on top is the longest distance. For 10km category, both Emmanuel Lee Boon Yao and Muhammad Rayyan Muhd Iqbal were in the top 10 for their age group, and top 16 for overall placing, with their timing 3:20:45.21 hours and 3:17:13.57 hours respectively.

Well done, congratulations to all swimmers, their families and support teams! May the achievements of these swimmers be a motivation for IBSC to start an OWS team in the future.

Please see attachments for results of 1st to 3rd placements in each distance's categories.

For individual results, please see this link - PD Marathon Swim 2019-Results

Report written by,
Zaszima Abu Samah
(mom to Awwal Zasfika)
14 July 2019
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