Chief Executive, Senior Coach
Sarah’s love and passion for gymnastics is unparalleled. She has over 10 years of experience in competitive gymnastics, and continues to compete at national and inter-club competitions.
Outside the gym, Sarah is a successful entrepreneur, with Olympic Dreams being her third business endeavour. Sarah brings together business management and gymnastics expertise, and hopes through Olympic Dreams to contribute to gymnastics – both the sport and the people – in Singapore.
Sarah’s strongest traits are her determination to accomplish what she has set out to do, and her firm belief that hard work is the only way to success. Sarah also has the heart to nurture children, with full faith that the positive life values imparted to these children will make a difference, and follow them through life.
Program Director, Senior Coach
Li Xiaoyu is well-regarded among the gymnastics fraternity in Singapore, for grooming numerous gymnasts for both the Women’s and Men’s National Team. He has many years’ experience in coaching all levels from Recreational to International Elite. Many of his gymnasts, who are today top-ranked in Singapore, started training with him as young Beginners. They have however gone on to do Singapore proud at regional and international competitions including the SEA Games, Gymnastics World Cup and World Championships, as well as ASEAN Championships (2 Gold medals).
In the local schools’ scene, Xiaoyu has coached the competitive teams for the MOE Junior Sports Academy (JSA), Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (Primary) and CHIJ Katong Primary. Most recently, his students performed exemplarily at the National Inter-Schools competition to achieve a total of 14 Gold medals. Xiaoyu has also coached students from International Schools, including the German European School.
Despite his many achievements, Xiaoyu remains an advocate of continuous learning. He is always keen to exchange pointers with other high-level coaches both local and international, and integrate the strengths of each into his own coaching. Aside from coaching traditional club and competitive gymnastics, Xiaoyu has also coached Adult gymnastics, and worked as a fitness trainer for athletes at a well-known fitness franchise.
Core Coach (Recreational & Developmental)
Warm, easy-going, and friendly, Chris is an ideal coach for our recreational and developmental programs, where we strongly believe in building good rapport with the kids in order to inspire interest, and thus allow for long-term development in the sport. Aside from his ability to connect with our children, Chris is also valued for his prior experience in coaching developmental and recreational programs. Chris is trained in early childhood education and child first aid.
Chris’ background in Parkour (free-running) has shaped his coaching style and approach. He believes that there is always more than one route to a destination. This coaching style helps with keeping sessions lively and fluid – a refreshing approach to balance the discipline and hard work the sport demands. Chris continues to participate actively in Parkour competitions and performances, both locally and overseas.
Core Coach (Recreational)
Ara’s love for children makes her an ideal coach for our recreational program. Full of energy and enthusiasm, Ara connects well with our kids, and communicates with them in a positive and nurturing manner to instill values and discipline.
With fortitude as one of her greatest virtues, Ara is able to gain the trust of our kids, patiently guiding and mentoring every child step-by-step in their gymnastics journey.
Core Coach (Recreational)
Janet is a highly motivated and personable coach who believes in creating a positive and encouraging learning environment. Her love for children was what initially sparked her interest to become a gymnastics coach.
Away from gymnastics, she has had other athletic experiences in her growing up years in Seoul, mainly in the sport of track and field. She participated and won numerous medals in both middle distance and jump events in a few state meets, showing the mark of her athletic abilities.
Janet’s belief in constant personal upgrading and learning spurred her to take on a management role at Kyung Hee PPT Sports Academy in Seoul in 2012.
A silver medalist at the 2015 South East Asian (SEA) Games, Michelle was a core member during her 4-year stint with the Singapore Gymnastics National Team from 2011 to 2015. She did Singapore proud at various international and regional competitions, including the Commonwealth Games, ASEAN School Games and Asian Junior Gymnastics Championships.
Recently retired from our National Team, Mich continues to pursue her passion for gymnastics by coaching here at Dreams. Well-versed in both the Singapore and Australian Levels Programs, Mich is a strong coach for our Developmental and Competitive programs. She also coaches our kinder and recreational programs.
Currently, Mich is furthering her FIG judging accreditation, and serves as a judge at national and local gymnastics competitions.
Diligent and conscientious was what Nicolette was known to be when she was training on the Singapore National Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team. Her never-say-die attitude and kind nature is what sets her apart from others. During her competitive days, Nicolette took home the gold in the All Around and Uneven Bars event at the 2012 Southeast Asian School Games. Her pet event is the Balance Beam event.
It is with excitement that we welcome Ash into our Dreams family. Ash trained for years with our Coach Li as a young gymnast, under whose tutelage she was then invited to join the Singapore National Team.
A core member of our WAG National Team, Ash made her international debut at the 2014 Gymnastics World Cup in Doha. At this competition, she put up an outstanding performance to qualify for the Balance Beam event finals in second place, behind powerhouse China. Ash then went on to do Singapore proud at several other major meets including the 2014 Commonwealth Games (Team 6th) and 2015 South East Asian Games (Team 2nd).
Zeng Qi Yan
It is with excitement that we welcome Qi Yan onboard the Dreams Team this year. She coaches our Competitive, Developmental and Recreational programs. As an active elite gymnast, she brings with her a high level of energy and expertise, which she is eager to impart to our children.
