Wednesday, 27 January 2016


The Water Family's swimmers took part in the latest swimming championship and they performed exceptionally well! Outstanding performance by each and everyone!

We won! We won it sweetly. A total of 23 medals. 6 Gold, 8 Silver, 9 Bronze medals!

Success didn't come easily. It sure didn't. These kids trained hard. I pushed them hard during some training days, really hard, especially the camp team (who trained in Malaysia). More about that in a later post.

We had our senior & elite swimmers taking part in the 50m Breaststroke & 50m Freestyle. We also had our younger & junior squad. It was the very first time for many swimmers. I am glad that it was a great experience & exposure for all who took part in the competition.

As I look through the results & timing, I've been smiling to myself. Every swimmer broke their personal best timing. For a coach, that's what it matters most. Not the number of medals but the number of personal best timings my swimmers can break. I'm happy. We must have done something right in our training programs.

Wanted to take a group photo with them but they said, "Wefie is more trendy." So, here's our wefie!

The strongest swim team of 2016.
We are growing.
We are strong.
We can only get better.

Keep up the good work everyone! For those who won, we have to train doubly harder because you guys are now the new target for others. Many will want to be faster than you. For those who didn't, let this experience be one of the best you ever had. Let this experience motivate you to greater heights. Always remember, we can only get better!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Dengue Fever!

It'd been an exhausting 6 days and 6 nights. Really, really exhausting, but aren't we glad that it's all over!

First discovered Olympia's high fever on 14 Jan & we kept monitoring  her temperature. It just didn't seem to go down. At last, we decided to send her to the hospital's A&E just past midnight.

Doc made Ollie take a blood test & the results tested positive for dengue. Her blood platelets were low too. At 91, Doc suggested that we admit her for further observations.

And so, it began. Olympia  Our 1st night at the hospital together as a family ever since she was born. Doc was afraid her that platelets might go down again so she suggested to have Ollie prepared to have her IV.

Our heart sank when we heard her cries especially during her blood test.

The nurses would come every other hour to take her temperature. And we as parent could only wait for that magical number, 36.

But no. For the past 5 nights, her readings were 38, 39. Once it came down to 36 but it spiked to 38 again. I hated these numbers every time the nurses came to take her reading.

We know our baby is a fighter. She already fought against Jaundice, Chicken Pox & now Dengue. Ollie is a great fighter with a strong and determine will!

Finally, last night, her temperature stabilized at 36 - 37. Took her 4th blood test and she achieved the reading 141 for platelets! Woo Hoo! Doctor gave the green light to discharge! You have no idea how happy we were!

Glad that this whole saga is finally over! And we overcome it together as a family. We will never forget to paste a mozzie patch on Ollie clothes from now on! SHoo Mozzie. Shoo Shoo...

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016! Wishing everyone a happy & healthy 2016!! As the new year begins, it's time for a whole new beginning with lots of exciting moments to follow!

Do kindly take note that all swimming lessons will resume from 4 January 2016. Thank you!