The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) has finally revealed who has taken over the position of National Training Center (NTC) Head Coach, a position that has been vacant for Gary Tan took over as national swimming head coach in January.
Effective immediately, Brad Dingey of Swimming Canada will act as the head coach of the CEN. Most recently, Dingey was Head Coach of the Vancouver High Performance Center for Swimming Canada, a role he had held since August 2020.
Dingey has coached people like Hilary Caldwell, Ryan Cochrane, Emilie Overholt and Brent Hayden throughout his career, earning him a total of 13 World Championship medals.
As part of SSA, Dingey will report to Tan, responsible for planning and implementing poolside training sets, working with sports scientists to improve performance and competition readiness. .
Of Dingey’s hiring, Tan said, “We are extremely pleased to add Brad’s expertise to the National Training Center. He brings a proven track record of success and expertise in developing high performance swimmers. We are committed to ensuring that our training centers at the OCBC Aquatics Center and Singapore Sports School are in the best possible position to support our athletes and our programs leading up to the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.”
SSA Technical Director Sonya Porter added, “Brad’s appointment is a critical link in the athlete’s journey to make our next generation of swimmers Senior National Team members with major Games podium potential. His appointment will continue to enhance the world-class daily training environment at the National Training Centre.
Dingey said, “I am delighted to have this opportunity and appreciate the confidence that SSA has placed in me. The National Training Center has demonstrated the important role it plays in supporting Singapore’s swimmers at the highest level. We want to continue to offer swimmers and coaches the chance to succeed at the Asian Games, Olympic Games and World Championships. »
Dingey is not the only high-level Canadian to have changed national positions recently, as head coach of Swimming Canada’s high performance center in Toronto, Ben Titleyjoined the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation.
There, at RFEN, Titley will lead the Sant Cugat National Training Center as part of Spanish Swimming and the Spanish Sports Council’s ‘Team-Spain Elite’.