23 Jan '12, 1am

Swimming coaches told to hand over 10 % of their monthly earnings or teach elsewhere

Swimming coaches told to hand over 10 % of their monthly earnings or teach elsewhere

Azalea Park Condominium is one of the establishments to request that coaches hand over a cut of their takings to the management as well as a $200 refundable deposit. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM By Elizabeth Soh SWIMMING coaches are being told to hand over 10 per cent of their monthly earnings or teach elsewhere, under rules introduced by at least four condominiums. In some cases, this is on top of a $200 deposit they have to lay down in case they flout any regulations. Being made to hand over a cut has angered coaches who teach at Azalea Park, the latest condo to introduce the move. 'We asked but were not told the rationale behind such a by-law,' said one of them, who declined to be named. 'It is utterly ridiculous because in the first place, we are there at the request of the condominium's residents to provide a service. We were also not told what the money will be used fo...

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