Hongqiao Water Weekly: 20th Nov – 26th Nov

  1. TEAM NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2017

Training shall finish at 4pm for the u8, bronze & silver team on Wednesday.  All seniors should be at practice for 4pm sharp!  Attending Wednesday practice grants all 11-12 graders double attendance.

2. FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2017

School is out, no swimming on Friday for any of the usual swim practices held on Fridays.

3. SWIM HOODIES & PANTS

Go to TEAM INFORMATION – HQ HOODIE & PANTS

Click on link to order hoodie/pants.  This order shall only be made 1x per year so be sure not to miss your chance.

4. NANJING SIGN UP

For those of you who are interesting in competing in 2018’s first swimming meet, swim up here!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-nanjing1

5. 11th & 12 GRADE ATTENDANCE

All 11-12 graders must make an attempt to attend 10 practices from now until Christmas before they can be considered for the ACAMIS team.

Remember, no practice: Friday 24th Nov & Friday 15th Dec

6. SCHOOL PLAY ‘ANNIE’

Good job to those of you had input to the play Annie.  Congratulations to those of you who juggled rehearsals and swim practice. 

Special mention to Jack Crandall who did a phenomenal job of juggling this.  He managed to keep a high attendance average and attend his rehearsal commitments.

Have a great week!

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 13th Nov – 19th Nov

  1. OVERALL 1ST AT DULWICH SUZHOU – 11th NOVEMBER 2017

Congratulations to SCIS Swim Team who placed overall 1st at Dulwich College Suzhou meet.

SCIS Swim Team traveled with 90 swimmers to DCSZ to compete in our final travel meet of 2017. 

The coaching team and all the swimmers thoroughly enjoyed the day and our swimmers swam extremely well! 

Medals and ribbons shall be handed out during your (your child’s) next practice session.

Special congratulations to the swimmers who placed overall highest point scorers for their age category:

8& under (F): Danbi Kim 1st overall

8 & under (F): Ella Lim 2nd overall

11-12 (M): Justin Lee 3rd overall

13-14 (M): Kevin Chen 3rd overall

13-14 (F): Sophie Vliegenberg 1st overall & 3 school records in 100 FR, 200 IM & 100 BA

15 & over (F): Kathryn Thams 3rd overall

FULL RESULTS: DCSZ RESULTS

2. NANJING SWIMMING MEET: 20th – 21st JAN 2018

The coaching team would like to encourage all swimmers throughout the team to consider traveling to Nanjing for the first meet of 2018.

Nanjing is an important meet at the beginning of the season, another opportunity to get faster before our peak season in Feb – April 2018.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AAA929A3FB6-nanjing1

Pricing shall be confirmed HERE. 

Basic travel info: fast train on Fri 19th Jan / Fri & Sat hotel / return Sunday afternoon.

This shall need to be booked and completed before the winter break.

3. FITNESS TEAM REVIEW!

The coaching team have reviewed how our groups give back to our program.  We have evaluated FITNESS by looking at attendance averages, improvements within skills and endurance & how much they seem to be getting out of our program not only physically but socially and emotionally and finally the main aim of FITNESS, how many swimmers per season move from FITNESS to GOLD.

After some reflection I have decided that the philosophy of our FITNESS TEAM.  Currently this program is being given limited respect and commitment from many of its team members.

From here on our FITNESS TEAM is now called JUNIOR VARSITY and is no longer a non-competitive program.  Within JUNIOR VARSITY all swimmers MUST attend 50% attendance or above and each swimmer must attend 4 meets per academic year.

To clearly re-structure this program Coach Jane Mao shall lead this program going forward. 

All of the sessions for now shall remain the same.  After trialing our renewed JUNIOR VARSITY program until December 2017, we shall consider if this program adds value to our swimming program.

Any questions contact Head Coach of Junior Varsity Jane Mao jmao@scis-china.org

4. OUT WITH THE … GOLD… IN WITH THE NEW (VARSITY TEAM)!

GOLD team shall now be called VARSITY SWIM TEAM.  Swimmers and parents please do your best from now on to refer to the team as VARSITY.