An active member of the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Team, Qi Yan is currently in the midst of preparations for the 2017 SEA Games. She is a reliable and seasoned competitor for Team Singapore, having done us proud at numerous international and regional competitions including the 2013 World Challenge Cups in Doha and Portugal, 2014 World Championships in China, 2015 SEA Games, as well as 2016 Pacific Rim Championships in the USA. Qi Yan’s pet event is the Uneven Bars, but she is an all-rounded gymnast who performs consistently on all four women’s apparatus.
Qualifying for the inaugural first Youth Olympics Games hosted by Singapore in 2010, Rachel has shown great tenacity and resilience in her gymnastics journey as she matured from a youth gymnast into a senior gymnast, where she was part of the defending champion WAG team at the 2011 South East Asian Games.
Currently a senior member of the Singapore Gymnastics National Team, Josiah has a keen passion to guide and mentor future generations of gymnasts in Singapore.
Balancing his academics and hectic training schedule, Josiah aims to represent Singapore at the 2017 South East Asian (SEA) Games, as well as 2018 Commonwealth and Asian Games.
Genuine, hardworking and humble, Josiah is well-liked by his fellow colleagues and gymnasts.
While many boys spent their growing up years enjoying the outdoors or playing computer games in their free time, brothers Jotham and Josiah spent much of their childhood in the gymnasium.
In his 5 years on the Singapore National Men’s Gymnastics team, Jotham achieved commendable results at competitions such as the Singapore Open Invitation Championships as well as the National Schools Gymnastics Championships. Jotham achieved podium finishes on numerous events at these yearly competitions. With these results, he was recognized by the Singapore Schools Sports Council for his outstanding sporting achievements, and became a recipient of the prestigious annual National Colours Award in 2013 and 2014.
Jotham is currently pursuing a Diploma in Accountancy at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. In his free time, Jotham volunteers his time with his church’s Children and Youth Ministry, where he first discovered his passion for mentoring children.
As a MAG national gymnast from 2009 till date, Martyn’s passion for gymnastics has led him to achieve outstanding results in the local gymnastics scene. He is a 2-time recipient (2012, 2014) of the prestigious annual Singapore School Sports Council Sports Boy of the Year Award. This year, Martyn is training hard to do Singapore proud at the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Retired national gymnast, Joey Tam was an accomplished gymnast who brought glory and honour to Singapore at numerous international and regional competitions during her years as a national gymnast.
As a balance beam event specialist, Joey played a vital role in defending the team title at the 2011 South East Asian Games. Till date, she is also the most accomplished Singapore gymnast in the balance beam event at the Asian Games, qualifying for the event finals and eventually placing 6th against powerhouses such as China, Japan, North Korea, and Korea.
Hoe Wah Kiat
Coming from a family of gymnasts, Kiat has given many years to gymnastics from a tender age of 7. This talented gymnast was part of the Singapore Mens’ Artistic Gymnastics Team, who has had the privilege of representing the nation at various national and international competitions such as Commonwealth Youth Games in 2004 in Australia, and World University Games in 2013 in Russia.
Goh Zhao Rong
Displaying fine leadership qualities from a young age, Zhao Rong captained the Singapore National Rhythmic Gymnastics junior team to various regional and international meets. She is also multiple-time recipient of the prestigious Peter Lim scholarship (2011 to 2014), and annual National School Colours Award.
Behind these accomplishments lies a determined and tenacious athlete. Due to a chronic back injury, Zhao Rong battled much hardship during her years as an athlete. However, that did not stop her from bravely pushing through, and continuing to work hard for her dreams. Now retired from competitive gymnastics, Zhao Rong continues to contribute back to the fraternity. She aspires to make a positive impact in the sport for years to come.
Chua Hou Zheng
Hou Zheng started his gymnastics training at the relatively late age of 13, when he joined the Hwa Chong Institution Gymnastics team. He specialised in Trampoline, and won several National Inter-School Trampoline team and individual championship titles along the way. Notably, he emerged National Champion in all the Divisions (C, B and A) during his competitive career.
Hou Zheng was also the captain of the Hwa Chong Gymnastics team, a testament to his ability to lead and mentor others. He was actively involved in coaching his teammates and juniors. He carries this experience with him to Olympic Dreams, where he now nurtures young children and teaches them gymnastics.
Niven’s inquisitive nature was what sparked his interest to pick up parkour and gymnastics in 2010. Today, he has established himself in the local scene as a gymnastics coach, as well as parkour performer and coach.
With 4 years experience as a gymnastics coach, Niven’s greatest strength lies in his ability to coach a wide spectrum of students, both kids and adults. He has coached children aged 2-15, some of whom have gone on to participate at local competitions. He has also coached adults aged 20-40, from various backgrounds and of diverse skill levels.
Niven’s involvement in parkour includes competitions and performances, both local and international. This year, Niven performed at Singaplural and the Nissan Car Show 2015.
The nature of parkour is in its fluidity and free form, promoting creativity and emphasis on expression of self. On the other hand, gymnastics is a sport that requires very precise form and technique, allowing for very little margin of error. Though seemingly different, parkour and gymnastics complement each other in various aspects, giving Niven that edge to coach his students using unconventional and creative methodologies to achieve similar results.