MR PATRICK TEO CHONG CHAI
BBM (CHARIMAN, YEW TEE CSC)
Mr Marc Liew Sez Liang, NRIC number S1735532E, coached the Yew Tee Swim team for the 2007 and 2008 Inter_Constituency Swimming Championships. Under his coaching leadership, the team came in second among all the constituencies in 2007. In the following year, we improved on that to be crowned Champions in 2008!
Marc was competent in both his technical skills and his people management. He helped the team members with their stroke correction and other technical details. He pushed the team just hard enough and kept them motivated to train hard.
He was also systematic. in the off season he worked them on stroke work and building stamina and strength. As the date of the competition approached, he gradually increased the amount of speed work and starts and turns.
We are pleased to have Marc as our coach in those two years and wish him success in all his future endeavors.
GILLMAN HEIGHTS CONDOMINIUM
My son, Marcus (now 9 years old) has been taking swimming lessons from Marc Liew since he was 5 years old.
I must say that Marc has been an excellent swimming coach for my son. He makes every lesson fun and interesting. His patience with the children is also commendable. My son looks forward to each and every lesson he has with Marc.
Under his guidance, my son, who was initially afraid of getting into the pool, now enjoys swimming very much and has improved tremendously. He has passed both the Bronze and Silver Award Tests under the excellent teaching methods of Marc.
I would not hesitate to recommend Marc to any of my friends should they need a swimming instructor for themselves or their children.
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, UNDERGRADUATE
Coach Marc is an attentive and caring coach he ensures that all his swimmers perform the right strokes and swimming techniques. He also trains his swimmers to ensure that they are well-trained and prepared to take the NASSA GOLDSTAR swimming tests. He does so by giving his swimmers sufficient and rigorous trainings, that are at the same time fun and interesting. Coach Marc lessons are never boring as he varies his training methods and techniques. Overall, I had a great time learning swimming at Swimmax!
NG JUAT YING
I was a student of Coach Marc for about 2 years when I was around 12 years old. Under his guidance, I managed to obtain a NASA Gold Star Award without taking Gold Award beforehand.
As a person with high expectations for and confidence in his students, Coach Marc was always dedicated in ensuring that I mastered the strokes correctly. Despite my reluctance to practice strokes that were not my forte, he patiently encouraged me to complete the sets. Apart from verbal encouragement, he was able to accurately point our which areas of the strokes were to be improved and was relentless in repeating his instructions until I understood him. On hindsight, his lessons trained not only physical ability but also mental strength.
Coach Marc refined my strokes and established the foundations of my swimming ability, which proved to be an important starting point to me becoming a qualified pool lifeguard and representative for my hall's swimming team now. My water confidence level has also encouraged me to engage in other water sports such as aquathlon, diving and surfing. Without the strong foundations that Coach Marc laid for me, I might not have the chance or ability to participate in these activities.
I would strongly recommend Coach Marc to anyone as he is an amazing coach who is strict when coaching but yet approachable and fun when appropriate. I strongly believe that he would be able to nurture anyone to become a competent swimmer.
I just want to thank you for coaching my three daughters until they are able to do well in their tests. Although my youngest daughter did not manage to clear the last hurdle I am still very grateful for all your dedicated efforts in helping her to the fullest extent. I am sure that all your students will excel in their tests under your capable coaching and I wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.
HWA CHONG INSTITUTION (JUNIOR COLLEGE)
Uncle Marc 's lessons are very engaging and beneficial for me. He takes much time and effort to perfect my strokes so as to allow me to swim faster and smoother. He teaches me patiently and always has a smile on his face even if I had made a mistake. When I have mastered his techniques, he never fails to challenge me to continue improving on both my speed and stamina to achieve greater heights. I am currently playing waterpolo and I am proud to say the skills that Uncle Marc taught me is still relevant as I have built a strong foundation under him and can better adapt to the techniques of waterpolo.
Mr Marc Liew has been the swimming coach for my son Kevyn Yong, age 7, for the past one and a half years.