Swimmers ensure that you can maintain your attendance average and look to improve this average each month.

5. TRAINING THIS WEEK & NEXT WEEK

No changes to the practice schedule this week.

Next week on WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER: u8, bronze & silver shall finish a little earlier than normal, 4pm!

Next week no practice on FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER (in-service day).

6. TEAM NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER

For those of you who are juggling not only academics and other sports we shall be moving forward with the idea of SWIM TEAM NIGHT.  Mr O’Brien is going to do his best to clear the sporting calendar and keep the Wednesday evening a swim team specific evening!

Introducing our new SWIM TEAM NIGHT: WEDNESDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER.

SWIM TEAM NIGHT is a compulsory attendance evening for all VARSITY SWIMMERS.  Mr. O’Brien is aiding our team to achieve further unity and accountability by clearing the athletic schedule (scheduling no other sports) so that we can come together and be a team for one evening per week.

SWIM TEAM NIGHT we shall have an ‘alternative training night’, depending on which coach organizes this evening it could be different: water polo, time trials, relays, over distance OR a movie etc.  Swimmers will not find out what they are doing until the evening of these SWIM TEAM NIGHTS.

Swimmers who have other commitments (academics) can ask for early dismissal at 5pm.

Up and coming SWIM TEAM NIGHTS of 2017: 29th November & 6th December!

7. ACAMIS TEAM MARCH 2018

ACAMIS is the competition that our swimming team train as our ‘championship meet’ of the academic year. 

The coaching team shall select 12 swimmers (6 girls & 6 boys) in the following age category: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 & 15 & over. 

Over the next week or two the coaching team shall start to select the teams and the reserves.  The coaches shall select based on times, attendance and commitment and reliability to the team.

IB* 11-12 graders, if you would like to be considered for the ACAMIS team in March 2018 you MUST attend at least 10 practices from now until winter break.  This means you must maintain 2 sessions per week from now until the holidays.  Keep in mind that Friday 24th November shall not have a morning session so you will have to make that up some other way!

8. CODE OF ETHICS

For all swimmers & parents reference.  All Junior Varsity & Varsity Swimmers should read thoroughly.

SCIS Swim Team Philosophy 

9. SWIM TEAM HOODIES

Window for ordering a swim team hoodie is now open until Friday 1st December 2017.  Please go to HQ Swimming Hoodies & Pants – SWIM TEAM GEAR – follow directions.

Have a great week all.

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 6th Nov – 12th Nov

  1. DULWICH SUZHOU INVITATIONAL SWIMMING MEET – 11th NOV 2017

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE BUS!  SIGN UP CLOSES TOMORROW (TUES 7th) 3pm! There is a separate bus sign up, see below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-bussign

6:30am – Meet up at SCIS Gates for team travel.  Bus shall depart at 6:45am SHARP… please note the bus does not wait for swimmers.  Make sure your child is dropped off by a parent at the school gates.

Warm-ups have been confirmed to begin at 8:50am for SCISQ, any swimmers traveling independently should aim to be at the school for 8:30am. 

Independent travelers please see the address:

Meet program for meets is usually confirmed only days before, when it comes out I shall upload it right HERE (TBC): Meet Program DCZ

Please find the coach selected entries for this meet (a few tactical adjustments were made): SCISQ Entry list 3.0

Approx finish time: 4:20pm – then awards ceremony, all swimmers should stay until after the awards ceremony.

**Any swimmers who have signed up for this meet and fail to swim on the day shall be charged 80 rmb for the entry fees, payable to Coach Cheryl.

**Remember that to maintain your slot on our competitive swimming team each student must compete in 2 meets per term.  (Slightly different requirements for Fitness members)

2. LAST WEEKS HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY

There seems to be confusion from last weeks update… many are asking about extra training on Friday etc.

All training groups remain the same, there are no add on sessions or no cancellations.

3. NEXT WEEK PRACTICE

All practices shall remain as normal from 13th-17th November.

Stay well and ensure you are well prepared for the up and coming swimming meet!

