Hongqiao Water Weekly : MAY. 21st-27th

  1. PRACTICE NEXT WEEK

Water practice available on : MONDAY & WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY.

Land practice on : TUESDAY 3:15pm – 4:15pm for all practice groups.

Please see below for sign up sheet.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-practice1

 

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HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY: MAY. 14-20

1. THIS WEEKS TRAINING AND SIGN UPS

Click link for: 16th MAY TRAINING

2. NEXT WEEKS TRAINING

Click link for: Training 21st, 23rd & 25th

3. UPDATES 

A work in progress, this week we began ECE swimming at our other facility.  

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: MAY. 14-20th

  1. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS – RESULTS AVAILABLE!

Thanks to all the swimmers and parents for their support and participation in the RSS 2018 Long Course meet.  

Swimmers who have paid should come to C020 and collect their swimming cap that they received for participation.

Well done to all!  We are still going through the results and looking at who broke school records.

Congratulations to Sophie Vliegenberg for winning 3rd overall highest point scorer for her age category!

Full break down of results shall come next week!

TEAM RESULTS (RSS 2018)

RESULTS BY EVENT (RSS 2018)

INDIVIDUAL HIGH TOP SCORES

The FINA Points Table allows comparisons of results among different events throughout the world. The FINA Points Table assigns point values to swimming performances, more points for world class performances typically 1000 or more and fewer points for slower performances.

So for example 800-1000 FINA points would mean you are among the fastest swimmers in the world for your age.

The base times are defined every year, based on the latest World Record that was approved by FINA. For short course (SCM) the base times are defined with the cut of date of August 31st. For long course (LCM) the base times are defined at the end of the year (December 31st).

FINA POINTS MALE

FINA POINTS FEMALE

2. TRAINING NEXT WEEK

Sign up for training MAY. 14 & 16

Training next week is available:

WATER TRAINING: MON & WED (SIGN UP ONLY)

LAND TRAINING: NO SIGN UP NECESSARY (NO SIGN UP NEEDED), THOUGH LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS NEED TO LET TEACHERS AND BUS MONITORS KNOW WHAT THEIR PLANS ARE.

This morning we moved all our equipment to the new pool and double checked the facility.

The pool address is: 

No.633 Wu Zhong Road Ming Hang district Ming Sheng Garden

Swimmers who sign up for trainings should use the bus provided to and from the school.  Please try and make things simple for the coaches.  If you would like to pick up your child from the facility please notify Coach Cheryl in advance.  I encourage you all to pick up your child from SCIS gates.

3. BISS PUXI LIONS MEET

final morning sessions programme – biss lions

final afternoon session programme – biss lions

UPDATED AND CHANGED FROM ORIGINAL PROGRAM AT 1:34PM (Thu May 10)

Saturday 12th May the meet-up time at SCIS gates should be 5:30am to depart at 5:45am.

The bus will leave at 5:45am so please ensure that all swimmers are at the gates on time.

Ensure all swimmers are wearing their warm-up suit under their clothes so they can quickly get ready to swim upon arrival to the school.

For those of you traveling independently please ensure that your child is on deck at BISSX for 6:30am ready to swim.  Attached is the Taxi Card and the Secondary Map that tells you where the pool is on campus.

BISS Puxi Taxi Card

BISS SCHOOL MAP

Predicted finish time of the meet is 4pm, so we expect to be back at the school at approximately 5pm. 

Sharlene Crandall shall text the parent group chat when we are approximately 30 mins away from the school gates after the meet.

A few things to note about the meet from the organizer:

  • Please note the sports hall will be a ‘no parent zone’ to allow the swimmers enough space and to assist with the flow of marshalling.
  • Parents will be able to spectate on poolside where we will have bleachers, however space is limited therefore please ask your parents to go to the dining hall area when their children are not swimming, to allow others space to watch.

Click for : Coaches and Parents Information Pack

BUSES:

Please finalize travel plans TODAY, WEDNESDAY 9th MAY!  Please see bus sign up link below.

