15 Team Singapore para swimmers to compete in Para Swimming World Series Apr 29-May 1 at OCBC Aquatic Centre

Over 150 para swimmers from all over the world will be joining the competition.

Maisy Phua

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Published: 28 March 2023, 5:32 PM

After a four-year hiatus, the Citi Para Swimming World Series is returning to Singapore from Apr 29 to May 1.

The competition will take place on home ground at the OCBC Aquatic Centre with 15 Team Singapore para swimmers set to compete.

Local fans can look forward to cheering on their favourite para swimmers, including Paralympians Yip Pin Xiu, Toh Wei Soong and Sophie Soon, as well as ASEAN Para Games medalists Colin Soon, Wong Zhi Wei and Danielle Moi. 

Debutants like Jareth Wong and Robby Yeo will also be making up the team. 

The competition expects over 150 para swimmers from around the world, such as Brazilian six-time-Ironman-winner-turned-Paralympian Susan Schnarndorf, as well as one of most successful para swimmers of all time, Teresa Perales from Spain.

The Singapore leg – which is the only stop in Asia – marks the fifth out of nine stops in the 2023 Series. Team Singapore para swimmers have participated in two legs thus far, and collected three gold and five bronze medals. 

Dr Teo-Koh Sock Miang, President of The Singapore Disability Sports Council, said: “We believe that para sports can inspire and unite people, and we hope to see Singaporeans come out in full force to support these individuals, who work hard to defy their limits.” 

Ticket prices start from $10 for a day pass and $25 for a three-day season pass, with free entry available for persons with disabilities. Pass holders can enjoy free snacks, goodies and games like archery and mini-bowling, as well as photo opportunities with Merli, the Merlion. 

Day and season passes are available on SISTIC, the official ticketing partner for the event. Mediacorp, the official broadcast partner, will also be livestreaming the heats and finals on MeWatch and its YouTube channel.

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