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    Tarsi Bali Aquatics Coordinator/LS Swim Coach

    Dear SCIS Swim Families,

    Ni Hao!!! My name is Tarsi Bali, and I serve as both the SCIS-Pudong aquatics coordinator and lower school swim coach.

    Since I could remember, exercise, nutrition, and optimum wellness, have always been of great interest to me. Now as both an educator and coach, I want to help guide my student-athletes to become healthier and happier, inspiring them to be physically active for life.

    My aim as both the aquatics coordinator, and lower school swim coach, is not to merely teach swimming as an athletic sport, but to inspire students how to develop a love for the sport, and also provide knowledge for their own personal aquatic safety. In my swimming program I am applying the philosophy of the AUSTSWIM (the Australasian Council for the Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety), an organization which has gained an outstanding national and international reputation for best practice training, education and accreditation of quality teachers of swimming and water safety. My love for water also inspired me to become a certified lifeguard in my home country of Greece, a country with innumerable beaches and lengthy coastlines.

    I am looking forward to working with you, and your child in reaching his, or her full potential. The best way to contact me is via e-mail at tbali@scis-china.org. I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year with you and your swimmer!

    Kind Regards,

    Tarsi Bali

    Ph.D Exercise and Sports Science

    MSc Fitness and Health

    BSc Physical Education and Sports Science

    Phone: 8618621942070
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    Larisa Mount Swim Coach

    I’ve been in the water ever since I can remember – I began springboard diving at age 10, and competitive swimming in middle school, both of which I continued competitively through high school and recreationally as an adult. I got started as a teacher by teaching swim lessons to kids age 3-13 in the Boston area, and made extra money on the side doing private coaching sessions for YMCA swim team members. This is my second year at SCIS, both as a kindergarten teacher and swim coach. Originally from the Washington, DC area, I’ve taught in Raleigh, NC, USA, and Al-Wakra, Qatar before coming to China in 2017. Though my specialty was always backstroke, my favorite part of coaching is breaking down all the strokes and helping swimmers refine their technique and efficiency in the water. I also enjoy helping swimmers learn healthy habits to support themselves as athletes. In my free time, I enjoy swimming (of course), playing basketball and lacrosse, and going to the theater.

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    Oscar Wu Swimming Instructor

    Hello, my name is Oscar Wu and I am excited to join the SCIS swim team. Like many of our swimmers, I started to swim competitively when I was five years old. By the age of twelve, I became a professional swimmer, with Breaststroke being my stroke of preference. In my career as a professional swimmer, I have won top places in several national and local competitions. When I finished my career as a professional swimmer,I made my transition to coaching. Having earned a diploma in sports training from the Sports University of Shanghai, I started my coaching career. as a swim coach and scuba instructor in the Air Force. It was during my time as a coach in the Air Force that I started coaching students privately from many of the international schools in Shanghai. In addition to being a licensed swimmer, I have been certified as a private fitness instructor by the Australian fitness training school . I am also a scuba diving instructor certified by PADI, CMAS and NAUI. I hope to share my knowledge and love of the sport of swimming with the SCIS community .

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