A second batch of 10 athletes have been selected to join Singapore Swimming Association’s (SSA) first intake of the National Training Centre (NTC) squad. They will join the 20 swimmers that have started training under new head coach, Sergio Lopez, and assistant coach, Gary Tan since 5 January 2015.
A total of 49 athletes were invited to join the second batch for the January intake and of which, 17 applicants applied. 10 were selected to join the NTC squad bringing a total squad number to 30.
The 10 athletes were selected based on the following criteria:
– FINA Ranking Points
– Ability to commit to the NTC squad immediately
– Ability to commit to the training schedule designed by the coaches
– Application approval by Head Coach
“I want to thank all the applicants for the vote of confidence in the newly formed NTC squad and SSA,” said Sergio.
“We have had an amazing number of applicants and because of the logistics of this year’s squad, we have limited the number to 30.”
“It is a privilege for coach Gary and myself to help our swimmers reach the next level in swimming, and most importantly to take Singapore Swimming to the highest level possible on the world stage.”
The 10 athletes will begin training with the NTC squad on Saturday, 17 January 2015.