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 30th Oct – 5th Nov

  1. ISB-SAS SWIMVITATIONAL BEIJING 2017 – 3rd PLACE OVERALL

Last Friday 35 swimmers, 15 parents and the full coaching team traveled to ISB school early Friday to compete in a 3-day swimming meet.  This meet is a favorite of ours, this meet provides the swimmers with an opportunity to test themselves over a variety of distances and events.

Our swimmers swam amazingly well and we could tell that the swimmers were racing for not only their own times, but for the team.  Throughout Day 1 we were strongly in 3rd position nearly double points over Dulwich in 4th position and slowly as Day 2 was closing Dulwich were getting stronger and stronger and closing the gap.  Day 3 began with Dulwich 2 points ahead of our team, though little by little the swimmers clawed back into overall 3rd.  The races that came from the swimmers were incredible they raced with true grit and a lot of heart.

Meet highlights:

Congratulations to Kira Florczak (36 points) who took home 4 golds and overall highest point scorer in the 15 & over female category.  Along with the 4 golds and overall trophy winner Kira broke 3 school records in the: 50m Fly, 100m Fly & 400m Free.

Congratulations to Cato Vliegenberg (33 points) who took home 3 golds & 1 bronze and gained 2nd overall highest point scorer in the 11-12 female category.

Special congratulations and mention to the following swimmers who swam incredible swims and gained more than 10 points for our team:

Justin Lee (28 points) 1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze medals and 1 school record

Sophie Vliegenberg (26 points) 2 silvers & 2 bronzes & 4 school records

Hugo Kvarnstroem (24 points) 2 golds & 1 bronze

Blenda Kjellgren (23 points) 1 silver, 1 bronze & 2x 4th place ribbons

Natalie Sorensen (23 points) 1 silver, 1 bronze & 2x 4th place ribbon

Mia Gabay (21 points) 1 silver, 2x 4th ribbon & 1x 5th place ribbon

Chloe Ng-Triquet (12 points) 1 bronze & 1x 6th place ribbon

Kathryn Thams (11 points) 1 gold

New school records (new records will be changed on board after DCSZ)

50 FLY – 30’29 – KIRA FLORZCAK – 15 & OVER

100 FLY – 1:06’98 – KIRA FLORZCAK – 15 & OVER

400 FREE – 4:57’30 – KIRA FLORZCAK – 15 & OVER

800 FREE – 11:15.50 – LUCAS FLORCZAK – 13-14

200 BREAST – 2:59.29 – KYUAN LEE – 11-12

800 FREE – 11:44.51 – KEREM SAMATACI – 11-12

200 FREE – 2:19.72 – SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG – 13-14

400 FREE – 4:59.56 – SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG – 13-14

800 FREE – 10:05.35 – SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG – 13-14

400 IM – 5:49.98 – SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG – 13-14

ISB MEET RESULTS

2. DULWICH SUZHOU – 11 NOVEMBER 2017

Today (1st Nov) shall be the last day to sign up for this meet.  Please let us know by tomorrow (2nd Nov) if you have any changes in your family plans and cannot attend.  If you are signed up for this meet and fail to attend the swimming department will ask you to pay for the entry fees.

SIGN UP SHEET FOR COMPETING

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-dcsz

Entries for this meet are coach selected, the coaching team are going to have all swimmers swim events that they have NT (no time) for, swimmers will more than likely be swimming: IM, strong stroke and weak stroke at this event.

The coaching team shall be using the results at DCSZ to select our ACAMIS team for March 2018.

BUS SIGN UP SHEET FOR DULWICH SUZHOU – please read the sign up carefully, new changes to bus sign ups.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AAA929A3FB6-bussign

For those of you wishing to travel on your own please see the address web-page of the school.  Swimmers must be at the school for 10am.

https://suzhou.dulwich.org/contact

3. NEXT WEEKS TRAINING

All training groups shall remain unchanged. 

All swimmers should attend FRIDAY AM & PM training on 10th Nov (day before the meet), we shall work on technique, starts & turns.

Since the competition is on a Saturday and the swimmers shall have Sunday to rest, all training groups shall train as normal the Monday 13th November.