During this period of coaching under Marc, Kevyn has made good progress from a non-swimmer to a confident and competent swimmer. With Marc’s close guidance, Kevyn has passed his Bronze Award Certificate and is now working towards his Silver Award.
I have observed Marc to be a dedicated, competent and systematic coach. He is able to maintain good standard and discipline, while at the same time is patient with his yound trainees. Marc is popular with the kids and parents at the Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complex. The young trainees like him a lot and are always looking forward to Uncle Marc’s enjoyable swimmming lessons.
I have no hesitation in recommending Marc to any individuals or organizations as a swimming coach and i am confident he will do just as well.
If, like me, you need a swimming teacher who is capable of providing a well structured, disciplined and fun lesson, who can deal with extremes of personalities with good humor and can motivate and encourage your reluctant swimmer to become good without him even realizing!...then look no further than Marc. He is the man for the job.
MS BALAKRISHNAN PUNITBA
Coach Mare has coached our school's CCA swimming group once a week, for both Semesters for the past three years with another Coach. The groupwas always divided into two and Coach Mare was always given the challenge of teaching the group that already knew some basic swimming skills.
Coach Marc is an extremely conscientious, diligent, systematic, super alert and an extremely effective and talented swimming teacher. Before the start of his lesson, he gives children very clear instructions as to what he expects from them and the scope of the lessons that he would be covering for that session. So the children are given a sense of purpose and they always left him very satisfied and Happy. though tired, looking forward for the next session.
He has a unique way of motivating children to not only swim well but to do better than their peers. He gives plenty of encouragement and praise, throughout the whole hour for every success achieved by the pupils. I especially like his method of instruction as every child is ALWAYS engaged in learning and at no time would you see any child misbehaving or fooling around or left standing doing nothing, though sometimes his group can be as big as twenty six pupils. Though friendly and very patient. he is always firm and has no discipline problems. I never worried about the children’s safety when they are under Coach Marc.
Every child under his guidance and tutorship in just 20 lessons is stretched to achieve either a Bronze, Silver or Gold award for the NASSA, endorsed by the Singapore Sports Council.Of all the coaches l have had since 6 years ago, Coach Marc is safely the best I have had who seem to be able to bring out the best in the child in a very short period of time. He is systematic and well organised in carrying out his swimming instruction. It has also been observed that the confidence level of the children under him is obviously very high. Most of these pupils have also done very well at the end of the year school exams.
Last year, he tutored a few of our gold medal swimmers for an extra hour every week, for 6 months. As the parents of these children were too poor to afford the extra tuition, he taught them at totally no cost at all to help them prepare for the National Swim Meet. This is highly commendable, as I know of none in Singapore who would sacriﬁce such precious time at his own expense for the sake of sports. His passion for teaching and especially for swimming is highly respectable.
As our school changes its venue for instruction from the Clementi Swimming Pool to the Jurong West Stadium Swimming Pool, we hope that our children would be fortunate enough to get Coach Marc again this year to continue his excellent service with us. I wish him every success and happiness in all his future endeavours as a swimming coach.
On behalf of The Management Corporation Strata Title Pian No. 2031, I take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation for your contribution as a swimming instructor in our estate.
We have since received numerous compliments from our residents for the excellent teaching skills in conducting swimming lessons. Your skill as a swimming instructor was very much appreciated by our residents.
We have seen the efforts delivered through the teaching of the swimming lessons conducted by you.
We look forward to your continued service in the years ahead.
My daughter, Jilada Eccleston age 8, and i had attended swimming lesson from Mr Marc Liew in March to August 2003. He delivered his lesson very clearly step by step which was easy to follow even while we were self-practicing swimming on our own. We have earned very good.
