Singapore Notches Record #1 On First Day Of 2018 Nationals


Day 1 of the 2018 Singapore National Swimming Championships kicked-off with a new national record in the men’s 800m freestyle. Although 16-year-old Glen Lim of Singapore ultimately finished 3rd in tonight’s final at OCBC Aquatic Centre behind Indonesia’s Aflah Prawira (8:07.50) and Advait Page (8:10.22), he was able to overtake his own previous NR in a huge PB of 8:15.08. That time hacked a full 3 seconds faster than the 8:18.21 record set last year.

The host nation also racked up bronze in the women’s 1500m freestyle, as 20-year-old Chantal Liew touched in 17:40.01 for 3rd place. Finishing in the top 2 slots in the final were Swimming Victoria’s Sophie Caldwell and Indonesia’s Ressa Kania Dewi who finished in times of 16:51.69 and 17:26.99, respectively.

Singaporean swimming hero Joseph Schooling will be in the water tomorrow, his first appearance at a local meet in 12 years. The Olympic champion will be contesting the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly where he holds the top seeded times.

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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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