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OVERVIEW

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Since 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, Japan and South Korea 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 three other individual programmes – Diving, Water Polo and Artistic Swimming – who have attained notable achievements.


Admissions
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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 109 national representatives who have represented the country in the open category.

2019 Year of Induction Rachel Thean Rae Sze (Artistic Swimming), Goh Wen Zhe (Water Polo)

2018 Year of Induction Liam Chan 

2017 Year of Induction Clydi Chan, Miya Yong Hsing (Artistic Swimming)

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 (Artistic 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

2018 – 21st Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast, Australia): Roanne Ho Ru En (Women's 50m Breaststroke  8th)

2018  18th Asian Games (Jakarta Palembang): Amanda Lim Xiang QiRoanne Ho Ru En (Women's 50m Breaststroke 2nd), Pang Sheng Jun, Hoong En Qi (Men's 4x100m Medley Relay  3rd), Chantal Liew Li-ShanDebbie Soh Li Fei and Ariel Sng Kai Lin (Duet Free  7th and Duet Technical  7th, Team Free  7th and Team Technical  7th)

2018  Youth Olympics Games (Brazil): Maximillian Ang Wei (Men's 200m Breaststroke  7th)

2017 – 29th Southeast Asian Games (Kuala Lumpur):  Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Women's 50m Freestyle  1st; Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay 1st), Roanne Ho Ru En (Women's 50m Breaststroke  1st), Pang Sheng Jun (Men's 200m IM  2nd; Men's 400m IM  3rd; Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay  1st), Hoong En Qi (Women's 4x100m Medley Relay  1st) , Chantal Liew Li-Shan (10km Open Water  2nd); Eramus Ang, Chin Khar Yi (10km Open Water); Ariel Sng Kai Lin, Debbie Soh Li Fei and Miya Yong Hsing (Artistic Swimming)

2016 – Nil

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), Fong Kay Yian (Silver Medal Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard (with Ashlee Tan Yi Xuan); Bronze Medal – Women's 3m Springboard), Hoong En Qi(Gold Medal – Women's 4x100m Freestyle), 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)

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), Fong Kay Yian (Bronze  Medal – Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard (with Myra Lee Jia Wen))

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), Fong Kay Yian (7th – Women's 3m Synchronised Springboard)

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)

 

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Silver Finish For Duo At World Cup
2018 FINA Swimming World Cup, Singapore Leg

Posted: 14 December 2018

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Mixed 4x50m Medley Relay silver medallists, Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (first from right) and
Roanne Ho Ru'En (second from right). Picture by Singapore Swimming Association.

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi was part of two silver-medal winning teams at the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup, Singapore Leg, from 15 to 17 November 2018. The Singapore Sports School alumnus claimed her first medal of the meet in the Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay on 16 November, and the second in the Mixed 4x50m Medley Relay a day after.

Roanne Ho Ru’En, also a former Sports School swimmer, swam in the breaststroke leg in the Medley Relay before Amanda rounded up the relay in 1:42.21s. Singapore were unable to surpass Australia in both events.

Breaststroke specialist Roanne performed well to finish fourth in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke final, missing out on the bronze medal by 0.13s.



International Experience Brings Development Opportunities
Overseas Training Camps

Posted: 14 December 2018

While most Singaporean children enjoy a holiday abroad during their year-end holidays, Singapore Sports School student-athletes also travel overseas, some to China, Japan, South Korea and Taipei; others to Thailand and even Australia and the United States – but all for a different reason. Student-athletes have opportunities to train and spar with their foreign counterparts to stretch themselves in their sport development.

Football
Sports School’s partnership with football academy Omiya Ardija provides a chance for selected student-athletes to train with age-group players from the Japanese club and experience a different style of football so as to raise the quality of their game. Omiya’s professional senior team plays in the J2.League. Each year, up to four Football Academy student-athletes have an opportunity to train with Omiya for a maximum of one month. From 2 to 12 December 2018, Amir Syafiz Abdul Rashid (Secondary 2), Iman Hakim Ibrahim, Muhammad Ryaan Sanizal (Secondary 4) and Ong Yu En (Secondary 3) made their way to Omiya for their Japan experience.

For 10 days, they trained with the Japanese players, refining their skills and technical ability. Their fitness was put to the test as they were pushed by the faster and fitter footballers from Omiya.