If you are not travelling via the bus you need to let the full coaching team know ASAP and the sign-up will be adjusted.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-biss1

PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING THINGS:

  • RED CAP X 2
  • RED SUIT
  • BLUE SUIT (IF YOU OWN ONE, NOT NECESSARY)
  • TOWEL OR TWO
  • FLIP FLOPS
  • TRACKSUIT THAT WILL GET WET
  • SPARE CLOTHES TO GO HOME THAT WILL BE DRY (INCLUDING UNDERWEAR, EASILY FORGOTTEN WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN SWIM GEAR)
  • YOGA MAT
  • WATER BOTTLE
  • SNACKS

FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COACH CHERYL:

Since this is a strict meet with parents access & limited access on poolside, this might not be a spectator friendly event.  Perhaps you may want to allow the kids to go this meet alone.

All parents and coaches need to ensure that they remind the kids to stay warm and drink water throughout the day, without having the presence of parents in the hall these things get forgotten.

I will speak to the team captains and make sure that they are working to help the entire team.

4. END OF YEAR BBQ

Please contact myself if you would like to help us organize the end of year BBQ for the swim team!

5. THIS WEEK TRAINING

Please feel free to sign up for any slots that become available on the sign up sheet, regardless of the group.

REMEBER NOTIFY COACH CHERYL IF YOU CHILD WILL CHANGE TRAINING PLANS.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-training1

Have a great week all.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: APR. 30 – MAY. 6

  1. THIS WEEKS TRAINING

Please review the sign-up sheet for this weeks training, your child shall only be taken to the training session IF on the sign-up sheet.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-training

Training on May. 2nd & 4th shall take place at SCIS-PD, this means the training times are going to change a little.  The full team signup for the sessions will travel in together and back together.

Bus shall leave SCIS gates at 3:15pm.

Bus shall return from SCIS-PD at 6pm, aiming to return to SCIS for approx. 7pm.

PLEASE PACK A SNACK FOR THE KIDS SO THAT THEY CAN EAT ON ROUTE TO TRAINING.  IF the change in times changes your child’s ability to attend practice contact myself ASAP so I can open the slot.

Any slots that are not taken this week may be used to sign up by any swimmer on the team regardless the training group advertised. 

2. NEXT WEEKS TRAINING

Please note a few guidelines for all to follow to ensure that we are allowing access to swimming for our full swimming team.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-training1 

Land training shall be provided from 3:15pm – 4:15pm on Tuesday for ALL practice groups and swimmers who would like to attend!

No training on Thursday evening on LAND OR WATER.

3. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS MEET 

All long course fees should now be settled, I shall individually email anyone who hasn’t yet paid.

All swimmers who have paid the fees may come and collect the CAPS that we received from RSS.  These can only be collected from coach Cheryl.

Since this meet is an epically long meet for the coaches: on deck from 6:30am – approx. 7:30pm I do not want to add busing on top of our day which would stretch it out to 5am at school gates and back to SCIS by 8:30pm.

Taking this into consideration we will not provide buses to this meet.  The Oriental Sports Centre is easily accessible and central to the majority of us so please begin to make car pool arrangements.

I hope that you can use the group chat to begin making these arrangements.

Please note that upon arrival it usually takes 10 mins to walk up to that gate etc!  Ensure that you take this into your travel time estimation.

Juniors:

Juniors need to be at the facility for 6:20am.  Warm-ups start at 6:30am.

Approx. finish 1pm.

Seniors:

Since all seniors should be at the facility to start for 1pm, we expect all seniors to arrive at 12noon. 

There is no scheduled warm-up for us so we will perform a land warmup and the diving pool can be used to get in and get moving!

No buses shall be used for seniors and this is a perfect opportunity for you to travel to the meet via subway with your team mates after a long lie in bed!   What a treat. 

Swimmers are expected to be collected or use the subway to travel home, approx. finish 7:30pm.

Please see this link for furthered information on location:

https://www.rocketsciencesports.com/shanghai-event

Chinese translation for taxi/didi etc:

http://www.smartshanghai.com/taxi/9733

4. A REMINDER TO KEEP ON TOP OF THE SWIMMERS SIGN-UPS

A kind reminder for all to keep on top of sign-ups particularly for meets.

