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.
History | School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University | Singapore
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!
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.
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.
My boy, Harry had his maiden lesson with Prakash. Truth be told, I was impressed with his patience.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.