Ice Skating
Ice skaters Pagiel Sng Yie Ken and Trevor Tan Xuxuan departed on 30 October 2018 bound for the United States and South Korea respectively, to up their game on the ice. Pagiel, a Secondary 2 figure skater, honed his skills under the guidance of coach Robi Chambers in Denver, Colorado. His stint concluded on 28 November an intensive four weeks.

Meanwhile, Secondary 4’s Trevor was in Goyang, South Korea, till 1 December in preparation for his debut at the 2018 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He had the privilege of training with and learning from top South Korean speed skater which included Olympic medallists.

In addition to the training sessions, Trevor also competed at the 34th Korea Skating Union President Short Track Speed Skating Cup on 24 and 25 November 2018. He won 2 gold medals – the Men's 500m and 1,000m, setting a new personal best time of 44.602s in the shorter distance. His winning time bettered the Singapore National Under 18 and 16 records which he held. He subsequently bettered his time in the 500m at the World Cup event.

“I was getting about 6 to 8 hours of training a day throughout my month-long stint in Goyang. Training alongside Olympic medallists like Kwak Yoon-gy – a Vancouver 2010 silver medallist – and Kim A-lang – a gold medallist at Pyeongchang 2018 – and being able to interact with them motivated me to push myself harder so that I can one day be a world-class skater too. Technique-wise, I saw improvements as I refined my movements through watching and talking to them,” said Trevor.

Netball
By Muneera Noor Fadhil
Netball Academy, Secondary 3

Sports School Netball Academy’s Secondary 2 and 3 student-athletes had the privilege of attending a training tour in Melbourne, Australia, from 9 to 16 November 2018. The overseas trip exposes us to a higher level of netball, especially in preparation for the upcoming 2018 International Youth Netball Challenge from 24 to 30 November.

Engaging in combined training sessions and friendly matches with the Australians has helped to hone our skills, and learn and adopt different gameplays and set-ups. We were also fortunate to train under world-class coaches Marg Lind and Nicole Richardson who gave us tips on how to be a more strategic player on court. As we stepped outside of our comfort zone and adapted to a new living and training environment, my teammates and I learnt the importance of taking care of ourselves and looking out for each other. We had to ensure that we our time and finances were managed adequately, and that we had proper hydration and nutrition each meal – even cooking meals so that we obtain the optimal nutrients for recovery.

We had several cross-training sessions planned and we got to try my hand at boxing and pilates. I enjoyed the boxing session as the high intensity helps to improve our reaction and mental toughness.



Shooting
Shooting Academy shooters participated in the 2018 Airgun International Competition from 13 to 17 November 2018 while in Taipei for a training camp. They won 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals at the Under 15 competition. Ariana Beh Yoke Ching, the Women’s 10m Air Rifle gold medallist, shares her lessons from the overseas trip.
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By 马育真 (Ariana Beh Yoke Ching)
Shooting Academy, Secondary 1

代表新加坡体育学校参加在台湾举办的2018年中正杯射击比赛,是我经历的第一次国际赛事。比赛紧张、刺激,富有挑战性。通过比赛,我可以学会克服不熟悉靶场的困难,也学会如何管控压力。

这次在台湾的训练和比赛,教练指导我如何尽快地适应新的靶场和环境,如何集中注意力;学习怎样与其他射手交流。同时,我也学到怎么控制自己的心情,不让失败打扰我的射击动作和比赛过程。在比赛中,尽管我的资格赛成绩并不理想,但我在决赛中,打到242.6的高分,最终赢得比赛。

这次台湾训练比赛的经历,真的让我学到很多好经验,也学了很多新知识。我相信我的成绩会有更大提高,对此,我充满信心。

期待明年会有更多的国外比赛机会。

Translation
The 2018 Airgun International Competition in Taipei was my first international event representing Singapore Sports School. The competition was intense, exciting and challenging. Through the competition, I learnt to overcome the difficulties of shooting in an unfamiliar range, and also cope with the pressure of competing with top age-group shooters from Taipei.

During the training sessions and competition, my coach, Coach Song Haiping, gave me guidance on how I could adapt to the new shooting range and environment as quickly as possible, how to maintain my focus, and how to interact with other shooters. At the same time, I also learnt how to control my emotions, instead of being affected by mishits. Despite not being up to mark in the qualifying round, I was able to shoot 242.6 points in the final to win the 10m Air Rifle event.

I’ve benefited from this overseas training and competition experience in Taipei and believe that it will contribute to higher scores in the coming year.

