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Saturday, July 6, 2013

David Tay Bringing Out The Best

David Tay of Singapore plays a dual role as a triathlon, marathon running, and open water swimming coach and as a Life coach for his athletes. In addition to the technical aspects of sports, Tay coaches people in life skills, leadership, personal and professional development.

"Often I use sports training as an avenue to coach them holistically on their confidence, their motivation, their psyche, their personal and social behavior, their emotions, and to a certain extent, their spirituality," explains the 54-year-old coach.

His involvement with open water swimming started when he picked up the sport of triathlon in 2001. He was soon helping the Triathlon Association of Singapore and then later, looking after the Singapore Sports School's swim team. In a rapid trajectory, he subsequently managed and coached the Singapore National Swimming Team between 2005 and 2008, and added open water swimming in 2011.

Tay has now educated coaches, students, athletes, staff, and business people of all ages for the Singapore Ministry of Education & Ministry of Community, Youth & Sports, Singapore Swimming Association, Singapore Sports Council, United Overseas Bank Singapore, National University of Singapore, Athletes, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and Institute for Hospitality Management with a well-balanced philosophy.

"As a coach, I work with my client from within.

The journey with these individuals is in the discovery of their gifts, to notice the beauty of their inner being, and to have a full awareness of their completeness. My clients may have aspirations to scale Mount Everest or to complete an Ironman Triathlon. They may wish to be an effective leader in his organization or to make a positive impact in the business world. Or they may be seeking a closer relationship with their spouse or a better understanding with their children.

Or, they may just want to live life simply and to live it to the fullest.

It is a holistic approach that engages the mind, body and soul of the person. It is a discovery journey, not in just seeking something outside of our being, but waking up to who we are and our purpose in their lives
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