27 Sep '11, 12am

Swimming: Former SEA Games gold medallist goes AWOL: SINGAPORE: A national swimmer and former SEA Games gold med...

Swimming: Former SEA Games gold medallist goes AWOL: SINGAPORE: A national swimmer and former SEA Games gold med...

SINGAPORE: A national swimmer and former SEA Games gold medallist faces a lengthy ban from swimming-related activities organised by the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA), after he went absent without leave (AWOL) while he was doing National Service (NS) last year. Following internal investigations, the SSA convened a disciplinary committee two months ago which recommended the ban. The swimmer's coach at the time also faces a ban, while the SSA have recommended his club be suspended for a shorter period from all their swimming-related activities. TODAY knows the identity of the swimmer, the coach and his club, but is not disclosing it as all parties could appeal the recommendations of the SSA, which have yet to take effect. While the swimmer is not part of this year's SEA Games team, some of the 21-strong squad that will compete at this year's Games are members of the cl...

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