Swimming: Joseph Schooling back in Singapore for a week, host of public events lined up

Joseph Schooling, 21, will be back in the Republic for a week from Friday (Nov 18), chiefly for a Singapore Swimming Association golf fund-raiser next Tuesday (Nov 22).
Joseph Schooling, 21, will be back in the Republic for a week from Friday (Nov 18), chiefly for a Singapore Swimming Association golf fund-raiser next Tuesday (Nov 22). ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans who missed out on Joseph Schooling's victory parade in August have another chance to catch the country's first Olympic champion in the flesh from Saturday (Nov 19).

The University of Texas student, 21, will be back in the Republic for a week from Friday (Nov 18), chiefly for a Singapore Swimming Association golf fund-raiser next Tuesday (Nov 22).

But he also has a slew of public appearances, starting with an event at Ngee Ann City on Saturday, where he will be meeting five Make-A-Wish Foundation children beneficiaries as part of a Watsons Singapore initiative.

 

The swimmer will also hold book signing sessions, including one at Singapore Press Holdings News Centre on Monday (Nov 21) where he will sign two books about him published by Straits Times Press. The books, titled From Kid To King and Schooling Joseph, are works of current and former Straits Times (ST) sports journalists.

At the Rio Olympics, Schooling won the 100m fly gold in an Olympic record time of 50.39sec, beating childhood idol Michael Phelps. Phelps finished second in 51.14sec, along with Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh.

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List of public appearances

Saturday, Nov 19
2pm: Make-A-Wish foundation event at Ngee Ann City with Watsons

Sunday, Nov 20
2pm: Book signing at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City

Monday, Nov 21
1pm: Book signing at Singapore Press Holdings News Centre

Wednesday, Nov 23
3.30pm: National Museum

Thursday, Nov 24
4pm: Make-A-Wish foundation event at Kallang Wave Mall