St Andrews Early Morning Swim Squad Training
At St. Andrews we provide an environment that supports both students who wish to swim for fun and fitness, as well as those who want to swim competitively at the highest level. Our Early Morning Swimming sessions in our 8 lane 25m outdoor pool are a popular option across both primary and secondary. Emphasis for all swimmers, beginner or experienced, is on self-improvement and personal best times, as well as team participation.
Our competitive squad competes in a range of events from introductory ‘no-faster’ than competitions for those new to racing, to the FOBISIA Swimming Championships which hosts the best international school swimmers in Asia. Our elite squad who attended the 2019 FOBISIA event came away with a range of ribbons, medals, trophies and most importantly, 'Personal Best' times.
Meet our Coaches
Rachel has been involved in competitive swimming all her life, from being club captain of her UK swimming club to her competing as a member of the UK National Squad for Modern Pentathon. Rachel first got involved in coaching as a 14yr old in her swimming club and has coached various school and club teams ever since. Rachel continues to compete in distance Open Water swims, recently winning both the Oceanman Krabi 10km and Swimathon Thailand 10km.
Kritsana Thanpisitsakon (Khun Noinah)
Noinah has years of swimming experience, both as a member of the Thai National Swimming team and in her coaching role with Thai Swimming Association teams. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our school team. Noinah trains individual swimmers who show promise to reach national level and beyond as well as those newer to swimming with a technique focus.
Mr. Martin is a member of our school PE department and is a qualified swimming instructor. Mr. Martin brings enthusiasm and encouragement, particularly to our youngest swimmers. Mr. Martin’s role also includes the organisation of events for our swimmers.