Friday, June 26, 2009

Let the Training Begin!

With the initial youth squad chosen, our young Singapore pentathletes are raring to head on down for training this Saturday and Sunday! The squad will train for almost a total of 12 hours over the weekend mainly in swimming, running, and fencing.
Stay tuned as we highlight our coaches and individual pentathletes as we head along our Olympic journey!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Photos from the first ever SIMPA national youth squad selection trials

High Five to SIMPA!

The girls getting ready for the plunge and 200m freestyle sprint

Sumiko briefs the youths on the 3km run

Ye Olde Jolly Saint Nick gives out SIMPA freebies

Our 2 dedicated SIMPA coaches keeping an eye out on swim techniques

Singapore Modern Pentathlon Youth Squad Named

And the results of the first National Youth Squad Selection Trials are out!

A total of 8 boys and 5 girls took part in the trials that was held in the Sports School on 30 May 2009. They came, they swam, they ran, they pushed to their limits and they did their best.
Of the 13 youths who took part, 5 boys and 5 girls between the ages of 13 and 17 have been selected for the initial youth squad.

Most importantly, they will be part of the pioneer batch of youths who will train as pentathletes to represent Singapore at international level.
Now, SIMPA will await their confirmation on their acceptance to join us on the road to become part of history.

Loh Lianhan
Ng Xuan Ru
Dexter Koh
Shawn Yong
Han Zhong Kuang

Valarie Lim
Shermaine Tung
Ida Mariah De Vierno
Jenell Tan
Gao Yuemian

Congratulations to all of you who have made it! Anthony will call you really soon and he will send you an email as well. Watch out for it!
For those who have missed out on this exciting trials, fret not. SIMPA will have a 2nd Selection Trials in the 4th Quarter of 2009. So start training now, and start training hard if you wanna make it to the team. Watch out also for a talent scouting event in July....