COACHES TIP

Sign up for meets as quickly as possible.  It is easy for us as coaches to take someone off the sheet however, difficult to add on swimmers.  If you are unsure if you can or cannot attend you can let us know and it is easy to adjust (as long as you do not cancel last min).  I would recommend that you do not wait until the deadline.

The deadline means that the entries are all completed and we are ready to hand the swimmers times, entries and relays into the host school.  

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: APR. 23rd-29th

  1. LAND TRAINING THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK

A reminder that practice is held as normal on land for u8, bronze, silver team.

Varsity all land training will be held at an earlier time of 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Monday – Thursday.

Junior varsity shall land train 1x per week on Friday 3:15pm – 4:15pm this week.

No morning land training on Tuesday OR Friday.  No early morning practice until August 2018.

Meeting place is in the courtyard at 3:15pm outside swimming office.  All swimmers should come to land training with PE kit and water bottle.  Swimmers who own a resistance band should bring these to training.

2. RENOVATIONS TO THE POOL  – SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT!

The swimming pool renovations are well under way to our facility.  It is not safe to enter the facility without the correct helmet, shoes and permission from the school.

The swimming coaches shall update you all with the necessary videos and pictures throughout the process.

Kindly can we ask that we do not post pictures of the pool on your moments or within any other groups.

3. BISS PRACTICE MEET

Please find the results from the friendly practice meet at BISSX.  

results biss lions practice swim meet[1]

4. SCHOOL RECORDS

Congratulations to the following swimmers who broke school records at this meet last Friday evening.  The coaching team used this meet as a good opportunity to swim up some of our u8s into the 9& over category so that they could gain 50m times.  

INDIVIDUAL SWIMS

ALEX H CHANG, under 8 boys, 50m BACK, 49’82

JIAN (WILLY) KIM, under 8 boys, 50m BREAST, 51’96

MIXED FREESTYLE RELAYS (2 GIRLS & 2 BOYS)

9-10, F.GLITTERSTAM, N.WILSON, D.KIM & C.GIBBONS, 2:26.11

11-12, N.SORENSEN, J. CRANDALL, E.LIM, H. du BOIS de VROYLANDE, 2:08.41

13-14, C.VLIEGENBERG, K.LEE, M.VALERIO & M.GABAY, 2:03.78

15 & OVER, L. FLORCZAK, K.FLORCZAK, S.VLIEGENBERG & R.GABAY, 1:55.14

5. BISS PUXI LIONS MEET

This next meet shall be our last chance to gain times for this season swimming for SCISQ.

The meet shall be held at BISS PUXI on Saturday 12th May.  Read sign up intro for more information.  Sign up deadline FRIDAY 27th APRIL 3pm.

All swimmers must pay 100 rmb per swimmer (meet fees and bus fees).

Meet fees can be paid from next Tuesday, I shall remind you all in next weeks update!

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

6. NEXT WEEKS TRAINING 

Please use the sign-up sheet.

ALL TRAININGS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

SIGNING UP FOR THESE SESSIONS INCLUDES THE BUS SIGN UP!

If you sign up and cannot keep your commitment, please let Coach Cheryl know ASAP!

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

7. LONG COURSE FEES

Parents please be reminded that a lot of swimmers have not yet paid the 250 rmb meet fees for the Rocket Science Sports event.  Fees are being collected at the front desk with Sellen Zhang.  Please settle this payment by FRIDAY 27th APRIL at the latest.

Have a great week!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: APR. 17th – 22nd

1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

All Friday practice sessions are cancelled due to the BISS Puxi practice meet.

FRIDAY AM – CANCELLED

FRIDAY PM – COACH JANE’S LAND TRAINING CANCELLED

FRIDAY PM – JUNIOR VARSITY CANCELLED

FRIDAY PM – BRONZE CANCELLED

All other sessions are as normal.  Coach Cheryl’s Varsity practice are currently going through a big surge in training for long course fitness and training is finishing a little later than usual time, kids are usually out of the water approx. 6:30pm.