4. ATTENDANCES

New attendances shall be released on the Practice Group info by 2nd Nov, since we had a rocky last few weeks with pool closures and some cancellations the attendances may not be completely accurate. 

Gold swimmers who have signed up for Basketball practice, you need to find a way to maintain your 50% average, time management is key and make sure you are communicating with the coaches.  Some swimmers who have been part of Annie have managed to manage their time very well and still manage to attend rehearsal & swim practice. 

Basketballers – please respect our program and find a way.  I know you can do it! 

5. UPDATED SWIMMER PERSONAL BESTS (FULL TEAM)

Please click on the blue links below for updated info in team stats.

PERSONAL BESTS – OFFICIAL

HIGHEST POINT SCORERS OF ALL TIME SCIS HONGQIAO

Have a great week all. 

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 23rd Oct – 29th Oct

  1. LAST WEEKS POOL CLOSURE

After hosting such a huge swimming meet our pool water took a while to recover.  The chlorine levels were not ideal and the visibility to the bottom of the pool was not crystal clear. 

Back to optimal levels now.

2. CHANGES TO PRACTICE THIS WEEK

All practice groups (u8, Bronze, Silver & Gold) are cancelled on Thursday 26th, 3:15pm – 4:15pm & 4:15pm – 6:15pm due to the Conference Day and early release of the students.

All practice groups (Gold AM, Bronze & Fitness) are cancelled on Friday 27th, 6am – 7:30am & 3:15pm – 4:15pm.  Our coaching team shall accompany 35 swimmers to travel on a 3-day swimming meet at ISB Beijing. 

3. ISB COMPETITORS

An email went out this morning of final arrangements.  Please ensure that you received this.  If you did not contact myself ASAP on cphilp@scis-china.org

Important points to note:

Passports to be handed in tomorrow to Coach Cheryl

Extra training on Conference Day shall be provided specifically for ISB competitors from 11:45am – 1pm.  Remember no school lunch, so please ensure that you have a snack before training!

Bus leaves SCIS gates at 5:30am on Friday 27th October

Don’t forget your swimming suit!!!!!!!

4. NEXT WEEK MONDAY 30th OCTOBER

No gold practice next Monday!

5. LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR DCSZ

11th November – 1 day swimming meet.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-dcsz

Have a great week!

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 16th – 22nd October

  1. SCISQ OCT 14-15

This weekend we hosted SCIS Hongqiao 11th Invitational 2017 which hosted 18 schools and 1,093 swimmers.

Again, thank you to all the parents who supported our team to run this event.  I am delighted with the success and fluidity of this meet. 

Congratulations to the following swimmers who made individual School Records:

FILIP GLITTERSTAM 25 FREE 18.33

SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG 200 FREE 2:21.02

Special congratulations to Sophie who achieved 2nd overall high point scorer within the 13-14 category.

· 15 & OVER GIRLS RELAY 4 X 50 FREE RELAY 1:58.99
FLORCZAK, CHOI, THAMS, NG-TRIQUET

· 11-12 4×50 FREE RELAY
KJELLGREN, DU BOIS DE VROYLANDE, SAMATACI, LEE

Full meet results:

results scisq 2017

2. NO SHOW SWIMMERS AT SCISQ

Hosting a large meet requires the full teams backing, to miss our home meet is a matter that our coaching team are taking very seriously, particularly for the swimmers who failed to communicate this with the coaching team in a timely manner.  These greatly affected our relay teams and the affected the ability of the dedicated swimmers who were unable to swim in a relay because swimmers ‘NO SHOWED’.

It was a simple expectation that EVERY SWIMMER should attend this meet.

Swimmers who missed this meet must make an appointment with Coach Cheryl. 

An email shall go out privately to these swimmers, remember swimmers who NO SHOWED must pay 80rmb to the swimming department.

2. TRAINING THIS WEEK

TODAY: NO GOLD TRAINING

All other sessions remain the same.

3. ISB BEIJING

ISB Beijing Swimmers, please note that I shall put on extra practice this coming weekend.  After today’s rest day make sure you do not miss any practices until the meet. 