I look forward to more of such opportunities next year.



Swimming
Twenty-two Sports School's swimmers raked in a tremendous haul of 49 medals – 14 gold, 27 silver and 8 bronze – at the 2018 Aichi Age-Group Swim Meet on 1 December 2018 while they were in Aichi, Japan, for a training camp from 28 November to 8 December.
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Contributed by Carol Rachmadi (Secondary 1), Jerald Lium (Secondary 2), Candice Ang Ruo Han (Secondary 3),
Julia Lium (Secondary 4), Regine Goh Xuan Xuan (IBDP Year 5)

The overseas stint in Aichi developed us to be more independent and responsible people and athletes. All of us were given our own rooms to stay in during this trip, so we had to look after ourselves, as well as do our own laundry. Keeping track of time so as not to oversleep and ensuring that we had all the equipment necessary for training was important, instead of relying on reminders from our teammates. However, although this may sound contradictory, staying separately also made us more aware of looking out for our fellow teammates.

Being immersed in the Japanese culture was also an eye-opening experience. They were respectful, considerate and polite towards each other. This could be seen in the simplest of activities such as rinsing themselves before entering the pool to ensure that the pool remains clean for other swimmers. The Japanese swimmers also always greeted us even when we were passing by, which made us more conscious of greeting our coaches and staff whenever we met. Furthermore, the streets were litter-free and even public facilities like the toilets were extremely clean.

The importance of discipline and punctuality at training was evident amongst the Japanese swimmers, to the point that we entered and exited the pool exactly on time – not one minute earlier nor later.

The training programme in Japan was a tougher than what we’re used to in Singapore which helps make us stronger swimmers. Training was more intense as we swam further in shorter durations. The importance of teamwork and unity was more apparent during this trip. Encouragements from our teammates in between sets spurred us on towards completing our programme – no matter how tiring the session was.



Track and Field
Track and Field Academy student-athletes attended a five-day training camp in Bangkok, Thailand, from 15 to 20 November 2018. The 48 student-athletes had the opportunity to train alongside Thai athletes from Thammasat University to help push their boundaries and stretch their potential.

 

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PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

LEARN-TO-TRAIN PROGRAMME (LTT)

Singapore Sports School offers a Learn-To-Train programme in partnership with Swimfast Aquatic Group. The LTT aims to develop Primary 4 and 5 pupils with talent in swimming and an interest in pursuing the sport at a competitive level. Through this programme, Sports School aims to nurture swimming talents at the primary school level and prime them for further development in Sports School at Secondary 1.

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 (Age-Group) Swimming Championships

Twenty-five percent of our Swimming Academy student-athletes have represented Singapore in the South East Asian (Age-Group) Swimming Championships yearly.

SINGAPORE NATIONAL AGE-GROUP (SNAG) CHAMPIONSHIPS and  Singapore National Swimming Championships

Held at the OCBC Aquatics Centre, the SNAG Championships will see some of Singapore's top local swimmers battling it out for qualification for the upcoming World Championships and major games, such as the SEA Games. The annual Singapore National Swimming Championships provide a valuable platform for our student-athletes to cultivate values and develop character through sports. This is in line with the Council's motto of "Character in Sporting Excellence".

Special Programmes

ULSAN SPORTS SCIENCE SECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS EXCHANGE

As part of the Sports Exchange programme since 2016, the Swimming Academy sends our student-athletes to Ulsan Sports Science School every alternate year. The purpose of the exchange programme is to provide greater training opportunities and exposure for our swimmers to train with their counterparts from South Korea. With cultural immersion included in the programme, the exchange will value add to the overall educational experience of our student-athletes in Sports School.

Sportschule im Olympiapark – Poelchau-Schule/ Hertha Berlin BSC (Poelchau Sports School) Training Attachment

From 2019, the Swimming Academy will be sending deserving student-athletes to Poelchau Sports School for a 2 weeks training attachment. Swimmers will be training and learning from the swim team in Poelchau to better their strokes and performance.

Thailand Sports School Games (TSSG)

Since 2006, the Singapore Sports School has always sent the student-athletes from the Swimming Academy for the TSSG for exposure and good learning experience. The four days swimming meet has always been meaningful for our swimmers to compete and interact with their counterparts from the various sports schools in Thailand and the region around such as Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

STAFF

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Senior Manager, Sports
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Head Coach
Senior Coach