2. PRACTICE MEET BISS PUXI

All swimmers have already been signed up for the bus and all swimmers MUST travel with the coaches and the team on the way to the meet.  Swimmers can travel home with family or via subway with Coach Cheryl’s approval.  

Projected finish time 5:30pm IF all the systems work correctly.  Traffic on the way back to SCIS could be tricky, I will have a message sent out on the parent group of when we anticipate the bus is 30mins from the school gates upon return from the meet.

BISSX PRACTICE MEET PROGRAM

I would recommend that if possible parents do not travel to this practice meet.  This is not an official meet and it is an opportunity for BISS to practice running a meet.

IF you would like to come you are welcome to attend and sit on poolside, you have been asked to take off your outdoor shoes (recommendable that you bring flip-flops) and comfortable clothing (poolside is hot).

Remember; no ribbons, no medals, no trophies, no team points, times gained will stand.

9 seats are available for parent sign up on the bus.  

This sign up below is for PARENTS ONLY, swimmers have already been accounted for.

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

The British International School Shanghai Puxi, 111 Jingling Road, Humacao Town, Minhang, 201107, Shanghai.

3. SCIS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT -POOL CLOSURE

Dear SCIS Hongqiao Community Members,  

As a part of our continued commitment to providing safe and high-quality learning spaces, SCIS is proud to announce that we are renovating the SCIS pool in preparation for the 2018-19 school year! 

We try to schedule all renovation projects during the summer or holiday months as this has the least impact on educational and extra-curricular activities. However, following rounds of discussions with various vendors, we were informed that we must act immediately to achieve the high standard and quality we seek within the timeline we have provided. Our effort is to have the renovation completed before the start of the 2018-19 school year. Thus, we will take immediate action and move to close the pool as of this Friday, April 20, 2018.  

We look forward to sharing images and more specific plans soon. Some of the improvements planned include:

  • Complete retiling of the entire pool 
  • New flooring, ceiling, and walls 
  • New platforms and blocks 

We recognize that this closure will impact some of our aquatics endeavors from our swim units in PE to the final stretch of our swim team’s practice schedule. However, our swim staff have identified an alternative pool that will meet our needs for the remainder of the year. 

Please note the following information regarding the various swim activities:

  • The SCIS Swim Team will host a modified program at the alternative site for all practice groups. More information will be announced on the swim team website and via email. Additionally, the coaching staff will offer land-based practices held at HQ Main campus.   

We greatly appreciate your understanding and we look forward to having an enhanced and fully operational pool at the start of the 2018-19 school year. Should you have any questions please contact your child’s PE teacher, divisional administration, or the aquatics coordinator. 

4. NEXT WEEK LAND TRAINING APR. 23rd – 29th

As we prepare our new facility for the month of May for swim training we shall be hosting land training all next week.

U8, bronze, silver training groups can attend as normal with PE kit, sun-lotion, sneakers, water bottle and a baseball cap.  

Please note that we cannot accommodate any more morning practices for this academic year.

Varsity land practice shall be between 3:15 – 4:15pm Monday – Thursday next week.

5. SWIMMING TRAINING FOR MAY 2018

The Swimming Department are preparing to begin swim training for 2nd May 2018 at our host pool until the end of May.

Throughout May we shall have availability for training groups Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  

Sign ups for these trainings shall be available next Monday.  Sign ups for the training sessions offered shall be first come first served.

Sign up for the sessions will include busing to and from the facility (swimmers only).  Fortunately we have found a pool that shall be exclusively SCIS’s for May so we can use the entire pool which is 3 lanes (wide lanes) and facility good quality practices.

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: APR. 9th-15th

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

All as normal!  No changes to training.  Tuesday AM & 6:30am – 7:30am & Friday AM 6am – 7:30am are running as normal.

2. SIGN UP FOR THE BISS PUXI PRACTICE MEET – CLOSED

Thanks for ensuring that we can support our friends at BISS Puxi by taking a team of 40 swimmers to this meet.  

