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SSA secures $800,000 sponsorship for first event at new OCBC Aquatic Centre

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SSA secures $800,000 sponsorship for first event at new OCBC Aquatic Centre

06 June, 2014   Elizabeth Tan

Danny Yeo

Our Team Singapore swimmers, including Danny Yeo (above), will be taking on the very best from the region during the TYR 2nd Southeast Asian Swimming Championships 2014. (Photo by Sport Singapore) 


The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) inked deals with three key partners at the SSA Sponsorship Signing Ceremony on 5 June.


This exciting sponsorship deal comprising cash and value-in-kind, from TYR, Yakult Singapore and Volkswagen Group Singapore will be activated through the first regional event ̶ the TYR 2nd Southeast Asian Swimming Championships 2014 presented by Yakult, which is to be hosted at the prestigious OCBC Aquatic Centre from 14 to 24 June 2014.

The newly completed OCBC Aquatic Centre (below) at the Singapore Sports Hub is a world-class facility and Home to the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) where the SSA office will be located. SSA’s elite training programmes for the various aquatic disciplines will also be held at the OCBC Aquatic Centre from October onwards. This marks the commencement of the next phase of sporting excellence journey for Singapore Swimming, a sport which has always been a key contributor to Singapore’s medal hauls in major Games. 


OCBC Aquatic Centre

Mr Lee Kok Choy, SSA’s Secretary-General, said: “Sponsors, who are passionate about sports, and swimming in particular, are critical for the development of aquatics. We are delighted to have partners like TYR, Yakult and Volkswagen on board to help us in our journey. This is the culmination of years of building relationships, all for the development of swimming and sports in Singapore. We are also privileged to be the first National Sports Association to benefit from this national sport icon and to have secured the excellent support of our key sponsors to partner in our journey. This is a momentous occasion and we are activating this significant collaboration through the TYR 2nd Southeast Asian Swimming Championships presented by Yakult, at our prestigious OCBC Aquatic Centre from 14th to 24th June.”

The TYR 2nd Southeast Asian Swimming Championships presented by Yakult is the prelude for collaboration of the Swimming fraternity including our sponsors, and provides the lead-up to the 28th SEA Games 2015 that will be hosted by Singapore next year.

This biennial event gives over 200 participating aquatic athletes in the region the invaluable opportunity to familiarise themselves in preparation for next year’s SEA Games. It is also the platform where Team Singapore’s up and coming young athletes will get their first experience in an Open championship, a memorable experience for many as they hope to leverage on our home-ground advantage.


The competition will be intense as entries closed with various SEA Games gold medalists that are expected to step on the starting blocks. These include:

 

Indonesia       

Thailand

I Gede Siman

Sudartawa

100m Back, 4x100m

Medley

Ketin Nuttapong

200m Breast (Gold)

Ricky Anggawijaya

200m Back

Radomyos Matjiur

100m Breast,

Triady Fauzi Sidiq

50m Free, 100m Free,

4x100m Medley

Natthanan Junkrajang

100m Free (Gold),

200m Free (Gold),

4x100m Free (Gold)

Benjaporn

Sriphanomthorn

400m Free (Gold),

4x100m Free (Gold)


Vietnam

Singapore

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien

200m Back, 200m IM, 400m IM

Danny Yeo

4x100m Free, 4x200m Free

Hoang Quy Phuoc

200m Free

Amanda Lim

50m Free, 4x200m

Free, 4x100m Medley

Lam Quang Nhat

1500m Free

Samantha Yeo

4x100m Medley


This event is a qualifying meet for Singapore swimmers to the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, in September this year.

This will be the second time that Singapore is hosting the Southeast Asian Swimming Championships and our athletes will be competing with the support of a home crowd as they gear up to maintain or improve on their 2012 haul of 40 medals. 

Amanda Lim

Team Singapore swimmer Amanda Lim in action. (Photo by Sport Singapore)


This competition will also give the SEA Games Organising Committee and the Singapore Swimming Association an opportunity to test all planning processes, systems and logistics at the new OCBC Aquatic Centre in preparation for the SEA Games competition next June.

Tickets are priced at $10 per day and $60 for the season pass for entire duration of the championships, and may be purchased from Sports Hub Tix.