Thursday, 11 August 2011

Paralympic Swimming Training in USM 2011

Since year 2007, I was involved in the volunteering swimming teaching for Penang Down Syndrome Association (PDSA). It is a collaboration between USM lifeguard corps and PDSA.
Every sunday morning 9-10am, have fun with the kids in the swimming pool, try to let them expose to the water and boost up water confidence.
There goes the bond between me and community service in term of volunteering swimming instructor.

My first student - Choon Kent, a down syndrome boy, is a very very cute boy.
I spent almost a year to teach him swim. Till today, I still cannot forget the moment he swim breast stroke in the pool and the mother was like jumping very happily, we were like cheering in the pool.
The smile just can't stop.

It was my second year of degree in biological sciences, majoring Microbiology.
After I finished my degree, I had continue my master degree in USM in molecular biology. However, I didnt went to the pool that much as I spend more time in the lab already. The other reason is that the coach from Seberang berai is coming over to teach the kids, and also my junior of lifeguard corps is continuing the good works.

After that, I was just visit the boys and girls on and off on Sunday...

Till last month, the parents calling me up again and ask for help.
Due to my 'reputation' of being a good, patient, passionate swimming instructor for PDSA session, they recommend me to the paralympic swimming training program.
The person in-charge/ coach is Cikgu Roziah, she is looking for volunteers to teach the beginners in paralympic swimming.
She told me that Penang needs more paralympic swimmers!
we will be having a competition for state under collaboration of jabatan belia dan sukan and PESRON.

Here goes the facebook page of USM paralympic training for easier coordination of volunteers and promotion regarding this program.

Ah Nan is teaching Shun Ye on Free style 

Evan is correcting the breast stroke of Kent 

LeeSon is looking at the camera when doing free style kicking with me, 
too bad, I was in the water!

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