Our Team of Swimming Professionals
At SWISH! Swimming, we aim to employ the best swimming instructors with the right skill set, attitude and most importantly that are fun in the pool. We are also sole distributors for the Mahina Merfin in Singapore. We pride ourselves on being a supportive team who can deal with any problem thrown at them!
Kristen has been been working as a Swim Instructor since 2010, both in Singapore and Dubai, UAE and is married with 2 beautiful children, Zac and Ella.
"Swimming is a personal passion, and I followed that into a job that I thoroughly enjoy as we raised our two great kids. I left a demanding corporate role and attained AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety and Teacher of Infant Aquatics qualifications so that I could help teach others (babies/kids/adults) how to enjoy (and respect) the water as much as our family does.
Every time I see students squealing with delight as they enter the pool area for a lesson, or giggling excitedly as they learn something new, I know how lucky I am to be doing this.
Ella is also an aspiring mermaid and loves swimming with her Merfin any chance she gets!"
Our Coaching Team
Coach Daphne is a born and bred Singaporean who loves the great outdoors and hiking. Active and athletic from a young age, she loved Physical Education lessons in school and never missed a chance to play football or basketball with her classmates. Daphne obtained her degree in Engineering from NTU and worked in engineering and project management roles before making the big switch to become a swim instructor. Daphne is also an IRONWOMAN and has completed numerous triathlon, duathlon and marathon events. After completing her first triathlon in 2008, her love for swimming was rekindled.
"I enjoy teaching swimming and water safety to kids and adults alike and I totally love the greenery and wonderful pools at SWISH! Swimming School. It is definitely gratifying when you see children mastering swimming skills!"
Coach Eric was born and raised in Singapore. He is happily married and also a wonderful father to his son.
Before joining Swish! Eric was in the life insurance industry, helping individuals on their financial portfolios and educating on the needs for early planning.
“I started learning how to swim only at the age of 26. What triggered me to learn at a late age was because my wife and I loved to have holidays on the beaches and seas. She can swim very well but my greatest fear was being not able to swim, so I have to rely on a life vest, and my wife to help me. Swimming is not just about learning how to swim and be safe in the water but doing all these while having fun and enjoying all the beautiful things out there. I am happy to be in Swish! to inspire everyone of all ages."
Coach Puven was born and raised in Singapore and is recently married.
Before Swish! Puven was in landscaping and was also educating children in plants and landscaping. He also graduated in Nitec in Aerospace Engineering.
“I started swimming from the age of 7, and from young one of my passions has always been being able to swim and teach. Outside of work through my experience as a swim coach I have been fortunate to teach my Nephew how to swim. I love to teach children and seeing them learn and have fun at the same time was always my aim”. Puven is a fun, and thorough coach and the children are very drawn to his “bubbly” nature
Coach Alim is a former fire-fighter and holds a CPR licence. Alim enjoys encouraging his students to have a positive approach and start every lesson with great energy. “My goal is for my students to understand water safety and be proud of themselves as they develop their swimming techniques. Most importantly, I will ensure that they will have an enjoyable time learning and swimming with me.”
Coach Nicoy was born and raised in Singapore and is currently in her first year of university majoring in Psychology and Sociology.
After a traumatic experience as a young child, Nicoy avoided water until she had to partake in compulsory swimming at primary school. She was surprised by how much she enjoyed the lessons, so much so she ended up getting her Bronze Medallion when she was 15.
“I love my students. I love watching them grow up and develop new important life skills. I love seeing their big smiles. The bond created with them is so valuable to me.
Coach Siti is from Singapore and has worked with children since she was 19 as a camp, gymnastics and after school activities instructor. She has also studied business and hairstyling.
“I'm a swim coach because I have enjoyed swimming ever since I was a kid. I love being a coach to see the progress the students make.”
Coach Andre has a background in Sport and Wellness Management and is currently pursuing a degree in Professional Communication. Andre is a former lifeguard with Sport Singapore and served as aircrew with the Air Force. During his free time, he can be found working out or reading a book.
“I enjoy teaching and aim to make learning fun, but at the same time effective.”
Coach Shar was born and raised in Singapore. He is currently pursuing his bachelor's degree in building and project management.
"I enjoy helping kids to achieve their swimming goals. I take great pride in ensuring that the little one's love every bit of the lesson and their time in swish!"
Coach Sara is a former competitive swimmer. Her strong foundation in swimming techniques helps her effectively convey the fundamentals of the sport to a new generation of swimmers. Having started swimming from a young age herself, she understands the importance of a positive introduction to the water early on in life. She became a coach with the hopes of marrying her two interests of swimming and teaching. In her free time, she also enjoys photography and playing the guitar. "Their youthful energy, infectious laughter, and active participation in every class are what makes each session so rewarding. I hope to create a safe and fun learning environment for all, such that my students will look forward to attending classes every week!"
