Hongqiao Water Weekly: OCT. 15th – 21st

  1. SCISQ 12th INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET – THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS!

Thank you to all of the supporters and volunteers this weekend.  In particular to all of the families who volunteered their time to support their team.  

18 teams (19 including SCIS) came to our school over the weekend and the we hosted 1,062 swimmers this weekend; which makes our meet the biggest meet in Shanghai Swimming League 12 year history, of any of the schools!

I felt really proud to be a dragon this weekend, the support system that came together from our parent group made the coaches feel rewarded and valued.  As you can imagine if the volunteers who signed up had failed to honor their commitment or, if we had been unable to gather the volunteers we would not be able to create this opportunity for the student-athletes.  Thank you all again, it would not have been possible without your support.

For the families who did not volunteer we strongly encourage you to ensure that you make time on DEC. 1st to aid us with our Santa Splash meet. 

A massive thank you to the Crandall family who helped Friday afternoon and throughout the entire weekend!  Thank you, thank you.  Sharlene organized the volunteer roles and made sure that the roles were always filled and rotating!

2.  SCISQ 12th INVITATIONAL RESULTS

Congratulations to our 15 & over girls for placing 1st overall out of the 19 teams!  

Sophie Vliegenberg ended on 2nd overall highest point scorer in the 15 & over category!  Well done Sophie!

results 10 & UNDERS

results 11 & OVERS

high point score all ages SCISQ 2018

3. INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL RECORDS

Congratulate our swimmers who broke school records this meet (which we are still verifying and updating):

Lucas Florczak | 200m IM | 13-14 boys | 2:31.40

Lucas Florczak | 50m FLY | 13-14 | 29’60

Sophie Vliegenberg |200m FREESTYLE | 15 & over | 2:18.90

Hugo Kvarnstroem  | 50m BREASTSTROKE | 15 & over | 31’96

4. COACHES COMMENTS OVERALL FROM THE MEET!

The coaching team were really delighted that all swimmers were:

  • On time for warm-ups and ready to swim
  • All relay teams swam with spirit and pride and kept the expectation that all teams go on to poolside together and leave poolside as a team
  • Swimmers who made the fastest heats are looking prepared and less pressured, beginning to relax into their performances and use correct visualization techniques
  • Team pride and support for swimmers racing was visible and appreciated from their team mates and parents

Work can be made on:

  • Not all swimmers wore the correct swimming cap, please make sure that you buy our new cap

4. SCISQ 12th INVITATIONAL NO-SHOW SWIMMERS

In terms of attendance it was a clear expectation from the beginning of the season that this meet was a compulsory meet for all training groups.  

For swimmers who did not attend without prior notice to their primary coach and myself shall be reviewed for suitability on our team by the coaching team.   We shall take into consideration; attendance, performance and desire to be part of the team.  For those in this situation you should have received an email. 

5. TRAINING THIS WEEK

No changes.

Friday AM is as usual :  6am – 7:30am.

6. SAS-ISB SAS Puxi 

Entries TBA Friday, here!

7. SUZHOU SWIMMING MEET – 17th NOV ! ENCOURAGEMENT MEET!

Sign up is a bus and swimmer & parent traveler sign up.  

Open sign up for now, could close soon, sign-up ASAP.

SUZHOU SIGN UP – 17TH NOV

8. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS WEBSITE ORDER

The parkas have arrived, waiting on the other items such as t-shirts, caps, string bag.

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: OCT. 8th – 14th

  1. FIRST MEET OF THE SEASON AT HOME! GOOOOOO DRAGONS!!

Our coaching team are busy organizing the first meet of the season here at SCIS.  The coaching team are excited to show-case our new facility.

To organize a swimming meet requires the help of a small village, imagine that every 45 seconds the entire format of who is racing changes, all swimmers (over 1000) swim 3 events each and they are all organized in a time sequence so they all race the same speed, this goes on for 2 days, 8 hours per day.

