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OVERVIEW

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ince its inception in 2004, Singapore Sports School’s Swimming Academy has shown itself to be the pipeline for the national team having produced more than 80 national representatives for Singapore. The Academy continues to groom many youth swimmers who progress into the senior national team. With a deeper collaboration with Singapore Swimming Association and the National Youth Sports Institute (June 2016), the Sports School will be a key training base for the development of youth and national swimmers.  
 
To cater to the needs of the most deserving student-athletes, the Academy customises overseas training programmes to bring out the best in them. Top swimmers have undergone training in China and Japan aimed at improving their fitness and potential. The Academy also incorporates sport science into its training to enhance student-athletes’ training and competition performance. 
 
The Swimming Academy also supports student-athletes from two other sports – Diving and Synchronised Swimming – who have attained notable achievements.

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

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Swimming Academy alumnus Tao Li has won two Gold medals   at the Asian Games and was placed 5th at the   Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
 
Our Swimming Academy has produced 84 national representatives who have represented the country in the open category.

2016 Year of Induction Mitchell Ang Li, Owen Teo Bo En, Pek Yi Liang, Ritchie Oh Rui Zhi

2015 Year of Induction Ervina Lim Qianhui, Julia Lium, Luke Tan Yu Yang, Ronda Loke, Vanessa Ong 

2014 Year of Induction Ariel Sng Kai Lin (Synchronised Swimming), Amanda Tam An Tian, Darra Quek Ting Yi, Jasmine Tan Hui Fen, Maximillian Ang Wei, Regine Goh Xuan Xuan, Renee Wee Yu Ting, Ryan Lim Tao Yuan, Sarah Chue Wen Xin 

2013 Year of Induction Chantal Liew Li-Shan, Deon Tan Xuan Ru, Dynes Quek Yi Chen, Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing, Jonathan Lim De Kai, Ng Jian Yan, Koh Liang Jun, Ryan Oon Qing Ying, Wong Jun Bin, Zora Chen Chu Yin 

2012 Year of Induction Fong Kay Yian (Diving), Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui (Synchronised Swimming), Hoong En Qi, James Immanuel Koh Tze An, Michelle Lee Chuan Ling, Natalie Chen Mei Qing 

2011 Year of Induction Cheryl Sin Hui Wen, Chin Khar Yi, Clarisse Gan Hui Min, Emma Dionne Schick, Phiangkhwan Pawapotako (Represented Thailand), Ryan Wee Wei Hao 

2010 Year of Induction Debbie Soh Li Fei (Synchronised Swimming), Dylan Tan Jun Ji, Lee Mei Shuang (Synchronised Swimming), Lim Ching Hwang (Represented Malaysia), Malcolm Low Wei Yang, Stephanie Chen Mei Qi (Synchronised Swimming) 

2009 Year of Induction Benedict Boon Ji Chao, Crystal Yap Yu Hui (Synchronised Swimming), Koh Jun Wei, Lee Yong Jia, Naomi Yap Xiao Fei, Oh Yao Jie, Raphael Chau Yi Zhi 

2008 Year of Induction Charmaine Tan, Aaron Lim Hui En, Chow Yan Teng 

2007 Year of Induction Amanda Toh, Brandon Boon Ji Xing, Darryl Chee Ke Xuan, Dzulhaili Mohamed Kamal, Khristine Quek Tianhui 

2006 Year of Induction Amanda Lim Xiang Qi, Benjamin Mah Ye-Zhong, Clement Lim Yong'En, Darren Tan Qing Feng, Gabriel Ong Zhen Yu, Kelvin Chan Wai How, Mattias Ng Jia Hui, Oh Yao Zong, Sabrina Heng Sze Hui, Scott Ang Yiqiang, Tao Li 

2005 Year of Induction Pang Sheng Jun, Roanne Ho Ru En, Sean Yap Charng Shen 
2004 Year of Induction Benjamin Kheng Wenming, Edith Ong Lee Ching, Ho Shu Yong, Khoonnie Liang Chunhui, Koh Ting Ting, Loke En Yuan, Melissa Stephanie Wong Yanjie, Mylene Ong Chui Bin, Pang Si Jia, Richard Chng, Ruth Ho Ruyu, Sheena Soh, Stephanie Chong Ka Wai

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION


2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Gold Medals – Women's 50m Freestyle, Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay, Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay, Women's 4x100m Medley Relay; Sea Games Records – Women's 50m Freesytle, Women's 4x100m Medley Relay), Benedict Boon Ji Chao, Chantal Liew Li-Shan, Clement Lim Yong’En (Gold Medals – Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay, Men's 4x100m Medley Relay; Sea Games Records – Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay, Men's 4x100m Medley Relay), Malcolm Low Wei Yang, Pang Sheng Jun (Gold Medals – Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay; Silver Medal – Men's 400m Individual Medley; Bronze Medal – Men's 400m Freestyle; Sea Games Record – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle; National Record – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle), Roanne Ho Ru En (Gold Medals – Women's 50m Breaststroke, Women's 4x100m Medley Relay; Silver Medal – Women's 100m Breaststroke; Sea Games Records – Women's 50m Breaststroke, Women's 4x100m Medley Relay), Tao Li (Gold Medals – Women's 50m Backstroke, Women's 100m Backstroke, Women's 50m Butterfly, Women's 100m Butterfly, Women's 4x100m Medley Relay; Sea Games Records – Women's 50m Backstroke, Women's 50m Butterfly, Women's 4x100m Medley Relay), Hoong En Qi (Gold Medal – Women's 4x100m Freestyle)

2014 – 17th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Tao Li (Silver Medal – Women’s 50m Butterfly; Bronze Medal – Women’s 100m Butterfly), Amanda Lim Xiang Qi, Clement Lim Yong’En (National Record – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle), Pang Sheng Jun (National Record – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle), Roanne Ho Ru En

2014 – 20th Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland): Amanda Lim Xiang Qi , Clement Lim Yong’En , Tao Li

2014 – 2nd Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, China): Lim Ching Hwang (Represented Malaysia), Phiangkwan Pawapotako (Represented Thailand)

2013 – 27th Southeast Asian Games (Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar): Tao Li (Gold Medals – Women’s 100m Backstroke, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Medley; Silver Medal – Women’s 200m Butterfly), Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Gold Medals – Women’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Medley; Silver Medal – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle; Sea Games Record – Women's 50m Freestyle), Clement Lim Yong’En (Gold Medals – Men’s 4x100m Freestyle, Men’s 4x100m Medley; Sea Games Record – Men’s 4x100m Freestyle), Pang Sheng Jun (Gold Medal – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle; Sea Games Record – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle), Mylene Ong Chui Bin (Silver Medal – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle)

2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games (Nanjing, China): Hoong En Qi (Silver Medal – Girls 4x100m Freestyle), Lim Ching Hwang (Represented Malaysia; Gold Medal – Boys 200m Freestyle; Silver Medals – Boys 50m Freestyle, Boys 100m Freestyle; Boys 4x100m Freestyle), Phiangkhwan Pawapotako (Represented Thailand; Bronze Medal – Girls 4x100m Freestyle)

2012 – 30th Olympic Games (London, United Kingdom): Tao Li (Women’s 100m Butterfly Semi-Finals – 58.18s; Women’s 100m Backstroke Heats – 1:01.60s), Mylene Ong Chui Bin  (Women’s 100m Freestyle Heats – 56.33s)

2011 – 26th Southeast Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Tao Li (Gold Medals – Women’s 50m Butterfly, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 100m Backstroke, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Medley; Bronze Medal – Women’s 200m Backstroke; Sea Games Records – Women’s 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, Women’s – 4x100m Freestyle), Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Gold Medals – Women’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Medley; Silver Medal – Women’s 200m Freestyle; Bronze Medal – Women’s 100m Freestyle; Sea Games Records – Women’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Freestyle), Mylene Ong Chui Bin (Gold Medals – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200 Freestyle; Silver Medals – Women’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 100m Freestyle; Bronze Medal – Women’s 50m Butterfly; Sea Games Record – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle), Clement Lim Yong’En (Gold Medals – Men’s 4x100m Freestyle, Men's 4x200m Freestyle; Sea Games Records – Men’s 4x100m Freestyle), Pang Sheng Jun (Sea Games Record – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle), Brandon Boon Ji Xing

