Sports: Swimming fraternity mourns death of long-serving official Woon Sui Kut

Singapore Amateur Swimming Association secretary general Woon Sui Kut shows off his IOC trophy in an old file photo. The Singapore swimming fraternity is in mourning following the death of Woon, one of the longest-serving officials on
Singapore Amateur Swimming Association secretary general Woon Sui Kut shows off his IOC trophy in an old file photo. The Singapore swimming fraternity is in mourning following the death of Woon, one of the longest-serving officials on the local scene. -- TNP FILE PHOTO: SAM YEO

THE Singapore swimming fraternity is in mourning following the death of Woon Sui Kut, one of the longest-serving officials on the local scene.

The 84-year-old died at Changi General Hospital on Saturday afternoon, a day after suffering a fall at home.

He had only just returned from officiating at the SEA Games in Myanmar on Tuesday.

A familiar face at local swim meets, Woon served as secretary-general of the Singapore Amateur Swimming Association (now the Singapore Swimming Association) from 1964 to 1999.

He also officiated at 10 editions of the Olympic Games, between 1964 and 2004.