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SPH Foundation is title sponsor of National Para-Swimming Championships for fourth consecutive year

SPH Foundation hosted the fourth edition of the SPH Foundation National Para-Swimming Championships on 10 May at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex. 

The championships is aimed at creating opportunities for persons with disabilities to swim at a competitive level. Over 100 para-athletes from 18 special schools, associations and clubs competed. 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. 

The swimmers, cheered on by the spectators, were not deterred by the blazing sun as they gave their all in the pool. Paralympian Theresa Goh, who won 2 gold medals, was among the participants.  

Ms Ginney Lim, General Manager of SPH Foundation, said: "Our sponsorship of the National Para-Swimming Championships for the fourth consecutive year reaffirms SPH Foundation's commitment to build a community that embraces healthy living and sports. This platform has provided us the opportunity to show our support towards SPH Foundation's key objectives of promoting community participation in sports and doing charity."

Associate Professor Mohan Menon, President of SDSC, said: "We are grateful to SPH Foundation for sponsoring and supporting this event. At SDSC, we are continuously building our pool of sporting talents. Competitions such as this, serve as a useful platform to identify junior athletes who can then be nurtured and developed to represent Singapore in international competitions such as the Para Games and Paralympics. In particular, we are now focused on spotting promising swimmers that can be groomed for the ASEAN Para Games in 2015.  The SPH Foundation National Para-Swimming Championships will be instrumental in generating awareness and interest among potential disabled athletes to take up the sport."

 

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