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 Muhammad (Coach Mo) is one of our longest serving coaches at SWISH! Happily married with an adorable son called Rayyan, Mo has over 12 years experience leading training camps in local primary and tertiary schools, plus years of experience as a swimming teacher. Spurred on by his passion for travel, he also flew for 12 months with Tiger Airways.
Mo continues to do voluntary work for under privileged students at Northlight School. Outside of the water he enjoys travelling, car racing, outdoor activities and adventuring.
Mo is an extremely patient and dedicated coach; "I love inspiring children, not only in swimming but in all other ways too".
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 Mason was born and raised in Malaysia and did competitive swimming along water polo at national level. He was also an experienced swim coach before joining SWISH!. He graduated with a degree majoring in Communication Design in Malaysia. He has worked in various companies designing for their needs. Mason is also SWISH's! very own in-house designer for all graphics related work.
Outside work, Mason loves exploring and travelling to discover new things.
I am happy to have joined SWISH! I enjoyed teaching swimming and water safety skills because it gives me full satisfaction when you see students mastering new skills, being confident in the water and ending their class with a big smile!"
Coach Sarah swam competitively for Ngee Ann Polytechnic swimming team and has taken part in many competitions. Sarah previously coached junior swimmers to also reach competitor level.
"Personally I love swimming and it is my passion to pass on my knowledge to my future students. I will always keep a cheerful and positive attitude to all of my students. My goals for my students are to always be at their best form and not to give up when having setbacks or failures."
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 Roshika (Roshi) is from Sri Lanka and did competitive swimming from the age of 8. She was also part of the First Ladies Water Polo team in Sri Lanka and is experienced in synchronised swimming. A Doctor by profession, specialising in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Roshika worked in the National Health Service in the UK before moving to sunny Singapore 5 years ago.
Roshika is an amazing mother to four beautiful children: Yevan, Yanik, Yevin and Shanara. She loves kids and is thoroughly enjoying her fun-filled time teaching them to swim and be safe in water.
"I was so glad to find SWISH! Swimming School and the great team of teachers and staff. It’s been absolutely fulfilling and I look forward to many more such years ahead."
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 hair styling.
“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 an 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.”
Originally from London, then relocated to Sydney, Janet has gone from one end of the earth to the other and has now settled somewhere in the middle here in Singapore.
Janet originally worked in relocation but after having children decided on a change of career. She has always enjoyed swimming from a young age and it's been her choice of fitness activity. She began her Austswim training and started her new career at two swim schools in Sydney, giving her the opportunity to be there for her kids yet still have a career in something she truly enjoyed.
After moving to Singapore in 2015, within a few months, Janet was working at SWISH! Swimming School.
"My kids swim here and love the indoor and outdoor pools. I love the area (great coffee just around the corner) and a fantastic bunch of coaches who have become friends. One of my particular favourite parts of working at SWISH! Swimming School is teaching the Melbourne Specialist International School children. Swimming enables them to have great fun in a safe environment and the smiles on their faces makes coaching that much more rewarding.
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".
Michelle is from the sunny Philippines, and would definitely call herself an explorer of sorts. She graduated with a Computer Science degree back in Philippines. Not long after working in her hometown, she left for a pretty adventurous job - an Au-pair.
She traveled to several European countries as a nanny, before settling down in Singapore with her sweetheart. Here, she worked in several Food and Beverage Chains for 6 years before joining us.
Michelle is often identified by her loud, and cheerful voice in the office!
Happily married to Husband, Kash, Zarina has recently given birth to her second bundle of joy 3months ago. She is a doting mother to her 2 sons Khabir who’s 4 years old and Khalif 3 months old. As a new member of the family to SWISH! Swimming School, this is what she has to say about working at SWISH! ”Helping children (and their families) is the most rewarding job I can think of! ... Knowing that my job is partly to help kids achieve their full potential especially in swimming and to help them feel happier and better about themselves, brings a huge smile to my face and helps me sleep better at night!” On her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, NetFlix-ing and watching make-up tutorials on YouTube.