Please support your team of coaches and volunteer a few hours of your time on Saturday or Sunday.

SATURDAY 13th – 10 & UNDERS

SUNDAY 14TH – 11 & OVERS

2. SCIS SWIM TEAM EXPECTATIONS FOR THE WEEKEND

  • All parents make a reasonable attempt to aid the coaches by volunteering for at least 1 slot throughout the weekend (see below).  All jobs are very easy and we shall provide you with full training.

Volunteer Sign up

  • All swimmers attend full practices throughout this week for final tips and tune ups!
  • All swimmers should attempt for 10-12 hours sleep all this week.
  • All swimmers should be eating a balanced diet and fully hydrating.
  • All swimmers attend warm-up on time 6am both days!
  • Cafe open for parents to purchase coffee from 7:30 both days.
  • All swimmers should attempt warm-ups in SCIS RED suit, 6am.
  • All swimmers should wear our NEW SWIMMING CAP, available at the school store.  Swimmers cannot race in the old cap.
  • All swimmers can wear a race suit of their choice during the meet.
  • All swimmers should pack their bags the night before the meet; goggles, suit(s), cap, towel or two, warm-clothing in-between the races, yoga mat for sitting on the ground, blanket, book or iPad (they must be responsible for their own belongings).
  • Food vendors will be available, recommendable to pack snacks.
  • Read the article on our section – PARENT RESOURCES – 5 ways to relax before a swim meet.

3. TRAINING THIS WEEK, OCT. 8th – 14th

On lead up to the meet parents you should not decide to ‘rest’ the swimmers, practices shall be meet specific and shall not be aimed to tire the swimmers, but aid them with speed skills.

10 & under structure: NO CHANGES TO TRAINING

OCT, 12th Friday AM practice shall be held at a later time of 6:30am – 7:30am.  Starts, turns, finishes and extra dive practice.

4. TRAINING CHANGES, OCT. 15th – 21st

10 & under structure : NO CHANGES TO TRAINING

11 & over : Monday 15th October: Swimmers who usually swim with coach Carson and coach Cheryl on a Monday evening shall swim an ‘open swim session’.   The pool shall be open from 4:15pm – 4:45pm for a causal swim with no planned set in a relaxed environment where the swimmers can spend time talking with their coach about the events from the weekend past, they may individually choose how to recover and their distance within the 30min slot, a basic recovery set is available for swimmers on the day.  Swimmers can choose their own lanes and who they swim with.  ALL Junior Varsity can join this ‘open swim session’.

5. SCIS INTIVATIONAL VOLUNTEER SLOTS

Our coaching team still need the aid of our parents to run a successful and professional swimming meet to the Shanghai Swimming League, support your team.

All new swimming parents should volunteer their time and give back to their new community!  This is a basic expectation of being part of the team.

We seem to be very short on Sunday’s volunteers; please give back to our team by supporting the coaches.  Please encourage Varsity swimmers to come on Saturday and help out!  An email was sent to the students in Coach Cheryl’s training group.

Volunteer Sign up

6. SCIS ENTRIES

Shall be posted here on Wednesday once we complete these.

All swimmers have been entered, all swimmers should be in attendance, this is a compulsory meet.

If you cannot attend this meet for some reason the coaches need to know before Wednesday, if the swimmers cannot provide a valid reason for their absence we would have to seriously consider their commitment to our swimming team.

Swimmers who ‘scratch’ out of the meet AFTER WEDNESDAY 3pm, must pay 85 rmb to the swimming department for meet fees.  

Swimmers who compete in this meet for SCIS shall have their meet fees covered by the school.

Some under 8 swimmers shall swim 2 individual events.

7. ODDS & ENDS

In Parent Resources you shall find the Power Point Presentation from the Swim Parent Conference.  

Small updates have been made to the website.

Have a great week and come support your team this weekend!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Sept 24-30

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK – JUNIOR VARSITY CANCELLED

Coach Carson is off the majority of this week due to a family emergency and we are able to cover his PE classes and silver team.  

