Joseph Schooling, Joscelin Yeo among first Singapore Aquatics Hall of Fame inductees

Joseph Schooling, Joscelin Yeo among first Singapore Aquatics Hall of Fame inductees

Joseph Schooling and Joscelin Yeo were honored on Friday ( May 10 ) as part of the Singapore Aquatics Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame, which was established this year, honors individuals who have made lasting contributions to Singapore’s underwater community. &nbsp,

” We will accept, we will honor our most excellent aquathletes. And also those who have done so much to build underwater sports in Singapore– coaches, administrators, sponsors, officials, volunteers”, said Singapore Aquatics tradition government head Patricia Chan in her conversation.

Chan, who has 39 silver medals from the&nbsp, South East Asian Peninsular Games- the president to immediately ‘s&nbsp, Southeast Asian Games- even made the Hall of Fame group of 2024.

Our history meets our coming in the Hall of Fame. The fire of superiority that permeates Singapore Aquatics ‘ waters is where Chan spewed his.

There were a full of 21 inductees, including five- day Paralympic gold medal Yip Pin Xiu, teams such as the 1951 Eastern Games gold- winning swimming relay team&nbsp, of&nbsp, Barry Mitchell, Lionel Chee, Neo Chwee Kok and Wiebe Wolters, as well as contributors like water polo coach Kenneth Kee.

They were presented with their honours by President Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the guest of honour at a gala fundraising dinner marking&nbsp, Singapore Aquatics ‘ 85th anniversary. &nbsp,

The Singapore Aquatics Hall of Fame is a milestone in our ongoing efforts to recognize the outstanding contributions of those who have contributed to the aquatic community in Singapore, according to Singapore Aquatics President Mark Chay.

” We have the honor of recognizing all these renowned figures whose contributions to our sport have had an impact forever.”

Additionally, Singapore Aquatics announced that over S$ 1 million will be raised to support the development of aquatic sports in Singapore as part of its fundraising campaign this year.

The funds will be distributed across four key areas: Grassroots development, high- performance programmes, a general fund for coach and staff development, and development pathways for the five aquatic sports- swimming, water polo, diving, artistic swimming and open water swimming

We also hope the money raised will spur our efforts to advance the various aspects of our sport, Chay added.

With these resources, we want to create better training environments and infrastructure for our athletes ‘ development, as well as expand opportunities for competition and career support for our coaches.