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  • Shirlyn Lee

This is Me

Hi there!


As mentioned in the background portion of the site, this page was created after my last business venture in the swim industry. For now, I have decided to teach swimming on a freelance basis and actually FOCUS on teaching instead of worrying about swim school operations.

This website has been really fun to put together! I have poured my heart and soul into its creation and I look forward to sharing with each and every one of you my thoughts and perspectives about swimming and water safety.


I learnt how to swim at the age of 10 (pretty late based on what I now know). I was in primary 4 at that time and as most of you would know, that meant compulsory swimming lessons for everyone. Being young, spoilt, and already self-conscious, I asked my mom to get in touch with my father who then agreed on lessons at Singapore Island Country Club. The rest of the story is history! I fell in love with the water then and have only grown more fond of it over the years.

My independence was trained over the years having grown up in a single parent - single child family. Even so, I've got a huge and very close-knit extended family who's always loved and supported me.


I am by nature a seemingly carefree individual who loves to find enjoyment in everything I do. As mentioned in the 'ABOUT' section, I definitely do not know everything there is to know about swimming . Neither am I an individual who will claim that everything on this site is the "only way" to do things. Each system/method/way of doing things has its benefits. Else, it wouldn't presently exist.


I aim to be totally transparent in my sharing (this includes giving you the hard facts about the industry) and hopefully will be able to churn out a minimum of 1 post a week to start with. Even though I am AUSTSWIM trained, I will not dissuade you from trying out other systems. I hope to be able to do comparisons pointing out what I feel to be the pros and cons of various subjects at hand.


Please feel free to share your thoughts, pass comments or have a healthy debate with regard to future articles that may appear. I'd love to look at things from a different perspective. If you like what you see and read on my page, don't forget to share my blog posts and website with your friends and family too!

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