BASA (Brunei Amateur Swimming Association) to organise 22nd BAG

From 18-20 April 2014 the 22nd Brunei Age Group Swimming Competition will be held at the National Stadium Swimming Pool in Berakas

This BAG is the annual Age Group Swimming Championship of Brunei, and has attracted a record 217 swimmers from 11 clubs (8 Bruneian and 3 international), competing in 1264 individual events and 22 entries over an exciting 3 days of competitive racing.  This event  features some of Brunei’s top swimmers, as well as our up and coming talent.  The competition includes a wide range of distances and stroken, from long distance 1500m freestyle  (30 lengths of the stadium pool), to the short 50m “sprints” in all 4 strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke).

Complete Rules and Regulations: Rules and Regulations BAG 2014
Meet program for 22nd BAG: meet program – 22bag – 18 april 2014
Psych Sheets for 22nd BAG: psych sheet – 22bag
Time Table for the 22nd BAG: session report – 22bag
Rules and explanation regarding approved swimwear: Swimwear rules since 2010
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During the 45th Singapore Age Group Swimming Championships of 18-23 March 2014 3 Bruneian swimmers took part at the competition. Christian Nikles, Muhammad Isa Ahmad & Tiara Shahril Anwar.

5 National records (AG and/or OPEN) were bettered during the competition:

1-2) Tiara Shahril Anwar 200 free 2.13.50, her PB and NR’s were 2.16.27, (New NR group 1 & New NR OPEN)

3) Muhamad Isa Ahmad 100 breast 1.09.19, New NR 16-18, (was 1.11.97 by Christian Nikles 7 April 2013)

4) Muhamad Isa Ahmad 50 breast 31.50, (New NR 16-18, was 31.77 by Christian Nikles 22 Nov. 2013)

5) Muhamad Isa Ahmad 200 breast 2:33.56, (New NR 16-18, (was 2.43.53 by Aliff Ali, 30 Nov. 2008)

Full results of the competition can be found here: full results(seniors)



KELAB Renang Pujut Miri (KRPM) were crowned the champions of the Brunei 7-9 Years Swimming Championship at the Mumong Sports Complex in Kuala Belait on Sunday.

They bagged a total of six gold, two silver and one bronze medals to finish at the top of the 11-team competition.

Jerudong Swimming Club bagged second spot with five gold six silver and four bronze medals while Miri Amateur Swimming Association followed closely behind with five gold and three bronze medals.

ISB Hammerheads occupied the fourth spot with four gold, five silver and three bronze medals while Royal Brunei Recreational Club (RBRC) earned fifth position with their haul of three gold, five silver and one bronze medals.

articlesPrince_swim.transformedHis Royal Highness Prince Abd Muntaqim also got in on the action for ISB Hammerheads where he won a silver medal in the Boys 25-metre freestyle (seven years) event with a time of 27.77s.

His previous best in the event was 32.14s from the last edition in October.

HRH also achieved a new personal best time in the 25m breaststroke event with a time of 48.27s. His previous time was 58.22s.


A total of 110 swimmers took part in the one-day tournament and two meet records were broken.

Jovyn Lau of KPRM completed the Girls 25m Butterfly (eight years) event with a time of 17.56s to beat the old time of 19.48s set by Andra Chai.

The other record was set by Kirsten Chong of Gymkhana Club Miri in the Girls 25m breaststroke (nine years) event with her time of 23.02s.

The previous record was also held by Chai with the recorded time of 23.38s.

Organised by the Brunei Amateur Swimming Association (BASA), the other teams that took part in the tournament were Dolphin Swimming Club, Gymkhana Club Miri, Hornbill School Swimming, Panaga Stingrays, Tutong Swimming Scheme and Micia Swim Team.

articles1508164_585754461499449_255707156_n.transformedIt is also highlighted that the Learn to Swim (LTS) programmes will begin in Mumong soon, with Belait being the last district in the Sultanate to receive a swimming scheme.

Complete results can be downloaded here: 789yrs meet results – final




On 16 February the first swimming competition of 2014 kicks of at the Mumong swimming pool in KB.

The competition is open to swimmers age 7-9 years old and so far 110 swimmers from 11 clubs have entered the competition.

More info can be found here: 7-9 years – Rules & Regulations Jan 16 2014

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The Brunei Synchronized Swimming team was in Malaysia for the 5th Asia Pacific Open & Age Group Synchronized Swimming Championship 2013 from 29-30 November & 1 December 2013.


Jacqueline Lim won a bronze medal in the Open after the Technical and Free Solo.

For Age 12 and under, out of 83 competitors, Sia En Chiy got 48th, Natasha got 52nd and Sia En Ning got 55th.

