Hongqiao Water Weekly: 29th May – 4th June

  1. LOCKERS

For those of you who will be leaving Shanghai and own a locker, I would advise you to hand in your key and get your deposit money back!

2. LOST PROPERTY 

Today I had a quick look at lost property (in basement of main building) when going past and found 3 things that belonged to our team.  I have property of Matteo, Evan & Elsa here in the office, please come and collect.  Swimmers please take better care of your belongings and regularly check lost property when you have misplaced something.

Parents can you please clearly label all of the swimmers belongings; caps, suits, towels and bags.

3. TRAINING THIS WEEK!

All practice groups as normal.

Please be aware TUESDAY 30th MAY is a school holiday, therefore no practice.

Gold practice group: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday practice from 4:15pm – 5:45pm approximately.  Thursday evening Water Polo from 4:15pm – 5:30pm.

Last Thursday we had a problem with ‘running evening’, this will run if the space is available.

Have a great week all.

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 22nd May – 28th May

  1. SCIS SUMMER SPLASH 2017

This Saturday’s small Dragons meet was a great success and a lot of fun!  Thank you to all of our swimmers and coaches!  Special thanks to all of the volunteers on the day aiding us to run a special meet.

We were extremely happy to get the swimmers outside to enjoy the nice weather.

summer splash 2017 – RESULTS

New school records section shall be updated within the week!

2. TRAINING THIS WEEK

GOLD PRACTICE: Tuesday – Thursday shall finish approximately 5:45pm.

FITNESS PRACTICE: Please be reminded that Fitness practice group is finished for this academic year.  Fitness group swimmers are welcome to attend Tuesday Gold practice group 4:15pm – 5:45pm and Thursday evening Water Polo night!

ALL OTHER PRACTICE GROUPS: As normal.

3. WEDNESDAY 24th MAY 2017

Coach Carson and I have been invited to Senior Dinner at The Bund tomorrow for the graduating class of 2017.  Therefore Carson and I shall not be at training for the 3:15pm session OR 4:15pm session.

Coach Seven and Coach Jane are going to run a games session with the juniors which we need some volunteers to aid us on poolside keeping our eyes on the water safety (HS students or parents) and Coach Jane shall lead the Gold practice group with Coach Carl on Wed evening.

4. THURSDAY WATER POLO NIGHTS 

Sydney Rosenberg and Coach Carson kicked off our end of season Thursday Water Polo evenings and it was a great success.

Remember, anyone can attend, invite your friends… requirements are that your friends are 11 and over and can swim.

Thanks to Sydney again for leading this!

5. THURSDAY RUNNING / FITNESS GROUP

For swimmers who are not interested in Water Polo Coach Cheryl is leading a running/fitness club from 4:30pm – 5:15pm.

Last week we had a handful of swimmers who came and we worked on: jogging, fartlek training and some strength work on the kids outdoor gym.  Come and join us this week!

Enjoy your week!

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 15th May – 21st May

  1. BIG FISH, little fish

TODAY (15th) & TOMORROW (16th) we shall host our BIG FISH, little fish program (please see tab for further explanation) for the 3:15pm – 4:15pm practice.

The coaching team are still looking for senior swimmers to come and help out today and tomorrow with this program!  Please get in touch with Jane Mao for volunteer positions for this program jmao@scis-china.org

2. SATURDAY 20th MAY – SCIS SUMMER SPLASH MEET

This Saturday we shall host a relaxed time trial event for our team.  

ALL swimmers, from ALL practice groups have been signed up for this meet.  Coach Carson Shen is in charge of the event choices for all swimmers this meet, if you have a request please email / drop into see Carson.

The purpose of this meet is to celebrate as a team our achievements over this past season of 2016-17 and allow the swimmers to gain one more opportunity to achieve the goals that they set for the season.

REWARDS & MEET SET UP:

  • ALL SWIMMERS HAVE BEEN SIGNED UP FOR THIS MEET, IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND PLEASE EMAIL US ASAP cphilp@scis-china.org
  • First race 9am – last race approx. 1pm.
  • IF some of the awards that we have ordered are here on time – we plan to present these awards from 1pm – 1:30pm.
  • Heat winner ribbon for each event.
  • Times achieved at the meet can & will be used as new school records.
  • Results will be posted however, NO MEDALS or TROPHIES shall be awarded.
  • Since the weekend looks to be great weather I would like to try marshaling from outside and set up tents for the swimmers outdoors (if anyone has a slip ‘n’ slide OR a large tarp please get in touch)
  • Parents who are interested in swimming in a relay please get in touch… you can even swim a 25m, no pressure, no stress.

