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SPH Foundation hosts National Para-Swimming Championships for third consecutive year

SPH Foundation, together with the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), hosted the SPH Foundation National Para-Swimming Championships on 14 September at the swimming complex within MOE Physical Sports Education Branch.

More than 100 para-athletes took part in this year’s championships. The youngest participant was an 8 year old student.

The event, a highlight in the SDSC’s annual sporting calendar is for swimmers aged 7 and above. The participants were assigned to different categories and events based on their disabilities, and participated in all four swim strokes, as well as the freestyle relay. Paralympians Theresa Goh and Yip Pin Xiu have taken part in past editions of the competition. Pin Xiu also competed this year and won a gold medal in the 100m freestyle (S3) Open Division with a time of 2 minutes and 17 seconds.

This is the third year that SPH Foundation is title sponsor of the event. 

Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager of SPH Foundation, said: "This is the third year we are supporting the SPH Foundation National Para-Swimming Championships. We are grateful that the Singapore Disability Sports Council has provided us the opportunity to show our support towards the Foundation's key objectives of promoting sports and doing charity."

Mr Henry Tan, Executive Director of SDSC, said: "There is renewed interest in disability sports, and this augurs well in Singapore. With more participation, there will be more awareness and inclusiveness for persons with disabilities."

 

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