Our Mission & Teaching Philosophy
We believe that everyone benefits from swimming. Our mission is to instill in our students the confidence and self-reliance that comes with mastering swimming skills. We encourage the educational process through fun and positive reinforcement. We believe our students learn best in a relaxed, caring, nurturing and hygenic environment.
Meet Our Team
Joanne is the founder of Aquabubs and an AUSTWIM certified swim instructor. She has been teaching for over a decade and started Aquabubs in 2015 with a small pool in a preschool. Within 5 years that grew to 2 centres with over 800 students. She is in charge of teacher training and business development.
Michael is our Head Coach who has spent the last decade working with babies, children, teens and adults in South East Asia. With a pedagogy that focuses on delivering fun and engaging lessons, that target the individual needs of each swimmer, Michael develops holistic swimmers with strong fundamentals that progress into technically good swimmers that understand the importance of hard work, accountability and teamwork.
Aisyah hails from Perak originally and has travelled and lived in France and all over Malaysia. She has been teaching and coaching since 2017. She hopes to join a Masters Swimming Championship someday and try out open water swimming. She also has a big appetite for sandwiches, all types!
“No matter what I do or how much I struggle in my day to day life, I always find teaching so much fun and I want to be a better coach ”.
Calvin started swim coaching in high school when he was given the opportunity to be a voluntary swim coach for the junior squad. Calvin joined the Aquabubs team in 2020 and he is a swim teacher, programs coordinator and part of the customer service team. With his energetic personality he is the best person to be in charge of organising swim camps with other Aquabubs activities and makes sure Aquabubs isn't just a place to learn swimming but also have fun!
Zarina is the co-owner of Aquabubs. She was a competitive swimmer in her early teens and a mom of 3 young kids. She took up teaching swimming for babies and infants with Austswim after the birth of her first child, when she couldn’t find any classes for him. With her bubbly, vibrant personality her classes are a hit and she is in charge of operations.
Carol hails from Brazil and has been teaching swimming for 5 years now. She is the Program Manager for Bangsar and also has a full schedule teaching baby and learn to swim classes. Her fun and vibrant personality makes her classes a hit with babies and children.
Nora is from Sungai Petani and has been teaching swimming for 2 years. With a MSTA certification in teaching children with disabilties, she specializes in teaching private classes to children with Autism. While not teaching swimming, her hobbies include reading and snorkelling.
Hafiz is from Port Dickson and having grown up by the sea, he has always had a love for water. He took his AustSwim certification in 2018 and teaches the learn to swim classes.
“I love working with children and watching them grow as individuals through swimming. Helping them with their technique and watching them get satisfaction out of improving themselves is something I really enjoy"
Chan Jie (CJ) is currently one of the teachers at Aquabubs United Point. He is a former national swimmer and represented Malaysia in various competitions, such as the Commonwealth Games and Asean Games. CJ has been teaching for 6 years before he joined Aquabubs and his passion and interest in swimming is reflected in his teaching. He wants to pass on this important life skill to all his students at Aquabubs.
Joey is a swim teacher at our United Point centre. She is also a certified diving coach and represented our country as a national diver, winning medals in the Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 as well as the SEA games in 2013 and 2015. Joey loves babies and children and you will see her happily singing and teaching parents and their infants in the pool on weekends, as she is currently studying at college on weekdays. She ensures all her students experience safe and fun swimming lessons with her patience and loving personality.