2010 – 16th Asian Games (Guangzhou, China): Tao Li (Gold Medal – Women’s 50m Butterfly; Silver Medal – Women’s 100m Butterfly; National Record – Women’s 50m Butterfly), Clement Lim Yong’En , Mylene Ong Chui Bin , Pang Sheng Jun

2010 – 19th Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India): Richard Chng Li Jie , Mattias Ng Jia Hui

2010 – 1st Youth Olympic Games (Singapore): Amanda Lim Xiang Qi , Clement Lim Yong’En , Pang Sheng Jun , Valerie Lim (Modern Pentathlon)

2009 – 25th Southeast Asian Games (Vientiane, Laos): Tao Li (Gold Medals – Women’s 100m Backstroke, Women's 200m Backstroke, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 4x100m Medley; Sea Games Records – Women’s 100m Backstroke, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 4x100 Medley), Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Gold Medals – Women’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle; Sea Games Record – Women’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle), Mylene Ong Chui Bin (Gold Medals – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle; Sea Games Records – 4x100m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle), Roanne Ho Ru En (Gold Medal – Women’s 4x100m Medley; Silver Medal – Women’s 100m Breaststroke; Sea Games Record – Women’s 4x100m Medley), Clement Lim Yong’En (Gold Medal – Men’s 4x200 Freestyle, Silver Medal – Men’s 4x100 Medley; Sea Games Record – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle), Koh Ting Ting , Pang Sheng Jun

2009 – 1st Asian Youth Games (Singapore): Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Gold Medal – Girls 4x100m Freestyle; Silver Medals – Girls 50m Freestyle, Girls 100m Freestyle; Bronze Medal – Girls 4x100m Medley), Roanne Ho Ru En (Bronze Medals – Girls 50m Breaststroke, Girls 4x100m Medley), Clement Lim Yong'En (Bronze Medal – Boys 4x100m Medley), Dzuhaili Mohamed Kamal (Bronze Medal – Boys 4x100m Medley), Charmaine Tan , Jonathan Poh Soon Qin , Mattias Ng Jia Hui , Pang Sheng Jun

2008 – 29th Olympic Games (Beijing, China): Tao Li (Women’s 100m Butterfly Final – 5th, 57.99s; Asian Record – Heats 57.77s, Semi-Finals 57.54s; National Record – Heats 57.77s, Semi-Finals 57.54s)

2007 – 24th Southeast Asian Games (Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand): Tao Li (Gold Medals – Women’s 100m Backstroke, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 4x100m Medley; Silver Medal – Women’s 200m Individual Medley; Sea Games Record – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle; National Record – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle), Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Silver Medal – Women’s 4x200m Freestyle; National Record, National U17 Record), Mylene Ong Chui Bin (Silver Medal – Women’s 4x200m Freestyle; National Record, National U17 Record)

2006 – 15th Asian Games (Doha, Qatar): Tao Li (Gold Medal – Women’s 50m Butterfly; Bronze Medal – Women’s 100m Butterfly; National Records – Women’s 50m Butterfly, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 50m Backstroke, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, U17 Records – Women’s 50m Butterfly, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 50m Backstroke, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle), Mylene Ong Chui Bin (National Records – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle; National U17 Record – Women’s 4x200m Freestyle), Ho Shu Yong (National Record – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle), Roanne Ho Ru En

2006 – 18th Commonwealth Games (Melbourne, Australia): Ho Shu Yong, Mylene Ong Chui Bin, Tao Li 
2005 – 23rd Southeast Asian Games (Manila, Philippines): Ho Shu Yong (Gold Medal – Women’s 4x100m Medley; Silver Medals – Women’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, Women’s 4x200 Freestyle), Mylene Ong Chui Bin (Silver Medal – Women’s 4x200 Freestyle), Ruth Ho Ruyu (Silver Medal – Women’s 4x100m Freestyle)

 

News 2016

Remembering One's Roots
TNP Spirit of 16 Cheque Presentation Ceremony

Posted: 15 December 2016

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Maximillian Ang Wei

Swimming, like any industry will always be subjected to various trends as shown in the race suit design changes over the years.

From briefs to jammers to the latest body suits featured at the Rio 2016 Olympics, there will always be a new trend waiting to make waves and capitalise on any scientific advancements.

Singapore Sports School’s Maximillian Ang Wei reminded everyone that giving back to the community is something which will never go out of style.

The swimmer paid tribute to his alma mater, and chose Saint Andrew’s School Building Fund as the recipient of a cheque for $1,000 on 29 November 2016.

Maximillian was able to do so after being featured in The New Paper’s Spirit of 16 National Day supplement which celebrated the Singapore spirit of giving back to the community.

“Saint Andrew’s was my primary school for six years, and when you receive, you should always give back,” the 15-year-old said.

Mrs Wong Bin Eng, Principal of Saint Andrew’s Junior School, was on hand to receive the cheque on behalf of her former pupil.

Apart from Maximillian, there were 15 others who were featured, including post-secondary student-athlete Charlene Lim Jia Yi, who named the Children’s Cancer Foundation as her chosen beneficiary after she had overcome childhood cancer.


Ritchie Is MVP

2016 Merlion Sprint Festival

Posted: 15 December 2016


In a single day, Ritchie Oh Rui Zhi swum his way to 3 golds, 1 silver and 2 Meet Records – and the Most Valuable Player Award – at the 2016 Merlion Sprint Festival.

The Singapore Sports School student-athlete dominated in the Under 14 Boys 200m Individual Medley, touching the wall in a record time of 2:25.52s, nearly 6s ahead of his closest rival. Ritchie also wrote his name in the record books after stopping the clock at 58.09s in the 100m Freestyle. A mere 0.03s separated him from a gold medal in the 50m Freestyle and a perfect finish in the meet.

Other standout performances from the Swimming Academy came from Secondary 1’s Morris Yong Jiahao and Secondary 2’s Julia Lium winning 2 gold medals apiece, including 2 new Meet Records from the latter. In all, Sports School’s swimmers won 7 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze medals, and rewrote 4 Meet Records. A total of 36 new Personal Best timings were set by the 11 participating student-athletes.

RESULTS
Boys U12
Morris Yong Jiahao (2 Golds)
1 50m Breaststroke (38.36s)
1 100m Breaststroke (1:25.55s)

Girls U12
Raeann Tan (1 Silver, 2 Bronzes)
2 50m Breaststroke (39.64s)
3 100m Breaststroke (1:30.19s)
3 100m Freestyle (1:07.59s)

Boys U14
Ritchie Oh Rui Zhi (3 Golds, 1 Silver; 2 Meet Records; MVP Award)
1 100m Freestyle (Meet Record) (58.09s)
1 200m Individual Medley (Meet Record) (2:25.52s)
1 100m Breaststroke (1:14.95s)
2 50m Freestyle (26.99s)
Most Valuable Player Award

Andre Kang Wen Ming (1 Silver, 3 Bronzes)
2 50m Butterfly (28.97s)
3 50m Freestyle (27.22s)
3 100m Freestyle (1:00.44s)
3 100m Butterfly (1:10.03s)

Lim Kai Hin (1 Silver)
2 50m Breaststroke (35.76s)

Girls U14
Julia Lium (2 Gold, 1 Bronze; 2 Meet Records)
1 50m Breaststroke (Meet Record) (35.81s)
1 100m Breaststroke (Meet Record) (1:19.28s)
3 200m Individual Medley (2:41.67s)

Candice Ang Ruo Han (2 Bronzes)
3 50m Backstroke (34.26s)
3 100m Butterfly (1:13.92s)


Swimmers Shine At SNSC
2016 Singapore National Swimming Championships (Short Course)

See Puay Kheng
Head Coach, Swimming Academy

Posted: 15 December 2016


It was a good turnout for past and present Singapore Sports School student-athletes at the 6th Singapore National Swimming Championships (Short Course) on 2 and 3 December 2016. Sports School swimmers – both past and current – raked in a total of 8 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals.

