Hongqiao Water Weekly: DEC. 2-8

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK: All training as usual, Friday AM Dec. 6th, 2019 cancelled due to Nanjing. One day of full rest shall be a significant aid for the swimmers performance during the weekend. Grinch week shall be held on the following days for Coach Cheryl’s group; 2nd & 3rd and shall resume on Dec. 9th. All swimmers swimming with Coach Cheryl on Grinch Days should expect a slightly later training time of approx. 6:30-45pm. Any swimmers who need to leave earlier can do this with no penalties on attendance averages, just let Coach Cheryl know before we begin training.
  2. HOODIES & PANTS: We received information that the hoodies and pants shall hopefully arrive today. IF they arrive before training we shall distribute out between the times of 3pm – 4pm today, Wednesday & Thursday. Help shall be needed at these times and days for anyone around on campus. Thank you in advance. Please note that the distribution times are strictly between 3pm – 4pm.
  3. CAPS FROM ROCKET SCIENCE: Tracking these down…
  4. NANJING TRAVEL: Passports for independent traveling swimmers should be passed into our swimming department today and tomorrow. Meeting for all travelers to Nanjing shall take place in The Forum at 1:30pm sharp and buses shall leave as close to 2pm as possible. All Nanjing Travelers should check this page for any useful details about the travel trip.
  5. EMAIL ADDRESSES THAT ARE CONTINUOUSLY PINGING BACK UNDELIVERED: flau@whl.asia.com , YISE62233@scis-student.orgvanc63350@scis-student.orgthak52607@scis-student.orgheke61437@scis-student.orgoruk57096@scis-student.orgcraj56187@scis-student.org, sweetcho2@never.com IF you think these email addresses belong to you / your family please contact Coach Cheryl with the correct email addresses.
  6. TRAINING NEXT WEEK: Monday 9th December, 2019 Coach Seven and Coach Jane will lead the u8 team for a Lil Dragon session. Coach Jane will use the Silver Team swimmers as demonstration swimmers to aid the Under 8s skill acquisition and development. Coach Carson’s group that usually trains at 4:15pm – 6pm should attend training at an earlier time of 3:15pm – 4:30pm to swim a recovery session after Nanjing. Coach Cheryl’s group shall begin training at usual time of 4:15pm and finish earlier at 5:30pm.
  7. IT’S NOT GOODBYE, IT’S UNTIL NEXT TIME: The swimming department would like to say, ‘until next time’ to the following swimmers; Isaac Curnow, Doha Yeo and Harry Yeo. Isaac was spotted in PE swimming with natural water feeling, from there Isaac transitioned into Coach Jane’s under 8 group, up through Silver and now into Varsity team. Isaac has been a valuable member of our swimming team, he has broken a few records along the way (short course and long course middle/long distance free records). Importantly Isaac holds himself to an extremely high level of accountability each day in preparation, effort and respect levels and Isaac is currently our captain for the 11-12 boys. Doha was another swimmer plucked from Learn to Swim PE classes from ECE and is one of our youngest swim team members to be invited onto our swimming team. Doha has been one of our only under 8 swimmers who has been able to chip away to the infamous Sophia Miller record reign and currently holds a handful of short course and long course records in fly and free in various distances! Her brother Harry came onto our team a few months later and began as a Bronze swimmer and quickly moved up to Silver team and now into Varsity team. Through a lot of hard work in training Harry was the holder of the 9-10 boys 50 Backstroke last year. Keep swimming guys, you will be missed! Swimmers please make sure you say goodbye and stay in touch with your team mates.
Left to right: Bo Lagenhoff, Isaac Curnow & Austin Lee at SAS Pudong Spring 2019.
Left to right: siblings Doha Yeo and Harry Yeo at the opening of our newly refurbished pool in August 2018.
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: 25 NOV – 1 DEC