The coaching team cannot find a solution for Junior Varsity this Friday, DUE TO THIS JUNIOR VARSITY IS CANCELLED THIS WEEK.

All other training schedule on this week, including Friday AM.  

2. BEIJING, THE CUBE: NOVEMBER, 10TH

Deadline for payment is today, Wednesday 27th September.

Last minute bookings are still being accepted until end of day today, Wednesday 27th September.  Contact myself cphilp@scis-china.org & Coach Seven Qi on s-qi@scis-china.org ASAP.

All families who booked for Beijing should have received an email yesterday (Tuesday 25th September) with an excel sheet attached.  Please follow the email.  If you never received the email please contact myself and Coach Seven Qi on s-qi@scis-china.org ASAP.

Please find below our travel arrangements that we have managed to finalize thus far!

Beijing Travel

Invitation_ 2018 Water Cube Invitational Swim Meet Information Booklet 11-10

3. TAIPEI TAS, NOVEMBER, 2ND – 4TH

BOOKINGS HAVE CLOSED FOR TAIPEI!

Thank you to the following swimmers who signed up for this meet and are supporting our team internationally.

Cato & Sophie Vliegenberg, Mia-Sam & Ro’i Gabay, Chao-Chang Sung, Lucas Florczak, Dylan Seiford, Hugo Kvarnstroem, Harold du Bois de Vroylande, Kyuan Lee, Yoshiyuki Kimura, Peter Michael Valerio, Natalie Sorensen & Jiyeon Lim.

Coach Jane Mao and myself shall be the coaches in attendance to Taipei. 

TAIPEI TRAVEL

2018 Meet Flyer

4. SAS/ISB Swimvitational, OCTOBER, 26-28 – QUALIFYING SWIMMERS LISTED!

Please see the swimmers who have qualified for this meet.  These entries below are incomplete, all swimmers shall swim 4 individual events and 2 relays.  

SAS/ISB meet is a great meet and our only opportunity in our league to try the long distance events.

sas qualifiers 2018

5. SCIS 12TH INVITATIONAL, OCT, 13-14

Our swimming depart NEED YOUR HELP to run one of Shanghai’s biggest swimming meets.

The swimming depart. strongly encourage all families to give a small amount of time to our program and the swimming community.  

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  Positive attitude is all that is required!

If your family did not fill a volunteer slot at our time trials we are looking for a member of your family to volunteer a small amount of your time on OCT 13-14.

Without the aid of volunteers our swimming league cannot survive to be a non-fee based.  Some teams are considering implementing swimming team fees to all members so that we can hire volunteers to aid us at events.  Please help us and give back to prevent this turning into a fee based program.

This is SCIS only Shanghai wide meet of the year, SUPPORT YOUR TEAM!

We have broken down the volunteering into small manageable blocks.

Please note that we will try to keep all volunteers in the roles they requested however, you may be asked to fill another role on the day.

All volunteers should meet in the swimming office 15 mins before their volunteer slot starts for training.

13TH OCT – 10 & UNDERS 

14TH OCT – 11 & OVERS

SCIS OCT, 13-14 VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Sept. 17th – 23rd

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK 

All swimmers from all training groups MUST attend time trials on BOTH days Tuesday and Wednesday, even if these are not your normal training days.

Juniors 10 & under: 3:15pm – 4:45pm

11 & over: 5pm – 7pm

*Swimmers who do not attend TIME TRIALS shall not be selected for any relay swims at our SCIS October meet.

2. TIME TRIALS

Parents we need you, please!  Organizing this events can only happen with your support, this time of year to get the season up and running is where we need your support.  The TIME TRIALS and SCIS OCTOBER MEET is where we ask for your support in small manageable chunks, without your help we cannot run the events or provide your children with the opportunities to enhance their development.  

Seniors you can also sign up to help the coaches for the TIME TRIALS junior sessions, thanks in advance.

