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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
BEST COACH BRONZE, RACE PERFORMANCE AND LEARN TO SWIM TEACHER
She has 4 years experience as a swimming instructor.
She was heavily involved in the set up of the Learn To Swim Program at her previous swim school. Coach Bow taught level 1 to advanced Learn To Swim for 1 1/2 years
Instructor of Swimming at Silver Star Swimming pool for 2 years
She holds the Certificate of Swimming instruction, certified by the Swimming Association of Thailand.
She has competed herself at the Thailand University Games
She also holds Certificates for her swimming performance. See below
2010 – 2015 Participate in national sports and national youth sports. Activity
In 2019 2 silver medals in freestyle relays and mixed relays 4*100 M. at National University Games.
At high school she worked as an assistant coach, this is year she fell in love with swim teaching. Watching the the development of the swimmers under her control and guidance was special.
She felt that she could pass on her knowledge and experience to further the development of her swimmers.
She truly believes in the fundamentals of swimming and the development should be fun process, instilling love for the sport.
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.
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.
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.
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 COACH , LEARN TO SWIM TEACHER AND ASSISTANT SWIM COACH AT BERKLEY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Former Thailand National Team Swimmer
I am an Assistant Swim Coach at Berkeley International School and BEST Learn to swim teacher. I have been a swimmer for 10 years and I have 3 years experience as a swimming instructor and as a assistant swim coach.
In 31th Sea games swim camp 2022 at Chulalongkorn University presented me wit a good opportunity to learn and gain experience working closely with one of camp’s assistant coaches.
I’m very happy when I’m swimming and teaching. I want to share my experiences to improve the swimmers I teach. I enjoy to see them achieve their goals , enjoy their swimming , teaching water safety and improve to be a strong swimmer.
20th Asean School Games 2022 (Thailand )
2 Silver in Mixed Freestyle and Medley relay at 47th Thailand National games (Sisaket Games)
2 Bronze in 50m , 100m Freestyle and 3 Gold in relay at 47th University Game Of Thailand (The Sun Game)
2 Silver in 100m , 200m Freestyle , 1 Bronze in 50m Butterfly and 3 Gold in relay at 46th University Game Of Thailand (Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University) 1 Bronze in 50m Butterfly at Speedo Thailand Age Groups Championship 2019
3 Silver in 100m , 200m Freestyle Relay and 100m Medley relay at 19th Asean university Games (Myanmar)
1 Bronze in 100m Freestyles at 40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships (Thailand)
5th Fina World Junior Swimming Championship (Singapore) 7th Asean School Games (Brunei Darussalam) 8th AASF Asian Age Group Swimming Championship (Thailand)
2014 1 Gold in 100m Freestyle Relay at 6th Asean School Games (Philippines)
COACH NAXX 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
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.
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)
1 Silver in 200m Breaststroke and 1 Bronze in 100m Breaststroke at 46th University Game Of Thailand (Ubin Ratchathani Rajabhat University)
3 Gold in 50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke at Arena Thailand Short Courses Swimming Championships (ABAC Suvanabhumi)
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)
39th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships (Vietnam)
LEAD COACH OF RACE PERFORMANCE SQUAD AND
BEST LEARN TO SWIM TEACHER
Former swimming teacher at SAT
2013 Thailand National Games Finalist
2012 Thailand National Youth Games Finalist
2011,2012,2013 Thailand National Student Games Finalist
Former student at Suphanburi Sports School Swim Team
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified CPR & First-Aid
Volunteer and assistant at Griffith University Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Diploma of Sport Development (Fitness)
Certificated IV in Sport Development (Fitness)
from TAFE Queensland Southbank, Australia
Petch has experiences as swimmer for more than 15 years and has been swimming competitively since he was 7 years old.
He also had an opportunity to visit Australia and got the opportunity to be a part of the prestigious Griffith University Swimming team.
Despite the fact that he is always travelling, Petch has been teaching swimming whenever he had a chance to do so at different locations around the world.