New Pro Joseph Schooling Training In Singapore This Summer

When watching the latest ‘Practice & Pancakes’ video which took place at the University of Texas men’s practice, you may have wondered where former-Longhorn-turned-professional swimmer Joseph Schooling was among the mix. The 22-year-old is spending his summer in Singapore, set to make his first Singapore National Championships appearance in 8 years. He will also be heading up Singapore’s biggest ever delegation to the Games, which take place August 18th to September 2nd in Indonesia.

Since graduating from Texas, Schooling has transitioned into the professional swimmer role, already snagging notable sponsors Hugo Boss and Speedo. Competitively, his biggest pro debut will come later this summer when he will take on 5 events at the Asian Games in August. Schooling is entered in the 100m freestyle, 50m fly and 100m fly, as well as the 4x100m free and 4x100m medley relay events. He has reportedly dropped the 200m fly from his Asian Games line-up, an event in which he scored bronze behind Japanese swimmers Daiya Seto and Kento Hirai at the 2014 edition of the Games.

Australian Stephan Widmer has been at the helm of Singapore Swimming since May of 2017. With more than 24 years’ coaching experience, including the guiding of Olympic Champion and World Champion Libby Trickett, World Champion Leisel Jones and additional Olympians in Christian Sprenger and Jessicah Schipper, Swiss-born Widmer earned an Order of Australia (OAM) for service to swimming as a coach in 2010. He was also named Australia’s Coach of the Year 4 times.

On the local front for Schooling, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist is also set to help launch his ‘SwimSchooling’, his learn-to-swim program aimed at inspiring others to break into the sport in a well-rounded approach. He is reportedly set to attend the grand opening launch party and inaugural lessons on June 27th.

We will be offering free swim lessons/trials on the 20, 21 & 28 June 2018. Register now to stand a chance to win a free swim class with @josephschooling! #SwimSchooling

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OldBay

Dean Farris must’ve asserted his dominance by pulling two dead horses across the pool

Ervin

This is gonna get downvoted but whatever….the Dean Farris jokes are getting old and were never really that funny

Team Rwanda

Agree!

Becky D

I’d be happy to make a few comments about kids named “Jack” transferring to ASU to fill the breach.

Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Gold Medals in Tokyo

blasphemy!

Swimming4silver

Amen. Let it die.

swimcoach

finally someone else said it.

Don Megerle

Agree

Towelie

Is this the real don megerle

SchoolingFTW

This is great news.

Schooling will go faster in the hands of Stephan Widmer, and training in Singapore means he won’t have to acclimatise for the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Swimmer

Wow. Major slam against the Texas program. Ouch!!

Pvdh

The cries of a desperate fanboy. The same guy who slammed Dressel over and over again during the US trials because he could see Schoolings time evaporating before him.

taa

So you honestly believe training in Singapore is better than training with Texas? I guess we will find out soon enough.

Dean Farris is our Lord and Savior

I’m appalled by these comments disrespecting our God

About Loretta Race

Loretta Race

Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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