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09 Sep 2014

Olympic Champion Swimmers Coach Largest Swim Clinic for Local and International Students at AIS

Published by Claire Ettinger

Last Saturday, 6 September 2014, a total of 74 Swim lovers from SportCares, Australian International School (AIS), and Raffles Institution were coached by eight of the best Swim Stars from Australia.

The Swim Clinic was part of the Singapore Swim Stars event that was held 5-7 September 2014. During the clinic, the Swim Stars shared tips on technique, competition and sporting values with the students. After a short relay competition at the Swim Clinic, a few of the best swimmers were part of the Swim Clinic showdown at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Team AIS

10 students from Raffles Institution, 4 sports boys from SportCares including youth swimmer from the Deaf Sports Association, Tan Jiahao, alongside 30 AIS students learnt championship swimming skills from 4 Australian Olympic Swimmers—Ashley Delaney, Brittany Elmslie and brothers Andrew and Matthew Abood.

About Prudential Singapore Swim Stars

Held from 5 – 7 September, the Prudential Singapore Swim Stars is a threeday swim festival that includes an unprecedented competition format involving some of the world’s best swimmers from 17 different countries, a synchronised swimming showcase as well as swimming clinics conducted by the swimmers and an open water event for the community.

The Prudential Singapore Swim Stars kicks off with the thrilling inaugural oneday swimming event involving some of the world’s best sprinters at the OCBC Aquatic Center. Doing away with the traditional heats, eight of the best swimmers in the world for each swim stroke will feature in direct finals in 100m events. The OCBC Aquatic Center will also see of the fastest men and women in the 50m Freestyle take on each other in semi-finals with the two fastest swimmers go head-to-head in a showdown.

Aside from all the competitive action in the pool, there will also be a whole host of fringe activities for swim fans over the weekend. Spectators at the event will be able to catch one of the world's top Synchronised Swimming teams from France during the festival. And on Saturday, 6 September, the swim stars will also conduct swim clinics at selected schools around the island before culminating in a relay swim-off featuring both the Swim Stars and their charges at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. This will be a relay both the Swim Stars and the children will never forget. The local community will also be able to put their swimming prowess to the test at an Open Water Challenge over two categories (800m and 4km) to be held at the Sea Sports Center (Changi Coast Walk) on Sunday, 7 September.

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