Sign up is now full and closed, currently the sign up says there is 1 available slot, this is not correct, all places have been filled!  

The meet is a very relaxed duel meet; SCIS vs BISSX.  Times shall stand however, no medals or trophies shall be awarded at the practice run.  The purpose of this meet is to test all of the equipment that BISS has newly purchased in preparation for a meet they will host in May 2018.

3. LONG COURSE SIGN UP – CLOSED

Entries have been sent to Rocket Science Sports.  No more sign-ups shall be taken.  Please find entries below:

rss 2018 entries

Meet fees can now be paid at the front desk with Sellen Zhang, fees are 250 rmb for the entry fees.  Please ensure that meet fees are paid within a timely manner!

4. POOL CLOSURE

As some of you may of heard that our pool shall receive a face-lift over the summer break.  I have no information of a precise closure date, therefore we carry on until we a close date has been released.

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Mar. 26th – Apr. 1st

  1. ACAMIS 2018

Congratulations to all the swimmers who represented our school at ACAMIS 2018.   

Our team travelled to Suzhou to compete in the annual ACAMIS meet, hosted by SSIS and DCSZ .

Our team competed amazingly well and our seniors placed 2nd overall and our juniors placing 9th overall, in the end our TEAM OVERALL made 4th place.

The relays on DAY 2 of the meet were some of the most exciting performances I have seen from our team thus far!  What an incredible race the 15 & over men had as last race of the meet, well done to Ro’i Gabay for holding onto that finish with Jason Chang BISSX chasing, what a swim!

Congratulations to the following swimmers who broke SCIS school records:

Kyuan (Justin) Lee, 13-14 boys, 100m BR, 1:16.44

Kira Florczak, 15 & over women, 100 FLY, 1:06.95

Special congratulations to Sophie Vliegenberg who was in a unique situation on the weekend of ACAMIS.  Sophie celebrated her 15th birthday on DAY 2 of the competition, since she was still 14 yrs old on DAY 1 her age category throughout the meet was 13-14 category.  Sophie broke the 100m FREE record of the 15 & over women category previously held by Alice Choi on DAY 2, the day of her birthday.  The coaches decided it was only fair to award her with the record she broke in this unique situation and as a small birthday gift from the coaches!

Sophie Vliegenberg, 13-14 girls, 400m FR, 4:48.26

Sophie Vliegenberg, 13-14 girls, 100m BA, 1:11.21

Sophie Vliegenberg, 13-14 girls, 200m IM, 2:39.23

Sophie Vliegenberg, 15 & over women, 100m FR, 1:03.77

Juniors (9-12 yrs) results

Seniors (13 & over) results

Junior High Point Scores

Senior High Point Scores

2. SILVER & VARSITY FRIENDLY MEET @ BISS PUXI – SIGN-UP CLOSED

SCIS swim team have been invited to attend a practice meet at BISSX on Friday 20th April, 4pm.

Only Varsity & Silver swimmers are illegible to attend this meet.  This is a practice meet for BISSX who are hosting their first meet in May 2018.  The meet is only available for more experienced swimmers to aid the smooth running of the small event.

Not medals or ribbons will be given out, times shall gained shall stand.

BISSX are requesting that we bring exactly 40 swimmers, so it is first come first served.

Due to the time scheduling of this meet we shall need to miss some of the school day on that Friday, the bus will leave at approx. 2:45pm.

bissx 20th entries

3. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS LONG COURSE MEET – SIGN-UP CLOSED

rss 2018 entries

Please note that the entry fees are between 250-300 rmb which will be paid for by each swimmer who enters.

We have a very tight deadline to signed up, the deadline for sign up is this FRIDAY 30th MARCH 2018.

4. SHANGHAI SWIMMING LEAGUE CHAIRMAN

George Carpouzis, Aquatics Director and Chairman of our league shall be moving onto another post after an extensive chunk of time here in China, I believe it has been 9 years in Shanghai.  

Our league is taking nominations for a new Chairman.  George has asked that parents and colleagues alike nominate any new candidate via email, to George Carpouzis <George.Carpouzis@saschina.org>.

