Swimming: SEA C'ships will be first int'l competition at new OCBC Aquatic Centre

The South-east Asian Swimming Championships will be the first international competition to be held at the new, state-of-the-art OCBC Aquatic Centre from June 14-26. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The South-east Asian Swimming Championships will be the first international competition to be held at the new, state-of-the-art OCBC Aquatic Centre from June 14-26. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Some 200 athletes from the region will take part in the South-east Asian Swimming Championships from June 14-26. The competition will be held at the brand-new OCBC Aquatic Centre at the Singapore Sports Hub, the first international competition to be held at the state-of-the-art facility.

The event will see athletes from Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore competing across four aquatic disciplines - water polo, swimming, diving, and synchronised swimming.

This is the second time Singapore is hosting the biennial meet, having last hosted it in 2012 at the Singapore Sports School and the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex.

Admission to the event is free on the opening day (June 14) and from June 24-26. Tickets can be bought at sportshubtix.sg from Friday, and are priced at $10 (per day) and $60 (season pass).

Said Singapore Swimming Association president Jeffrey Leow: "This is an important event in preparation for the 28th SEA Games 2015 to be hosted by Singapore.

"This regional meet gives aquatic athletes from our neighbouring countries and the Republic an opportunity to familiarise themselves with this brand new facility at the OCBC Aquatic Centre so that they'll be comfortable when they compete here next June during the SEA Games."