National swimmer and former student-athlete Chantal Liew Li-Shan showed her prowess when she topped the field in five individual events. Associate student-athlete Ryan Wee Wei Hao (RP-SSP DSLM Year 2) was Team Sports School’s next best performer, claiming 2 golds and 1 bronze in the Freestyle events.

The two-day competition saw the emergence of youth swimmers like Julia Lium (Secondary 2) and Maximillian Ang Wei (Secondary 3) making a name for themselves in the Open category. Both, including alumnus Amanda Tam An Tian, achieved medal-winning performances in at least one individual event.

The meet provided good exposure for younger student-athletes in a senior level competition. The higher level of competition served to spur our swimmers to reach new peaks, yielding 36 Personal Best times from the 21 student-athletes who participated.

RESULTS
Chantal Liew Li-Shan (5 Golds)
1 Women’s 50m Backstroke 29.77s
1 Women’s 100m Backstroke 1:04.16s
1 Women’s 200m Backstroke 2:20.93s
1 Women’s 400m Freestyle 4:27.07s
1 Women’s 800m Freestyle 8:58.70s

Ryan Wee Wei Hao (2 Golds, 1 Bronze)
1 Men’s 400m Freestyle 3:58.31s
1 Men’s 200m Freestyle 1:52.19s
3 Men’s 100m Freestyle 51.07s

Maximillian Ang Wei (1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze)
1 Mixed 200m Medley Relay 1:49.78s (with Imai Ryosuke, Jamie Koo, Tan Lee Shuen)
2 Men’s 100m Butterfly 56.07s
2 Men’s 100m Individual Medley 57.76s
3 Mixed 200m Freestyle Relay 1:41.31s (with Jamie Koo, Nicholas Soh, Tan Lee Shuen)

Julia Lium (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)
2 Women’s 100m Breaststroke 1:15.88s
3 Women’s 200m Breaststroke 2:44.94s

Oh Yao Jie (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)
2 Men’s 1,500m Freestyle 15:54.48s
3 Men’s 400m Freestyle 4:00.90s

Amanda Tam An Tian (1 Bronze)
3 Women’s 100m Individual Medley 1:06.41s


Why Study Physics?
Educational Talk by iFly Singapore

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 November 2016

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Choo Yi Xuan (left) with Kyra Poh. Picture by iFly Singapore

Many student-athletes often question the importance of studying certain subjects such as chemistry or biology. According to iFly Singapore, one good reason to study physics would be to improve one’s ability to fly.

iFly Singapore visited Singapore Sports School on 7 November to give an educational talk on indoor skydiving to show how the indoor skydivers apply physics concepts to help them “fly” better.

For example, an indoor skydiver will spread himself wider if he wants to go higher in the flight chamber so as to catch more wind drafts. Conversely, he will contract his body to reduce his exposed surface area if he wants to go lower in the tunnel. Similarly, an indoor skydiver will tilt his body if he wants to spin in a certain direction so as to create an angle to catch more wind drafts on one side of his body.

Swimming Academy student-athlete Choo Yi Xuan is no stranger to applying such concepts, having competed at numerous indoor skydiving competitions in the past few years.

No slouch in the air, the Secondary 3 student-athlete recently finished 4th in the Dynamic two-way category as part of Team Firefly at the 2016 World Cup of Indoor Skydiving in Warsaw, Poland on 15 October 2016.

Apart from a presentation explaining indoor skydiving, iFly Singapore also played games with the student-athletes, handing out iFly tickets as prizes.


Max-imising Opportunities
Singapore Sports School’s Yearbook

Posted: 15 November 2016


Singapore Sports School student-athletes received their copies of the 2016 Yearbook on 7 November 2016, and Maximillian Ang Wei was pleasantly surprised to see himself on the Cover. 

While feeling honoured to be featured, the 15-year-old was also pleased a picture of him swimming the butterfly stroke was chosen.

“Hopefully, a picture of me swimming butterfly implies how both Sports School and I can continue to ‘fly’ and soar to greater heights,” Maximillian said.

The Secondary 3 student-athlete has been maximising the many opportunities he has been given and he was chosen to grace the 2016 Yearbook Cover because of his many achievements in the year, some of which are:
- 4 gold medals at International Children’s Games
- 2 gold medals at Asean School Games
- Qualification for Junior Pan Pacific Championships


Howin Bounces Back From Injury

Singapore Sports School ROAR Award

Gail Chia
Executive Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 November 2016

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Roar Champions, from left: Choy Xin Ying, Jean Koh, Germaine Au Shi Tong, Principal Mr Tan Teck Hock, Howin Wong Jia Hao, Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling

Badminton Academy student-athlete Howin Wong Jia Hao missed out on opportunities to hold his racket for about one-and-a-half years due to a serious injury. A condition affecting his elbow resulted in significantly reduced court time for him since 2015, even requiring two surgeries to help him get back to competitive sport.

Throughout his injury, Howin continued training with his teammates in the School-Within-A-School programme. He diligently worked on the physical aspects of the game while he was restricted on the technical front.

Having joined Singapore Sports School as one of the top players in his age-group, Howin felt great discouragement upon hearing the doctor’s recommendation of a second surgery, after the first had not achieved its desired effects. However, the Secondary 3 shuttler persevered and was determined to come back stronger from his injuries. He exhibited the Champion’s Mindset by training harder through his injury, believing that a true champion will not – and does not – give up when the going gets tough. 

In September 2016, Howin’s hard work and resilient spirit paid off when he won the silver medal in the Chinese Swimming Club-Li Ning Age-Group Badminton 2016 Boys Doubles and reached the quarter-finals in the Singles events.

Howin was presented the ROAR Award by Principal Tan Teck Hock on 9 September 2016 for his display of the Champion’s Mindset in his sport pursuits.

Choy Xin Ying (Bowling, Secondary 3), Jean Koh (Fencing, Secondary 1), Germaine Au Shi Tong (Netball, Secondary 3) and Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling (Rhythmic Gymnastics, Secondary 3) also received the ROAR Award for Term 4 for showing outstanding character and leadership qualities. There were 15 nominees for the award this term.


Swimmers, Paddlers Put Up Big Show
2016 Thailand Sports School Games

Posted: 15 September 2016


Singapore Sports School swimmers and table tennis players scored big at the 19th Thailand Sports School Games in Chonburi from 25 July to 5 August 2016.

The Swimming Academy was crowned Boys’ and Girls’ Overall Champions – thanks to a haul of 20 golds, 7 silvers and 11 bronzes.

Mitchell Ang Li, Owen Teo Bo En, Sarah Chue Wen Xin and Vanessa Ong were our top swimmers as they turned in 2 gold medals each. Sarah also finished the Games with two Meet Records.

Meanwhile, Andy Wong Yan Kai secured 3 gold medals to become the Table Tennis Academy’s top performer, although it was his female counterparts who won the Girls’ Overall Champion Trophy after claiming gold in five events.

In track and field, our student-athletes competed in the U14, U16 and U18 divisions. Altogether, they won 12 golds, 9 silvers and 7 bronzes.

In football, our team reached the quarter-finals of the U16 tournament, but was prevented from advancing when it took a 0-3 defeat from Bangkok.

Sports School sent 94 student-athletes to participate in the football, swimming, table tennis and track and field competitions and they returned with 40 golds, 18 silvers and 21 bronzes.

