Artistic swimmers in buoyant mood

Artistic swimming duet Miya Yong (left) and Debbie Soh have set their sights on becoming the first Singaporeans in the discipline to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Artistic swimming duet Miya Yong (left) and Debbie Soh have set their sights on becoming the first Singaporeans in the discipline to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.PHOTO: ST FILE
Above: New artistic swimming coach Anastasia Goutseva was formerly an assistant of ex-Singapore consultant coach Julie Sauve during their stint with the Canadian Olympic team. Left: Singapore duet Rachel Thean (far left) and Debbie Soh in action duri
New artistic swimming coach Anastasia Goutseva was formerly an assistant of ex-Singapore consultant coach Julie Sauve during their stint with the Canadian Olympic team.

Team hope arrival of new coach Goutseva can lift standard and realise Olympic dream

Having made their mark in South-east Asia by topping the medal table at the 2015 and 2017 SEA Games, Singapore's artistic swimming team are aiming to shine on an even bigger stage next year.

Artistic swimming duet Debbie Soh and Miya Yong have set their sights on becoming the first Singaporeans in the discipline to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, while the team are aiming to compete at the 2022 Asian Games. And they will be counting on newly appointed head coach Anastasia Goutseva to help them achieve their goals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2020, with the headline 'Artistic swimmers in buoyant mood'. Print Edition | Subscribe