Swimming elections on June 13

Swimming elections on June 13

SINGAPORE - The stage is set for one of the most keenly-contested elections in the sports fraternity when the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) holds its annual general meeting on June 13.

The nomination forms have been sent out and members who are interested to run for a position in the SSA executive committee have to return them by next Friday.

Last week, The New Paper revealed that SSA secretary-general Lee Kok Choy will go up against Singapore Bowling Federation president Jessie Phua for the SSA's top post.

Lee's camp includes the greatest SEA Games athlete of all time in Joscelin Yeo, water polo's Samuel Wong and Jerome Lau, as well as outgoing SSA president Jeffrey Leow.

On Phua's side is former national swimmer Mark Chay, water polo's Samson Tan and Lau Kum Weng, as well as May Schooling, mother of US-based national swimmer Joseph Schooling.

Both candidates have similar manifestos, which are primarily based on having better communication with the 35 affiliates from five aquatic disciplines to take the sports forward.

This article was first published on May 31, 2014.
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