Watch Online Diving 5-6 Dec 2020

Live Streaming at 9:00 am on 5 -6 December 2020

Welcome to the press conference for the 1st Malaysia Invitational online event and the first event hosted under our new branding, Persekutuan Renang Malaysia.
The pandemic has shown no mercy to sports and being in a critical year leading to the Olympics, we are desperate for competitions which is much needed as part of the divers preparation for the FINA Diving World Cup which is the last qualifying event for Olympics.
We had to come out with ideas how to help our divers to be in a competitive competition mode. 3 weeks ago both the coaches, both Coach Christian and Li Rui decided on a mini internal diving event among the divers, simulating as close as possible to competition.
We have now taken it a step further by hosting the 1st Malaysia International Online Diving event. Christian will be happy to brief on the technicalities of this event later.
To help us in simulating closely to an international diving competition, Nestle-Milo has generously agreed to dress-up the diving pool with competition banners, back drops etc. This will provide a “competition feeling” for the divers.
The 5 countries participating are Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Competition will start at 9.00 am (Malaysian Time).

The Star : Training stint Down Under helps Welson set new meet record

KUALA LUMPUR: National swimmer Welson Sim’s (pic) four month training stint in Melbourne, Australia, has done him a world of good.

The 22-year-old did not disappoint at home as he splashed to a gold medal in the 400m freestyle with a time of 3:50.32 to set a new meet record at the Malaysian Open swimming championships in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

It was just a second off the national record of 3:49.29 which he set at the Victorian Open in Melbourne last month.

Welson beat India’s S. Prakash who had a time of 3:56.60 for the silver, while A. S. Chahal of Terengganu earned the bronze with a time of 4:01.93.

“I’m always happy to swim at home and to get a gold medal in my first event on the first day is good even though it’s slower than my personal best,” said Welson.

“I’ve been training in Melbourne for the last few months and I have learned a lot of things from the swimmers there inside and outside of the pool.”

“I can see the environment there is very different and all the swimmers are hungry for success and they show it in training everyday.”

“I’ve also learned to be more independent there because all the swimmers there have to prepare their own meals for lunch and dinner but here I am provided for. So it was challenging at first but I got used to it.”

The Sarawakians’ time in Melbourne is not yet over as he is set to return next week for another two more months before the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, in July.

It is there that he plans to make the cut for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“I plan to set the Olympic qualifying time there because that is where all the best swimmers in the world will go to compete, so it will be a great chance for me to show what I can do.”

“But I will also be swimming at the Singapore Open first in June which I hope to do well there so that it will prepare me for the world championships.”


55th MIAG 2019

Welcome to the 55th MILO/PRAM Malaysia Invitational Age Group Swimming Championships 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

Follow the meet in the National Aquatic Centre, Kuala Lumpur Sports City, Bukit Jalil from 7th March to 10th March, 2019.

Results can be viewed here or via Meet Mobile Apps.