Testimonials

I have been swimming under Coach Prakash since 1995 since I was in kindergarten. Before I started to learn the basics of how to swim from him, I was suffering from asthma. I was coached with thorough attention given to my weakness that enabled me to soon leave behind any breathing difficulties I had faced in my youth. I soon developed strong, powerful lungs and cardiovascular performance.

Mr Prakash’s exemplary coaching style was firm yet fun and enjoyable throughout my time with him. I looked forward to my swimming lessons every week. I felt motivated to get faster and better because of his teaching and my own observations of the benefits I was reaping on my health because of learning and improving on swimming.

Some of the best things about his coaching are as follows
1) He was always extremely mindful of the safety of his students, especially those who may have a fear of the water.

2) I was always observed by my coach no matter where I was on the swimming pool. And as such, I was able to receive constant feedback on my stroking and therefore able to improve quickly

3) The swimming lessons were very fun and remain till this day, as really good memories. I could interact with peers and some of them remain my friends till today.

4) I was always recommended and provided with good and safe swimming equipment throughout my training.

5) There is no one-size fit all system. Students of different abilities are able to learn at their own pace and comfort level without feeling pressure or being left out.

6) He was ALWAYS motivating and encouraging and funny. Making the learning experience a breeze. He is by far the most patient teacher I have ever had in any field.

7) Mr Prakash always treats everyone with respect. He inspired me even when I was 5, to do better to live up to that respect.

Today, 20 plus years after he first led me into my first swimming pool, I am a confident swimmer in any situation. I am healthier and fitter because of swimming under Coach Prakash for so many years. Because of the training I received from Coach Prakash, I have had the confidence to complete my STA, Advanced Scuba Diving Certification and my Lifeguard Certification.

I have acquired a valuable skill, a safe injury free way to exercise, and a means of employment thanks to learning swimming under him.

Prahlad Kunalan
History | School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University | Singapore

Prahlad Kunalan

Ivfan had a bad experience with a swimming coach last year and since then, he has been very resistant and only went swimming with me. But we knew that prolonging him away from the pool wouldn’t help either.

So finally, Ivfan had his first proper lesson today and we are happy to report that Ivfan took very well to Coach Rizal and even made friends quickly :). Thanks Coach Rizal!

Mdm Liyana

Coach Rizal is a very patient and meticulous coach. He speaks very well and engages well with the student. The boys love him. And they are preparing for time trials next year.

Mrs Ong (Mother of Bernand and Gerard Tan, Competitive Squad)

Coach Rizal is a true gem. Amaya has started to develop a love of water and all that is because of Coach Rizal’s influence. Lessons are all full of fun and laughter and he engages very well with all the little swimmers. Have been recommending his services to my other friends and all speak well of Coach Rizal.

Ainon Talib. Actress/presenter at Mediacorp

Amani has improved tremendously with Coach Rizal’s help. Her strokes are more refined and her body positioning seems to improve too. Thank you Coach Rizal

Lulu Mustika. Event Organiser

Always looking forward to our swimming lessons. Coach Rizal is truly a professional and very good with kids. 100 percent recomended.

Miss Faezah. Wellness coach

Quraisha was initially scared of the water but after taking lessons with Coach Rizal, I have another set of healthy problems. She now doesn’t want to come out from the pool.

Mr Sufian Ahmad. Producer at Mediacorp

Mr Rizal is one of the best baby/toddler swim coaches around. Very hands on, engaging with both parents and babies and the babies love him.

 

Mr Ismadi. Referee with FAS
 I really enjoy learning from Coach Jeanie. She is  friendly and very encouraging. Coach Jeanie is patient when she teaches the swimming techniques. When she individually points out about our credits, I feel confident. There will be key points to remember at the end of the every class.
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to you, Coach Jeanie.  I started my classes feeling that ‘swimming is an exercise’, but now it has become my stress reliever.
Sharmi Gopinath

My kids were under Coach Prakash’s training. He is such a disciplined instructor, who got them to complete the entire course with of course days of laps, after laps of tiring days with his touch of love. They still talk about him.

Bathmavathi Krishnan

Swimming was definitely not in my list when I arrived in Singapore when my husband got posted here. While relaxing and sun tanning near the condo pool, I saw this macho Indian guy who was passionately teaching two adults to swim. I saw he was very passionate and patient explaining to them in the blazing sun!!!
That prompted me to take my first lesson. I would not put my face in the water or get into the pool unless I could feel the bottom of the pool.

Today I swim twice a week and have also entered my club’s swim meets. Thanks to Prakash Krishnan, I am now confident and love my swimming.

Mrs Daniella Wilson

My boy, Harry had his maiden lesson with Prakash. Truth be told, I was impressed with his patience.

It amazed me how quickly Harry was able to hold his breath under water and begin the motion to swim. Thanks to Prakash for being an absolute swim coach. I will highly recommend him to everyone who is keen in learning how to swim.

Harry overcame his phobia of water. Prakash has made the lessons productive for my boy. His coach is EXCELLENT! He is attentive to the ability of every student.

We are very happy with my son’s progress. Thank you teacher Prakash.
Mrs Mandarina Isabella Sashen

I learned under Coach Prakash many years ago when i was young. Even though i only took lessons for a few years, I am still now able to swim faster and stronger than most of my friends, many of whom are regular swimmers! The lessons were always well prepared and expertly directed. I would strongly recommend Coach Prakash to anyone who wants to learn proper swimming technique!

Prashan

My 11 Year old youngest girl has been with Coach Prakash since she was P1. From a non swimmer who was scared of water, she has attained her Gold Standard and could even swim Butterfly now!

My 2nd girl has special needs and has difficulties coordinating her movement. Coach has been very very patient with her. Similarly, from being afraid of water, she now looks forward to swimming lessons every Tuesday.

Well done Coach!

Julie Loh Chia Joo

I started learning from Prakash when I was 20yrs old. As a child,  I was unfortunate to experience to near-drowning experience that gave me a phobia of learning to swim till adulthood.

Prakash was very encouraging and motivated me to want to continue swimming till today.

He gave me the confidence to work through my mistakes in the pool. Today I say all this as a student who is now able to say I have overcome my fear of drowning.

Vinod

I am working as an Engineer and living in Singapore for last 15 years.

I met Mr. Prakash for my son’s swimming class. My son learned swimming from Mr. Prakash and achieved Gold certificate level. I noticed my son’s interest in swimming was increased day by day because of his coaching method and individual care with each student. After that, now I have also joined his adult swimming class and am learning swimming. I am able to swim in frog style within three months. It’s because of his coaching method and encouragement.

Now, I am also currently learning freestyle and going on. He is very professional in teaching and encouraging students. I can noticed adult girls and women are learning swimming from him with all races. It shows his comfort and care with all students. I am praying to God for his good health and happiness and also to find out swim talent from growing Singapore.

Arul Solai. Engineer

Mr Prakash came in highly recommended. We had the privilege of experiencing his exemplary dedication towards teaching when we sent both our children to his class. His firm yet kind approach has given our children the kind of learning experience every child deserves. Prakash has not only taught them the skills but also instilled in them a love for swimming. We thank Mr Prakash for this and will always remain indebted to him.

Anoop Rajashekar

My 2 girls have been with Coach Prakash for more than 2 years. They are not the athletic type and have been slow learners due to lack of attention and focus. Coach Prakash has been very patiently teaching them the proper techniques and strokes. Now they can swim independently and with confidence. Will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a good and patient coach.

Evelyn Toh