SPH Foundation hosts National Para-Swimming Championships for fifth year

Singapore, 22 July 2015 – Singapore Press Holdings Foundation (SPH Foundation), together with the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), will host the fifth edition of the SPH Foundation National Para-Swimming Championships on 25 July at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. 

The event's Guest-of-Honour is Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager, SPH Foundation. 

The championships, now into its 34th year, is a highlight in the SDSC's annual sporting calendar. It is for swimmers aged 7 and above, and is aimed at creating opportunities for persons with disabilities to swim at a competitive level. Over 90 para-athletes from 17 special schools, associations and clubs are expected to compete. The participants are assigned to different categories and events based on their disabilities, and will participate in all four swim strokes, as well as the freestyle relay. Paralympians Theresa Goh and Yip Pin Xiu have taken part and excelled in past editions of the competition.

This year’s championships will also double as a test event for the upcoming ASEAN Para Games, which will take place from 3-9 December, 2015. The test event is a crucial part of an organising committee’s work, providing the opportunity to test the competition site and venue operations.

Ms Lim said: "This is SPH Foundation's fifth year as title sponsor of such a meaningful event. This milestone reaffirms our commitment towards building a healthy community that embraces sports. Participants from past editions have proved that with passion and determination, nothing is unachievable. We hope this high level of participation will continue in years to come."

Dr Teo-Koh Sock Miang, President of Singapore Disability Sports Council, said she is very pleased to be working with the SPH Foundation again this year. 

“I would like to sincerely thank my peers at SPH Foundation for supporting us, once again, with their contributions. Their efforts play a large role in shaping the future of para swimming in Singapore.”

Media Invitation

Your journalist and photographer/camera crew are cordially invited to cover this event. Please RSVP to the following before 4pm, 24 July 2015 to:

Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
HP: 9848 6934
Email: derorw@sph.com.sg 

Details of National Para-Swimming Championships 2014

Date: 25 July 2015

Time: 9.30am - 4pm

Venue: OCBC Aquatic Centre    


8.30am Registration of participants

9.30am Commencement of  200m & 100m races/events

10.10am Prize Presentation

10.42am Commencement of  100m & 50m races/events

11.00am Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager, SPH Foundation

11.40am Prize Presentation

12.11pm Commencement of 50m & Relay races/events

1.00pm Lunch

2.00pm Final Prize Presentation

4.00pm End of event

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Foundation Ltd Co. Regn No. 200300910M

About the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation

The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, was first set up as the Press Foundation of Singapore in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports. The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. It was renamed Singapore Press Holdings Foundation in May 2005. 

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.sphfoundation.org.sg

About Singapore Disability Sports Council

Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is the only organisation in Singapore that caters to sports for persons across all kinds of disabilities. It aims to help persons with disability lead full and independent lives through sports. Besides providing sporting opportunities for them to realise their potential, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore and pursue excellence at regional and international competitions. Find out more at www.sdsc.org.sg




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