Friday, 30 April 2010

17th Holiday Intensive Swimming Intake

YEAH!!! June Holidays are coming!!! And YES! I know alot of you have been waiting for me to start...

So, here are the details! Registration starts on this coming Monday (3rd May 2010)! So hurry!! Go tell ur frenz about it! Link my blog and this video everywhere u want! Go Go Go! Wahahaha... I love the video! I hope u guys enjoyed it as much as I do! Hee... =p



Location #1: Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex
Day: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Time: 9am, 10am, 11am
Commencing on: 2nd June 2010 - 25th June 2010
Vacancies: Max 10 students per time slot only
Price: $100 for 11 lessons (U.P $165)
Coaches: Teacher Jerry

Location #2: Seng Kang Swimming Complex
Day: Every Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 9am, 10am, 11am
Commencing on: 1st June 2010 - 24th June 2010
Vacancies: Max 10 students per time slot only
Price: $80 for 8 lessons (U.P $120)
Coaches: Teacher Jerry

To facilitate registration, You may either
Call, SMS or WhatsApp me @ 9100 1855,
email me @ Jerrycoaching@yahoo.com,
BBM me @ 213B7816 ,

msn and facebook me @ ultraman_toh@hotmail.com

Which ever form of communication you prefer... But, no snail mail pls.. Wahahaha... =p

Also, pls kindly take note that registration is on a 1st come 1st serve basis and for each time slot I will only be taking in a maximum of 10 students only. So, hurry!! Go ahead and spam me come this Monday! =p

P/s: Feel free to contact me for any further enquires, I'll be more than willing to talk to u.(Sounds like a certain bank. Whaha... ) If I didn't pick up or reply you, it simply means that I'm having fun with my kids in the pool. =p

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Luc

Bonjour! My dear French Boy got an award from his school for swimming 950m in 30mins! According to him, he swam the longest distance in his class! WOOoo HOOooo!!! Congratulations LUC! Well Done!

He came for his lesson and brought along his certificate to show me. He's just so proud of it and wanted me to keep that certificate.. Hee... But I can't accept something that he had work so hard for... =)And now, it's time to show off his world class swimming Teacher Jerry photography skills... See.. I can take photos like a professional too even without the use of DSLR... *Bleahz*p/s: Look out for the next post... Alot of people have been waiting for it.... =x

Monday, 26 April 2010

Tooth Fairy came for a swim!!

Trust me when I say amazing things happen to amazing ppl!!

#1, we all know that our teeth will 1 day be shaky and it will come off so that the new ones can grow. That's a fact right...

#2, usually we will go to the dentist to extract that tooth or just let it come off naturally.

Keng Yan tooth was shaky too. Nothing wrong abt that. Amazing thing was, half way thru his swimming lesson, he stood up, walked towards me showing me a baby tooth and say "Teacher Jerry, my tooth drop liao!!!"

Wah lao! For a moment, I thought he got into a fight or got hit by someone. Then he open his jaws and showed me his new grown tooth and say. See! Now my new tooth got space to grow!

And what's most amazing was. His baby tooth is like so small lor.. how did he even manage to grab hold of that tiny tooth in the big blue swimming pool!?!

I can't help but believe that, that day, Tooth fairy visited the swimming pool for a swim! =)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Masterpiece...

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece
- John Ruskin

When kids and swimming work together expect fun. Lots of it.
- Teacher Jerry

Credits

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Magical moments


I dunnoe how to describe this magical feeling.... You know, the wonderful thing about being a Teacher is the ability to connect with the kids... and vice verse...

There are some things that no matter how hard the parents tries.. the child still dun get it. But the same thing, but coming from the Teacher, it's just different.... It's so magical... Esp when the kids get what you are trying to convey....

Anyway, my active angels never fail to surprise me with their innovations every week... Today those angels created their ideal "Sweet Teacher Jerry". Some more they can say... "Teacher Jerry, u must take photo and blog hor!" Wahahaha

So.. There u are!P/s: Well Done Joey for achieving your PB during the 51st Milo National Schools Swimming Championships in 50m Freestyle. 41sec!!!! Well done! That's like 8 secs improvement from ur last PB! Keep up the good work!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Raining again!

Rain rain go away! My gers wanna swim!!

U come again.. My powerpuff gers are going to be in action!! *HUMPZ* =p
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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Xiao Xin

Yes Yes Yes..... Some kids saw her... Some went up to talk to her... Some kids simply went crazy and was hoping up and down when they saw her... hee...

