The Singapore Swimming Association rings in the long National Day weekend with a special promotion to celebrate the nation’s 54th birthday. Offering $10 tickets to the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup Singapore presented by Yakult, the three-day competition (August 15-17) will take place at the OCBC Aquatic Centre, and will give Singaporeans the precious opportunity to catch local swim stars and world champions in action before the SEA Games and the Olympics.
Team Singapore athletes such as Quah Ting Wen who recently swam a personal best of 24.92s in the 50m Freestyle at the FINA Swimming World Cup Tokyo leg, becoming the first Singaporean woman to go under 25s will relish the chance to better her mark as she gets into form for the SEA Games at the end of the year, Quah will be aiming to meet the Olympic ‘A’ mark in the event and qualify for her third Olympic Games. Joseph Schooling has also put his name down for the 200m Individual Medley, an event where he is the reigning National Record holder. Other Team Singapore swimmers in action include defending SEA Games champions Amanda Lim, Quah Jing Wen and Teong Tzen Wei, and young guns Darren Chua and Cherlyn Yeoh.
Other swimmers to look out for in the pool include Hungarian “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu who won gold in the women’s 200m individual medley at the World Championships. Hosszu also became the first woman to win four straight titles in the 200m Individual Medley (2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019). Australian Cate Campbell who left Korea with two gold medals, winning the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay and the mixed 4 x 100m medley relay will look to extend her fine form. 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup overall champion Vladimir Morozov will also return to defend his title against American gold medallist, Blake Pieroni.
Tickets to the FINA Swimming World Cup Singapore are on sale at www.sportshub.com.sg/FINA-SWC-2019. Key in promo code Swimwithus to enjoy the special price of $10 per ticket.
Heats will be held at 9.30am and the finals at 6.30pm each day.
FINA Swimming World Cup Singapore 2019 Presented by Yakult
Date: August 15 – 17 (Thursday to Saturday)
Time: Heats – 9:30am, Finals – 6:30pm
Venue: OCBC Aquatic Centre, 7 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397632
Nearest MRT: Stadium MRT