Sign up using this link please:

TIME TRIAL VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

3. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS TEAM UNIFORM 

STORE CLOSES SEPT. 24TH!

Do not miss the opportunity to buy SCIS Parka, string bag, dome cap and team t-shirt!

TEAM UNIFORM PORTAL

4. SWIMMING CAPS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL STORE

Please go to our school store and buy our new team cap which remains 25rmb.

Every swimmer on the team must update their cap and change to using this cap when representing SCIS Swim Team.

Old SCIS caps can be worn at practice however, we are phasing out the old style.

5. BEIJING SIGN UP – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

‘The Cube’ Beijing Long Course meet changed the date to November. 10th.  

Please note that the sign-up used for Beijing was only an expression of interest.

The official sign up which will confirm your place and require you to pay for the trip shall be sent via email to all families who expressed interest on the sign-up and updated HERE at 6pm.

I am holding this back until 6pm (ish) to give everyone a fair chance with a little of advance notice and hopefully a help for those of you working.  Official sign-up closes on Friday 21st September.

With the change in date and this being a really busy weekend in Beijing we have managed to secure only 35 rooms (not including coaches rooms), this means a handful of people who expressed interest will not be able to attend.

A few things to consider, the weekend after Beijing we also compete in Dulwich Suzhou.  Dulwich Suzhou is a compulsory meet, the coaching team do deem it acceptable that families decide not attend Suzhou because of Beijing.  

Before officially signing up please note:

  • Please only sign-up for Beijing is your family will still be able to commit the weekend of Suzhou the week after.
  • When signing up be ready to pay.
  • The sign-up allows 3 people from 1 family. 
  • Official sign up close Friday 21st Sept.
  • Varsity swimmers be mindful we have a busy calendar: SCIS OCT 13-14, SAS OCT 26-27-28, TAIPEI NOV 2-3, BEIJING NOV 10 & SUZHOU NOV 17.  

6. TAIPEI SWIMMING MEET

Payment will be taken on Wednesday from 3pm-6pm for Taipei in the swimming office.

Please bring in a copy of your passport for all travelers.

Please make sure if you cannot make it on Wednesday get in touch and we shall organize a we chat/alipay transfer.

Anyone interested in traveling to Taipei with our team please get in touch with cphilp@scis-china.org 

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Sept. 10th – 16th

  1. SWIM PARENT CONFERENCE, SEPT. 10th

Thank you for those who attended our Parent Conference.  PPP to be uploaded to the website (PARENT INFORMATION SECTION) after editing.

2. TRAVEL MEETS

As a compulsory requirement of our part in the swimming team all swimmers are required to sign up and travel to at least 1 travel meet per academic year.  

*Under 8 swimmers can use Suzhou as a travel meet, this is a 1 day meet, with no overnight.

Silver and Varsity swimmers should participate in at least 2 travel meets per year, aiming to attend all.

Sign ups are starting now and shall only be open for a limited time!  See below for more details.

Date Location Teams
Nov, 2-3rd TAS, TAIWAN Top tier Varsity keeping 80% or above attendance in Term 1 (Aug-Oct).
Dec, 8th National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Selected under 8s, Bronze, Silver & Varsity.
Jan, 18-19th NIS, Nanjing International School ALL TEAMS, looking for full team participation

3. TIME TRIALS – COMPULSORY FULL TEAM ATTENDANCE

Time Trials is an opportunity for each swimmer on the team to gain an opportunity to gain times for all events before entering their first competition in OCT.

This is not TRY-OUTS and regardless of the times swam all swimmers have a secure position on the team.  

It is an expectation that ALL swimmers attend BOTH days for time trials.  Students who are on Student Council have been given permission to attend Time Trials and be excused from their Student Council commitments on Tuesday 18th Sept.  Please ensure that you contact Mr. Wellman to confirm that you will not be attending Student Council on Sept. 18th.

All 10 & unders shall swim on Tuesday from 3:30pm – 4:45pm on Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th.

