Singapore Swimming Association's pursuit of 'everest'

Swim chief Lee confident of producing more world-beaters with right team & plan in place

Clockwise from top left: Vice-president (partnerships) Alvin Hang, assistant secretary general (swimming) Kelvin Yew, secretary general Bervyn Lee, vice-president (synchronised swimming) Steve Chew, vice-president (diving) William Lee, vice-president
Clockwise from top left: Vice-president (partnerships) Alvin Hang, assistant secretary general (swimming) Kelvin Yew, secretary general Bervyn Lee, vice-president (synchronised swimming) Steve Chew, vice-president (diving) William Lee, vice-president (water polo) Dominic Soh, treasurer Tan Yew Khuan, president Lee Kok Choy, and vice-president (swimming) Joscelin Yeo. Absent: assistant secretary general (water polo) Ang Ban Leong.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Joseph Schooling may have scaled the pinnacle of the sport when he won Singapore's first Olympic gold medal in 2016, but Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) president Lee Kok Choy believes there is more climbing to do as a swimming nation.

"I don't think we are at the peak of Mount Everest; we still have some way to go... the good thing is that we are not scared or overwhelmed by it," said the 66-year-old, who returned for his third term as SSA president, unopposed at its annual general meeting at the OCBC Aquatic Centre last night.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2018, with the headline 'SSA'S pursuit of 'everest''. Subscribe