Races · Singapore

The Fifth Edition of The Open Swim Stars Sunset Race Series!

by On Oct 4, 2018

Check out what happened at NSRCC back in 29th September 2018!

Open Swim Stars Sunset Race Series

Running Vs Swimming, which of them would you prefer? I personally enjoy swimming, but that's not the issue here!

The Open Swim Stars Sunset Race Series made a comeback on 29th September 2018 and more than 500 participants completed either the 1km or 3.5km swim against the sun at the National Service Resort and Country Club (NSRCC). Partnering with the leading global law firm, Linklaters, the Sports Swim Organisation Managing Partner, Mr Harald Eltvedt was proud to present their fifth consecutive year organising an open water swim event in Singapore again.

Open Swim Stars Sunset Race Series 2018

Photo Credit: Open Swim Stars Sunset Race

This was what Mr Harald had to say:

We are extremely encouraged with the response we’ve received from the participants. The Open Swim Stars Sunset Race series was created to give the community an opportunity to come together and enjoy their swim in open water. We are grateful to Linklaters for their continuous support to the race series and we look forward to further collaborations in the future.

Everyone who had participated in this event didn't need to worry much as there were high standards of water safety with an experienced and Swim Stars Crew and local experts looking after them with every stroke taken.

Open Swim Stars Sunset Race Series 2018

Photo Credit: Open Swim Stars Sunset Race

Linklaters Partner, Mr Jelita Pandjaitan had a few words to add on:

We are delighted to once again be partnering with the Singapore Swim Stars for the Open Swim Stars Sunset Race 2018. The community-centred and inclusive nature of the event is very much in line with Linklaters’ core values. This year our partnership includes conducting a swim clinic for the children supported by the ReadAble initiative. ReadAble is a non-profit organisation started by our lawyers. The team focuses on children’s literacy by running weekly reading and language arts classes for children ages 2 to 15 and we are very excited that through our partnership, the Singapore Swim Stars have arranged for former World Champion and Olympian Swimmers to work with the children to teach some basic swim skills but also to talk to them about what it takes to be an athlete – dedication, determination and teamwork.

Open Swim Stars Sunset Race Series 2018

Photo Credit: Open Swim Stars Sunset Race

Sports Swim Organisation is founded by a team of Olympians, most of whom have retired from professional swimming. Their aim was to instill fun and a breathe of fresh air to the swimming industry which was evident in the events they have organised in Singapore and France. Additionally, Sports Swim Organisation also organised the Prudential Singapore Swim Stars where some of the fastest times of the season were recorded in the OCBC Aquatic Centre in 2014.

Would you have participated in this event? Which do you still choose, Running or Swimming? Share with us your thoughts!

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What used to be a couch potato, now an active sports person. A person that enjoys all kinds of sports, especially Ultimate Frisbee. Running constantly on the weekends to keep himself fit as a fiddle.

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