All 11 & overs shall swim on Tuesday from 5pm – 7pm on Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th.

Volunteers needed on both days for both sessions, the volunteer positions require no knowledge of our sport, just your time and we can show you exactly what we need help with.

TIME TRIAL VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

4. SWIM TEAM UNIFORMS

Updates on availability.

ROCKET SCIENCE PORTAL – NOW OPEN FOR 2 WEEKS ONLY!  DO NOT MISS YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOU KIT!  See link below.

HOODIES AND PANTS – OPENS MONDAY 17th SEPTEMBER – swim website under TEAM INFORMATION – HQ SWIM HOODIES & PANTS

SCHOOL STORE – some sizes available now, restock should be here by start of November. New swimming cap designs should be here any day!

  WHAT WHERE?
ROCKET SCIENCE POTRAL DOME CAPS, SWIMMERS JACKETS, T-SHIRTS AND STRING BAGS https://www.rocketsciencesports.com/team-portals/scis.html
SWIM TEAM WEBSITE HOODIES AND SWEAT PANTS https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/
SCHOOL STORE BASIC CAP, BATHING SUITS BASEMENT OF MAIN BUILDING

5. TRAVEL MEET ‘THE CUBE, NATIONAL AQUATICS CENTRE’ FINAL CHANCE TO SIGN UP

*UPDATED PROJECTED COSTS AND ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE SIGN-UP PAGE.

THE DATE HAS CHANGED TO NOVEMBER. 10TH!

Last chance to sign up, previously we thought that we would have longer to keep this sign up open.  Sign up deadline FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2018.

Please use this sign-up page to express interest.  IF YOU SIGNED UP AND NOW CANNOT MAKE IT DUE TO THE CHANGE OF DATE YOU MUST DELETE THE SIGN UP.

THE CUBE BEIJING SIGN UP

6. NANJING TRAVEL MEET – SIGN UP WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR LONG, SIGN UP ASAP!

If you have not signed up for THE CUBE we are strongly encouraging you to sign up for NANJING meet to ensure that your child can make one of the travel meets.  Please remember that by attending the meets, swimming for your school and supporting our team to show a strong presence at these meets is how you give back to your team.

NANJING TRAVEL MEET SIGN UP

Costs and details are listed on the sign up sheet.  Sign up may not be open for long, since this is a busy meet and lots of schools are signing up the hotel availability is limited.

 

 

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Sept. 3rd – Sept. 9th

  1. SIGN UP GENIUS 

New swimming parents, please take a few minutes to set up your account on Signup Genius, we use this platform for most swimming related organization.

When clicking on the links below (volunteer opportunities and Beijing Swimming Meet) you will have the opportunity to create your sign-up genius account.

A few reminders for all swimming parents when using Sign-Up Genius:

  • There shall be multiple sign-ups throughout the year, sometimes 1 or 2 for the same meet (participation and bus).  Know what you are signing up for and please keep track!
  • Please read the blurb which shall clearly indicate instructions.

2. CHINA TRIPS

To all our Upper School swimmers, enjoy your China Trip week, have a great time!  

Training for US shall resume on Monday 10th September, 4:15pm – 6pm.

3. SWIM PARENT CONFERENCE @ THE PLAZA, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Monday 10th September, 6:30pm – 7:30pm we would like to invite all of our swim parents to join us for team information/season plans, team changes, sign up for meets/payments and tips on how to encourage your child by aiding them to create a healthy mind-set as a swim-parent.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

4. TIME TRIALS, 18th – 19th September.

Time Trials is an opportunity for each swimmer on the team to gain an opportunity to gain times for all events before entering their first competition in OCT.

This is not TRY-OUTS and regardless of the times swam all swimmers have a secure position on the team.  

It is an expectation that ALL swimmers attend BOTH days for time trials.

All 10 & unders shall swim on Tuesday from 3:30pm – 4:45pm on Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th.

All 11 & overs shall swim on Tuesday from 5pm – 7pm on Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th.