Brunei duet (the Sia Twins) at Preliminary Free Duet ranked 14th out of 22. They beat 3 teams from Singapore, 2 teams from Penang and 1team each from Negri Sembilan, Indonesia and Uzbekistan.

At the competition, there were 167 synchro swimmers from 14 teams.






On Friday morning 29 November 2013 153 swimmers passed the test for the Learn To Swim-Brunei (LTS -Brunei) certificate. The event took place from 8Am -12noon in the Berakas National Swimming Pools (there are 3 pools with different dept and length).
The LTS-BRUNEI is a program developed and implemented in January 2012 by National Aquatics Headcoach Eric Landa. The aim is to promote and achieve a better level of Learn to swim for any age where we teach a variety of skills and 7 different levels.
The LTS-BRUNEI 2012-2017 system is based on the best programs in the world, I’ve taken the best of the USA, Australia and European systems and compiled it into something really suitable for any age at any place.
We work with 7 different levels, from easy to difficult. Were the last level (level 7) is close to competitive swimming and training. The uniqueness of this program is that anyone can join or practice for it. It is freely available for any coach or club, skim or school or any private coach or swimmer to take a look at or work with. There are no secrets. Our goals is simply to have as many certified Learn to Swim kids by 2017, which I believe is really important.
For all levels 1-7 we organise Certificate swimming days like today and anyone who wants to try to earn the certification is welcome to join, just enter your name and we will test you according to the criteria per level. And its all FREE of charge, thanks to the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports (JBS) and the Brunei Amateur Swimming Association (BASA)
Today we saw around 200 kids (most common age was 5-10 years old) from skims, clubs and private coaches.
183 of them passed the test and were given the certificates from level 1 to 4. Today we focussed on level 1 to 4, in a later stage we will test for levels 5-7.
The 1st certificate day took place in November 2012 and we had 65 kids earning their certificate. Today we more then doubled that number with 153 kids!!!
I’m very happy to see that our grassroots level is growing rapidly and that skims, schools, clubs and coaches are adopting the LTS-BRUNEI 2012-2017 program. I honestly think this is a great program. (one week ago I was coaching here at the Brunei OPEN at the high end of the program (34 New National Records got broken) but to be successful in the future towards 2020 and beyond we need to invest NOW in great Learn to Swim  programs for clubs, schools, clubs and skims. Besides this, learning how to swim is a great ‘gift for life’, knowing what to do and being safe in and around the water is of huge importance in my opinion.
Today we focussed on levels 1 to 4 and only in Berakas. January 26th 2014 we will be in Tutong where we will combine the swimmers of Tutong, Temburong and KB for levels 1 and 2 of the LTS-BRUNEI 2012-2017 certificate swimming.We aim to go 3x a year in 2014 in different area’s to do the certification.
For more information about Learning to swim in Brunei please visit or contact us on

During the 2nd Brunei Open Swimming Championships 22-23-24 November 2013 a total of 34 National Records (12 OPEN and 22 AGE GROUP records) have been either set or broken. This is a historic number as the latest big RECORD RUSH dates back from April 2012 with 30 National Records. Besides the 34 National Records also a huge number of 29 NEW Championships RECORDS were either set or broken.

A very succes 2nd edition of the Brunei Open Swimming Championships.

Complete results can be found here: COMPLETE Results Brunei OPEN 22-23-24 Nov. 2013

Check out BASA’s FACEBOOK page for more photo’s of the 2n Brunei Open Swimming Championships:




The Brunei Amateur Swimming Association is organising the 2nd Brunei OPEN Swimming Championships on 22-23-24 November 2013 at the National Aquatics Centre in Berakas.

Please find all information below:

psych sheet – 131120

report – session – 131120

meet program – 131120




Panaga Stingrays swim Club in KB is looking for a swimming coach.

Interested? Please look here for the advertisement: Panaga Club Head Swim Coach

Tiara Shahril Anwar was the sole competitor for Brunei at the FINA World Cup in Singapore 5-6 November 2013.
Traditionally Brunei attends this meet which consist of a wider range of World Cup Meets:
August 7-8 Eindhoven (NED)  
August 10-11 Berlin (GER)  
October 12-13 Moscow (RUS)
October 17-18 Dubai (UAE)
October 20-21 Doha (QAT)
November 5-6 Singapore (SIN)  
November 9-10 Tokyo (JPN)
November 13-14 Beijing (CHN)
This time around the World Cup fell onto a date that some swimmers had school obligations and exams and therefore the team consisted of Tiara only.
On day 1 Tuesday 5 November Tiara swam the 50 free in a time of 28.80.
On day 2 Wednesday 6 November, Tiara c swam to 2 new National Records:
100 free: 1.01.02 (previous National Record held by Amanda Liew 1.01.10 from 16 December 2010)
100 IM: 1.12.98 (no previous National Record on file)
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