RESULTS
Swimming (U14)
50m Backstroke (Boys)
1 Mitchell Ang Li

100m Backstroke (Boys)
1 Owen Teo Bo En

100m Backstroke (Girls)
1 Candice Ang Ruo Han

200m Backstroke (Boys)
1 Owen Teo Bo En

50m Breaststroke (Boys)
2 Jordan Ong Jun Han

100m Breaststroke (Boys)
3 Morris Yong Jiahao

200m Breaststroke( Boys)
1 Jordan Ong Jun Han
3 Morris Yong Jiahao

200m Breaststroke (Girls)
1 Julia Lium

50m Butterfly (Boys)
3 Andre Kang Wen Ming

50m Butterfly (Girls)
1 Vanessa Ong

100m Butterfly (Girls)
1 Vanessa Ong

200m Individual Medley
1 Mitchell Ang Li
3 Sean Patrick

50m Freestyle (Girls)
2 Goh Chiat Ling (Wu Jie Ling)

100m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Kiran Lim Tao Liang

100m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Goh Chiat Ling (Wu Jie Ling)

200m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Kiran Lim Tao Liang

200m Freestyle (Girls)
3 Raeann Tan

1500m Freestyle (Boys)
1 Ritchie Oh Rui Zhi

Swimming (U16)
50m Backstroke (Girls)
1 Darra Quek Ting Yi

100m Backstroke (Girls)
1 Regine Goh Xuan Xuan
2 Darra Quek Ting Yi

200m Backstroke (Boys)
2 Nicholas Rachmadi

200m Backstroke (Girls)
2 Regine Goh Xuan Xuan
3 Darra Quek Ting Yi

50m Breaststroke (Boys)
1 Ng Jian Yan

50m Breaststroke (Girls)
1 Choo Yi Xuan

100m Breaststroke (Boys)
2 Ng Jian Yan
3 Ryan Lim Tao Yuan

100m Breaststroke (Girls)
1 Jasmine Tan
2 Choo Yi Xuan

200m Breaststroke (Boys)
1 Dynes Quek Yi Chen
3 Ryan Lim Tao Yuan

50m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Sarah Chue Wen Xin

100m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Sarah Chue Wen Xin

200m Freestyle (Girls)
1 Renee Wee Yu Ting

Swimming (U18)
50m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Aaron Shane Tan Wen

Table Tennis (U14)
Singles (Girls)
1 Lu Hua Yu
2 Jassy Tan Li Lin
3 Koh Jia Qi

Team (Girls)
1 Corissa Cheng Yoke Sum, Jassy Tan Li Lin, Koh Jia Qi, Lu Hua Yu

Table Tennis (U16)
Singles (Boys)
1 Andy Wong Yan Kai
2 Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun
3 Nicholas Chong Xin Le

Singles (Girls)
1 Eunice Lim Zoe
3 Tan Ker Hui

Doubles (Boys)
1 Andy Wong Yan Kai, Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun

Team (Boys)
1 Andy Wong Yan Kai, Jabez Mason Law Yong Jun, Nicholas Chong Xin Le

Team (Girls)
1 Eunice Lim Zoe, Lew Yen Lin, Tan Ker Hui

Table Tennis (U18)
Singles (Girls)
1 Tan Hui Li

Track and Field (U14)
100m (Boys)
3 Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli

100m (Girls)
3 Erza Irdina Abdul Latiff

200m (Boys)
1 Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

800m (Boys)
1 Brandon Norton

4x100m (Girls)
1 Erza Irdina Abdul Latiff, Nur Ria Isabelle Suhimi, Nurul Insyirah Mohamed Faisal, Zann Oh Shuyu

4x100m (Boys)
1 Chin Yi Yang, Lucas Lim Yi Liang, Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli, Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

4x400m (Boys)
1 Brandon Norton, Chin Yi Yang, Mohamed Haziq Mohamed Yazli, Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En

100m Hurdles
3 Rachel Cheong (Zhong Xinfang)

High Jump (Boys)
1 Chin Yi Yang
2 Andrew George Medina

High Jump (Girls)
2 Yasmeen Marie Lutfi

Track and Field (U16)
100m (Girls)
3 Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid

4x100m (Girls)
1 Diane Hilary Pragasam, Ismi Zakiah Kashful Anwar, Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid, Raine Oh Shuqin

4x100m (Boys)
2 Chong Wei Guan, Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil, Nur Syarin Zahari, Shawn Jong Tze Chean

4x400m (Boys) 
2 Chong Wei Guan, Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil, Mohamed Zulkhairi Putera Mohamed Zali, Shawn Jong Tze Chean

110m Hurdles
1 Chong Wei Guan

400m Hurdles
1 Shawn Jong Tze Chean

High Jump (Boys)
1 Chong Wei Kit
2 Muhammad Hazim Ismail

High Jump (Girls)
3 Cherlin Sia Jia Yi

Long Jump (Boys)
2 Raeshon Loo Wei Ming

Pole Vault (Girls)
1 Cherlin Sia Jia Yi

Triple Jump
2 Arfan Azhar

Track and Field (U18)
100m Hurdles (Girls)
2 Nur Izlyn Zaini

110m Hurdles (Boys)
3 Jay Choo Zhan Xian

High Jump (Boys)
1 Ryan Teo Tze Jun

Long Jump (Boys)
3 Gary Wee Wei Zong

Octathlon
2 Kang Jun Jie

Football (U16)
Quarter-Finalists


What's Next After Rio 2016
Lessons From The Champions

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Additional reporting by Desmond Tan
General Manager, Badminton Academy

Posted: 15 September 2016


What do you aim for when you have achieved your target of representing Singapore at the Olympic Games? For badminton alumna Liang Xiao Yu, it’s to qualify for the next Olympic Games as a seeded player. 

The Olympic debutant was invited by Singapore Sports School to share with student-athletes and staff her takeaways from Rio 2016 and her determination to outclass herself was evident as one of her “Lessons From The Champions”.

“Every training session is important. You have to take training seriously. I have already started on working towards becoming a seeded player at Tokyo 2020. There is no time to lose,” said the 20-year-old shuttler, barely a week after she returned from Brazil.

A high-ranked player entering the Olympic Games will enjoy the advantage of not being drawn together with another high-ranked player in the early Round Robin stage. Playing a lower-ranked player will also provide more opportunities to get used to the playing conditions, for example, the draft, lighting and crowd. Following victory in the Round Robin stage, the player will then proceed to the Knock Out round to vie for the gold medal. 

Determination is Xiao Yu’s forte. During her secondary school days, she would be the one who trained the hardest. Xiao Yu running around the Sports School was a common sight as she recognised the need for more stamina. Even on a day-off, Xiao Yu returned to the Sports School to use its Strength and Conditioning Centre.

“I need more power, and it has to come from a stronger upper body,” she explained.

Badminton Senior Coach Kevin Lim said he saw fire in Xiao Yu’s eyes when she was on court in Rio.

“Xiao Yu chased every shuttle. She had to move quickly and stretch far to reach some of the shots. Even when she was trailing, every point mattered to her. She did not give up. I could see there was a great desire in her to do her best, make Singapore proud. There was strength in her determination,” said Coach Kevin.

Xiao Yu, who has an Olympic ranking of 21, humbly said her journey to the Olympic Games was possible only because she had the support of many people who encouraged her every step of the way – her parents who recognised her ability to play badminton and her desire to be at the top of her game, Sports School Badminton Academy General Manager Desmond Tan, Sports School coaches and teachers, the athlete-friendly School-Within-A-School programme that wrapped studies around her sport which gave her the opportunity to train with the Singapore national team during the day, Singapore Badminton Association, Sport Singapore and Singapore National Olympic Council.

“Sports School played a major part in my development. I want to thank everyone who played a key role in helping me fulfill my Olympic  dream,” said Xiao Yu.

Sharing the stage with Xiao Yu was International Baccalaureate Year 5 student-athlete Debbie Soh Li Fei, who had been in Rio for the synchronised swimming Olympic Games qualifiers in March 2016. She shared what it means to have the Champion’s Mindset.


Winners Put Others Before Sefl
Singapore Sports School Roar Award

Posted: 15 September 2016

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Erasmus (left) and Putra (right)

Resilience, sportsmanship and service led the way to three student-athletes being presented with the Singapore Sports School’s Roar Award on 30 August 2016.