Some of you have been involved with our swimming community for sometime and have observed the coaches within SSL.

If you would like to nominate any coach in or out of SCIS Swimming Department for this position please do so, all votes are confidential. 

5. TRAINING THIS WEEK

All as normal this week, including FRIDAY 6AM practice.

Apologies to the last minute cancelation of last nights practice.  Safety comes first!

Have a great week and enjoy the bright weather!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: MAR. 19th – 25th

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

NO TRAINING ON THURSDAY FOR ANY TRAINING GROUP.

NO TRAINING ON FRIDAY FOR ANY TRAINING GROUP.

Due to the ACAMIS 2018 there shall be no training this Thursday and Friday.

All other trainings remain the same.  Training shall be on as normal on Monday.

2. ACAMIS DETAILS

ACAMIS 2018 TRAVEL DOC

This Thursday evening at 4:30pm the bus shall leave the school gates with our 2018 ACAMIS team.  Swimmers, we are leaving at 4:30pm so that you can still attend the conferences.

No bus sign up this time around as we assume that all parents and swimmers who booked rooms shall be traveling with the team on the bus.   IF you have different travel plans, please contact Coach Cheryl.

ALL SWIMMERS NEED THEIR PASSPORT FOR HOTEL CHECK IN!

SSIS (12 & under) host pool below:

DCSZ (13 & over) host pool

3. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FINAL TEAM

I want to congratulate the swimmers who made the team for making the training, attending the compulsory meets in the lead up and giving the coaches great efforts and attitudes in the run up to this meet.

FINAL ACAMIS TEAM:

9-1O GIRLS TEAM 

  • MATILDA GLITTERSTAM (CAPTAIN)
  • CHLOE GIBBONS
  • MERVE TUTAR
  • ELLA LIM
  • NINA VAN LANKVELD
  • DANBI KIM

9-10 BOYS TEAM

  • NATHAN CRANDALL (CAPTAIN)
  • ISAAC CURNOW
  • PAAVO MIETTNEN
  • NIC WILSON
  • DYLAN SEIFORD
  • FILIP GLITTERSTAM

11-12 GIRLS TEAM

  • NATALIE SORENSON (ACAMIS CAPTAIN)
  • EMILY LIM
  • JULIE BEEK
  • OLIVIA PIKE
  • AVA GIBBONS
  • ANNIE KIM

11-12 BOYS TEAM

  • ALVAR KJELLGREN (CAPTAIN)
  • KEREM SAMATACI
  • HAROLD DU BOIS DE VROYLANDE
  • JACK CRANDALL
  • JOPPE RIETVELD
  • DIEGO CHICOT VINA

13-14 GIRLS TEAM

  • MIA-SAM GABAY (CAPTAIN)
  • SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG
  • CATO VLIEGENBERG (HONORY CAPTAIN 11-12)
  • HEE-SONG SHIN
  • CALGA TUTAR

13-14 BOYS TEAM

  • LUCAS FLORCZAK (CAPTAIN)
  • JUSTIN LEE
  • PETER VALERIO
  • JUSTIN WU
  • NIKOLAS ATHANASOPOULOS
  • KUZEY ORULUER

15 & OVER WOMEN TEAM

  • KIRA FLORZCAK (CAPTAIN)
  • ALICE CHOI
  • CHLOE NG-TRIQUET
  • CINDY CHEN
  • BLENDA KJELLGREN
  • ROXY DENIGAN

15 & OVER MENS TEAM

  • YOSHIYUKI KIMURA (CAPTAIN)
  • RO’I GABAY
  • HUGO KVARNSTROM
  • FELIX ASARD
  • JAKOB ASARD

4. ACAMIS DRESS CODE

It has become an SCIS tradition to dress up on route to the meet and have these clothes for the presentation on Saturday afternoon.

Dress code should follow:

Smart causal, any colors.  

Boys are recommended to wear the khaki trousers and a collared shirt OR a suit.

Girls make sure it is appropriate and comfortable, remember often at awards ceremonies we may not have chairs to sit in.