Volunteers needed on both days for both sessions, the volunteer positions require no knowledge of our sport, just your time and we can show you exactly what we need help with.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP LINK

5. 90% CHANCE THAT TAIPEI IS CANCELLED 

Unfortunately the coaches at Taipei are unable to accommodate our team due to high numbers of attendance from their usual attending teams.

There is a slim chance that a slot of no more than 15 swimmers shall come up, I have requested that if they can let us know within the next week or too.

Apologies about this, I was too very excited to attend their meet.  Currently I am looking for other International Meets in South East Asia.

6. LONG COURSE BEIJING, THE CUBE

The coaching team encourage the full SILVER and VARSITY team to attend this meet.  The recommendation is that you should have attended another Long Course Meet before to have gained times at 50m.  New swimmers to our program are welcome to attend or wait until May 2019 when we attend the Rocket Science Meet .  If you are unsure if your child is ready please contact Coach Cheryl.

2018 Water Cube Invitational Swim Meet on December 8, 2018.  They shall be able to host over eight hundred young swimmers at the Olympic stadium. This particular swim event provides an excellent opportunity for them to demonstrate their talents and will be one of the most exciting swimming competitions in Beijing this year.

We wish all the swimmers can feel the Olympic atmosphere, experience the Olympic spirit and enjoy the competition in the Water Cube.

  • 50 m pool, home of Beijing Olympics.
  • 10 lane pool.
  • Entry fee : 500 rmb 
  • Deadline to express interest via sign up : Monday 24th September.
  • Cost outline coming ASAP, in next weeks Hongqiao Water Weekly.
  • Arrival: evening Friday 7th December.
  • Departure: morning Sunday 9th December.

Never travelled with the team before?

Please note that the Swimming Department shall book the entire trip, please sign-up and enter all the names of the travelers and we shall take care of the rest!  

The swimming department will take care of the families travel as long as the family are happy to stay within our organization of the weekend which includes:

  • To and from the airport / train station (in Shanghai and in Beijing)
  • To and from the swimming meet (in Beijing)
  • Entries of races for the meet
  • Eating arrangements for the weekend
  • Hotels, flights/trains

* Families who would like to travel on their own may do so and we shall simply enter your child into the swimming meet.  However, if your family are making the decision to travel on your own (not with the team), please make sure that you organize the entire trip on your own with no exceptions.

See below our sign up for the meet, at the moment this is an expression of interest:

The Cube: Long Course Beijing Swim Meet

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Aug. 27th – Sept. 2nd

  1. WELCOME BACK TO ALL!

Welcome to our exciting swimming team!  The coaches are looking forward to getting to know you all!

SCIS Swimming is one of the largest, longest standing and successful swimming teams in Shanghai. 12 years ago Coach Bello from SCIS created the Shanghai Swimming League in partnership with Jon Biros at SAS Puxi.  Our program is unique for the following reasons; our program is inclusive from G1-12 and our program allows student-athletes to exclusively train at SCIS as the sessions offered are broad and extensive.  The water bubbles over each night until 6:15pm, the coaches are busy and very dedicated to our amazing program.

This year, Coach Cheryl is honored to not only represent SCIS Swimming Team as our Aquatics Coordinator but, also as the Chairperson of the Shanghai Swimming League.

Members will be nurtured to maintain a well-rounded SCIS Swim Team experience & empowered to be good people, good students and good athletes – always in that order! Members will be coached to display…

  • Responsibility, compassion, honesty, fairness & respect in life & in swimming as portrayed in the SCIS Athletics Character Code.
  • A continued dedication, discipline, determination & desire to set goals & strive toward new personal best times, skills & strategies.
  • A general understanding of seasonal endurance, practice strategy, developmentally appropriate race tactics, optimized nutrition and mental preparedness.
  • Suitable time management with the creation, commitment & successful completion of an individualized seasonal practice schedule & plan.
  • Pride in SCIS Swimming Team through full participation in as many local &/or international competitive swim meets, camps, and other team events as possible.