WOO CHOOK HEY
Mr. Marc Liew of SWIMMAX has been coaching our daughter, Felicia Woo (5 years old), in swimming for almost one and a half year since October 2002. His swimming lesson is very systematic and he has shown great professionalism in his job as a swimming coach. Despite of my daughter’s young age, Mr.Marc Liew has displayed great patience and my daughter has enjoyed his swimming lessons very much. My daughter has successfully achieved the National Survival Swimming Bronze Award six months ago.
CHONG SIOW SING
My daughter, Chong Shu En attends the lesson since Dec'02 conducted by the centre. Among the instructors, uncle Marc dedicates his time and patience towards the lesson as well as the learner (include my daughter). She enjoys the lesson the moment she touches the water. No doubt, sometime no doubt a bit tired and still insist to attend the lesson conduct weekly.
This letter is written in appreciation to Mr Marc Liew for being a dedicated swim coach to both my children, Tanavira and Tanisa.
With his coaching, my children gained water confidence and subsequently progressed to achieve the Gold Award in the National Survival Swimming Award. In the process, values such as discipline and perseverance were reinforced upon them.
Mr Liew, or fondly know as ‘Uncle Marc’, has certainly distinguished himself as a coach in his firm yet caring management of his pupils and well planned teaching methods.
I would like to wish Mr Liew every success in his coaching career.
My name is Karin Dawson and i have a daughter (Beatrice, age 4.5) who has been taking swimming lessons from Mr. Marc Liew since October 2003. Before we started lessons, Beatrice has not learnt how to swim. However, in the short space of a month, she was already able to swim the length of a condo-sized pool.
In the middle of November 2003, we had to stop lessons for our vacation. We did not recommence lessons with Marc until mid February 2004. Again, within a month, Marc was able to help Beatrice remember and perfect her strokes. My daughter truly enjoys her classes with Marc as he is very patient with her and effective in getting her to understand what she needs to do. He is therefore a very good teacher.
As a parent, I very warmly recommend Mr. Marc Liew as a swimming instructor.
FRANCIS STA MARIA
Mr Marc Liew of Swimmax has been a swimming coach to my sons jansen and Jaren for more than a year. Ever since I had decided to change my sons swimming coach to Mr. Marc, I Had seen tremendous improvements in their swimming abilities and he even correcting poor habits my sons developed under previous coach over time. My sons were able to complete their Bronze Medal test timely and continue to use his services.
Mr. Marc is one of the more strict and dedicated coach who goes the extra mile to pay close attention to each and every of his student’s performances. If you are looking for a Quality Swimming Coach, I strongly recommend Mr. Marc Liew of Swimmax to you.
This is to compliment Mr. Marc Liew who is teaching my five years old daughter, Daena Deng to swim. Marc has shown his patience and understandings in teaching young children. In fact, he was recommended by another parent whose child has learnt from him. His knowledge and skills in teaching has helped my daughter to progress in a short period of time. I strongly recommend him to whoever wants their children to learn to swim.
MANAGER OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT METROPOLI
This is to acknowledge that Mr. Marc Liew Sez Liang of Passport No S1735532E was a swimming instructor in our Children Swimming classes.
Mr. Liew has been teaching with our Association since 1988. During this period, he has developed a very close rapport with both the ‘Y’ staff and participants. His dedicated service was reflected in his work and positive participation.
Mr. Liew has been very supportive towards all our programmes and is a very independent instructor with good leadership skills.
We have a great time working together and we wish him success in all his future endeavors.
Should you require further clarification, please feel free to contact the undersigned at tel no:68398348 or fax no:68398340 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Marc Liew has been my family’s swimming coach sinc 2001. Throughout the years, he has taught my daughters and myself to swim. Currently, my youngest daughter, who is five years old, still acquiring the skills from him.
Marc has designed systematic swimming programs for both the children and adults that emphasis in acquiring the right swimming tactics or strokes from the beginning. With his experiences and commitment in his field, his programs are proven result-oriented.
He is capable of identifying each student’s learning ability in the shortest period leading to students acquiring the skills timely with his interesting teaching methodologies.
I highly recommend Marc to whom who needs his professional aquatic coaching in learning to swim.