And most of you guys on facebook would have known by now who she is... =)

Love, is a very special moment. All it takes is just a small sparkle to start off with. And it takes 2 person to carry on that moment. We've been together for 1 month. And yes, we have our fair share of love and argument.=)

To look @ things in a different perception, it's simply communication. It's never easy to understand the other party till you start communicating and understanding each other.. =)

For that, I thank you (I can never thank you enough but still...I)

Thank you for understanding that our dating days exclude weekdays evening and weekends.
Thank you for spending every possible time you have with me.
Thank you for not minding a "Charcoal" boyfriend. hee...
Thank you for putting a smile on my face everytime we meet up. =)
Thank you for the yummy homemade weekday breakfast and the weekends lunch.
Thank you for bringing my lunch box all the way to the swimming pool every weekends.
Thank you for taking such good care of me.
Thank you for always being there to support me.
Thank you for loving me so much.
Lastly, Thank you for entering my life...

Happy 1st month anniversary! And Yes, I know, there will be lots of monthly anniversaries! =p
Double click on video if it's not working. =)

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Passion is shown thru actions..

Scary lighting and thunder visited us this afternoon. Still, that did not stop the enthusiasm of the kiddos.

This is what passion and love is all about.

3.30pm: Kids in the 4pm classes arrived.
3.35pm: Scary lighting and thunder came. Pool closed.
3.35pm - 5.45pm: 2 hours of waiting.. Waiting and waiting.
5.45pm: Pool cleared and safe for swimming.
5.45pm - 7pm: Kiddos finally have swimming lessons with Teacher Jerry.
7pm-7.30pm: Shower.

Total Time the kiddos spent in the pool. 4hrs!!

Now, that's what I call Passion.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

51st National Inter School Swimming Championship

For the very 1st time, 2 of my kids are representing their school to take part in the National Inter School Swimming Championship... By right, should be 4 of them lor! Megan and Eileen, what happen to u gers ah! Ok, anyway, Good effort by Sarah and Randall! You kids are my proudest moments!

Look at Randall eyes! Later u will see his funny face again.. Haha...

Both my kids at the warm up pool before their event starts...Sarah dad brought her a T Shirt! I guess the T shirt says it all... Hee... =)Sarah's about to start her 50m Breaststroke. Her 1st "Dua Zhong" swimming competition.. She's on lane 6! Look at the other swimmers, all so tall! Getting all ready to plunge into the pool!! Professional leh!! =)Randall was with me @ the Grandstand watching Sarah event together. Sarah completed her race in 57.61 Sec.... And this boy look at me and say.. "Woah! All so pro!" If you have been reading my blog, you should know that I just want the kiddos to have an exposure and take in the experience of Competitive Swimming this time round...

So, I must do my job as a coach right... "Come come, take picture take picture... Dun stress, dun stress... U just give ur best can liao..."And since my eyes are already so small liao... I might as well make them even smaller! SMILE! =)And his 50m Breaststroke event is starting liao... He's on lane 7! Look at his position... Professional lor!!After completing his race in 54.16 sec, he gave me this look! Classic la my boy! Hee.....That was the end of Day 1. Below are the photos of Day 2 event... Randall took part in 100m Breaststroke.

If you were to ask me, I feel somehow, my kids have grown up alot during this competition. Not only have both of them become more independent,they have also learn how to give their best shot. Which is really important not just in sports but also in life. Well, at least I know, they will give their best shot in their future and won't give up easily.

Life is just like a sports competition. There will be times where you will feel like giving up due to 1001 reasons. But to reach the finish line, you really got to press on no matter how tough the competition maybe.

At the start of the 100m Breaststroke.. He's on lane 5 for this event! Really getting more focused and professional!! =)

The best shot I've taken so far... Nice plunge! Go Randall!!He's really tired out after 2:02:13 of swimming... Good Job Sarah & Randall! I'm so proud of u 2 kids!! Completing your individual event is one thing. Having the courage to stand on the starting platform to plunge into the water and challenge the others, that to Teacher Jerry is Courage! =)

OK! Time for BOOT CAMP liao! Hee..

P.s: When the kids are on the platform, no one ask if they have bronze,silver or gold award. =) Basically, every kids at the pool just want to either get into final 8 or break their own PB.

Milo van makes Teacher Jerry happy

I love this van! So many years of memories... Okok... Basically, if you see this van, u will know got "Dua Zhong" (Big & Important) events happening liao.. Hee.. Milo Van never fails to turn up at school events! =)

I'm a simple boy where simple things like this, is going to make me happy the whole day! Hee...
Updates about the kiddos national competition tonight! =)

Friday, 9 April 2010

All Ready..