2. DON’T FORGET YOUR….

Cap, goggles and water bottles!  

3. LOST PROPERTY

Goes into a box on spectators, it remains here until every Friday afternoon.  It then goes to the main campus property spot (basement main building).

4. KEEP YOUR COACH AND CLASSROOM TEACHERS UP TO DATE WITH…

Travel arrangements and absences.

5. PRACTICE SCHEDULE 

All training back to normal, including Friday AM session.

Have a great week all!  

SCIS SWIM TEAM

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Announcement : Swim Team 2018-2019

US Swim Team Fall 2018**

LS Swim Team Fall 18*

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: 20th – 26th August

  1. TRY OUTS, FALL 2018

The upper school try outs were completed last week.  The coaches were happy to see the full Varsity Team back for try-outs and the majority of last years Junior Varsity Team.  Thanks to the parent volunteers last week: Judith, Sharlene, Yoosun, Tina, Chrisje, Ruusu add Bebe!  Not to forget our amazing Varsity swimmers who aided us terrifically!

By Friday 24th August all swimmers in Upper School and Lower School should have received their invite into the team and additionally the names shall start to appear on the website under: TEAM INFORMATION | PRACTICE GROUPS.  Training groups may not be the same as they were last year, this year our coaches are moving our lanes into a strictly ability based (instead of age group) and fitness based.  To enter a level up the swimmer shall have to be able to swim the test set to move into a higher level.

Today we host try-outs for last years lower school swim team members from 3:15pm – 6pm (approximately).  The coaches are very excited to see the swimmers back in the water.

Tuesday 21st August, 3:15pm – 6pm shall see the new recruits who are keen to join our team.  Swimmers who would like to try out and have never been on the team must SIGN UP using this link.  See the prerequisites that the coaches are looking for and guideline times from previous years.

Try out sign up link!

Prerequisites 2018-2019

Try out time ranges

If you missed the try-outs please email coach Cheryl and we shall try to accommodate an alternative option.  IF an alternative cannot be met the swimmer shall have another opportunity to try-out in January 2019.

2. TRAINING THIS WEEK

SCIS POOL
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
AM
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
PM
LOWER SCHOOL TRY OUTS
LOWER SCHOOL TRY OUTS
UPPER SCHOOL (*VARSITY ONLY) 3:15pm – 6pm : Team Meeting and Water Session
UPPER SCHOOL (*VARSITY ONLY) 3:15pm – 6pm : (D) & Pool
OFF
(D) – Dryland : bring sneakers, gym clothes & a water bottle.

*VARSITY ONLY: Check webpage (TEAM INFORMATION – PRACTICE GROUPS) to see the list of names who are in VARSITY and should attend these sessions.  If your name is listed and you cannot attend notify myself ASAP and I shall invite another swimmer and give them an opportunity to swim up in this group.

3. VARSITY SWIMMERS

Swimmers please hand in the Commitment form by Monday 27th September and complete the *online form.  

*The online form was sent directly to those who should fill it out.

4. WEEK BEGINNING 27th AUGUST

Training shall begin as normal on Monday 27th August to those who make the swimming team for season 2018-2019.  

Have a great week all.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly : BACK TO SCHOOL

  1. WELCOME TO OUR NEW AQUATICS CENTRE

On our first day of school our senior swimmers and team captains were invited to be the first swimmers in the water.  These swimmers were given the opportunity to swim Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August before our official season begins.

It was incredible to see our swimmers back in the pool again and what an exciting year it is for SCIS Swimming!

Our objective within the renovation was to use space intelligently, create a functional and safe place for the swimmers and bring more light into our Aquatics Centre!  Our pool renovation included:

  • Complete renovation of space in changing rooms, adding adult toilets/locker room and a lobby at the back as a communal space for swimmers.
  • Both old offices moved to use space available more intelligently.
  • Official FINA regulations blocks & diving deck
  • Scoreboard moved to a visible space for student athletes to observe anywhere in the water (old location of scoreboard was not in a visible spot for swimmers at shallow end).
  • New pace clock.
  • New windows, walls, lights and many other small details.