Swimmer Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing cut his knee while warming up for the 1,500m Freestyle final at the 8th Asean School Games in Chiangmai, Thailand, in July. The open wound required 13 stitches. But when the race started with the doctor’s blessings, he put away his attention on the pain and focused only on his 30-lap swim. He won a bronze medal.

“I wasn’t swimming as Erasmus Ang; I was swimming as a competitor from Singapore. Modern Singapore has overcome many difficulties and threats to its sovereignty, and is now a respected world-class nation. I wasn’t going to let a cut in the knee cast any doubts on our country’s resilience. I had to swim no matter what. I think it was the need not to fail that spurred me on to win the bronze medal,” said Erasmus of his 17min 31s swim. 

Nicholas Rachmadi was recognised for his show of sportsmanship. At the 19th Thailand Sports School Games in July, Nicholas touched the wall third in the 100m backstroke, but was named the silver medallist after officials penalised second-place finisher Parvin Rajendran from Malaysia for swimming in the wrong lane. Nicholas felt that Parvin had beaten him squarely, and he gave him his silver medal.

For footballer Putra Anugerah Sahrin, it was literally a case of “he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother” when he piggy-backed fellow footballer Marc Ryan Tan Wei Ming, who was hobbling on crutches, to Palm Valley at Singapore Botanic Gardens for the School’s National Day Observance Ceremony. 

The Sports School’s Roar Awards recognise student-athletes for their outstanding display of respect, integrity, responsibility, excellence, resilience and sportsmanship. Bowler James Stuart Lowe Heng Leong, gymnasts Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling and Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling were Term 3’s other nominees.

Celeste Wins 2 Medals In Indonesia
2nd Jogjakarta Open Synchronised Swimming Championships

Posted: 16 August 2016   

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Photo by Jonathan Wan

Celeste Ferrao Wan did Singapore Sports School proud as she won two medals at the 2nd Jogjakarta Open Synchronised Swimming Championships from 28 to 30 July.

The Secondary 1 student-athlete represented Singapore to claim gold and silver in the Team and Duet events respectively.

Even more impressive was that it was Celeste’s first time doing a Duet and Team event in the 13-15 age group.
“I am happy with the results as it was my first time breaking the 65 point mark. I also learnt a lot about sportsmanship as the people there were very friendly and encouraging," Celeste said.


Sports School Does Well In Thailand
8th ASEAN School Games

Posted: 16 August 2016   

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Photo by Melvyn Ang

Student-athletes from Singapore Sports School took part in the 8th ASEAN Schools Games in Thailand where they clinched 2 golds, 2 silvers and 7 bronze medals.

Maximillian Ang Wei was Sports School’s top performer as he clinched gold medals in the Boys 400m and 200m Individual Medleys.

Tia Louise Rosario and Celeste Goh Jia Rui also performed admirably, as both girls won 1 silver and 1 bronze medal each over the 5-day competition from 23 to 27 July.

Tia won a silver in the Girls Long Jump and a bronze in the Girls 100m hurdles, while Celeste’s silver came in the Girls 400m Hurdles to go alongside the bronze medal she won in the Girls 4x400m Relay.

RESULTS
Badminton
Doubles (Girls)
3 Crystal Wong Jia Ying, Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann

Doubles (Mixed)
3 Crystal Wong Jia Ying

Singles (Girls)
3 Lim Ming Hui

Team (Boys)
3 Lee Wei Hong, Royston Loh Keng Yin, Teh Jia Heng, Ting Hock Yu, Toh Han Zhuo

Team (Girls)
3 Bernice Lim Zhi Rui, Crystal Wong Jia Ying, Cheah Wen Jun, Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann, Lim Ming Hui, Nur Insyurah Khan Binte Abdul Hamid Khan, Si To Jia Rong

Gymnastics
Team (Boys)
3 Lim Jun Yi, Lincoln Forest Liqht Man

Swimming
4x100m Freestyle Relay (Boys)
3 Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing, James Immanuel Koh Tze An

800m Freestyle (Girls)
3 Ervina Lim Qian Hui

1500m Freestyle (Boys)
3 Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing

4x100m Medley Relay (Boys)
3 James Immanuel Koh Tze An

200m Individual Medley (Boys)
1 Maximillian Ang Wei

400m Individual Medley (Boys)
1 Maximillian Ang Wei

Track and Field
Long Jump (Girls)
2 Tia Louise Rozario

100m Hurdles (Girls)
3 Tia Louise Rozario

4x400m Relay (Girls)
3 Celeste Goh Jia Rui

400m Hurdles (Girls)
2 Celeste Goh Jia Rui

SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES
Badminton
Bernice Lim Zhi Rui
Cheah Wen Jun
Crystal Wong Jia Ying 
Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann
Lee Wei Hong
Lim Ming Hui
Nur Insyirah Khan Binte Abdul Hamid Khan
Royston Loh Keng Yin
Si To Jia Rong
Teh Jia Heng 
Ting Hock Yu
Toh Han Zhuo

Golf
Andre Chong Wei Zer
Callista Chen Wan Qing
Louis Tee Jun Jie
Tommy Tan Xuan Hao

Gymnastics
Kaeson Lim Jun Yi 
Lincoln Forest Liqht Man

Swimming
Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing 
Ervina Lim Qian Hui
James Immanuel Koh Tze An
Luke Tan Yu Yang
Maximillian Ang Wei

Track and Field
Addeen Idzni Binte Imran
Celeste Goh Jia Rui
Tia Louise Rozario


Celebrating Champions
2016 Singapore Sports Awards

Posted: 15 July 2016  

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Past and present student-athletes and one staff from Singapore Sports School strode up the stage 66 times to receive the Singapore Sports Awards on 23 June 2016 – the majority of who had won gold medals at the 28th Southeast Asian Games on home soil in 2015.

New Hui Fen, Kimberly Lim Wei Yan and Shelby Lian Koh were the big winners at Raffles City Convention Centre after they took home the top prizes in the Team of the Year category.

Bowling alumnus Hui Fen won her second consecutive Team of the Year (Event) award after partnering Shayna Ng and Cherie Tan to win silver in the Bowling Trios Team event at the 2015 World Women’s Championships. She also won the Meritorious Awards (Individual) and Meritorious Awards (Event) prizes as a member of the Women’s Trios team at the Asian Bowling Championship and Women’s Team at the World Women’s Championship, together with fellow alumni Daphne Tan Shi Jing and Jazreel Tan Shi Hua.

Meanwhile, Kimberly and Shelby, along with the National Netball Squad, were recognised in the Team of the Year (Team Sport) category after winning the gold medal in the netball tournament at the 28th Sea Games. Like Hui Fen, this is also Kimberly’s second straight year winning the award.

Additionally, Shooting Coach and Range Executive Nigel Lim Swee Hon was presented a Meritorious Award for winning the 50m Free Pistol Men’s Team gold medal in shooting at the 28th Sea Games.