Once again, pls be reminded that there will be no swimming lesson tml. :)

I am all ready to be activated. :)

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Well Done Kerstin!

Was at Choa Chu Kang Stadium earlier this morning to support my "Pioneer" Student Kerstin! Hee... Ya, she's not swimming but running now... But still, Teacher Jerry is always there to support my kids whenever they ask me to! =)Kerstin invited me to her heats about 1 month ago. And I could really feel she wants my presence to be there. 3 days prior, she kept smsing and calling me to remind me of her heats. I know how important this race meant to her. So, I die die must be there! =)

She took part in the 80m "C" Division Girls Hurdle. Getting her blocks ready... She's 2nd from the right!!Take ur mark....Get Set....And off she goes! She was leading for the 1st 2 hurdle... Until the 3rd.Personal note to Kerstin(Yes, Teacher Jerry knows you will be reading this.) :

Never mind the fact that those long legs of yours touched the bar and caused u that fall.
Never mind the fact that you might not have met your personal best timing.
Never mind the fact that you might not have a place in the finals.

What matters is, the very fact that you gave your very best in the heats.
What matters is, the very fact that you did not give up after that fall.
What matters is, the very fact that you stood up on your own and completed your race.
What matters is, the very fact that despite that fall, you were not the last to finish.

And most importantly, you earned a very valuable experience that some world class athlete might not even have experienced before. Seeing you stood up immediately and completing your race after that fall touches me so much..

You have grown up and I'm so proud of you. At this point of time, You are already a champion in Teacher Jerry heart because you have learned what an athlete should have. Perseverance and determination.6 years ago, we met thru swimming. 6 years later, there I am cheering you in your niche sport - Running. So Kerstin, keep running. Teacher Jerry will still be there supporting you be it 6yrs or 60yrs (I'll still be young! =p)

A video I hope you will like. You got a dream. You got to protect it. =) Lastly, I just wanna let you know Teacher Jerry is super proud of you today and Jiayou Jiayou Jiayou my future Olympic runner!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Seeing Double?

Seeing Double? Yes! That's right! My 4 pairs of precious twins! =) Hee... Till now, Honestly other than Timothy and Natasha (My Fraternal Twins), my 3 pair of boy twins I honestly have a problem identifying them!)

The best way to recognise them is thru their goggles! (So, if 1 day they exchange their goggles, that's it! Hahaa

Alvis wears an orange goggle while Arion wear a Blue one.

Jie Ying wears a red goggles while Zhi Ying wears a black one.

Nigel wears a blue goggles while Oliver wears a green one.

Hee... And among the twins, the most common thing they do best is CONFUSING me! They can switch identity so easily that most of the time I will be tricked by them! *Bleahz*

Never mind.. Teacher Jerry also know how to change identity... I'm going to change my identity to TOM! =p

Tom & Jerry! Hee...

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Words of the day ...

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow - Anonymous

I Love My BlackBerry!
Every child is a bundle of potential and promises.

I'm loving it!

I'm loving my blackberry! :)

Friday, 2 April 2010

Hello BB!

It's good bye SONY ERICSSON & hello BLACKBERRY! =)

Basically, after just 1 year of drenching my SE in the rain & soaking it in the pool water, SE is not working for me anymore... It gets cranky everytime after a rain pour like rejecting a phone call or hanging up on the other party...

Miss Summer couldn't take the nonsense and got me a BlackBerry! WOooo HOOooo!!! Thanks! =)

Having a BlackBerry gives me more excuses to blog and update real time! So the next time if you are unsure if there's any swimming lessons due to the bad weather, check this blog! It's going to be real time! =)

P.s: Parents who have a BlackBerry, pls feel free to add me on BBM! My BBM pin is 213B7816. We can BBM and save on SMS! Wahahaha.... =)

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Star Sports Blogger

I Won!! I Won!!! Lolx... I won it but in a different way.. =)

Firstly, I wanna say Thank You to all the 87 ppl who voted for me. At the same time, I also wanna say Sorry for disappointing you all.

Contrary to what "haha!!" said on my cbox. Nope, out of the 87 ppl who voted for me. I only knew 3 ppl.

Which means, thru this contest, I get 84 new friends! WOOoo HOoooo!! I'm a winner! Yeah! Thanks guys! Especially when I saw what you guys wrote, it simply touches my heart!

Pui Foong
Jerry Toh. Like his blog about swimming and how he teaches kids. Swimming is a great sport!

