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Published Date : 17-Feb-2017

MSSWPL (Majlis Sukan Sekolah Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan) Swimming Competition was successfully held from last Thursday to  Saturday at Labuan International School (LIS).  SJKC Chi Wen was the champion in the Primary School category, bagging 10 Gold Medals, 2 Silver medals and 3 Bronze medals, followed by SK St Anne (8 Gold Medals), and LIS (4 Gold Medals, 10 Silver medals and 8 Bronze medals). In the Secondary School category, LIS bagged 26 Gold, 19 Silver and 15 Bronze, and won the overall champion followed by SM St Anthony (9 Gold, 1 Bronze) and SM St Anne (9 Gold medals).  A total of 37 records were broken by swimmers this year which is very significant compared to previous years’ competition. 

Group Photo: The Member of Parliament of Labuan, YB Datuk Rozman Isli (middle), is proud of Labuan International School students' achievement in this swimming competition. From Left: Coach Clement David, Principal Puan Zainab Batin. 

Among the records breakers, Bryan Chin Bao Yang (U18 Boys Category) contributed 9 Gold medals to SM St Anthony and broke 8 records. One of them is 34.53 seconds in 50 metre Backstroke which broke the 9-year-old record 35.94s by Mohd Aedy Junaidi in 2008. He also broke the record of Chin Zhung Lim (old record 2:23.60s)in 200m Freestyle with 2:14.35s. Tan Xue Wen (U18 Girls Category) from  LIS  broke 7 records. She set the new record for 50m Freestyle with 31.44s, and 100m backstroke with 1.27.75s, broke the old record holder of 34.59s and 1:37.65 by Michele Ho Tse Yan since 2007. Both Bryan and Tan are under 18 categories. 
In U15 Boys category, Tan Jie Sheng, also from LIS, broke 6 records. Among them are 50m Butterfly with 32.06s (Old record 33.09 by Mohd Aedy Junaidi since 2007) and 100m Freestyle with 1:05.83 (Old record 1:07.19 by Mohd Aedy Junaidi too). The siblings, Tan Jie Sheng and Tan Xue Wen  contributed 9 Gold medals each to LIS swimming team. 

Another pair of siblings broke 12 records in Girls categories - Lee Wei Wen (U12 Girls) broke 5 records and contributed 8 Gold medals solely to SKK St Anne. She broke the 11-year-old record of Deborah Anne Withers in 50m Butterfly with 35.47s (old record 41.98s) and 100m Freestyle with 1:12.28 (2006 record 1:20.75). Her sister, Lee Wei Len (U15 Girls) broke 7 records and individually contributed 9 Gold medals to SM St Anne. She broke Tan Xue Wen’s last year record in 200m Freestyle with 2:37.34 (2016 record 3:05.00) and Cheong Jia Wen’s in 100m Freestyle with 1:09.97 (2013 record 1:20.35). 

In Under 8 Boys category, Lucas Low Ying Ji from LIS broke 2 records and bagged 2 Gold and 1 Silver medals. In 50m Freestyle, he used 44.22s beat the previous record of 1:12.20 by Syahmi bin Sabdi in 2016. Nursyaziellah Tsen Sey Jing from SJKC Chi Wen also broke 2 records and contributed 3 Gold medals to her school. She used 40.93s in 50m Freestyle and broke her own record 1:24.19. 

On the other hand, Darren Chua (15 years old) from Labuan International School has also won its first diving Gold medal in the 1m springboard diving event. 

The Swimming Head Coach, Mr Clement David Leong from LIS was very proud of his swimmers’ achievement compared to last year’s MSSWPL results when he first joined the school. “After a year of training, my swimmers get to see their improvement and many of them broke the records too!”. He added, this year LIS has shown that they are still the powerhouse for secondary school category with improvement in medal tally. “As for primary category, we are still in the stage of developing new swimmers and we are on the right track because we have more medal hauls compared to last year”. 

Best swimmers in MSSWPL 2017 are as follows:







Bryan Chin Bao Yang (9 Gold)

SM St Anthony

Tan Xue Wen (9 Gold)

Labuan International School


Tan Jie Sheng (9 Gold)

Labuan International School

Lee Wei Len (9 Gold)

SM St Anne


Stephen James Chua (7 Gold 1 Bronze)

SJKC Chi Wen

Lee Wei Wen (8 Gold)

SKK St Anne

These swimmers are potentially representing Labuan to MSSM at Melaka in March,  19-24. 

Labuan International School as one of the best international school in East Malaysia, has a well equipped Olympic-size swimming pool and boarding facilities. Students are welcome to study in our boarding school and be part of the LIS community!