Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Introducing Mr. Singapore

Eliot and Alexander with Mr. Singapore himself
By popular demand, here is a photo of my kids' swimming coach: the indomitable, incredibly patient Nelson Lee.

Not your average swimming coach, Nelson, is the 2009 Mr. Singapore winner, Mr. Universe finalist, and Model of the Year. Swimming lessons have never been so interesting.
But seriously, if you are thinking of booking him for yourself (I mean for your kids, sorry-Freudian slip), you may contact me in private. In the meantime, these are five things you should know about Nelson:

1) He has an Australian accent.
2) He attends red-carpet events in Singapore
3) He has helped Alexander get a killer freestyle.
4) He is a scientist (no, seriously).
5) And, most importantly, he gives out lollipops at the end of class.


  1. He truly is a great guy! Sooo patient.

  2. Best Singaporean guy I've seen so far!

  3. I stumbled on your blog while looking for a good swim coach online. Would appreciate if you could email me his contact details and advise how he charges for his sessions. I have two boys who need a good, patient coach to improve their techinique. Thanks and your blogs are v entertaining!