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK: All training remains as usual. Friday morning practice 6am – 7:30am, swimmers should be on deck for 5:50am.
  2. VARSITY SWIMMERS ATTENDANCE & TIME KEEPING: Reminder that training begins at 4:15pm sharp for coach led land based activities. Swimmers are encouraged to come onto poolside at 4pm. Any swimmer who is late e.g. 4:16pm should hustle when they arrive on deck. Swimmers who are late shall be given 75% attendance.
  3. NANJING SWIMMING MEET: The coaching team are thoroughly looking forward to the meet, please find the Nanjing Meet Pack in MEETS for specific meet details. https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/nanjing-dec-2019/
  4. 12 DAYS OF GRINCHNESS! My group (Coach Cheryl’s) shall begin my annual Grinch Training. Grinch training shall take place on : NOV. 25,25,27,28 & 29, DEC. 2, 3 & 9,10,11,12&13. The days in-between shall be a small recovery before Nanjing! Since this is a block of time before a big break it is important to get the swimmers in the best shape possible before the break. The ultimate goal of Grinch weeks/Hell weeks is to get 1 month of training squeezed into two weeks.
  5. TEAM PICS FOR SALE AT OFFICE 10rmb: Please buy our team picture and support the team! Drop in by anytime!
  6. WINTER BREAK AND BEYOND: I can hardly believe than winter is here and 2019 is almost over?! For any families who are leaving SCIS this winter please contact your primary coach and myself (Coach Cheryl) so that we can celebrate their contributions to their team, with the team!
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: NOV. 18 – 24

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK: All training sessions as usual. Friday AM training shall be 6am – 7:30am. Varsity swimmers had an alternative training last night when we went to support SCIS Basketball team who have a few team members; Diego & Thomas. Really happy to see such warmth and positivity throughout our team. Diego and Thomas; good game!
  2. SCHOOL RECORD BREAKERS: Tomorrow at the upper school assembly school records breakers shall be presented certificates for their achievement. Matilda Glitterstam 800 Freestyle 11-12 girls 11:46.99 (SAS Swimvitational) Bo Langenhof 50m Backstroke 9-10 boys 37.51 (SAS Swimvitational) Willy Kim 50m Breastroke 9-10 boys 42.43 (SAS Swimvitational)    F . Glitterstam,    B . Langenhof,   C . Li,   A . Dong: 2:14.82, 9-10 Free Relay B . Langenhof,     J . Kim,     A.Dong,     C. Li: 3:30.23, 9-10 Medley Relay Harold du Bois de Vroylande 200 Fly 13-14 boys: 2:44.47 Peter Michael Valerio III 200 Fly 15 & Over men: 2:47.41 Alvar Kjellgren 200 Back, 13-14 boys: 2:38.60 (SAS Swimvitational) Kyuan Lee 200 Breast, 13-14 boys: 2:42.12 (SAS Swimvitational) Jungeun Song 200 Breast, 13-14 girls: 2:55.01 (SAS Swimvitational) Jungeun Song 50 Breast, 13-14 girls: 36’95 (SAS Swimvitational) Jungeun Song 100 Breast, 13-14 girls: 1:21.56 (SAS Swimvitational) Kyuan Lee 100 Breast, 13-14 boys: 1:12.11 (SAS Swimvitational) Justin Lee 100 Breaststroke 1:11.95 (UNIS)
  3. NANJING INFORMATION COMING SOON!
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: NOV. 11-17

