Bangkok Swim Coaches

BEST Coaches

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COACH XAVIER IDOUX
HEAD COACH AND DIRECTOR OF SWIMMING 

French National Swimming Coach – INSEP (at the national training center) 09/18 – 09/20

Has coached many top swimmers to national and international level. Below are some of the more notable achievements of his swimmers

– Lara Grangeon : Bronze medal 25Km and 4th place in 10Km with qualification for Tokyo Olympics Games at the 2019 world championship.

4th place in 200 fly in short course world championships in 2018.
– Jules Wallart : gold medal in COMEN cup 2019 3rd European junior championships in 10km
-Clément Kukla : silver medal in COMEN cup 2019
-Sacha Velly : French record holder 15 and 16Yo in 1500 free 15’19″ and European junior champion in 7,5Km

During his time with National team he worked with Philippe Lucas (the worlds best open water trainer in 2017 awarded by FINA) 09/18 – now

-Sharon Van Rouwendaal (Olympic champion) Netherlands
-Marc Antoine Olivier (Olympic medalist) French 
Lara Grangeon (world medalist) French 
-David Aubry (world medalist in pool) French 
-Océane Cassignol (world champion) French 
-Samantha Arevalo (world medalist) Ecuador  
-Anya Egorova (European medalist in pool) Russian 
-Anastasiia Kirpichnikova 55’13 5Km in pool best time ever in world

He has also recorded fantastic results in younger age group swimmers his youngest swimmer being, Sacha Velley (2005) swam 15’19 for 1500 freestyle 50m pool (French record for 15Yo and 16Yo ) – 09/02 – 09/18

He has also been involved in swim coaching roles both as ‘Head’ Coach and in other roles during – 09/02 – 09/18

His biggest achievement is with Fantine Lesaffre, A French IM swimmer. Along with many other swimmers on the French national team.

Assistant head coach at Bangkok Swim Academy coach Bank

COACH BANKK JITPAIROJ
Present – ASSISTANT HEAD COACH AND SUPERVISING HEAD COACH OF BEST SCHOOL SWIM PROGRAMS

Current secretary of TSA (Thailand Swimming Association) committee.

Age Group National coach since 2018.

8 Years of experience as a swimming instructor in an international school program.

Former 50 meters Breaststroke National record holder in 2007-2009.

Certificate of Level 4 ASCA Qualified.

Certified Lifeguard.

Currently Coach Bank is the assistant Head Coach of Bangkok Elite Swim Team and Lead coach of Elite National age group with 4 years of experience. She represented Thailand as a National coach in SEA Age Group 2018, Asian Age Group 2019, and SEA Game 2019. 

Her successful swimming background as a former National record holder specialising in Breaststroke aims to help swimmers achieve their goals and maximize their performance levels. Within the BEST environment, we strongly believe that we could succeed together.

Head coach of the Bobcats, Best's coach Dan

COACH DANIEL JOBES
HEAD COACH OF THE ‘BOBCATS’ BRIGHTON COLLEGE BANGKOK – Nov 20-Current

5 Years as Lead Age Group Coach at BEST.
3 years in Learn To Swim Development and Junior Squads at BEST.

ASCTA Bronze License Holder.
Certified Lifeguard.

Coach Dan has been an ever-present in BEST’s coaching team since the opening in 2013-2014.

He has been a vital part of creating BEST’s standing as one of the premier clubs in
Thailand.

Currently he is the ‘Head Coach’ at Brighton College Bangkok where he has led the team to its first home swim meet, where they finished 3rd. With a 96% PB rate during the lead up and the Festival itself. Looking forward, his goal is to establish the ‘Bobcats’ as a top tier school swim team.

As BEST grew Coach Dan’s success and management at the learn to swim level opened up opportunities to coach the Junior and Age Group squads. His philosophy of LTAD has qualified over 200 swimmers for Thai Open (Nationals). Holding 5 meet records at St Martins Cup, Numerous records at qualifying meets around the country, 3 Relay Records, Placing finalists and scoring many high point trophies at many events around Thailand and Internationally.

He has also represented ‘Bangkok’ at the National Youth Games in 2019. During this he led our team of 5 swimmers to qualify for the finals later in the year.

He has also studied the CSCS (Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist) and has a strong understanding of the biomechanical demands of swimming and translating them from land to pool.

Best Head Coach at Verso International School, Coach Bell i

COACH BELL
HEAD COACH OF THE VERSO SWIM TEAM –  VERSO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Representative as a coach of Thailand at 42nd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships – Laguna, Philippines 2018.

2 years as a High school swim teacher (St. Andrews International school, 2018 – 2020)

3 years as a Learn to swim coach and Squads coach (STA, BEST, private 2018-2021)

Licences:
The American Swimming Coaches Association (Level 2) – 2018.

Swim coach certification of Thailand swimming association (Level 1.3) – 2018.

Lifeguard Training (Emergency Care & CPR) from International Life Saving – 2018.

