SEA Games

Local swimming event gets boost from China Life Insurance Singapore

Local swimming event gets boost from China Life Insurance Singapore
Young Singapore swimmer Ashley Lim, 10, en route to winning her 12 events and breaking five meet records at last year's Singapore National Age Group (SNAG) Championships. This year's SNAG Championships will have a new title sponsor in China Life Insurance Singapore. Photo: Singapore Swimming Association
Published: 7:28 PM, February 8, 2017

SINGAPORE – The annual Singapore National Age Group Championships (SNAG) will celebrate its 48th edition with a sponsorship boost this year, with China Life Insurance Singapore coming onboard as title sponsor for the prestigious local swimming event.

As the last local qualifying meet for August’s SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, the China Life Insurance Singapore SNAG 2017 will see local swimmers battling for a place on the SEA Games squad as the Republic’s swim team look to build on their unprecedented success at the 2015 Games, where they won a record 23 gold medals.

The championships will be held on March 10-19 at the OCBC Aquatic Centre at the Singapore Sports Hub.

“As part of one of the largest insurance firms in the world, we are thrilled to support one of the most anticipated sporting events in Singapore,” said Tony Chow, Chief Executive of China Life Insurance Singapore.

“Through our involvement with Singapore’s highly profiled sport – swimming, we are proud to have this opportunity to inspire the athletes in their pursuit of realising their dreams to succeed on the global stage.

“China Life has always believed and supported the development of sports. We are committed to support the community to help them achieve their goals and to celebrate their milestones with them.

“We hope that our sponsorship of the Singapore National Age Group Championships will further promote the local sporting culture and motivate these athletes to a higher level of sporting excellence.”

China Life Insurance Singapore will also be launching a five-lesson ‘learn-to-swim’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme with special needs children from Pathlight School.

“This is in line with our commitment to promote sports and to encourage swimming to be an inclusive sporting activity for these children to learn and enjoy as well,” Chow added.

The CSR programme will culminate with a “grand final” swim competition on the day of junior finals on March 12. This gives the children the rare opportunity to take part in a national swimming competition that is held in a world-class venue like the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

China Life Insurance Singapore will also be conducting a workshop which will have May Yim Schooling, mother of Olympic champion Joseph Schooling, to share on what it takes to raise an Olympic champion.