Jaden joined Speediswim Competitive Swimming team under Coach Siarhei in Apr 2018, thanks to the recommendation of another parent, Kelvin. At Speediswim, it’s not just a focus on the kid’s strongest stroke. We could see that Jaden’s timing improved for most of his strokes. Coach Siarhei keeps the kids engaged through different interesting methods of training which he often shares on Instagram. With Covid, parents are not allowed into the training areas so at least we have an insight to the training regime of our kids. During the Covid period, Speediswim conducted online training through zoom meetings and actively look for venues for the kids to continue training. There were also a couple of competitions that Philip fought hard to convince the Swimming association to allow the kids the opportunity to compete and in a safe manner. Coach Siarhei will give the kids a target that he thinks the kids can achieve. He also worked hand in hand with parents and provide feedback on areas of improvement for the kid. We are thankful to be part of this team. One of the most memorable competitions was the RBSC 2019 held in Bangkok where the parents and kids grew closer as we were given the chance to know each other better and cheer on the kids. The parents are helpful and always keep a lookout for other swimmers. I hope we will have more opportunities to mingle with the other parents post Covid, like we used to.
Chloe joined Artistic Swimming in 2019 after hearing it from our neighbour, Haley’s mummy who is also in Synchronised Swimming. She went for the trial class at one of the open house and she enjoys the class. Coach Katya is a friendly and patient coach, always giving her a lot of encouragement. Chloe always have interesting stories to share about her training and mini competitions and that the girls are very nice and caring to her. The parents are also very helpful, especially Rachel. Rachel often reaches out to encourage Chloe to take part in the various competitions. She and the other mummies put in a lot of time and effort, especially during the competitions to make sure it’s a success. I remembered I was so overwhelmed at Chloe’s first competition. The other parents stepped up and helped with the logistics, the hair and makeup for Chloe, which I was very thankful for. We are indeed very blessed to be part of the Speediswim Family.