Singapore Aquatics Unveils HCIS as its First Partner in the Performance Development Centre Programme
Singapore Aquatics (SAQ), the National Sports Association governing aquatic sports in Singapore, unveiled Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) as its first partner in the Performance Development Centre (PDC) programme on 19 October 2023. The PDC aims to expand swimmer pathways and maximise the utilisation of swimming pools in Singapore, with HCIS being the pioneer school to collaborate with SAQ.
Under this partnership, AquaTech Swimming Club will use the HCIS pool, while assisting the school with its internal aquatics programme and competitions. Teong Tzen Wei, the 50m butterfly silver medallist at the recent 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games, and his fellow AquaTech and national swimmers Ashley Lim, Zachary Ian Tan, Zackery Tay and Glen Lim, were also at HCIS to conduct a swim clinic yesterday to commemorate the launch of the PDC.
Ms Linda Lee, Principal of HCIS said “Hwa Chong International School is thrilled to be the first school to collaborate with Singapore Aquatics to develop the Singapore Aquatics’ Performance Development Centre programme. We are looking forward to this partnership to better allocate our swimming pool resources to achieve optimal holistic development and outcomes for our students and the swimming community in Singapore.
This partnership is aligned to our goal of fostering a sporting culture in school and certainly a testament to the synergy between education and sports, and we are excited to collaborate with SAQ to further elevate the standards for aquatics in Singapore. Together, we’re committed to building a better future for our students and athletes. As we embark on this exciting journey together, we are committed to making a significant impact in both the world of aquatics and education.”