The Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is hosting the Singapore World Para Swimming (WPS) World Series from 1 to 3 May 2020. This is the second time that the WPS World Series will be taking place in Asia, following Singapore’s successful entry to the prestigious series in the previous year. About 150 top para swimmers from around the world, including Singapore’s top athletes such as Yip Pin Xiu and Toh Wei Soong, are expected to congregate in Singapore for the event, which will also be a staging platform for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
This honour is only made possible from a strong global reputation in para swimming and a successful inaugural edition in Singapore last year. The achievements of Singapore’s swimmers, together with an impressive support ecosystem behind them, have enabled Singapore to be a leader in the region in championing disability sports and hosting international competitions, piquing the interest of elite athletes and officials from around the world.
Over 200 elite swimmers and team officials are expected to fly into our shores for the competition, where they will contend for the World Series titles, and prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
They will be cheered on by a crowd of Singaporeans and international visitors in the world-class 3,000-seater OCBC Aquatic Centre.
Disability has frequently led to a misconception of incapability. Over the past few years, Singapore has worked actively to redefine “disability” using inspirational stories, particularly of athletes with disability. In turn, public attention on disability sports has turned the impossible into reality, when the Government recognised the importance of this sector and developed a Disability Sports Master Plan.
Invitation to Partner
We believe that the successful hosting of this high-level event will drive home a message that para athletes should be respected equally as their able-body counterparts, and spark conversations among both Singaporeans and the international audience with positive values on display as part of this elite sports competition.
We thus hope that you will partner us for this momentous event in Singapore.
Please kindly find our event information deck and World Para Swimming World Series information sheet for your consideration HERE.
We would greatly appreciate an opportunity to meet you and your team for further discussion. For enquires, please contact Mr Lim Wei Hao (firstname.lastname@example.org or 6342 3509).