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK: All the Monday Nov. 12 sessions were cancelled due to the team international swimming meet. All other session run as normal including Friday AM 6am – 7:30am shall run as normal.
  2. ROUND 2 DCSZ: Please see MEETS – SSL RD 2 https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/ssl-round-2-dcsz/. Swimmers who competed at SAS Swimvitational & Hanoi are not permitted to attend this meet. Rest, recovery and balance is important not only for the swimmers but the coaches. This weekend Coach Carson and Coach Cheryl shall attend on Saturday & Coach Jane and Coach Seven shall attend on Sunday. Please check if you have been signed for this meet, if you cannot attend please notify your primary coach ASAP. If you did not attend SAS Swimvitational you should have been signed up for this meet.
  3. HANOI VIETNAM @ UNITED NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: This weekend 30 swimmers attended this amazing swimming meet. This meet was a great meet at our swimming level which enabled many of our swimmers to be challenged but, gave them an opportunity to place on the podium.
SCIS Honqiao & Pudong team after awards ceremony! 30 swimmers flew to Hanoi to compete in a fast and fun meet.
Left to right: Doha Yeo, Adriana Zeqiraj, Bel Chen, Ella Lim, Roze van Herpen & Sterre Peek who gained the trophy for overall best 9-10 girls team! Special mention to Ella Lim who took 2nd overall highest point scorer in the 9-10 girls category.
Left to right: Nina van Lankveld, Lerie Vazquez-Quiroga & Alesia Vazquez-Quiroga. Congratulations to both Lerie and Alesia who took 2nd overall highest point scorers in their age ranges.
Bel Chen & Adriana Zeqiraj out at our field trip to Hanoi night market after the 2-day event!
Left to right: Alvar Kjellgren, Mikey Valerio & Joppe Rietveld. Both Alvar and Mikey took gold for 100 Backstroke at the weekend in their age groups! Well done boys.

4. SAS RESULTS TO BE UPDATED ASAP!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: NOV. 4-10

  1. TRAINING: Fri AM training cancelled due to Hanoi trip. I want to ensure the swimmers and families have the extra time to prepare in the morning for the international meet.
  2. TRAINING NEXT WEEK: Monday Nov. 11th ALL practice groups canceled due to Hanoi travel trip. Training shall resume as usual on Tuesday Nov. 12th. Friday AM practice shall run 6am – 7:30am.
  3. ROCKET SCIENCE PORTAL ORDER: The RSS portal order of the towels, string bags, tshirts, PJ pants, suits, parka jackets have mainly come in. Still waiting to receive the swimming caps and a few families orders. This order is not the hoodies and pants, this is a different order.
  4. HANOI TRIP: 10:30am meet in the canteen for a sandwich and salad snack before the airport. 11am bus leaves school gates for all Hanoi travelers, SCIS Pudong team members should meet us at the check in! Do not forget your passport please! Please review the travel document that was uploaded to Meets – Hanoi.
  5. SAS/ISB SWIMVITATIONAL 2019: Congratulations to the high performance team who were selected to this prestigious event. Results and break downs coming soon!
  6. SUZHOU SWIMMING MEET: Meet entries coming Thursday Nov. 8th, 2019 by 3pm.
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: OCT. 28 – NOV. 3

SCHOOL RECORDS SSL ROUND 1, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING SWIMMERS AND RELAY TEAMS!

9-10 Boy            50 FR           Li, Calvin                                       32.82

9-10 Boy            50 BR          Kim, Jian                                        42.99

13-14 Boy          50 Fly          du Bois de Vroylande, Harold       28.80


13-14 Girl          50 BR          Song, Jungeun                                 37.76

9-10 Boy           IM Relay        2:33.56       Li Calvin,  Kim Jian,  Glitterstam Filip,  Dong Aaron
9-10 Boy           FR Relay        2:15.87         Glitterstam Filip,  Li Calvin,  Langenhof Bo Robert Eric-Jan,  Dong Aaron
13-14 Boy          FR Relay       1:51.24        Lee Kyuan,  du Bois de Vroylande Harold,  Athanasopoulos Nikolas,  Samataci Kerem

13-14 Boy          IM Relay       2:01.74       

Kjellgren Alvar, Lee Kyuan,  du Bois de Vroylande Harold,  Samataci Kerem

TRAINING THIS WEEK: Friday AM training is cancelled due to the SAS-ISB meet. All other groups shall run as normal.

