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DANNY YEO

DANNY YEO

“Talent can only get one so far, but with hard work, dedication and drive, we are only limited by how big and…”

ZHAI YUDONG

ZHAI YUDONG

Coach Zhai Yudong is not new to the Singapore Swimming landscape. Having coached in Singapore since 2003…

VERNON

VERNON

“To train for the sake of training leads you nowhere. The right attitude and effort will make you a champion. Keep your…”

FOCK WEI XIN

FOCK WEI XIN

“Each swimmer is unique and special in their own way. My goal is to establish a meaningful relationship with each individual and…”

DANNY YEO

PHILOSOPHY

“Talent can only get one so far, but with hard work, dedication and drive, we are only limited by how big and far we can dream”

 

ACHIEVEMENT AS A COACH

After retiring from the sport, Coach Danny attached himself to the National Training Centre (NTC) as an assistant coach to coaches, Stephan Widmer, Gary Tan, Sonya Porter, Leonard Tan and Marcus Cheah.

Through his time there, he has gained valuable experience and has learnt how to apply his experience as a swimmer and technical knowledge to help swimmers achieve their goals both in and out of the pool.

 

ACHIEVEMENT AS A SWIMMER

Coach Danny is a former National Swimmer, representing Singapore at 5 Sea Games, 5 World Championships, 3 Asian Games and many other international level competitions, walking away with 3 Asian Games Bronze medals and 10 Sea Games Gold medals by the end of his career.

Coach Danny was the National Record Holder of the 100m Freestyle (LCM), 400m Freestyle (LCM), and the 200m Freestyle (SCM) as well. He was also part of the 4 by 100m and 4 by 200m Freestyle teams which has broken the National Record numerous times through the years of 2009 to 2018.

ZHAI YUDONG

ACHIEVEMENT AS A COACH

Coach Zhai Yudong is not new to the Singapore Swimming landscape. Having coached in Singapore since 2003, Coach Zhai has produced and developed many age-group swimmers from clubs, namely, Speediswim, Swimfast Aquatic Club and Singapore Island Country Club. Some of the stars who represent(ed) Singapore in major games were previously developed by Coach Zhai during their age-group years.
 
Coach Zhai was also part of various National Coaching Teams such as the 2007 Asian Age-Group Swimming Championships, 2011 South East Asian Games, 2015 and 2017 South East Asia Age-Group Swimming Championships.
 
Coach Zhai has attained various coaching qualifications such as a Sports Degree from the Shenyang Sports University and is with the National Registry of Coaches (Singapore).

ACHIEVEMENT AS A SWIMMER

As a swimmer, Coach Zhai was a National Champion in the Women’s 200m breaststroke and the overall top performer in the 200m Individual Medley.

VERNON

PHILOSOPHY

“To train for the sake of training leads you nowhere. The right attitude and effort will make you a champion. Keep your head in the game!”

 

ACHIEVEMENT AS A COACH

Vernon’s passion for swimming brought him into the pool as an LTS instructor and Competitive Coach when he was 17. Under his guidance, there are currently a few medalist swimmers who have competed at the Malaysia National Age Group level.

In 2019, Vernon graduated with a Diploma in Sports Science and Management at The International Sports Academy, Singapore. After retiring as an athlete, Vernon decided to pursue a career as a coach and pass on his experience and passion to the younger generations.

Throughout his time as an LTS instructor and competitive coach, he has gained valuable knowledge about the sport and has learnt how to apply his experience as a swimmer and technical expertise to help achieve each swimmer’s goals both in and outside of the pool.

 

ACHIEVEMENT AS A SWIMMER

As a former Malaysia National Swimmer, Vernon represented Malaysia in 3 Sea Games, 1 Commonwealth Games, 1 Asian Games, 1 Asian Open Water Swimming Championships among many other international competitions. In his career as an athlete, Vernon walked away with 2 Sea Games Silver Medals, and was also a finalist in both the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. Furthermore, despite it being his first time competing in the 10km Open Water event at the 2011 Sea Games, Vernon achieved a 4th place finish.

In addition, he was one of the first few swimmers in South East Asia who swam under 4 minutes for 400m and under 16 minutes for 1500m freestyle respectively after the super suit era.

Vernon was the National Record Holder of the 4 X 200m Freestyle Relay (LCM), 4 X 100m Freestyle Relays (LCM), 800m Freestyle (SCM) and the 1500m Freestyle (SCM) as well.

FOCK WEI XIN

PHILOSOPHY

Each swimmer is unique and special in their own way. My goal is to establish a meaningful relationship with each individual and bring out the best in them!

 

ACHIEVEMENT AS A COACH

In 2018, Wei Xin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science at the Edith Cowan University based in Perth, Western Australia. Whilst undertaking her studies, Wei Xin completed her internships with AquaTech Swimming (ATS), as well as the National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI). Upon graduating, Wei Xin began pursuing her passion for coaching with ATS.

During her time in Australia, Wei Xin was involved in various research projects which made her a strong believer of the multi-disciplinary approach in sports performance. This belief includes training, recovery, nutrition and psychology.

 

ACHIEVEMENT AS A SWIMMER

Wei Xin is a former competitive swimmer. During her swimming career, Wei Xin has participated in various local swimming meets such as the Singapore National Age Group Swimming Championships and Inter-School National Swimming Championships. Additionally, Wei Xin also extends herself into other water sports.