History

 

Cougars Athletic Association (CAA) was founded by Bala in 1999 with co-founders; Kirti and Hema. CAA was established in 7th July 2016. Track and Field is a sport which is simple and values are abundant as one participates in it.

 

The cougar is a majestic animal, which is mysterious and magical. Cougars are fit and hard to spot in the wild. They are smart and amazing hunters. Our athletes who are Cougars will possess such aptitude, values and qualities. Run and live like a Cougar!

Objectives

  • To promote and foster Track and Field participation among the youths in Singapore.

  • To encourage and nurture young athletes for representation in local and international meets.

  • To nurture adult athletes for regional and international competitions.

  • To further the development of Track and Field in Singapore.

  • To inculcate sportsmanship and lifelong moral and social values in members.

  • To develop knowledge and skills in coaching and administration for future contribution to the association and Singapore.

  • To organize healthy intra and inter competitions amongst youths of Singapore.

  • To disseminate Track and Field information arising from publications, conferences, seminars, discussion groups and training courses.

Cougars Logo's Meaning

Purple signifies royalty. All cougar athletes are treated with royalty and possess the values of kings.

Yellow signifies simplicity and everything in life should be simple to have fun.

 

Black is mysterious like the cougar and possesses exquisite qualities.

Red signifies fire and our athletes will participate with fire in their hearts.

Fun Facts about Cougars

Cougars are the fourth largest cat in the cat family. They have slender bodies, round heads with pointed ears. Adult males can grow up to 2.4m (from head to tail) and female adults can grow up to 2.05m. Adult males can weigh up to 68kg and females adults can weigh up to 45kg.

The cougars' top running speed can range from 64 to 80km/h. As skilled hunters, cougars wait hidden from their prey until they can pounce with claws out-stretched. Cougars can also climb with ease and leap over 6m. After killing a large animal, a cougar hides the carcass and eats in the coming days.

Cougars usually live in solitary lifestyles. Females can breed as early as 2 to 3 years old and give birth to 2 to 3 kittens. The females raise the young while the males return to their solitary lifestyles.

 

At around two years old, the cougar offspring will leave their mother to start their own life. Some travel far to establish their own territory as cougars need a lot of room to roam.

A healthy cougar can live to around 10 years of age in the wild. Cougars living in captivity can live up to 20 years.

Adapted from http://www.animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/cougar/

ABOUT

Founded by Bala in 1999.

Co-founders: Kirti and Hema.

Established in 7th July 2016.