Education:
Master’s Degree in Master of Business Administration (Management program) – Kasem Bundit University 2017- 2019.

Bachelor’s Degree in Bachelor of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) Second Class Honors – Bangkok University 2014 – 2017.

Coach Bell is currently the head coach of the VERSO swim team at VERSO International School. She has been an international school swim coach for 3 years and a former swimmer in national swimming over 18 years.

She loves to provide swimming lessons, support and transfer her experiences and all the swim techniques to help swimmers perform better, achieve their goals and enjoy their swimming. She feels really delighted every time her swimmers have progressed and enjoy swimming.

Coach Mai at Best Swim School Bangkok

COACH MAI
December 2019 – Present BEST LEARN TO SWIM INSTRUCTOR

5 years Basic and Advance Swimming Instructor Experience 
2019 – Ras’ Swimming Lessons
2019 – Albay Falcons Swim Club PH
2015 – Mayon Swimming Club Inc. PH

Coaching/Teaching Certification:
2021 – Level 3 ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) Certification on process 
2019 – Certified Level 1 & 2 ASCA 
2019 – Certificate in Physical Education at Bicol University

Swimming experience & other sport events:
7 years of swim races experience (2011 – 2018)
4 years National SCUAA (State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association) Swimmer & a Scholar of Bicol University (2014 – 2018)
Raced 21 triathlon events around the Philippines and a podium finish 20x
Open Water Swimmer, Aquathlete, Duathlete, Trail Runner, Half Marathoner (2015 – 2019)

Educational Background:
17 years at Bicol University – Primary, Secondary, College & Master’s Degree (2002-2019)

Other Work Experience:
4 years – Philippine Government Employee (2016 – 2019)

Coach Mai has several years’ experience swimming, and now that she is no longer competing, she is pursuing a career as a swimming teacher. She loves to see the joy in them, overcome their fears, challenge themselves and reach their goal.

Best Coach Mirin

COACH MIRIN INKHAM
Present BEST LEARN TO SWIM INSTRUCTOR

4 years as baby and toddlers swimming instructor in the baby pool.


Certificate of Ascta swim Australia teacher of babies and toddlers.


Graduate of Srinakharinwirot University of Physical education.

Coach Mirin is working at BEST Bangkok Elite Swim Team

Certificate of ASCTA Swim Australia Teacher of babies and toddlers and Certificate of Basic First Aid Course from The Thai Red Cross Society.

She loves and enjoys teaching swimming lessons for children to learn how to swim and how to help themselves to be safe when in the water. Her aim is for children to feel confident and happy to be in the water.

Best Swim School Coach Seung

COACH SEUNG
PRESENT BANGKOK ELITE SWIM TEAM (BEST)
BRIGHTON COLLEGE BANGKOK (BCB) SWIM TEACHER COACH FROM PRE-NURSERY TO HIGH SCHOOL

Coach Seung coaches at Bangkok Elite Swim Team (BEST) and at Brighton College Bangkok (BCB) as swimming teacher / swimming coach from Pre – nursery to high school.

5 years as swimming teacher and PE assistant and 2 years as PE Teacher at St. Andrews International School, Bangkok.

3 years as a physical education teaching assistant at Bangkok International Preparatory & Secondary School.

Coach Seung has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education (Hons) from Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand. She has a Master’s Degree in Sports Science from Chulalongkorn University and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Physical Education Administration from Srinakharinwirot University.

She has been working as a PE and swimming teacher for 15 years and also a triathlon coach for 4 years. She has completed marathons, a full Ironman, obstacle races, Ultra-trail runs as long as 150km, 10k swims etc. She enjoys running, trekking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, bicycling, scuba diving, rock climbing etc.

She is so excited to be back at Brighton College Bangkok and help the students achieve their goals this year.

Coach Top, one of the swim coaches at Best Bangkok

COACH TOP
BEST COACH AND LEARN TO SWIM TEACHER

Australia Swim Coaches & Teachers Certified.

Lead Coach for Bronze and Silver Squad.

Head Coach of Australian International School of Bangkok (AISB) 2020.

BEST Learn to Swim Teacher.

Thailand University Games Swimmer.

Thailand National Age Group Finalist.

Education:
Master’s Degree in Master of Business Administration (Management Program) – Ramkhamhaeng University.

Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science (Sports Management)-Kasem Bundit University.

Top has been swimming competitively since he was 9 years old. He has been teaching swim lessons for over 3 years. He absolutely loves teaching and really enjoys watching his swimmers grow in confidence and see their abilities and talents grow as well.

Best swim coach Top

COACH LOK
BEST COACH AND LEADS THE LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

AUSTSWIM Licence (in progress)

Level 2 HKASA Swimming Teacher’s Certificate.

Level 1 HKASA Swimming Teacher’s Certificate.

Level 2 ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association )Certificate.

The Hong Kong Life Saving Society – Bronze Medallion.

The Hong Kong Life Saving Society – Pool Lifeguard  Award.

