Fun facts of each swimmer in the National training squad

(Back Row): Lukas, Coach Sergio, Kenneth, Chris, Dylan, Fang Yi, Ting Wen, Harley, Roanne, Samuel, Zheng Wen, Russell, Francis 
(Middle Row): Michael, Danny, Zhen Ren, Sheng Jun, Chloe, Rachel, Cheryl, Marina, Kevin, Brilliant, Celine, Jing Wen, Coach Gary 
(Front Row): Nicholle, Cherlyn, Natasha, Elizabeth 

As I’ve mentioned from my previous post, besides training REALLY hard, the National training squad loves to have fun as well! To get to know us better, here are some fun facts about each of us, some of which are submitted by our friends:

sergioName: Sergio Lopez Miro (Head Coach)
Also known as: Serg
Fun Fact: Sergio is getting his Certification as a level 3 Tai Chi Office Master
(… Wait what?)
sergio2This photo says it all.

garyName: Gary Tan (Assistant Coach)
Also known as: G
Fun Fact: If he weren’t a swimming coach, he would probably have a really successful career in singing. Don’t believe us? Hear his singing for yourself!

brandonName: Brandon Tan
Also known as: Brandy
Fun Fact: He likes Chinese food but hates Chinese (Subject)
(Fact submitted by Francis Fong)

brilliantName: Brilliant Chua
Also known as: Diaper Boy
Fun Fact: “Coach can I go to the toilet…”
(Fact submitted by Coach Sergio)  

celineName: Celine Mark
Also known as: Mark
Fun Fact: She loves math more than swimming. (First time a swimmer actually enjoys work more than swimming)

cherlynName: Cherlyn Yeoh
Also known as:  Pole
Fun Fact: She is too thin for anyone.
(Fact submitted by Nicholle Toh) 

cherylName: Cheryl Lim
Also known as: Cross-fit champion
Fun Fact: She’s a boss in using her phone in the recovery hot tub. She’s never in the tub without her phone and never once got it wet.
(Fact submitted by Ting wen) 

chloeName: Chloe Wang
Also known as: Wang Wang
Fun Fact: She’s generally afraid of balls. So it’s actually really brave of her to have the courage to do those medicine ball exercises.

chrisName: Christopher Cheong
Also known as: Groot
Fun Fact: He is a neat freak, everything must be clean before he sleeps every night
(Fact submitted by Zheng Wen)

FB_IMG_1422418292257Name: Danny Yeo
Also known as: Mr Sensitive
Fun Fact: He likes to pull his shorts up to his armpits when he does gym.
(Fact submitted by Teo Zhen Ren) 

dylanName: Dylan Koo
Also known as: Dylenia
Fun Fact: He loves One Direction Music
(Fact submitted by Samuel Khoo) 

elizabeth2Name: Elizabeth Lee
Also known as: Le Swogster
Fun Fact: She likes praying to medicine balls and floors (at least that is what she does during dryland sessions)
(Fact submitted by Natasha) 

francisName: Francis Fong
Also known as: Paco
Fun Fact: He is really tall, but pushes off each wall with less than 5m.
(Fact submitted by Brandon Tan) 

kennethName: Kenneth Lim
Also known as: Hairy Boy/ Duan Le
Fun Fact: You can’t touch his shoulders before a race.
(Fact submitted by Lionel Khoo) 

kevinName: Kevin Ong
Also known as: Mr. miss my event
Fun Fact: He has the maturity of a 25 year old.
(Fact submitted by Lukas Menkhoff) 

lionelName: Lionel Khoo
Also known as: C.O.D (Chicks over Di**s)/ Khoo Khoo Bird
Fun Fact: Guys, do not be too happy if he agrees to meet you, because if a girl asks him out after you, he’ll ditch you for her instead.
(Fact submitted by Kenneth Lim) 

fangyiName: Lim Fang Yi
Also known as: Fang/ Frangipani
Fun Fact: He does not speak more than 500 words a day.
(Fact submitted by Brilliant)

lukasName: Lukas Menkhoff
Also known as: Menkhoff
Fun Fact: He plays 5 musical instruments, they include: Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Drums and Bass guitar.

marinaName: Marina Chan
Also known as: Machina
Fun Fact: She has the funniest sneeze in the team (hear it for yourself and you’ll agree)
(Fact submitted by Roanne) 

michaelName: Michael Yong
Also known as: Mike/ Z.K
Fun Fact: He likes to play World of Warcraft more than Dota.

1965660_908750465823695_7303232846014752737_oName: Natasha Ong
Also known as: Cookie Monster
Fun Fact: She hid in the toilet for an hour because she was afraid of a cat.
(Fact submitted by Elizabeth) 

10945911_908750695823672_2764249052810370027_oName: Nicholle Toh
Also known as: Poker Face
Fun Fact: She can’t seem to smile properly HAHA.
(Fact submitted by Cherlyn Yeoh)

pang sheng jun 2Name: Pang Sheng Jun
Also known as: Waffle boy/ PSJ/ Pang
Fun Fact: You LITERALLY can’t rub him the wrong way. If you touch him in an upward motion, he would not be able to tolerate it. He’ll need to push his skin back in a downward motion as “his skin works like a carpet.”
(Fact submitted by Russell) 

jingwenName: Quah Jing Wen
Also known as: Jing
Fun Fact: She loves to wear FBT shorts, especially her purple ones for almost every dry land session and she’s really flexible too
(Fact submitted by Rachel Tseng)

tingwenName: Quah Ting Wen
Also known as: Ting/ The Ting
Fun Fact: Even though she towers over most people, she actually has tiny hands and feet like a princess.
(Fact submitted by Cheryl Lim)

zhengwenName: Quah Zheng Wen
Also known as: Iron Nose
Fun Fact: He got hit in the nose by a medicine ball during dry land training but it didn’t break, that was how he earned his iron nose title.
(Fact submitted by Christopher Cheong) 

rachName: Rachel Tseng
Also known as: Tseng/ Rach/ Babutseng (LOL)
Fun Fact: She is constantly laughing 24/7, if you ever see her she’d be laughing. There would seriously be something wrong if she weren’t laughing.

roanneName: Roanne Ho
Also known as: Ro
Fun Fact: She’s either in the pool or the hot tub, you can’t find her anywhere else.
(Fact submitted by Marina)

russell ongName: Russell Ong
Also known as: Russ
Fun Fact: He’s a medicine ball magnet. Over the course of 2 weeks he’s been hit by medicine balls during dry land sessions, not sure why, but even medicine balls can’t resist him!
(Fact submitted by Sheng Jun) 

samuelName: Samuel Khoo
Also known as: Mr Overreact
Fun Fact: He hates it when people try to touch his hair.
(Fact submitted by Dylan Koo) 

teo zhen renName: Teo Zhen Ren
Also known as: Smurf/ Teowhale/ Arnold (Schwarzenegger)
Fun Fact: He has got the strongest ab game in Singapore since Primary 2
(Fact submitted by Danny Yeo)


This post was contributed by everyone in the National training squad, no feelings were hurt in the making of this post. Hope you enjoyed reading it and got to know us better! 🙂


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