SAS-ISB MEET: Please go to MEETS – SAS-ISB to check information about this meet https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/sas-isb-nov-123/ swimmers who have been selected as part of our high performance team may pick up the t-shirts on Wednesday or Thursday this week from the swimming office. Please ensure that all families paid the 200 RMB meet fees for this 3-day competition at the front desk! T-shirts shall not be handed out without payment. Swimmers who are swimming on Friday should contact teachers and advisory leaders about you/your child’s absences on Friday afternoon and request feedback of how to correctly stay on top of all academic work. Swimmers are welcome to attend in Halloween outfits! Bus sign-up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F48ABA62CA4F49-sasisb

TEAM PHOTOS FOR SALE: This year we printed and laminated a copy of our team photo and this is available for sale in the swim office for 10rmb. Contact your primary coach and they can help you with this! Cash only please.

HANOI TRAVELERS: All paid, ready to travel soon! Passports should be handed into Coach Cheryl between Monday 4th November – Wednesday 6th November. Families should contact all teachers and advisory leaders about you/your child’s absences taken for Hanoi and request feedback of how to correctly prepare your academic homework and expectations with the absences taken.

MANY MEETS UP AND COMING: A string of meets are up and coming for our 9years old and over team. SAS/ISB Swimvitational, Hanoi and SSL Round 2 in Suzhou is up and coming over the weekend of Nov. 16-17. Swimmers may only compete in 2 out of 3 of these meets. The swimmers need rest and recovery and time for other activities. This time last year we had a similar situation of back to back meets and at that time I made a clear identification that I did not want to ask swimmers to compete in such a manner again for numerous reasons.

Have a great week!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: OCT. 21-27

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK: No training for any practice group on Thursday 24th October. Friday AM training 6am – 7:30am.
  2. SSL ROUND 1 RESULTS: Wow, what a weekend. Individual and medley record announcements shall happen next week, looking forward to announce some exciting long standing records! Congratulations on our 13-14 male and female team who placed 3rd overall, as did our 9-10 boys team! Full team results can be found in TEAM INFORMATION – MEET RESULTS – SSL RD1 2019
  3. SAS/ISB SWIMVITAITONAL: The following swimmers need to contact their Friday PM teachers & their advisory teacher to ask permission for leave for our swimming meet on Friday afternoon classes: Matilda, Nina, Jungwoo, JiYeon (Emily), Leire, Jungeun, Alesia, Mia-Sam, Isaac, Harold, Alvar, Kyuan (Justin), Kerem, Thomas & Mikey (an email has also gone to these swimmers). All of the listed swimmers shall be swimming Friday PM, Saturday & Sunday. Swimmers not listed shall swim Saturday & Sunday.
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: OCT. 14-20

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK: All as normal. Fri AM training shall run at an adjusted time of 6:30am – 7:30am this week (the swimmers wanted to keep to Friday morning).
  2. VOLUNTEERS FOR SSL ROUND 1 HOSTED HERE AT SCIS, WE REALLY REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! Your team needs you. On October 19th & 20th our swimming department shall host 800-1,000 swimmers from our Shanghai Swimming League to compete in our leagues first meet of the season. Organizing swimming meets are a logistically challenging and we really need your help to ensure that we can provide a fluid and professional swimming meet that matches our team culture here at SCIS. Under 8 families I encourage you to continue to support your team by aiding the coaching team this weekend. Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F48ABA62CA4F49-sslround
  3. Shanghai Swimming League Round 1: Please see MEETS – SSL Round 1. Psych sheets released (this is not the meet program). Meet program to be finalised Wednesday 12noon.
  4. Shanghai Swimming League Development Series Round 1: Saturday October 26th, 2019! For primarily under 8s however, some swimmers age of 9 maybe invited to join. Please sign up for the bus using this link so that we can go ahead and order a bus! Parents are permitted to travel with the team. Times have yet to be released from the https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48aba62cabf85-sslunder
  5. SAS/ISB Swimvitational Selections announced: Go to the following page for entry list, events selected have not been finalized. 200rmb payment for this meet is required at the front desk for each participant. See MEETS – SAS/ISB
  6. Hoodies and pants order closes tomorrow: Shall accept orders until 4:30pm on Wednesday October 16th. Ordering this year is a little different, no orders can be logged until payment has been collected. Please see TEAM INFORMATION – Swim Hoodies & Pants OPEN https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/scis-team-gear/
  7. Nanjing/Hanoi payments over due: Deadline for Nanjing & Hanoi sign up and payment has long past. If you have not settled your families bill yet please do so with urgency. Thank you!
  8. New caps! WHITE! Available at the school store SOON : SCIS Coaches designed a new cap strictly only for swim team for sale in the school store, they should arrive in the next few days. Please purchase one when they arrive in for the weekend. So many teams have RED caps and we decided to change our cap to a color that no-one else wears (since I found out Concordia changed to Navy Blue) we moved fast to design the new Swim Team white cap! Shall email full team when they arrive in!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: OCT. 7-13

