Death of Norway’s Swim Star

At only 26 years of age, Alexander Dale Oen was a promising swimmer to represent Norway for the upcoming London Olympics 2012. In fact, he was Norway’s best bet to achieve a medal for the London Olympics. During the Beijing Olympics in 2008, he managed to bag a...

Capsized Canoe, Life Jackets to the Rescue

Just over the weekends, after a canoe capsized, two people had to swim for their safety. Thankfully, they managed to make it to shore without any harm. How did they do it? The incident occurred in Innisfil, Canada in Cook’s Bay on Saturday evening. It...

Singapore’s New Swimming Sensation?

As the London Olympics are drawing near, a young swimmer has smashed the B Division 200m freestyle record in Singapore. Lim Ching Hwang of the Singapore Sports School is only 15 year old and he joined the Singapore Sports School more than a year ago. He was actually...

Free Swimming Lessons in Manila

The Mayor of Manila, Philippines, Alfredo S. Lim recently launched the ‘Free Learn to Swim’ program for both Manila’s children and out-of-school youths at the Army and Navy Club on Roxas Boulevard. He mentioned that these children will be able to learn to swim for...

Fewer Swimmers Qualifying for London 2012?

It’s merely 99 more days to the London Olympics 2012. Everyone around the world is eagerly anticipating the event once every four years. However, Team Singapore Chef de Mission Jessie Phua has indicated that the pool of athletes participating this year will...