Being a competitive swimmer and an athlete at a very young age, Karen learned to value the importance of sports discipline.
After moving to Singapore with her family in 2008, Karen has completed several Ironman 70.3 races but is now purely back to training in swimming, joining some open water races and masters swimming competitions around the globe.
Karen has joined the coaching staff in one of the most prestigious international schools in Singapore. Alongside coaching swimmers and triathletes, she’s also a part of Team FINIS as FINIS Singapore ambassador.
Karen believes that sharing, not only her skills, but also her experiences and attitude towards sports, could make a difference to someone’s life, and for her, that’s what makes coaching more fulfilling, rewarding and exciting.
WOWSA Certified Coach Level
Certified Coach Level 3
Type of Coaching
Learn to Swim
Racing 25k and under
Accreditation and Awards
WOWSA, World Open Water Swimming Association - Certified Coach Level 3
ASCA International Virtual Clinic (Southeast Asia), hosted by FINIS Malaysia
SG-Coach Level 2 - Swimming
ASCA Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic, Napa Valley California USA
ASCA, American Swimming Coaches Association Level 3 - Physiology School: The Planning and
Execution of Training for Swimmers of All Ages
NROC, National Registry of Coaches (Provisional Coach)
SportSG | Values and Principles in Sports
CPR and First Aid, Care for Children with AED
American Red Cross
ASCA, American Swimming Coaches Association Level 1 – Foundation of Coaching
ASCA, American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 – Stroke School
AUSTSWIM Teaching Swimming and Water Safety
NCAP, National Coaching Accreditation Programme Theory Level 1, Singapore