From cleaning pools to a swimming champion

Yav Vannak’s rise as the national swimming champion is nothing but a fairy tale. Just seven years ago, he was working as a pool cleaner, cleaning the very pool that the previous national swimmers trained. Within two years of taking up swimming himself, Vannak is now the undisputed national Para 50m freestyle champion. He won […]

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Former Olympian grooming the next generation

Olympian Hem Thonponloeu has no regrets in quitting competitive swimming to take the mantle as a national coach. The 31-year-old, who had represented Cambodia at the 2008 Beijing Games and the 2012, London Games, has been helping nurture a new generation of swimmers since 2019. He had his baptism as a coach in an international […]

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