ASCTA Teacher of Babies and Toddlers (in progress)

Coach Lok has been working at BEST Bangkok Elite Swim Team since 2020. Now he is in charge of the Junior Development and Gold level squad, and also leads the LTS program.

He has 9 years of experience as a coach, from Baby & Parent, Learn to swim level to Master swim level.

Lok oversaw a LTS Program with 300+ swimmers at Hong Kong swim club, working directly under the mentorship of two Olympic Coaches.

He was also assistant coach of the National squad at Bangkok Elite Swim Team for a few months.

coach Nax at Bangkok Swim academy

COACH NAX APIWAT
ASSISTANT SWIMMING COACH AT BERKLEY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

BEST Bangkok Swim Academy Team Swimmer
Thailand National Team Swimmer Athlete
ASCTA (Australia Swimming Coach & Teacher Association) Qualified

Education:
Undergraduate Course of Faculty of Science and Sport at Bangkok Thonburi University.

He is an Assistant Swimming Coach at Berkeley International School from 2018 to present. He has fifteen years experience as a Thailand National Youth Team Swimmer.
He loves swimming and teaching as he has experience in competitive swimming. He wants his swimmers to improve themselves further and help them to survive in the water. He wants his swimmers to develop more efficiency and improve their skills.

Achievements:
2020
1 Bronze in 200m Breaststroke at 47th University Game Of Thailand (The Sun Game)
1 Bronze in 200m Breaststroke at Arena Thailand Swimming Championships (ABAC Suvanabhumi)

2019
1 Silver in 200m Breaststroke and 1 Bronze in 100m Breaststroke at 46th University Game Of Thailand (Ubin Ratchathani Rajabhat University)

2018
3 Gold in 50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke at Arena Thailand Short Courses Swimming Championships (ABAC Suvanabhumi)

2017
The 41th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships (Brunei Darussalam)
The 9th AASF Asian Age Group Championships (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
1 Silver in 200m Breaststroke at 33rd Thailand National Games (Chumphon-Ranong Games)
1 Bronze in 200m Breaststroke at 45th National Youth Games (Songkla Games)

2015
39th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships (Vietnam)

Bamgkok Swim Academy Caoch Tar

COACH TAR TARIT THONGCHUMSIN
ASSISTANT SWIMMING COACH AT BERKLEY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (2019-2021)

BEST Bangkok Swim Academy Team Swimmer.
Thailand National Team Swimmer Athlete.
ASCTA (Australia Swimming Coach & Teacher Association) Qualified.
Graduated from Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Sport Science.

Tar loves swimming and enjoys sharing his experience of how to swim and correct techniques to use to students. He wants to watch students improve and for them to be happy when they swim in every single lesson.

Achievements:
2015, 3 Gold Medalist from Backstroke 50,100 meters and medley relay (7th ASEAN School game, Brunei)

2015, 2nd trophy and 3 gold medalist (Thailand Age Group)

2016, Outstanding male, 1 National youth game record from 200 Backstroke, and 5 gold medalist (National youth game, Suphanburi)

2016, 2 gold medalist from Backstroke 100,200 meters (8th ASEAN School game, Thailand)

2016, 1 gold medalist from backstroke 200 meters (5th Asian school swimming championships, Indonesia)

2018, 2 gold medalist from Backstroke 100,200 meters (Arena Thailand shot course)

2019, 2 Bronze medalist from Backstroke 50,100 meters (50th Singapore National Age Group, Singapore)

swim school pridi Bangkok, coach Tan

COACH TAN JIRAPAT RIMPRANAM
ASSISTANT SWIMMING COACH AT BERKLEY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

BEST Bangkok Swim Academy Team Swimmer.
Thailand National Team Swimmer Athlete.
Currently studying at Chulalongkorn university in the field of sport education.

Tan enjoys coaching young children during swim lessons. It gives him an opportunity to share his knowledge with younger swimmers.

Achievements:
– 2017 1 Silver medalist in 50 breaststroke at National game championship in Thailand  (Nakonsawan)

– 2017 1 Gold medalist in 50 breaststroke at National game championship in Thailand  ( Songkla) and broke national record championship

– 2018 7 Gold medalist in 200 medley 50,100,200 breaststroke , 4×100 medley relay , 4×100 Freestyle relay, 4×200 Freestyle relay at National youth game in Thailand (Chumphon)

-2019 1 Gold 2 silver medalist in

50,100,200 breaststroke at Thailand national championship (Abac bangna)

– 2019 3 Gold medalist in 50,100,200 breaststroke at Thailand national championship Short course (ABAC Bangna)

-2019 1 Gold medalist in 50 breaststroke at Singha Sprint championship in (ABAC Bangna)

-2020 3 silver medalist in 50,100,200 breaststroke at Thailand national championship (ABAC Bangna)

– 2020 3 Gold medalist in 50,100,200 breaststroke at Thailand national championship Short course (ABAC Bangna)