Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Schooling Starts Swim School In Singapore

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2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Schooling launched his new swim school on Wednesday at Our Tampines Hub in Singapore per The Straits Times.

The school is called “Swim Schooling” and will a learn to swim program for kids aged three to eleven, and will be a training program for instructors.

“I started swimming so that I could be water safe, which is an essential life skill,” Schooling told The Straits Times. “However, swimming became the very thing that defined my life and I would like to give every child the same opportunity with Swim Schooling.”

Schooling recently signed a contract with Speedo after he led Texas to four straight NCAA team titles in March. He also was the first athlete across all sports to win an Olympic gold medal when he defeated Michael Phelps, Laszlo Cseh and Chad Le Clos in the 100 fly at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Schooling also recently signed a partnership with Hugo Boss, a German luxury fashion brand.

Schooling also joins fellow Singaporean swimmers Ang Peng Siong (Aquatic Performance Swim Club), David Lim (Swimfast Aquatic Club), Mark Chay (X Lab)and Richard Chng (AquaTech Swimming) to open up swim schools in the country.

Schooling also plans to expand the school to “a few more venues” in Singapore and South-east Asia, and to offer competitive swim programs in the future.

Schooling’s mother, May, is also one of the swim school’s directors.

Schooling’s main taper meet this summer will be the Asian Games in Indonesia at the end of August.