Dr Lim Yit Aun is currently the Director of Undergraduate Exercise Science in Life University, Georgia, USA. He received his PhD in 1991 from the University of Southern Mississippi, in Exercise Physiology and a Minor in Statistics.
Yit Aun’s career achievements are impressive, from the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Head Coach of Marietta Marlins, Inc and Marlins Sports Foundation to winning three coaching awards: 2009 Georgia Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year; 2007 American Swimming Coaches Association’s Awards of Excellence; and 2006 Georgia Swimming Senior Coach of the Year. He has coached many State to National Champions both in the United States and Malaysia, including two Masters Swimming World Records and three athletes who qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. Yit Aun started his illustrious career in swimming from an early age. As a primary and high school student, he represented PCGS, Chung Ling High School, Penang state and Malaysia in countless swimming competitions with astounding success. He was selected as Penang and Malaysia’s Best Swimming Athlete in 1977. He was also Captain of Malaysia’s Water Polo and Swim Teams. His achievements brought great pride to his schools, Penang state and Malaysia.
Today, as a successful swim coach, Yit Aun believes in coaching his students not only in swimming, but also in helping them build characters and strong moral values so that they can be responsible world citizens who can positively impact society. Yit Aun’s contributions to the community include writing a chapter in Goal Setting: D.I.D. I Work My P.A.R.T In Games-Gimmicks-Challenges for Swimming Coaches; multiple presentations at International level in Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand; multiple national, regional and state level presentations in the US; multiple presentations in Penang on learning and life’s lessons.
The determination to succeed came with qualities that were firmly ingrained in me from a young age through the early education received from PCGS. These qualities helped me attain my career achievements as a world-class swim coach and a distinguished university professor. The school instilled good characters and strong moral values in me. I am forever grateful to this “mother of cradle” and all the teachers who had nurtured and “lectured” me. It is a blessing and an honour to attend PCGS. I am looking forward to see how I can better serve my beloved alma mater.