SINGAPORE SPORTS AWARDS WINNERS
Team of the Year (Event)
Bowling Trios Team (2015 World Women’s Championships)
New Hui Fen

Team of the Year (Team Sport)
Netball Team (28th Sea Games)
Kimberly Lim Wei Yan
Shelby Lian Koh

Meritorious Awards – Sportsboy/ Sportsgirl (Individual)
Fencing
Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier
Neville Lim Woon Juin
Ryan Ong Ren An

Pencak Silat
Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin

Track and Field
Veronica Shanti Pereira

Meritorious Awards – Sportsboy/ Sportsgirl (Event)
Gymnastics: Women’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Zeng Qiyan

Shooting: 10m Air Rifle Women’s Team (ISSF Junior Cup)
Adele Tan Qian Xiu
Ho Xiu Yi
Martina Lindsay P Veloso

Meritorious Awards (Individual)
Bowling
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
New Hui Fen

Pencak Silat
Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Rahman
Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma’en
Nurul Suhaila Mohd Saiful

Swimming
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Roanne Ho Ru’en
Tao Li

Waterski and Wakeboard
Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Meritorious Awards (Event)
Badminton: Girls’ Doubles (Asia Youth Championship)
Crystal Wong Jia Ying
Yeo Jiamin

Bowling: Women’s Trios (Asian Bowling Championship)
New Hui Fen

Bowling: Women’s Team (World Women’s Championship)
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua 
New Hui Fen

Bowling: Men’s Doubles (28th Sea Games)
Howard Saw Hui-Zhe
Keith Saw Hui-Xun

Bowling: Women’s Trios (28th Sea Games)
Bernice Lim Hui Ying

Fencing: Foil Women’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Gymnastics: Women’s Rhythmic (28th Sea Games)
Edlyn Ho Zen Yee

Pencak Silat: Artistic Male Doubles (16th World Pencak Silat Championship)
Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin

Pencak Silat: Artistic Female Team (16th World Pencak Silat Championship)
Nur Fazlin Juma’en
Nur Shafiqa Sheik Alau’ddin
Nurul Khairunnisa Azlani

Pencak Silat: Artistic Male Team (16th World Pencak Silat Championship)
Hamillatu Arash Juffrie
Muhammad Haziq Zainal Abidin

Sailing: Female Fleet Racing Keelboat (28th Sea Games)
Daniella Ng Hui Min
Jovina Choo Bei Fen

Sailing: Mixed Nacra 17 Fleet (ISAF Sailing World Cup)
Denise Lim Kexin

Sailing: Men’s 470 (28th Sea Games)
Darren Choy Wong Loong

Sailing: Women’s Skiff 49er (28th Sea Games)
Griselda Khng

Shooting: 10m Air Rifle Women’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Martina Lindsay P Veloso

Shooting: 50m Free Pistol Men’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff)

Swimming: Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Clement Lim Yong’En

Swimming: Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Hoong En Qi

Swimming: Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Clement Lim Yong’En

Swimming: Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Roanne Ho Ru’en
Tao Li

Swimming: Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Pang Sheng Jun

Swimming: Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Team (28th Sea Games)
Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

Synchronised Swimming: Team Routine (28th Sea Games)
Crystal Yap Yu Hui
Debbie Soh Li Fei
Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui
Lee Mei Shuang
Natalie Chen Mei Qing
Stephanie Chen Mei Qi

Table Tennis: Men’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu

Table Tennis: Women’s Team (20th Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship)
Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin
Yee Herng Hwee
Zhang Wanling

Table Tennis: Women’s Team (28th Sea Games)
Isabelle Li Siyun


Debbie's Double Delight
National Schools Synchronised Swimming Championships

Posted: 15 July 2016
 

Post-secondary student-athlete Debbie Soh Lifei won two gold medals at the National Schools Synchronised Swimming Championships on 2 July 2016.

The 17-year-old recorded a score of 73.6 to beat Singapore Sports School teammate Gwyneth Goh Xiao Wei and clinch the “A” Division Solo title at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex. Both girls later teamed up to win the Duet crown with a score of 73.06.

“Gwyneth is not my usual Duet partner, and we had only three weeks or so to polish our routine. I’m happy with the win as it is also the highest score I have ever made with Gwyneth,” said Debbie. 

RESULTS
‘A’ Division
Solo Event
1 Debbie Soh Lifei
2 Gwyneth Goh Xiao Wei

Duet Event
1 Debbie Soh Lifei and Gwyneth Goh Xiao Wei


Proof That Sports And Studies Can Mix
2016 May IBDP Examination Results

Posted: 15 July 2016


To give up their sport dreams and hole up to prepare for the IBDP November 2015 Examination or defer the completion of their pre-university education by six months was not a difficult decision that synchronised swimmer Natalie Chen Mei Qing and netballer Avelyn Leong Kit Yan had to make.

Natalie was looking forward to performing as part of Team Singapore at the Southeast Asian Games for the second time, while Avelyn was in the running to represent Singapore at the 2015 Asian Youth Netball Championship. Both were also confident that their teachers at Singapore Sports School would help them to catch up on their studies after their competitions were over.

Both girls fulfilled their dreams with Natalie winning two gold medals at the Singapore 2015 Sea Games last June and Avelyn returning with a bronze medal from Hongkong in December. They were also all smiles when they received their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Examination results on 6 July 2016 – Avelyn scored 40 points out of a possible 45, and Natalie was just 1 point shy from a perfect score. Avelyn and Natalie are the only two student-athletes from Sports School who sat for the May 2016 examination.

“I knew that I would be missing lots of lessons due to my hectic Sea Games training regime. As such, I chose to defer my examination as that would give me the flexibility to pursue excellence in both sports and studies,” said Natalie, who, at 14 years old, won 1 silver and 1 bronze medal at the Jakarta 2011 Sea Games.

“My teachers were very caring and made extra effort to have consultations with me to help me catch up on the lessons I missed. I was very confident that this was the best programme for me. I would not have been able to score 44 points without the kind of support that I was given. I am grateful to the Sports School for this,” added Natalie.

Avelyn, too, credited her good results to the strong support from the academic staff at the Sports School.

“The resources we have at Sports School are tremendous and I trusted the system enough to take the risk. It is not easy to juggle sports and studies and we managed to only because we had a team of dedicated teachers to guide and encourage us,” said Avelyn.

Besides contributing to the 2015 Asian Youth Netball Championship bronze medal, Avelyn was also part of the team that finished runners-up at the 2015 Netball Super League.

Seven in 10 of Sports School’s first cohort of student-athletes who sat for the IBDP Examination in November 2015 achieved 40 points and more. Among them were netball player Deborah Wong Weng Ee, who at 17 years old in 2014, was selected for the National U21 netball team; Bernard Ong Soon Yang who represented Singapore at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games; and Daphne Oh Xin Yi, President of the Student’s Council, who won the 2015 Australia National Youth Cup Ladies’ division and 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the 2015 Australia National Youth Challenge to help the Sports School win the Overall Women’s Team trophy.

In June 2015, Sports School signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Baccalaureate Organization and World Academy of Sport, allowing selected student-athletes in high performance sport up to four years to complete their post-secondary IBDP. Seven student-athletes who started on this post-secondary programme on 4 January 2016 have opted for the longer pathway – three on the 4-year track and four on the 3-year track.


Sports School Duo Headed To Hawaii
Singapore National Swimming Championships 

Posted: 15 July 2016


Singapore Sports School will have two representatives at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships after Maximillian Ang Wei and Ryan Wee Wei Hao met the “A” qualifying marks at the Singapore National Swimming Championships.

Maximillian will be swimming in the 400m Individual Medley after clocking a personal best time of 4:33.26s to secure his spot. He will also be competing in the 200m IM.

“I am very excited and looking forward to the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. I am especially keen to see how I will fare against my peers from the region,” said Maximillian.

Meanwhile, post-secondary student-athlete Ryan will also be racing in two events at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships. He booked his ticket to Hawaii after clocking in a personal best time of 4:07.11s in the 200m Freestyle. His time was good enough to see him qualify for the 4x200m Freestyle Relay as well.

Singapore last sent swimmers to the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championship, an U18 swim meet, in 2005. All members of that 11-strong contingent, which included Sports School alumnus Ho Shu Yong, went on to represent Singapore at various multi-sport Games.

The Singapore National Swimming Championships was also a good meet for post-secondary student-athlete Benedict Boon Ji Chao. He was presented with the Most Valuable Swimmer Award after winning the 200m Freestyle and 400m Freestyle events on top of his two bronze medals from the 50m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle races. 

Altogether, 36 swimmers from the Sports School won 4 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals, while setting 73 personal best times and 2 school records at the OCBC Aquatic Centre from 24 to 26 June 2016.