5. ACAMIS ENTRIES & MEET PROGRAM

13 & OVER ACAMIS ENTRIES

12 & UNDER ACAMIS ENTRIES

Friday 12 & under Meet Program

Saturday 12 & under Meet Program

Friday 13 & over Meet Program ACAMIS

Saturday 13 & over Meet Program ACAMIS

5. ACAMIS PREPARATION 

FOLLOWING ARTICLE BELOW FROM www.swimmingworld.com

One week before the big meet

This is by far the most important time in meet preparation. At this point in the season, you have put in the hours and the hard work, so make it count!

  • Sharpen your skills, get sleep, eat properly and take care of your body.
  • HAVE SOME FUN! You put in all this work. Enjoy yourself and enjoy the process.
  • Keep a light environment leading up to the meet, as it can help reduce you and your teammates’ stress levels. A happy swimmer is a fast swimmer!

The key to this phase is FUN. You deserve some fun! Enjoy yourself and enjoy the time you have in the pool. Your teammates will pick up on your energy and mimic it. These teammates have been with you since the beginning. Support them and they will support you.

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The night before the first race

As a young child, much to my mother’s chagrin, I wasn’t the most organized or prepared. If she taught me anything, it was to always pack the night before. I now find myself packing for events two to three days before they take place. It may sound crazy, but it works!

  • Get your swim bag packed the night before. That way, you can get some extra time to sleep, and won’t be stressed and rushed in the morning.
  • Do whatever you want that keeps you stress-free. Play with your pet, watch a movie, read a good book. If it makes you happy, do it – as long as it is not physically strenuous.
  • GET SOME SLEEP! I cannot stress this point enough. Sleep is the body’s way of healing itself. The average teenager should get a minimum of eight to nine hours of sleep each night.
  • Try to keep the big meet off your mind as much as possible. It is completely natural to have the “what ifs” creep in. Acknowledge those thoughts and find a way to replace them.

The day of the meet 

OK, this is it, the big day.The day you and your teammates have worked for tirelessly. Those 6 a.m. practices, followed by school, followed by another workout, will be rewarded today. All those Saturday practices when you wanted to be in your bed will be paid off with a lifetime best. Countless yards you never thought would end will seem trivial after you take home that first-place medal. Now is the time to make it count.

  • Show up to the meet 15-20 minutes before your warm up and find a space. Make it a place where your teammates can congregate. After all, you are all in this together.
  • Find your coach, and let him or her know you have arrived. We get nervous, too!
  • Make sure you get in right when warm up starts. Warm ups are crowded. However, if you play the game right, you can get in an effective warm up.
  • The first few minutes and the last few minutes are when it is the least crowded. Operate under what I call the FILO principle: First one In – Last one Out.

Minutes before the big race 

Here it is. The big race has arrived. I always tell my swimmers to talk with me before their race, and this is crucial for every athlete, no matter the experience level. Your coach can impart some final wisdom or corny joke to lighten the mood.

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Photo Courtesy: Heidi Torregroza

When behind the blocks, do whatever it takes you to get into the zone. Some swimmers like to be silent and still, others like to chat it up, and some like to dance around to music. Whatever works for you, do it. This is your moment!

On the blocks 

Nothing more you can say or do at this point will matter. You trained with purpose, you listened to your coaches (hopefully), and you have fully prepared. Let all that take hold. Swim the race to the best of your ability.

After the race 

You finally reach the wall, and that’s it. It’s all over. Regardless of the outcome, always display good sportsmanship. Shake your competitor’s hand as a sign of respect, not only for them, but for the sport you all work so hard to be a part of.

  • Go directly to your coach. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Talk about your race – the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • If there is a warm down pool available, use it. Your body just exerted a huge amount of energy and expended large amounts of lactic acid. Keep swimming a little longer after you feel like you’ve recovered.
  • Once you properly warm down and feel you have returned to a stable place, relax. Go find your bag, throw on some clothes and just be a part of the team.

