Ivan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation. He served as a licensed maritime officer before he pursued teaching here in Thailand. His interest in swimming was honed in college, having it as one of his core fields of study in the university. He earned his Diploma in Teaching at Inter-Asian International Education. He is a licensed swim teacher under Swim Life International, an Australian swim club and school based in Bangkok through its SCA (Swim Coach Asia) License Accreditation Program. Before joining Raffles, Ivan had a vast experience in teaching swimming in private institutions as well as schools, both here and in
the Philippines. He wants to bring in the culture of safety, fun, and effective learning and inclusivity as he faces a new chapter of his career. His love for swimming makes him more passionate to bring Raffles to the next level.