Thursday, 28 May 2015

An emotional month

It hasn't been an easy month for the family especially with the demise of my beloved mother-in-law.

The family is coping well and life is back to norm. Thank you everyone for all your condolences and understanding.

Life is full of ups and downs. Life is a celebration of a new chapter and the last page.

As a coach, I am learning everyday from students, coaches, mentors and Olympia.

As a father, I am learning everyday too. Learning new nursery rhymes, sourcing for the most suitable toys, reading new books to her etc. And how apt, I chanced upon this video.

The first 1 min 12 secs of this video touched me. (Might need to view it on youtube)


Dear Olympia,

Sports is not all about winning or losing. Sportsmanship is the fundamental of all sports. The difference between an athlete who earns respect from others and an athlete who doesn't all boils down to the value of sportsmanship.

If you display poor sportsmanship, even if you win, all you win will be just a piece of medal or a trophy but not the respect of others.

If you display good sportsmanship, even before the race ends, you are a winner in everyone's heart.

Keep that in mind, my daughter.

If we win, we must remain humble and encourage others to perform better. If we fail, we must congratulate the winners because that tells us that they train way harder than us.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

No swimming lessons from 7/5 - 11/5

Dear parents & Students,

Please kindly be reminded that there is no swimming lessons this week as Teacher Jerry is in Thailand for a Swimming conference.

Lessons will resume from 12/5/2015.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

56th National Primary Schools Swimming Championship

Firstly, congratulations to all our swimmers who had represented their schools for the recent 56th National Schools Swimming Championship held at the Singapore Sports School.

We are very proud that everyone of you broke your personal best records! Keep it up!

It was also Olympia's first time at a Swimming Championship!

It was nice seeing Kerstin at the Sports School. I am glad that she's still fighting hard for her dreams! Keep going and you will succeed one day, Kerstin! Gosh, it's been 12 years since I taught her how to swim. How time flies!