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK: All training runs as normal, Friday AM training 6am – 7:30am.
  2. HOODIES & PANTS ANNUAL ORDER NOW OPEN: Each year we make an order of our comfortable team hoodie and pant order. This year we have RED or BLUE hoodie available for any swimmer and the design by popular demand is the pull over style (instead of last years zip up version). Ordering this year is a little different, no orders can be logged until payment has been collected. Please see TEAM INFORMATION – Swim Hoodies & Pants OPEN https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/scis-team-gear/
  3. VOLUNTEERS FOR SSL ROUND 1 HOSTED HERE AT SCIS! Your team needs you. On October 19th & 20th our swimming department shall host 800-1,000 swimmers from our Shanghai Swimming League to compete in our leagues first meet of the season. Organizing swimming meets are a logistically challenging and we really need your help to ensure that we can provide a fluid and professional swimming meet that matches our team culture here at SCIS. Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F48ABA62CA4F49-sslround
  4. IMPORTANT DATES IN OCTOBER: October 19th = SSL Round 1, 11 & overs. October 20th = SSL Round 2, 9-10 yrs. All swimmers from every training group are expected to attend, please email your child’s primary coach & myself (cphilp@scis-china.org) if your child cannot participate within this meet. October 26th = 8 years old and under non-competitive event hosted by Dulwich Minghan.
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: SEPT. 22-29

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK: All lower school training as usual. Due to China Trips no Junior Varsity and Varsity training Monday to Thursday. Friday AM training shall be available, 7am – 9am.
  2. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS UNIFORM PORTAL OFFICIALLY CLOSED: Portal shall open again after our second round of team try outs in January 2020.
  3. NANJING SWIMMING MEET DEC. 2019: Last chance to sign up for for our Nanjing travel meet. Please note that all swimmers who have been on our school team for one year and that will be 9 years old by December 6th, 2019 should sign up for Nanjing or Vietnam. It is a swim team expectation that remain eligible for re-section swimmers should attend 1 travel meet per academic year. Sign-up closes SEPT. 30, 2019. https://jinshuju.net/f/lGTRGw
  4. SAS/ISB SWIMVITATIONAL MEET NOV. 1,2,3: Hosted at SAS Pudong this meet is a higher level meet that requires qualifying times. This year a small select team shall compete for SCIS, between 10-30 swimmers shall be selected to swim for SCIS by the coaching team. Some swimmers may have even gained qualifying times however shall not be invited to swim at this meet. Please go to home page: MEETS – SWIMVITATIONAL 2019 for further details on the coaching decisions behind a different competition strategy this year. Swimmers who do not make the team for Swimvitational shall be invited to compete in Suzhou. https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/sas-isb-nov-123/
  5. 9 – 18 YEAR OLD MEET SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER 2019: Shanghai Swimming League Round 1 – hosted by SCIS!!! Home meet looking for full swim team family support and full team attendance. Go to homepage: MEETS – SSL ROUND 1. https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/ssl-round-1/ find our volunteer sign up in this page! Please sign up ASAP!
  6. 8 & U MEET SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER 2019: Development league for under 8 swimmers. OCT. 26 at Dulwich Minghan, details to be announced after October Golden Week.
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