Manru Teo
Opps. i forgot to write why i think Jerry Toh would win. Because i like the way he write about how he teaches those children to swim. So passionate. The way he talk about he's lesson it's good as it cultivate swimming into the life of those children using different ways. sports for life starts from young, isn't it? Cheers :)

Firus Faizal
All my money on JERRY TOH!!!It is because of his words in his blog to motivate his young swimmers that makes me pick up this sport again after so many years. I used to love swimming when i was in primary school, and i feel so much balanced about my life in general after picking up and loving this sport all over again.Thanks Jerry!!=]

Lau Yue Loon
Jerry Toh gets my Vote. His Blogs are interesting!

Ah Chan
My guess is Jerry Toh. Very interesting blog

Pat Chan
Jerry Toh fo' shizzle!

Isabillah Muhd Isa Er
I vote 4 Jerry Toh cos his blog got substances...

Norhanah Eksan
Jerry Toh will be THE Star Sports Blogger!

Kian Hong Er
Jerry Toh is the winner and will be the winner of the Star Sports Blogger Contest

Chua Ai Ni
Jerry Toh. Because he is passionate about what he does which is being a swimming coach:)

Rahayu Popz
Jerry Toh. A very good and enjoyable read. Was glued on it for quite some time for someone with a short attention span.

Poiuy Oink
Jerry Toh. Not only for his contents in his blog, he has also includes daily life of people surrounded by the sportman. Many interesting articles since 2007, definitely worth my vote!

Jeremiah Kwok Chen Wah
Jerry Toh for his dedication and the way he encourages his young charges... inspirational coach :)

Chiang Yi Chen
Jerry Toh. "The Swimming Coach that blogs all about swimming, kids, fun & fun! =) Be touched. Be inspired." Interesting

Bernard Chung
I vote for Jerry Toh because his passion and desire to share his knowledge and passion is very inspiring. He truly deserves some recognition!

Xiaoxin Toh
Definately JERRY TOH! His blog is all about sports and dated all the way back to 2007!Not only is his blog inspiring and motivating to alot of ppl, he also share alot of views on life & dreams. Which is really important in encouraging our younger generation!A humble, cute & interesting Swimming coach who really suits to be the winner of Singaporesports.sg Star sports blogger

Wong Ky
Jerry Toh as he seems dedicated in teaching the younger generation swimming. Like the way he encourages them!

Jiarui Toh
Jerry Toh ought to be the winner! He bring swimming to the kids in a unconventional way apart from the old tradition way. His blog is certainly very insipration!All the best Jerry! Keep up the good work! :)

Norin Chua
Jerry Toh will win!!:D Very entertaining to read and it fits the theme Star Sport blogger. Most of the contestants blog didnt even fit the theme. Go Go Go!

Eddie Tan
I think it will be Jerry Toh. Swimming is a topic that connects with almost everyone, as opposed to certain specialized sports. So on readership and agreeableness, the blog would stand out.

Ernest Yeam Wee Leong
The person to win should be Jerry Toh based on my own opinion. He brought about a new perspectives to sports, making it engaging and interactive.

Deve Soh
I vote for Jerry Toh - He's very inspiring and motivating not only in sports but in life in general as well - my kind of sports hero and everyday champion, yeah :-)

Alice Chua
Jerry Toh!Cause Tom and JERRY! HAHAHAHA

Yeo Lily
Jerry Toh coz he inspires the younger generation. Keep up yr good work!

How could I not tear abit when I saw all these comments you guys left on the facebook. It simply just re enhanced my passion and love for swimming and kids.

If I were to win this contest, then my kids will no longer call me Teacher Jerry. They will call me Blogger Jerry. Which is not what I want. I'm a Teacher. Not a blogger.

Also, I enjoyed sharing meaningful stuff thru my blog. Imagine 1 day, this blog becomes so commercialised with all the ads.... Nah~ Things are better left this way, Simple. Simple. Simple.

Still, it's heartening to know that this simple humble blog of mine has inspired so many ppl out there. Thank you. I really thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart for all the support you guys have given to me. You guys are simply amazing with all the comments! =)

So, I believed I have won the contest. Not in terms of prizes of course.. But in terms of F.R.I.E.N.D.S! Hello my new Friends! All 84 of you! Hello! Hee.... =)

P.s: Congratulations to all the winners. And sorry to my darling didi. Kor kor cant give u a Macbook for ur trip to Australia. Never mind, I save up for 1 month then go buy you a laptop! =)