Months of swimming and planning with intent leads to a successful swim meet. The next time you are struggling during a huge set, think about that big meet months away. Get into the mindset of swimming fast now!

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: MAR. 5th-11th

  1. SSL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

On March 3rd & 4th, SCIS Dragons Swim Team traveled to SAS Pudong to attend this year’s Shanghai Swimming League Championships.

The following lower school swimmers gained points within their events (placing top 8 overall within events that had 100-200 competing athletes): Alex Chang, Nathan Crandall, Aaron Dong, Lily Drost, Chloe Gibbons, Filip Glitterstam, Matilda Glitterstam, Linn Hollander, Danbi Kim, Willy Kim, Paavo Miettinen, Isis Verhoeff, Nic Wilson, Doha Yeo and Alexia du Bois de Vroylande. 

The following upper school swimmers gained points within their events (placing top 8 overall within events that had 100-200 competing athletes): Felix Asard, Teya Athanasopoulos, Cindy Chen, Alice Choi, Kira Florczak, Lucas Florczak, Mia Gabay, Roi Gabay, Yoshiyuki Kimura, Blenda Kjellgren, Hugo Kvarnstroem, Justin Lee, Chloe Ng-Triquet, Natalie Sorenson, Cato Vliegenberg, Sophie Vliegenbeg and Harold du Bois de Vroylande.

Special congratulations to the following swimmers:

Filip Glitterstam who placed 3rd overall position in the 8 and under boys category and broke his own school record in the 100m Freestyle swimming an impressive time of 1:26.08. 

Sophie Vliegenberg broke 2 school records within 13-14 girls’ category in 100 Freestyle 1:04.66 and 100 Backstroke 1:12.63, additionally she gained 3rd overall highest point scorer in Shanghai for her category.

Kira Florczak broke the school record of 200m Individual Medley record 2:34.81 (in which she won gold) within the 15 & over women’s category and additionally won gold in the 100m Butterfly.

 On behalf of the entire coaching team I would like to send our appreciation and admiration for the IB students who are juggling their academic work, training, swimming meets and social/personal life.

Swimming can teach us many valuable skill sets that we will use time and time again in the future; self believe, time management, taking risks and expanding our limits.  I believe we all have (self-given or inherited) boundaries of what we think is possible for ourselves, if we live our lives at the full limit of these self-imposed boundaries we push our parameters wider and wider.  This is what our swimmers are doing on a daily basis. 

Additionally, I would like to thank Keri Lestage who signed up to volunteer on Sunday and she attended to fulfill the commitment even though her child was sick and didn’t attend the meet!  Amazing team spirit!  Thanks to Cato and Sophie Vliegenberg who came to help on their rest day.  

We placed a mere 10 points behind 3rd place (out of 18) on Saturday for our upper school swimmers and on Sunday we placed 2nd overall. 

In the end we were 7.5 points away from 3rd overall which made Sunday afternoon nail biting and ever so exciting event that was filled with school spirit.

This weekend our junior team made a little SCIS history by placing 2nd overall for the first time in 6 years, maybe more.

 Our swimmers and coaching team gave everything we had, we are honored to finish in the Top 5 for the Shanghai Swimming League Championships.

 17 days until ACAMIS Swim Meet.  GO DRAGONS!

11 & over SSL Champs results 2018

10 & under SSL Champs results 2018

2. TRAINING THIS WEEK AND NEXT

 All as normal!

Varsity practice for 13 & overs shall remain on a slightly later practice time finishing between 6:15pm-6:30pm until ACAMIS.

Coach Cheryl will be in Bangkok with a small group of swimmers MAR. 9th – 12th  and the other coaches shall ensure that her coaching groups are covered.  

3. SPRING SPRINTS 2018 CANCELED 

Please clear your diaries and note that the meet SPRING SPRINTS 2018 has been cancelled.

This meet was due to take place on Saturday 14th April 2018.

4. STUDENT-ATHLETES SWIM TEAM

Middle school swimmers do not forget to attend the KIT program this week.

Good luck to our only 12th grade swimmer Alice Choi who starts her mock examinations this Friday!  

Have a great week.

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