About Fishlike

Since our beginning in 1998, Fishlike has been a strong advocate to Total Immersion (TI) swimming concepts and techniques. Total Immersion techniques allow swimmers to swim faster, further and easier, while using lesser energy.

Using TI concept, Fishlike have successfully taught swimming techniques to non-swimmers and experienced swimmers alike. Even competitive athletes, such as triathletes and open water swimmers have improved their swimming capacity through these techniques.

“… I can’t even finish a 25m freestyle swim; that was me before I knew Fishlike”

~ Andy Lordianto, Top in Ironman 70.3 Cebu in 2012, Having him to swim 1.9KM in 34 Minutes.

Firstly, we coach our athletes in the important foundational skills and techniques of balance and streamlining of the body. These skills are eventually engraved into the muscle memory and habits of our athletes before we begin coaching them in their aerobic fitness, distance endurance, and speed. The end result is a smooth and efficient swimmer, able to swim his record best never done before without TI coaching.

Although this may sound abstract or even absurd to most athletes now, try relating this concept to the age old techniques in Tai-Chi. Simply, TI is conceptually like the art of Tai-Chi that is more advance in the art of swimming.

Through the self improved and unique training techniques from our qualified and experience coaches, Fishlike is able to touch and shape the hearts and swim strokes of multiple athletes. Moreover, we believe that it is not just about swimming right, but to also enjoy the sport in an interactive and enriching manner with a new group of like-minded friends.

Hear what OUR CUSTOMERS say about us!

About Total Immersion

The Tao of TI: What makes Total Immersion Different
Though swimming is an essential life skill, traditional teaching and coaching methods have made it difficult to master because they teach an awkward, exhausting style of swimming. Total Immersion’s foolproof approach to teaching can help any student master a fluent, beautiful and economical style and brings results far faster than conventional methods:

  • Only TI teaches Fishlike Swimming. Traditional instruction focuses on pulling, kicking and endless laps. TI teaches you to swim with the effortless grace of fish by becoming one with the water. You’ll feel the difference from your very first lap of intelligent, purposeful TI practice and get more satisfaction from every lap that follows.
  • Only TI teaches the qualities of beautiful swimming as well as the mechanics. Swimmers come to us with the goal of swimming faster. They quickly learn that it’s far more helpful and satisfying to swim with grace, flow, and economy…and that speed will surely follow when they master ease.
  • Only TI teaches transformation along with fluid strokes. TI, alone among all swimming-improvement programs, teaches swimming as a practice — in the same mindful spirit as yoga or tai chi. Our students tell us that by swimming the TI way they sharpen the mind-body connection and achieve heightened self-awareness and self-mastery, leading to greater physical and mental well-being.
  • Only TI teaches you to master swimming as an art. TI teachers emphasize the same patient precision and refinement taught by martial arts masters. We start with simple skills and movements and progress by small, easily-mastered steps. Our students thrive on the attention to detail and the logical sequence of progressive skills.

Vision of Fishlike

Transforming Lives through Swimming Re-Education

Mission of Fishlike

Here is our reason for being:

  1. Bring out an athlete’s best potential by training with the right techniques to not only increase the athlete’s career, but to also participate in the sport for a life time.
  2. Enrich lives by ensuring that all athletes are taught and trained the TI way to allow more accessibly to enjoying the sport while nurturing the right character and attitude to life.

Our Philosophy

Fishlike is driven by the training philosophy of smart focused training rather than mindless quantity training. We have and would always be an envoy for training smart, not hard while still achieving the results required and desired.

Our approach in coaching is to bring out the best from an athlete through the right set of skills for that specific sport. Here, improvements in physic built and strength would be more effectively displayed than from an athlete that only trains hard, but wrongly. Training under a structured and progressive method is another primary approach and forte of Fishlike.

We strive towards effective psychological training by building a right attitude and character for the sport in all athletes. We believe that training should incorporate many such aspects to nurture the attributes of patience, fighting spirit, discipline, endurance and many more that is required from excellent athletes.

Our coaching and trainings are Focused, Creative, Structured, and Positive.


Coaches Profile

Tang Siew Kwan

Tang Siew Kwan is the founder and owner of Fishlike. He started swimming at an early age and turned competitive at 11 to 16 years old. Following that, he went into competitive water-polo and was involved in lifesaving. More importantly, he had been coaching since the age of 16, one of the youngest swimming instructors in Singapore at that time.

The specialty of Tang Siew Kwan foundationally lies in the art of Total Immersion (TI) swimming. Since 1998, he had been a coach strongly advocating TI. Throughout his profession, he has been coaching swimmers of all age groups and abilities for over 20 years. He is currently coaching TI in Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Tang Siew Kwan professional association and certifications are as follows:

Completed Challenge Half Taiwan
Completed Ironman Western Australia
Completed 70.3 Ironman Taiwan
Completed 20km Tioman Charity Swim
Bronze Medallion Revalidation by SLSS
Teacher Training For Infant/Toddler Swimming by Rob and Kathy Mackay
Teacher Training Program by TI
Adult 1st Aid by St John Ambulance Association
NCAP Level 2 Swimming by SSA & SSC
Fishlike Freestyle Weekend Workshop by TI
Associate Member by STA
Lifesaving Teacher by SLSS

John Lee Chung Yat

John Lee graduated from Fu Ren University in Taiwan with a physical education degree. He has countless experiences in the methods of teaching swimmers in Taipei YMCA. He received his swimming teachers certificate from Singapore Swimming Teachers Association (SSTA), SLSS Bronze Medallion Certificate from the Singapore Lifesaving Society (SLSS) and became an Associate member of SSTA in 2000.

In 2002 and the following years, he received his SLSS Lifesaving Instructor Certificate and his Adult First Aid by St John Ambulance and CPR certification by SLSS.

He specializes in teaching younger children with water phobia and fine tuning of adult athlete’s swim strokes. He is known among his students and athletes for being very patient and confident in the skills and methods he emphasizes on. Currently, he is a certified Elite Coach of Total Immersion (TI).

Apart from coaching swimmers, John Lee is widely known in the archery circle for coaching excellent archers as a profession for many years; both in Taiwan and Singapore. His credentials for archery are as follows:

Certified TI Level 4 Elite Coach
NCAP Theory Level 2 Cert
Archery Technical Workshop Level 2 by International Olympic Committee (IOC)
NCAP Technical Course in Archery Level 2 by Archery Association of Singapore
Archery coaching Level 1 by IOC
NCAP Technical Course in Archery Level 1
NCAP Theory Course in Archery Level 1
Archery Coaching Level 2 by IOC