Currently we are waiting on the arrival of:

  • New office furniture.
  • New lockers.
  • New benches in locker room.
  • Cubby holes and shoe racks in lobby.
  • New Record board.
  • Swim team stickers for various parts of the windows around the pool area.

  2 . UPPER SCHOOL TRY OUTS

Try-outs for the upper school grade levels from 6th-12th shall be held on the following days:

THURSDAY 16th AUGUST, 2018, 3:15pm to approximately 6pm – for team members of 2017-2018 swim season.  You have automatically been signed up and are encouraged to attend!  Looking forward to seeing you all back at TRY-OUTS.

FRIDAY 17th AUGUST, 2018, 3:15pm to approximately 6pm – for new students to SCIS or students who were not part of our team in season 2017-2018.  

TO ATTEND THIS, YOU MUST SIGN UP USING THIS LINK: UPPER SCHOOL TRY OUT SIGN UP FORM

(Swimmers selected to join our Varsity and Junior Varsity team shall be announced on Tuesday 21st August here on the webpage.)

 Parent Tip:

Swimmers who are 13 & over should be encouraged to take furthered responsibility for their own training/sign-ups and should be added to the mailing list.  If you would like your child to be added to this emailing list, please contact myself on cphilp@scis-china.org with the email address you would like to add.

  1. LOWER SCHOOL TRY OUTS

Try-outs for the lower school grade levels from *3rd – 5th shall be held on the following days:

MONDAY 20th AUGUST, 2018, 3:15pm to approximately 6pm – for team members of 2017-2018 swim season.  You have automatically been signed up and are encouraged to attend!  Looking forward to seeing you all back at TRY-OUTS.

TUESDAY 21st AUGUST, 2018, 3:15pm to approximately 6pm – for new students to SCIS or students who were not part of our team in season 2017-2018.  TO ATTEND THIS, YOU MUST SIGN UP USING THIS LINK: LOWER SCHOOL TRY OUT SIGN UP FORM

*Select swimmers in Grade 1 and 2 have been invited to join our try outs and have been emailed.  Unless approved by our coaching team Grade 1 and 2 cannot sign up for swim team try outs.

Swimmers who are selected to swim for our u8 team, bronze team and silver team shall be announced on Friday 24th August, here on the webpage.

  1. VOLUNTEERS FOR TRY OUTS WANTED!

Email Coach Cheryl if you are willing to aid our coaches from 3:00pm – 6pm on any or all of the following dates: 16th, 17th, 20th & 21st August.  

13 & overs please donate your time on 17th, 20th and 21st and give back to your time and show support to your team.

  1. NEXT WEEK SCHEDULE

Important dates to note include:

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st August – NO TRAINING due to LS try-outs

Tuesday 21st August – Swimmers selected to represent Varsity 2018-2019 & Junior Varsity 2018-2019 shall be announced on our webpage (TEAM INFORMATION – TRAINING GROUPS – VARSITY & JUNIOR VARSITY)

Wednesday 22nd August, 3:15pm – 4pm – COMPULSORY TEAM MEETING (parents welcome) with all selected swimmers in Varsity Team and Junior Varsity Team.  All swimmers who are invited to swim for Varsity and Junior Varsity should fully complete the attached Commitment Form, final deadline Monday  27th August.

4:00pm – 4:20pm – Break, no other activities for Junior Varsity.  Varsity swimmers shall stay on for a pool based session.

4:30pm – 6pm – Varsity Test Set

Thursday 23rd August, 3:15pm – 5:15pm – Varsity Test Set

Friday 24th August, 3:15pm – 4:30pm – Our junior team shall be announced on our webpage (TEAM INFORMATION – TRAINING GROUPS – JUNIOR TEAM)

GO DRAGONS!

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