Saturday 21st October: 9am – 10:30am ISB extra practice 12 & under

Saturday 22nd October: 10:45am – 1pm ISB extra practice 13 & over

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-isbextra

4. IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM AFTER COACHES REFLECTIONS

8 & under & Bronze team shall practice until 4:25pm on each available session.  Please adjust your pick up times for the children accordingly.

5. DULWICH COLLEGE SUZHOU

Our friends at Dulwich College Suzhou have invited us to attend a meet at their pool on Nov. 11th.

The coaching team would like to take a BIG team, please use the sign up.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AAA929A3FB6-dcsz

Have a wonderful week.

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 25th Sept – 1st Oct

  1. TUESDAY AM PRACTICE CANCELLED

Fitness group, gold C group Tuesday AM shall be cancelled due to the 2-day time trial event.

Enjoy the long lie in!

2. ALL SWIMMERS SHOULD ATTEND BOTH TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY TIME TRIALS

All swimmers should attend both days of Time Trials.  All swimmers should ensure that they have usual belongings for a meet.

  • Bathing suit for races, this can be a race suit, not essential
  • Goggles (and spares)
  • Towel (or two)
  • Flip-flops
  • Track-suit, hoodie, swimmers jacket to put on over swim suit between races
  • Water bottle

Please note YCIS Junior swim team shall join us on Wednesday for the time trials this year.

3. OCTOBER BREAK 2017

Swimmers should aim to try to keep up swimming over the break if they have access to a pool.  Please remember that after the break we shall have only 4 days of trainable sessions and then we host our meet the first weekend back.  There shall be NO TRAINING the day before the meet for any training group (gold AM, fitness & bronze) on FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER. 

4. SCISQ 11th ANNUAL INVITATIONAL

Please see our volunteer sheet for our meet we are due to host on OCT. 14th-15th.

I sincerely hope that we can see a variety of faces and families helping out to spread the load.  This year we are hosting two meets, OCT. 14th-15th & Spring Sprints in April.  Not including the time trials or the summer splash.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AAA929A3FB6-scis1

Have a great Golden Week holiday and ensure you make as many practices as possible between now and OCT 14th-15th.

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 18th Sept – 24th Sept

  1. Warmly welcoming our new swimmers to SCIS Dragons Swimming Team!

This year at swimming team try-outs we had over 100 students try-out.  The coaching team are very happy that our team has a strong interest from our school community.

This year we selected: Eighteen (18) 8 & under swimmers, six (6) Bronze development 1 swimmers, four (4) Bronze development 2 swimmers, one (1) Silver swimmer, one (1) Gold swimmer & seven (7) Fitness swimmers.  Names of new swimmers shall be added to the practice groups section of our website over this coming week.

As you may notice that a strong emphasis, again, has gone into our 8 & under program and we hope to create more swimmers moving up and through the Bronze and Silver groups into that all important 9-10 age category.

Parents and swimmers, make sure you make the new faces around deck feel welcome and help share your experience with the new swimming families!  Your knowledge from a parents perspective will be really insightful and more than likely different from the coaches!

Seasoned swimmers, my expectations for you have risen and I am looking for you to set a great example of what it means to be an SCIS swimmers.

2. Extremely happy with the swimmers attitudes and efforts this season

So far this season our swimmers have shown positive attitudes and energy, the swimmers are becoming accountable for notifying the coaches of absences and importantly are training hard.  Remember that the swimming season is year round, I hope that these efforts can be sustained throughout the entire school year.

To aid your child to become successful in their goals and efforts it is important that as parents you should review your child’s dietary intake now that they are swimming consistently through the season.  Particularly for swimmers who have either moved up a level or just begun in swimming their energy levels may take a while to re-balance.  You may even notice a change in mood from time to time however, all of this is normal but should be observed and hopefully treated in a sympathetic way as the children’s schedules are busy.  Some swimmers when they start may feel exhausted but, do not worry I promise that all of the swimmers will come through this after 6 weeks of consistency.  Keep encouraging them and telling them that you are proud of them, keep them well fed and hydrated and the coaches shall look after the other components.

