First week of training done with the National Training Squad

I’m finally done with our first week of training in the OCBC Aquatic Center with the national team! It’s always been one of my dreams to be able to train together with the best swimmers in Singapore so it’s really a privilege to be able to train with these guys.

I’m sure many of you are wondering who our team consist of so here it is:

Guys – 

Brilliant Chua
Christopher Cheong
Danny Yeo
Dylan Koo
Francis Fong
Pang Sheng Jun
Quah Zheng Wen
Teo Zhen Ren
Russell Ong
Samuel Khoo 

Girls – 

Cheryl Lim
Chloe Wang
Marina Chan
Nicholle Toh
Quah Jing Wen
Quah Ting Wen
Rachel Tseng
Roanne Ho

The first week of training was pretty much getting back into shape again as many of us just came back from our Christmas break and Sergio fully understands our situation.

He also said that he wanted to get to know each and everyone of us better so that he can plan training sessions accordingly to suit each individual, and since I took a semester off school… I guess I’ve no reason to skip any sessions. But I’m ready for any intensive training that is going to come my way.

russell ong danny yeo teo zhen ren quah zheng wen pang sheng jun christopher cheongA photo of the older guys post training
Back row: Danny, Zhen Ren, Me
Front row: Chris Cheong, Russell Ong, Zheng Wen

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As the saying goes… Boys will be boys. Here’s a photo of us playing in the showers despite being tired after our training. Sometimes I really wonder where we get our energy from… haha

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And finally a serious photo of the older guys training in the national training squad. Russ likes to call it “The Men of Singapore Swimming.



With all that said, I really like the group dynamics now as the team consist of passion driven and motivated individuals, and I’m sure this would make the difference when the tough times come. I’m confident that coach Sergio and Gary can really take Singapore Swimming to the next level with their passion and experience.

Everything is looking good gearing up towards the 2015 SEA Games. Let’s go team!

P.S. Sorry we haven’t officially taken a group photo yet, once we have, I’d be sure to upload it as well 🙂 

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Win A Pair of Season Tickets to the 2nd Southeast Asian Swimming Championships (June 17-22)


Hey everyone,

As you all know, the 2nd Southeast Asian Swimming Championships will be held next week from 14-24 June with the 3 disciplines of Swimming, Diving and Water Polo. The OCBC Aquatic Centre will be the venue for the first time and I’m really excited about it! Have only swam in the pool once at the opening sometime ago and it really feels like a fast pool. The pool will be used for the SEA Games 2015 as well so it’s definitely a good opportunity for us to compete in the pool.

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For those who are wondering, I will be competing in the 200 & 400 Freestyle, 200 & 400 Individual Medley and 4×200 Freestyle relay. Do show your support for us by dropping by to watch the competition!

Would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for always supporting us national swimmers during competitions! We wouldn’t have gone so far without your support 🙂 With that said, I’m going to be giving away 5 pairs of season tickets for the SEA Championships next week! The season tickets would be for swimming which is from June 17-22.

All you have to do is like and share this post on any of your social media channel (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and tag me in the post! 🙂



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