Dear Primary Swim Parents,
As you may have noticed we have had some new coaches coming to help with our Primary Coaching on Mondays and Fridays. This is to ensure student safety as well as provide a better student-coach ratio allowing the student to take more from training. Additionally, Coach Sathit has and will occasionally bring current and ex Youth National Thai swimmers to help demonstrate drills to the students. The last two weeks we have had Tanapat Katatikaranan help with demonstration and he specializes in Backstroke and long-distance Freestyle (previously won a silver medal in 400m at Asian Age Group in Indonesia).
I would like to take this time to introduce our support coaches who will attend every Monday and Friday to you. Firstly we have Coach Benjaporn “Ben” Sriphanomthorn who has been swimming and competing since the age of 6. She has won over 10 medals at SEA games between 2009-2015 as well as many more in other competitions. In 2017 she moved into Coaching and has worked at NIST and Denla as an assistant coach. She looks forward to working with KIS students and helping them to excel in swimming. Coach Ben will also help with G1-U Development Swim coaching on both Wednesday Morning and Friday.
Next, we have Coach Parin “Ton” Khemnajit who started swimming from the age of 11 but quickly found a love for the sport. He is currently attending Chulalongkorn University studying a Sport Science degree. He also works as a coach for Chulalongkorn Swim Club and recently attended the Thai National Championship at Kamphaeng Phet.
Lastly we have the support of our Secondary school swimmer Kym from Grade 10. Kym is keen to support our younger swimmers and inspiring them to improve their basic techniques. She will be supporting our assistant coaches while learning more about the role of a Coach. She currently holds some of our school records and her favorite stroke is Breaststroke.