The coaches shall attempt to talk to the swimmers about healthy and sensible choices now that they are pushing their bodies limits on training days.

Swimmers swimming early morning sessions should not eat before, if they do only a little.  You should have a breakfast prepared for them for after OR ensure that they have cash to buy breakfast at the cafe. 

Be aware that they need to remain well hydrated and additional snacks should be provided so that they can think about having a snack an hour before swimming. 

Don’t forget your water bottles and flip-flops for training days.

3. Parent presentation evening | WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2017 | SCHOOL CAFE | 6:30pm – 8:00pm!

I hope to see you all at our parent presentation evening.  This should be an adult only event, however, you may bring your child if you cannot find another alternative.  Snacks and beverages shall be provided. 

The goal of the presentation is to introduce the program to new and old swimming families, go over the competitions for the year and a chance for parents to ask questions and gain further insight to the world of swimming and the swim team expectations.

4. Practice finish times.

Pre-season is now over.  The first four (4) weeks of training had a strong emphasis on technique, kicking and now we are moving into our aerobic phase of the program.

8 & under, Bronze, Silver group finish regular time.

Carson Shen’s ‘gold B/C’ cycle finish at 6pm every night now for the rest of season until after ACAMIS.

Cheryl Philp’s ‘gold AA/A’ cycle shall finish at 6:15pm every night now for the rest of the season until after ACAMIS.

Every Thursday evening shall finish no later than 6pm, depending on the sets focus release time could be from 5:30 – 6pm.  This is so the swimmers can have at least 12 hours between the next set.

5. Time-trials (not try-outs)!

Time trials are essential for all swimmers in all practice groups to attend both days.

Swimmers who are 10 years old and under MUST attend Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th September from 3:15pm – 4:30pm.

Swimmers who are 11 years old and under MUST attend Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th September from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.

Additionally, to make this a positive experience we need volunteers to aid our team in creating a fluid and successful trials.  Please see the sign-up sheet for volunteers displayed below.  Swimming teams depend on the help from parents during swimming competitions and time trials for the success of the team.  It is a basic requirement that all parents attempt to help in some way at least once in the season.

Volunteer sign-up sheet

6. SAS/ISB payment collection.

This is a travel meet and this sign up in now CLOSED.  Now we are finalizing arrangements.

The travel agents who have been aiding myself with the booking arrangements for our Beijing travel meet shall come to the school and set up a desk to collect payments and passport copies on Wednesday 20th September from 4pm – 7pm.  This shall link up nicely with our Parent Presentation!

If you cannot come on that day we can arrange Wechat or Alipay for your convenience.  NO CREDIT CARDS accepted.

7. Team Captains

I am delighted to announce our captains for 2017-2018 who shall gain an automatic slot for ACAMIS 2018.  Any swimmers who age up (Cato Vliegenberg for example shall pass her captain-ship to another swimmer however, will still gain automatic ACAMIS slot).

Captains congratulations, well deserved and I know that you will aid the coaching team to positively mentor your team mates and show support for your team and team mates.

10 & under captains : Matilda Glitterstam & Nathan Crandall

11-12 captains : Cato Vliegenberg & Alvar Kjellgren

13-14 captains : Mia Gabay & Lucas Florczak

15 & over captains : Kira Florczak & Yoshiyuki Kimura

Have a great weekend!  See you all next week for another great week of training!

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 11th Sept – 17th Sept

  1. FLIP FLOPS ON DECK

Please make sure that all swimmers from now bring and use flip flops to training.  Parents please help the coaching team encourage this practice.

Strictly no outdoor shoes on poolside.

Swimming kit for practice should include: bathing suit, cap, goggles, water bottle, flip flops & snorkel.

2. SWIMMING TEAM TIME TRIALS (DIFFERENT THAN TRY-OUTS)

Time trials are held at the beginning of each season and are necessary for the coaching team to gain times for each swimmer through a variety of events and distances.  The times gained at time trials shall then be used as ‘entry times’ for future races.  