RESULTS
Female Category
200m Butterfly
Chin Khar Yi

400m Freestyle
3 Ervina Lim Qianhui

800m Freestyle
2 Ervina Lim Qianhui

Male Category
50m Backstroke
3 Malcolm Low Wei Yang

200m Backstroke
2 Malcolm Low Wei Yang

50m Freestyle
3 Benedict Boon Ji Chao

100m Freestyle
3 Benedict Boon Ji Chao

200m Freestyle
1 Benedict Boon Ji Chao

400m Freestyle
1 Benedict Boon Ji Chao
2 Oh Yao Jie

1500m Freestyle
1 Oh Yao Jie

50m Butterfly
3 Oh Yao Jie

200m Individual Medley
2 Malcolm Low Wei Yang

400m Individual Medley
1 Maximillian Ang Wei
3 Malcolm Low Wei Yang


4 Receive Prestigious HPU18 Award
Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 June 2016


Four student-athletes from Singapore Sports School received the prestigious High Performance U18 category award of the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship at ITE College East on 20 May 2016. They are Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Ho Xiu Yi.

This is the third year in a row that Debbie and Ethan have received the HPU18 Award, as well as Amita’s second consecutive award. This is also Xiu Yi’s third award from the Foundation, and first in the HPU18 category, having won the Secondary School category award in 2015 and 2014.

Altogether, 36 student-athletes from the Sports School received scholarships, of which 16 are first-time recipients. Gymnasts Lincoln Forest Liqht Man and Kaeson Lim Junyi, and bowler Nu’man Syahmi Yusri received their fourth award in the Secondary School category since 2013.

Fencer Amita first came to prominence after winning the 2013 H2020 East Interzone Foil Minime (Girls U15) and the 2013 Challenge Wratislavia (Girls U13). Her biggest accolade so far has been her two gold medals at the 2016 Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships at Manama, Bahrain, where she triumphed in the Women's Cadet Foil Individual and Team events.

Shooter Xiu Yi’s achievements include a second-place finish in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Team event at the 2015 ISSF Junior Cup, as well as a silver in the Women’s Junior 10m Air Rifle Individual event at the 2015 Asian Shooting Championships.

Ethan, meanwhile, has participated in the 2015 South East Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships where he won 2 silvers in the Junior Boys Doubles and Junior Boys Team events. He also won a silver at the 2014 Southeast Asian Table Tennis Championships Men’s Team event as well as a bronze in the Doubles event.

Debbie too has built a strong resume thanks to her 3 gold medals at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games and participation at the 2013 and 2015 FINA World Championships.

AWARD RECIPIENTS
High Performance U18
Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier (Fencing), 2nd award
Debbie Soh Li Fei (Synchronised Swimming), 3rd award
Ethan Poh Shao Feng (Table Tennis), 3rd award
Ho Xiu Yi (Shooting), 3rd award – twice in Secondary School category 

Tertiary
Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Shooting), 3rd award
Gladys Wong Yan Lin (Wushu), 1st award
Louis Tee Jun Jie (Golf), 1st award
Merilyn Cheong Jia Ping (Netball), 2nd award
Ong Yong Qing (Shooting), 1st award

Secondary School
Addeen Idzni Imran (Track and Field), 2nd award
Amirah Sahrin (Pencak Silat), 1st award
Ang Jia Yu (Netball), 1st award
Avryl Tan Ying (Rhythmic Gymnastics), 3rd award
Brant Tan Jun Rong (Football), 1st award
Brian Koh Shao Yang (Fencing), 2nd award
Fernel Tan Qian Ni (Shooting), 1st award
Gabriel Lim Kea Seng (Shooting), 3rd award
Gaddiel Lim Kang Seng (Shooting), 1st award
Hew Yun Ting (Shooting), 1st award
Kaeson Lim Junyi (Artistic Gymnastics), 4th award
Lee Kar Moon (Fencing), 2nd award
Lincoln Forest Liqht Man (Artistic Gymnastics), 4th award
Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn, (Rhythmic Gymnastics), 3rd award
Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil (Track and Field), 1st award
Muhamad Nurshahilman Noradee (Track and Field), 1st award
Muhammad Izzat Junaidie (Shooting), 1st award
Niq Harraz Hamizun Shah (Football), 1st award
Nizar Syafiq Ismadi (Football), 2nd award
Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid (Track and Field), 3rd award
Nu’man Syahmi Yusri (Bowling), 4th award
Nur Syarin Zahari (Track and Field), 1st award
Ryan Dayne Phang (Shooting) 1st award
Sharifah Syafira Putri Syed Osman (Shooting), 1st award
Tan Sin Yu (Badminton), 3rd award
Terrence Ng Shu Hao (Shooting), 2nd award
Veralyn Tan Chou Xin (Fencing), 2nd award


A Dozen Reasons To Cheer

Singapore Sports Awards


Posted: 15 June 2016



Twelve past and present Singapore Sports School student-athletes are in the running for four Singapore Sports Awards that will be presented on 23 June 2016. A total of 11 awards will be handed out at the presentation ceremony to be held at Raffles City Convention Centre.

NOMINATIONS
Sportsboy of the Year
Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin (Pencak Silat)

Sportsgirl of the Year
Veronica Shanti Pereira (Track and Field)

Team of the Year (Event)
New Hui Fen (Bowling – Trios at 2015 World Women’s Championships) with Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng
Pang Sheng Jun (Swimming – 4x200m Freestyle at Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games) with Danny Yeo, Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen
Crystal Yap Yu Hui, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, Lee Mei Shuang, Natalie Chen Mei Qing and Stephanie Chen Mei Qi (Synchronised Swimming  – Team at Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games) with Carolyn Rayna Buckle, Geraldine Chew,Miya Yong, Nadine Khor, Shona Lim and Tay Aik Fen

Sportsboy/ Sportsgirl Team of the Year (Event)
Crystal Wong Jia Ying and Yeo Jia Min (Badminton – Doubles, Asia Youth U17 Championships)


Achievement Unlocked
Singapore Sports School Achievement Scholarship

Posted: 15 June 2016

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From left: Diane Hilary Pragasam, Cheyenne Rae Howard, Principal Tan Teck Hock, Veralyn Tan Chou Xin and Xavier Teo Jun Hao.
Not in picture: Jasmine Tan Hui Fen who was competing at the Asian Schools Swimming Championships in Palembang, Indonesia.

Five Secondary 3 student-athletes have been awarded the inaugural Singapore Sports School Achievement Scholarship. They are Xavier Teo Jun Hao (Bowling), Veralyn Tan Chou Xin (Fencing), Cheyenne Rae Howard (Netball), Jasmine Tan Hui Fen (Swimming) and Diane Hilary Pragasam (Track and Field). The Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by Singapore Totalisator Board and Singapore Pools, recognises student-athletes who were not chosen for the Admission Scholarship at Secondary 1 but has put in hard work and dedication, and excelled in their sport during their first two years in the Sports School.


Max, Well Swum
2016 Asian Schools Swimming Championships

Leonard Lim
Coach, Swimming Academy

Posted: 15 June 2016


Four of our seven swimmers who represented Singapore at the 4th Asian Schools Swimming Championships in Palembang, Indonesia, returned with medals – Maximillian Ang Wei being our best performer with a haul of 2 golds and a silver.

Maximillian achieved personal best times in his medal performances in the 400m Individual Medley (gold, 4:34.91s), 200m IM (gold, 2:07.76s) and 200m Breaststroke (silver, 2:22.28s).

Wong Jun Bin also did well to win the 400m Freestyle gold medal and 1,500m Freestyle silver medal. Chin Khar Yi and Sarah Chue Wen Xin were part of the 4x100m Medley Relay that won the bronze medal.

Sarah, Jasmine Tan Hui Fen and Ervina Lim Qian Hui also improved on their personal best times – Sarah in the 100m Freestyle, in which she went under the one minute mark, Jasmine in the 100m Breaststroke where she achieved personal best times in the Heats, and then the Final; Ervina also went faster in her final with a time of 2:12.13s. 

Altogether, 29 swimmers from Singapore took part in the meet in Palembang, Indonesia, from 24 to 31 May 2016. Participation has boosted the confidence level of all our swimmers, in particular rookies Sarah and Luke Tan Yu Yang. 
 
