Joe Schooling Completes SEA Games Campaign With Ninth Gold For Singapore

Joe Schooling, Texas - courtesy of Patrick Meredith, UT Athletics Photography

Joe Schooling, a Texan Longhorn after development years spent at the Bolles School, granted Singapore, hosts of the South East Asia Games, the performance in the pool with nine golds as the action wrapped up today with a home victory in the men’s 4x100m medley relay; Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is queen among women

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Joe Schooling, a Texan Longhorn after development years spent at the Bolles School, granted Singapore, hosts of the South East Asia Games, the performance in the pool with nine golds as the action wrapped up today with a home victory in the men’s 4x100m medley relay; Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is queen among women

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Clive Rushton

Schooling’s published split is the backsroke swimmer I think.

Wirotomo

Craig,

1. You forget to add 200m backstroke as an event, Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has won. In this SEA Games she won all 200m events: 200m free, 200m back, 200m breast, 200m fly, and 200m IM. Plus 400m and 800m free and 400m IM.

2. You forget to add the * after the winner of 50m breast, my countryman, Indra Gunawan, banned from July 2013 – December 2014 (18 month) for methyl. He’s the only Indonesia’s gold medalist in this 2015 Sea Games swimming event.

3. The leadoff swimmer for Singapore’s men 400m medley relay is Quah Zheng Wen. Schooling is in fly leg in 51.50.

Craig Lord

Wirotomo, thanks, 1 and 2 ticked. The list of wins corrected with addition of 200 back, the gold count as I had it, Indra Gunawan has his * in common with all other cases I catch (he’s not exactly on the elite radar, I’m afraid, so thanks for your note). 3: the official result sheet is wrong if you are right: noted in copy.

aswimfan

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien is crazy good.

I hope she focuses on 400 IM in Rio and gets into final.

While it’s difficult to assess Schooling’s potentials in Kazan and Rio based on this SEA Games. He is crazy good, but is he good enough to threaten Le Clos in Kazan and Rio?
SEA Games is his second tapered event in 3 months, and now he has to re-taper for Kazan in less than two months. On the other hand, he may not have done the full taper since he is good enough to win majority of events without full taper. But, swimming at SEA Games in front of his nation may have provided strong boost that may not be equaled in other meets.

My prediction is that 100 fly bronze Kazan will be won in 51.20 and 200 fly in 1:54.30 and if Schooling can get inside those times, he’ll medal. That means he will have to do a half second PB in the 100 fly and 1.4 secs PB in 200 fly. Doable, but still tough.

aswimfan

I don’t understand, how come Schooling is allowed to swim in NCAA when he received at least SGD 40,000 in the last SEA Games and will receive at least SGD 100,000 this time around?

http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-story/sea-games-2015/story/golden-rewards-motivate-sea-games-athletes-20150526

http://www.singaporeolympics.com/awards-recognition/multi-million-dollar-awards-programme/

Does the “amateur” NCAA not apply to foreign swimmers?

Ice

Schooling claimed he did not taper fully for the SEAG (which honestly, he didnt have to)

Craig Lord

Good question, aswimfan… I don’t have the answer (very odd rules, in the 21st century) but perhaps someone can provide a steer? …

Wirotomo

For clarification:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyL4Q-y0Mn0

in 06:25 you can see the Singapore swimmer who will do the fly leg is Schooling (use TYR black swim cap, with his name on it).
Quah Zheng Wen use Arena white swim cap.

And thanks for your quick response, Craig. 🙂

Craig Lord

Thanks for the link to confirmation, Wirotomo

beachmouse

Under section 12.1.2.X of the NCAA rulebook, there are allowances for athletes to take both training expense grants and major meet performance awards (“Operation Gold” grants in the rulebook) and not impact eligibility as long as the funds come directly from the athlete’s national Olympic committee (or designated sport-specific organization) and not from a third party.

I’m assuming there is a case study out there confirming what international student-athlete equivalents are allowed under the ‘Operation Gold’ grant language.

Nice article here:

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/2012/08/why-missy-franklin-retains-her-ncaa.html

Simon Jones

Malaysia’s relay team featured Wong FuKang, 16yrs old, who split a 61.77 in the breaststroke! Certainly one to watch for the future considering his stroke, physique and mental game.

aswimfan

That’s nice for top swimmers from rich countries who usually get big cash from their governments, not so for run of the mill American collegiate swimmers.

Anyway, I personally think it’s weird that swimmers can’t get money.

Craig Lord

Thanks for the info Beachmouse

Craig Lord

Thanks Simon

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