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Has Singapore Swimming lost its national women’s water polo coach Lee Sai Meng?

Dec 2, 2021 ,

Just weeks after losing Head Coach Stephan Widmer to LJ Swimming Club in China, national artistic swimming coach Anastasia Goutseva and watching as Water Polo Technical Director Paul Oberman leave for Australia to take up a new role, the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) is now looking for a new Head Coach for the Women’s Water Polo team. 

The posting was put up five days ago.


TMSG was alerted by a reader to an advertisement on Glassdoor about the hunt for a new women’s water polo coach, currently helmed by former national water polo stalwart Lee Sai Meng. 

There are three other jobs which the SSA is aiming to fill, including that of Technical Director for Water Polo, left vacant by the departing Oberman who took up a new role as Australia’s women’s water polo coach.


It is not known if current coach Lee has already left his role but his Linkedin profile indicates that he is now a senior manager at the National Youth Sports Institute, a role he purportedly took up in November.

TMSG has sent SSA a query and will update the story if we receive a response from SSA. 

Executive Director Edwin Ker is on leave and the request has been forwarded to Leon Lim, who is the Head of Administration, Finance and Business Development. 

Lee’s photo is still up on the SSA’s website, though.

The requirements for the job as the women’s water polo coach for Singapore on Glassdoor are extensive and pays between $5000 to $8000 a month.

The SSA has seen three high profile departures over the last two months.


Apart from Widmer and Oberman, national artistic swimming coach Goutseva also left at the end of October.

Photo: SSA

Separately, the Glassdoor reviews of Singapore’s swimming body do not make for good reading at all. 

Main Photo: SSA

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