SUP Racing For Kids in Singapore

Posted date: 01-February-2021

Stand up paddling in Singapore is still on the agenda despite Singapore struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic just as much as the rest of the world

One of the most challenging aspects has been the global effect various lockdown conditions have had on children; everything from education, social lives, physical activity and mental wellness have been affected.

Tony Lee, an ASI SUP trainer based in Singapore, has sent us these fab pictures of a SUP race meeting recently held there. The Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) and ASI recently joined forces and this is a fab example of how our collaboration can help support children during these challenging times with an activity that supports both their mental and physical health.

Tony is very focused on getting the next generation of SUP superstars active, despite the current restrictions.

“To ensure the continuation of SUP, getting kids to start as young as 8 years of age is important” he said.

The races were a huge success with lots of kids taking part.

Tony told me that they had already had to cancel the meeting once, earlier in January, due to the heaviest recorded rainfall ever in Singapore! But race day eventually came and on the 23rd of January 2021 at 7.30am things kicked off and a fabulous day was had by all!

“We have 8-10, 11-12 and 13-15 age groups taking part. Races included 1000m, 500m, 200m and a 100m sprint. 14 races in all with over 44 kids taking part and each race having about 5-8 kids competing” said Tony.

Everything was run safely and all government guidelines were strictly adhered to.

The event was so popular that Tony is now fielding constant phone calls from happy parents wondering when the next race meeting will be!

Amazing work from Tony, ASI SUP school, Constant Wind and everyone involved in getting these kids on the water safely, having a great time and supporting the next generation of SUP superstars!

 

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