Time trials are only for SCIS Dragon competitive swim team members.  

SCIS Dragons shall host our Swimming Team Time Trials for season 2017-2018 on:

TUESDAY 26TH SEPT

10 & unders: 3:15pm – 4:30pm

11 & overs: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPT

10 & unders: 3:15pm – 4:30pm

11 & overs: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

All teams AND swimmers shall be required to attend both days.  IF you cannot attend you must let your primary coach know.

3. TEAM CAPTAINS 

Team captains for the following age groups shall be announced shortly for the following categories: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & over, one male and one female for each age group.

The team captains shall be picked by the coaching team and we are looking for swimmers who exhibit the following characteristics: enjoy swimming and are accountable young athletes, maintain an excellent attendance average (90% or over), encourage their team mates in a positive and supportive way, remain focused and try hard in land training and swim training, attend as many swimming meets as possible and shows competitive and positive school spirit!

Swimmers who are selected as team captains shall be expected to aid the coaching team at team events and encourage team members throughout the season by leading by example.

These swimmers shall also be guaranteed a slot in 2018 ACAMIS team, if, the swimmers maintains a good attendance rate and continue to lead in a positive manner.

4. SAS/ISB BEIJING MEET 2017

Sign up window for this meet is CLOSED.

Money collection shall begin this week, emails shall be sent out to the swimmers traveling.

5. REMINDER: Wednesday 20th September 2017, 6:30pm SWIM TEAM PARENT PRESENTATION

Please make the time to come along to our Parent Presentation about our swimming team at 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Please note, this is an adult only event!

Snacks, soft drinks and wine shall be available for all swim parents.

6. TRAINING PRACTICES

Training practices return to normal this week.

u8 & Bronze return to regular training this week.

Gold C team (Carson’s training group): FINISH AT 5:45pm for the final week.  From next Monday onwards Gold C team shall finish at 6pm.

Gold A & B team shall finish practice at 6pm and next week we shall finish at 6:15pm.

I hope all the swimmers enjoyed getting the extra day light and having a little more time when the nights are light.  

Have a great week! 

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 28th August – 3rd September

  1. Sign up for swimming team

Swimming families, please sign up for swimming team via the activities site, many who signed up last week signed up for swimming trials .  Please sign up for:

Swimming Team (Lower School) OR Swimming Team (Upper School)

https://asa.scis-his.net/auth/signin

Sign ups shall be open until end of September, however, I urge you all to do this ASAP.

2. Lower School Training changes this week

Due to swimming trials the following dates and practice groups shall be cancelled.  Silver practice group has NO CHANGES to their schedule to allow for no disruptions in our training calendar.

MONDAY 28th AUGUST –  no training for u8 & Bronze practice groups.  Silver runs as normal.  (If your child has been sent to swimming, do not worry we shall supervise your child at the pool until they have their regular pick up)

THURSDAY 31st AUGUST – no training for u8 & Bronze practice groups.  Silver runs as normal.  (If your child has been sent to swimming, do not worry we shall supervise your child at the pool until they have their regular pick up)

Silver practice group shall finish at normal time 4:25pm on practice days, last week I was allowing them to finish at 4:15pm.

MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER – no training for u8 & Bronze practice groups.  Silver runs as normal. 

FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER – no training for Bronze practice groups.

3. Upper School Training changes this week

All training as normal, Gold practice group shall finish at 5:45pm this week and next week!

4. Final call for SAS/ISB Beijing Oct 27th – 29th

Please use the following link below to express your interest in SAS/ISB.  The trip for hotel & transportation is averaging at 2,200rmb.  Information to follow this week via email!

Swimmers who have already expressed interest should start to ready a scanned copy of their passport picture, I shall begin to ask for these next week.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-isbsas

5. SAVE THE DATE Wednesday 20th September 2017, 6:30pm SWIM TEAM PARENT PRESENTATION

Please make the time to come along to our Parent Presentation about our swimming team at 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Please note, this is a adult only event!

Snacks, soft drinks and wine shall be available for all swim parents.

Have a great week!