Singapore Olympic champion Joseph Schooling retires from swimming

Singapore Olympic champion Joseph Schooling retires from swimming


Looking ahead, Schooling plans to explore the areas of finance and sports and grow his swim school to the best of his abilities. 

“I want to give back to the sporting society. I don’t want to vanish. I think there’s a lot that I can offer. And there are a lot of hurdles that I’ve had to overcome along with my parents and team, which I can impart on the younger athletes,” he added.

“The whole goal is to make sure that they can go further than the previous generation. And if time is of (the) essence, if they can understand this knowledge earlier, quicker, why not?”

The swimmer said he remains competitive, but it is time to channel that competitiveness in a “different realm”.

“Someone said to me, people are gonna remember you not for your achievements, not for your accomplishments, but how you made them feel,” he said.

“And while your achievements will give you that platform that inspires change, that affects others, I do believe the legacy I’d like to leave is that you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it. Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do it.”