Swimming: Chinese Swimming Club launches international meet for those aged 12 and under

SINGAPORE - The Chinese Swimming Club on Wednesday launched the Super Junior Swimming Invitational, an international meet featuring swimmers aged 12 and under.

The two-day meet, to be held during Sept 3 and 4, is one of two junior international meets in Singapore and is intended to provide more competitive outings for young local swimmers.

The other is the Singapore National Age Group (SNAG) Swimming Championships, organised by the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA).

Eight foreign clubs from seven countries including Japan, Australia and Indonesia have already registered for the inaugural meet, which features 11 events each for five age groups and is sanctioned by the SSA and presented by Jurong Point Mall.

Some 800 swimmers are expected to compete in the meet, to be held at CSC's Amber Road premises.

Unlike the SNAG, swimmers do not have to be members of swim clubs to attend. Registration fees are $32 (early bird) and $40 (regular). Each swimmer is allowed to compete in up to four individual and two relay events, with additional events costing $8 each.

Former national swimmer and CSC swimming technical director David Lim said: "The meet is intended to provide racing opportunities for children in the second half of the year after the SNAG, as well as for local clubs to strengthen ties among themselves and foreign clubs."