Coach Kenneth, a Singaporean living in Yangon, Myanmar, is happily married with 3 beautiful kids. He began coaching his own kids since young.
“My love for children kickstart my journey to teach swimming as early as 6 months old. My philosophy in coaching is ingesting fun and challenges so that they can gain water confidence.”
He had graduated with a double degree program from Singapore Management University, had a scholarship from Singapore Government, and had set up his own business. He runs marathons, loves water sports, the sunshine, and beach holidays. He now finds time doing sports with his children and pursuing his passion for working with young children.
Coach Valensia is a former National Youth Team Synchronised Swimmer and Water Polo player. She is currently studying for a degree in Business and Management. In her free time, she also likes to explore her musical interests by making her own music. Being involved in water sports since the age of 8, she finds comfort in the water and has always been open to share the joys of swimming to others.
"I love to see the energy and curiosity that children have when learning something new. Seeing their smiles when they realise how much they have progressed makes each lesson something to look forward to."
Coach Belle has a background in child psychology and early education and is currently in her final year of university, majoring in psychology. She loves water sports and was a competitive swimmer and dragon boater. Coach Belle aspires to be an art therapist for children in the future. “I love interacting with children and hope to put a smile on their faces when I teach them.”
Coach Lucie is a competitive swimmer of seven years, specialising in freestyle but enjoying all four strokes. Having exhibited aquaphobic behaviour when she was younger, she has experienced the transition in becoming more and more comfortable in the water. Now she wants to pass on all that she has learned to her students while also making classes a safe and fun environment. “Being a student myself, I understand learning is done best when you’re having fun, so I aim to create a comfortable, enjoyable atmosphere for my students to ensure a great learning experience.”
Coach Ben is a Singaporean and is currently studying for his Bachelors of Social Science in Psychology at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is also pursuing a minor in Early Childhood Education (ECE), offered by the National Institute of Education (NIE). He has been swimming for over half a decade as a recreational sport and views it as an essential part of his healthy lifestyle. He also has participated in an open-water swimming events and inter-campus swim competitions previously. “I believe every child has the ability to become great swimmers. As a teacher, I want to be a role model for these children, being an effective guide and facilitator in their learning."
Coach Raj is a former assistant speech and drama teacher. Coach Raj is a happy go lucky fella. “My goal is for my students to understand that water safety is important while having fun and for them to be able to progress in their techniques as well as to learn new things."
Coach Blake is an outdoor enthusiast, passionate about water sports. He has taken part in several swimming and lifesaving competitions. "My coaching philosophy, all students deserve fun and caring place to learn, instill discipline and provide students with the best skills and knowledge that I know. Making progressive improvement in each lesson in a safe learning environment."
Khairul was born in Singapore and currently pursuing his degree in digital media. He enjoys outdoor activities. During his free time, he would spend it dancing. He also enjoys drawing. “I have always had fun when I am in the water even as a kid. I would love the students to enjoy swimming as I do. “
Behind The Scenes
These ladies are less "behind the scenes" and more "front of house". Our amazing Customer Service team manage the day to day running of SWISH! Swimming School seamlessly. Often they will be the first faces you will see when you arrive at SWISH! @ Loewen. They make our office an efficient and welcoming space.
Michelle T (Mitch).
Michelle has worked in Office Management and Accounting Processes over the past 25 years in the UK and has a good all round knowledge of many different systems configuration processing. Her last employer for 16 years was a major chemical company who tasked her with a variety of roles from Internal Sales to Office Manager.
Michelle is married to Dan and they have a teenage son called Harrison. All three of them (including their cat "Saphira") moved from the UK to Singapore in August 2014.
"I am really looking forward to working with everyone to promote this fantastic swimming school and help in its future growth".
Liza came from the glorious Pearl of the Southern Orient, the Philippines. Before she claimed the position as an admin, she became a medical transcriptionist for 8 years. With Liza’s aspiration to contribute health and wellness to humanity, she graduated as a nursing student.
Also, through her knowledge about maintaining a healthy condition, Liza is able to raise three joyful and lively young children who are currently studying in the Philippines. Liza’s main goal in life is to provide all the benefit for her children to finish and nurture on their studies and to maintain their academic productivity for her children’s future. She is more of like an Avenger with her strong capabilities in holding three individuals lives all in one, just so she could finish the job and get the work done.
As Uncle Ben from Spider-Man once said, “With great power comes great responsibility”, Liza’s has more than just power in her hands; rather she has the freeway to the forthcoming success that she has yet to embark with the greathearted act of oath.