Monday, 7 September 2009

Congraulations Randall Ong!

Congraulations to You! Randall Ong for coming in 1st in 50m Breast Stroke & 100m Breast Stroke! My dear boy Randall Ong took part in 2 events for his School Swimming meet.

Sometimes, Kids just like do things their way. One day, He came for class and tell me. "Jerry, My school got swimming meet. I taking part in 50m and 100m."

I ask "HUH?! U never tell me before you decide ah?"
He replied: "Hee.... I just take part lor.."
I asked again: "When is the meet?"
"I think is next month..Hee..."

So theorically speaking, I only have 1 month (4 lessons x 1hr) time to train him and prepare him for his meet. Every lesson, I will tell him, "Randall, If never win, never mind ok? You take part in the meet very good liao. Go for the experience."

And he will reply me "Ya, I dun think can win also."

A good coach will know, that sentence means a total different meaning. He wants to win.

And for that 1 month, he was so serious in training. I no longer hear any complaints from him. I no longer hear him grumble about the training too tough. He was so ever attentive to what I have to teach him. He was serious.

And on the day of the race, he swam like a "Dark Horse"! Below is the video took by his mummy (Deon). Randall is on lane 6. The top of the screen is lane 1.

You should really see how he catch up from the last position intially to claiming the champion! Classic is the only word to explain. Well, Randall used the word "Miracle" =)

Till date, I'm still smiling. Knowing that he did so well for the meet. I'm so proud of him!
The 2 medals that Randall won. 1st in 50m Breast stroke and 3rd in 100m Breast stroke. The Water Family 1st 2 medals! =)

Recalling back, it seems like just yesterday tat Randall just started learning swimming with me. It seems like only yesterday he was still struggling with Breast stroke in the deep pool, having to hold the wall every now and then.

I still remember how I always ask him to stay back after class so I can teach him longer. The problem he had was his stamina. And deon will be at the side of the pool telling him again and again not to hold the wall.

Woah~ It seems like so yesterday. 2 years ago, this boy cant even complete a 50m lap. Today, He's a Champion in 50m Breast Stroke and a 2nd runner up in 100m Breast Stroke!!
The Proud boy with his 2 medals! Well Done Randall! You work hard for it! Now, we must work even harder for next year!

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