Meeting Vic again this year, he told me that he likes the interview last year, especially the quote of Kevin Tsai about swimming. Vic specially requests to quote the paragraph again in this article and here it is -
"When you are 15, it feels like swimming is difficult so it is easy to give up swimming. When you are 18, you might meet someone adorable and she asks you to go to swim. You can only say, "I don't know how to swim." Something might be difficult in the early life, and at that time, we were too lazy to learn. But if you are lazy at that moment, it is more likely you missed not only the experience of learning how to swim or the girl, but also the warm hug of the sea. People who cannot swim can never understand and appreciate the freedom and beauty of the sea.”
Vic likes this quote very much, not only due to his love in swimming, but also he understands the obstacle of learning swimming. Vic started to learn to swim when he was in university, but soon he took part in the school’s swimming team and got the lifeguard and coach qualification. Why does he want to be a swimming instructor? Vic smiled and said, "I like swimming very much. It is free to swim if I become a swimming instructor!"
The sense of accomplishment is more important than money. The experience of teaching a friend to swim makes Vic have such a sense of accomplishment to start his coaching career. This achievement of helping students improving grows this enthusiasm. After his graduation, Vic went to Hong Kong to continue his studies. The move also brings Vic’s enthusiasm for swimming to Hong Kong.
But there are differences between swimming coaches in Hong Kong and Taiwan? Vic mentions that there are swimming pools specially designed for teaching in Taiwan, but it is better to rent a swimming line for teaching in Hong Kong. In terms of teaching, as Hong Kong people live in a faster pace and pay more attention to teaching results, Vic should also adapt to the differences between the two places. He has to catch up with the pace of Hong Kong people in his original teaching methods. Students want to swim fast, but learning to swim is not a one-off, "Learning is a process", Vic said. Every time you have to understand the theory and practice, you can concretise the foundation and prepare for future development.
Become a HelloToby Pro
When he first came to Hong Kong, in addition to the need to adapt to the pace of life in Hong Kong and the difference in swimming teaching, another problem was to find students. Vic tried different ways and platforms, but all didn't work until he found Toby. At first, he just got a few number of students, but then slowly got a good review brings him more students. Vic became Toby’s Top Pro last year with an article introducing Vic, helping customers to understand him and his way of teaching. "Being Top Pro improves the confidence of students and makes it easier for me to find students", Vic said.
Vic's number of students has large increased, but he has always maintained a good teaching style and constantly thinking about how the teaching method is suitable for students and the teaching environment in Hong Kong. In April of this year, Vic went to Singapore to participate in the swimming class there. "I hope that through continuous training, I will improve my teaching and my swimming skills to bring better teaching quality to students."
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