RESULTS
Chin Khar Yi
50m Butterfly (PB – 29.52s)
Heats 29.68s
Final 29.55s (7th)

100m Butterfly
Heats 1:05.74s
Final 1:04.81s (5th)

200m Butterfly (PB – 2:22.47s)
Heats 2:28.00s
Final 2:23.92s (5th)

Ervina Lim Qian Hui
200m Freestyle (PB – 2:12.42s)
Heats 2:14.42s
Final 2:12.13s – PB (7th)

400m Freestyle (PB – 4.37.00s)
Heats 4:42.10s
Final 4:41.45s (5th)

Jasmine Tan Hui Fen
100m Breaststroke (PB – 1.18.74s)
Heats 1:17.84s – PB
Final 1:16.74s – PB (7th)

200m Breaststroke (PB – 2.45.23s)
Heats 2:48.65s
Final 2:52.50s (8th)

Luke Tan Yu Yang
400m Freestyle (PB – 4.16.71s)
Heats 4.21.37s (11th)

Maximillian Ang Wei
100m Backstroke (PB – 1.01.09s)
Heats 1:02.21s (9th)

100m Breaststroke (PB – 1.06.88s)
Heats 1:12.34s (12th)

200m Breaststroke (PB – 2:24.80s)
Heats 2:27.37s
Final 2:22.28s – PB (2nd)

200m Individual Medley (PB – 2.09.96s)
Heats 2:11.06s
Final 2:07.76s – PB (1st)

400m Individual Medley (PB – 4.36.68s)
Heats 4:43.90s
Final 4:34.91s – PB (1st)

Sarah Chue Wen Xin
100m Freestyle (PB – 1.00.45s)
Heats 1:00.56s
Final 59.67s – PB (5th)

Wong Jun Bin
100m Butterfly (PB – 57.07s)
Heats 58.44s
Final 58.88s (7th)

200m Freestyle (PB – 1:55.73s)
Heats 1:59.38s
Final 1:59.25s (4th)

400m Freestyle (PB – 4.05.05s)
Heats 4:10.75s
Final 4:06.25s (1st)

1500m Freestyle (PB – 16.13.82s)
Final 16:25.94s (2nd)

RELAY RESULTS (Names in bold are student-athletes from Singapore Sports School)
4x200m Freestyle , 8:56.98s (4th)
Tan Lee Shuen
Ervina Lim Qian Hui
Jasmine Tan Hui Fen
Sarah Chue Wen Xin

4x200m Freestyle , 8:01.04s (4th)
Tan Kuan Ee
Wong Jun Bin
Timothy Tan
Samuel Tang

4x100m Freestyle , 4:05.88s (4th)
Sarah Chue Wen Xin (1:00.45 – PB)
Tan Lee Shuen
Sarah Lai
Rachel Loo

4x100m Medley Relay , 4:28.19s (3rd)
Megan Ng (Backstroke)
Jade Lim (Breaststroke)
Chin Khar Yi (Butterfly)
Sarah Chue Wen Xin  (Freestyle)

Swimmers, Coaches Learn Improvement Methods
SingaporeSwimming Junior Swimming Development Camp

Leonard Lim
Coach, Swimming Academy  

Posted: 15 June 2016


Four student-athletes had the opportunity to train with the “big boys” when they participated in Singapore Swimming Association’s Junior Swimming Development Camp from 1 to 4 June 2016.

Ervina Lim Qian Hui, Maximillian Ang Wei, Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing and post-secondary Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management student-athlete Ryan Wee Wei Hao were among 20 swimmers aged 13 to 18 from five swimming clubs to experience the National Training Centre set-up. The top 10 male and top 10 female swimmers were selected, based on ranking scores determined by the average of their three best performances at the 2016 National Age-Group Championships in FINA points-Olympic events only.

They underwent pool training sessions led by national assistant coach Gary Tan and National Youth Sports Institute Head Coach for Swimming Leonard Tan Jin, workshops on nutrition, sport psychology and recovery techniques.

Ten club coaches, including myself, were also chosen for the camp where we learnt new coaching methods. The camp at OCBC Aquatic Centre was a collaboration between SingaporeSwimming and NYSI.

 
Swimmer Today, Underwater Hockey Player Tomorrow
19th CMAS Underwater Hockey World Championships

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 April 2016


Sheena Soh often gets puzzled looks from her former Singapore Sports School classmates when she says she now plays underwater hockey.

While some confused expressions may be stemming from her unique sporting choice, the raised eyebrows are largely because Sheena is more often associated with another activity she competed in her teens – swimming.

Indeed, Sheena, who was part of the Sports School’s pioneer batch, swam at various international swimming meets before circumstances led to her playing underwater hockey while studying in Australia.

Moreover, she excelled in her new sport enough to represent Singapore at the 2016 CMAS Underwater Hockey World Championships in South Africa from 25 March to 2 April where they finished 11th out of 13 teams. 

Yet Sheena’s story is not an uncommon one as there are other alumni who have made strides in a sport different from the one they practiced while studying at the Sports School.

Two others who have mirrored Sheena are Teh May Yong and Larry Ng Choon Yeow.

May Yong was a member of Sports School’s Track and Field Academy before she picked up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She, too, has achieved considerable success in her new sport as evidenced by her silver medal at the World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in June 2015.

Larry is another alumnus who has represented Singapore in a different sport. The former badminton player has now shifted his focus to weightlifting where he recently represented Singapore in the 2015 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in December 2015.

 

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Swimmer Phiangkwan strikes gold at 4th ASEAN School Games. She represents Singapore Sports School.

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The 4th ASEAN Schools Games is held in Surabaya, Indonesia. The highlight of the second day of competition was the 200m Individual Medley for women, which 16-year-old Thai national swimmer Phiangkwan Pawapotako competed, representing Singapore Sports School. As expected, Phiangkwan has improved markedly after studying and training at Singapore Sports School for almost two years now.

She was the first swimmer to win a gold medal in the swimming pool with a time of 2:18.40s in the 200m IM. She broke the record held by Nattanan Chankrajang (Umm), of Thailand, at the Sea Games last year. Phiangkwan bettered Umm's time by 0.35s.

Phiangkwan said: "When I was receiving the gold medal, I wanted to sing the Thai national anthem... But never mind, I can do it for my parents privately. I am very happy to have broken the record."
 
Phiangkwan, who is on a four-year Singapore Government scholarship, had won a bronze medal last year.

Well Done and thank you Tao Li!
Victory ceremony for Women's 50m Butterfly.
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PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Advanced Learn To Swim Programme

Singapore Sports School conducts a swimming programme for selected primary school pupils. The programme enrols competent swimmers to enhance their ability through refining their strokes and technique. One of the requisites for enrolment is the ability to swim 800m continuously.

Learn To Swim Programme

The Swimming Academy welcomes competitive swimmers to join us for training. Primary school students currently training and participating in competitions may be considered.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

Fina World Cup

Eighty per cent of our Swimming Academy student-athletes have competed at the FINA World Cup. The FINA World Cup attracts world-class swimmers such as Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu. Sports School swimmers competing in the open competition are exposed to swimming against rivals at the elite level which stretches their potential.

South East Asian Swimming Championships

 

Singapore National Swimming Championships

 

Singapore National Age-Group Championships

 

Special Programmes

High-Altitude Training Camp

Sports School’s Swimming Academy organises a high-altitude training camp which is designed to improve student-athletes’ fitness level. Thirty selected swimmers participate in the three-week overseas programme where they undergo training at high altitude. Aspects of sport science such as nutrition, recovery and injury prevention and incorporated into the training to cultivate knowing sportsmen. The training camp is set in an environment which allows for quicker recovery between sessions. Swimming sessions are skilfully planned to cater to the swimmers’ acclimatisation phase and ability. Being able to adapt quickly to the high altitude conditions will further the benefits of the training programme.

Ulsan Sports Science Secondary School Sports Exchange

 

STAFF

Ng Kok Wei-Sports-23Feb16.jpg Ng Kok Wei
Senior General Manager /
Discipline Master
See Puay Kheng-Sports-23Feb16.jpg See Puay Kheng
Head Coach