Some of the world's fastest female swimmers are set to compete here when the Singapore leg of the Fina World Cup short-course championships arrive on Nov 5-6.
Leading the field is Dutch sensation Ranomi Kromowidjojo, 23, who shot to fame after winning the freestyle double - 50m and 100m - at last year's London Olympics.
Her rival Aliaksandra Gerasimenya of Belarus, who took silver in both events at London has also put her name down for the event, which will be held at the Singapore Sports School. Some other big names include Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom and Briton Francesca Halsall.
South Africa's Chad le Clos, the Olympic 200m butterfly champion, heads the men's field which also includes Australia's 100m breaststroke world champion Christian Sprenger. Tickets to the Fina World Cup ($20 for a day, $30 for both days) are available at www.finaworldcup.com.sg