VOLUNTEERS FOR 20th MAY:

  • URGENTLY NEEDED!  Please get in touch with cphilp@scis-china.org – if we do not have at least 15 volunteers we cannot run the meet.  Please donate your time to our wonderful program!
  • All volunteers should meet at SCIS at 8am.

3. THIS WEEKS PRACTICE

All practice groups train at normal times.

Gold group practice – this week we shall finish at 5:45pm, which I hope can give the swimmers an opportunity to enjoy a little of the daylight after practice at this point in the year!

Fitness group practice – this week shall be the last week of FITNESS training.

From 22nd May 2017: All FITNESS swimmers shall train their last session of this academic year on Friday.  If you are a FITNESS swimmer and would like to still be involved you may join our GOLD practice on each TUESDAY evening from 4:15pm – 5:45pm AND you many join in on THURSDAY ‘water polo’ sessions.

4. WATER POLO SESSION / RUNNING CLUB

Apologies in the delay on this – we had the LC Meet practice and China Trips interfere with our original plans.

Thursday 18th May 2017, shall be the first WATER POLO evening.  This shall be led by Carson Shen & Sydney Rosenberg.

I shall oversee a running group on Thursday evenings from 4:30pm – 5:15pm… any swimmers who would like to run or do land exercises outdoors on Thursdays please meet me in the office on Thursday at 4:30pm.  IF the pollution is bad we can go upstairs to the gym.

Have an amazing week!

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 8th May – 14th May

  1. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS LONG COURSE MEET – 28 INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL RECORDS!

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Congratulations to all our competitors at this meet.  28 individual school records were broken, see above on a tab we created called ‘NEW SCIS LONG COURSE SCHOOL RECORDS’.  This a great place to end our season and for the amount of swimmers we entered (half the amount of entries in comparison to the mighty SASX & SASD) and we entered approximately 10-15 less swimmers than some of the other very competitive and respected swimming teams in SH who placed below us… WELL DONE!

Particular congratulations to the following swimmers for breaking records in all 3 events they entered:

Harold du Bois de Vroylande (50 FLY, 100 FLY & 200 FLY)

Justin Lee (50 BREAST, 100 BREAST & 200 BREAST)

Sophie Vliegenberg (100 FREE, 200 FREE & 200 FLY)

If you can see that I have missed any records please get in touch!

Ribbons and medals shall be given out when they arrive with the cap that each swimmer received for their entry fees.

2. PRACTICE THIS WEEK & CHINA TRIPS

CHINA TRIPS means no GOLD & FITNESS practice this week as all grade 6 and above are away!  All practice groups apart from GOLD & TUESDAY AM PRACTICE shall run as normal.

NO FITNESS PRACTICE ON TUESDAY 9th MAY @6:30AM

NO GOLD PRACTICE MONDAY – THURSDAY @4:15 – 6:15

NO FITNESS PRACTICE FRIDAY @3:15 – 4:15

BE REMINDED FRIDAY AM PRACTICE WILL NOT RUN AGAIN THIS ACADEMIC YEAR.

From this Monday the following groups shall be led by:

U8 practice group & Blue: Coach Cheryl & Coach Carl

Bronze: Coach Carson & Coach Seven

Silver: Coach Jane

Gold: Coach Cheryl & Coach Carson

Fitness: Coach Cheryl & Coach Jane

3. 2017-2018 SCIS SWIMMING TEAM

Throughout this week the coaches shall be evaluating all swimmers and make decisions on next year practice groups.  Attend training as normal.

4. ECE PE SWIMMING

The coaches shall be very busy for the next month and in the water all day for 1 month for ECE swimming.  Please try and use the website as means of gathering information.

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 1st May – 7th May

  1. SSL WEST SWIM MEET AWARDS & RECORDS

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The awards (medals & ribbons) have arrived and many swimmers have received these already, drop into the office at any time to collect!

Last week when we updated the NEW SCIS RECORDS we missed 2 which have now been updated, congratulations to Sophie Vliegenberg & Alice Choi who broke the 100m IM school record for their age category!

A special congratulations to all to Jasmine Choi and Isaac Cunrow for attending their first meet.  Both swimmers did a great job, they got quickly into the swimming competition environment and team spirit.  Isaac did an amazing job to medal (relay) and placed 6th in FR, Isaac just missed out on 6th place ribbon finishing 7th in BA.  Well done to both Jasmine and Isaac!

2. LONG COURSE MEET, ORIENTAL SPORTS CENTRE (INVITED SWIMMERS ONLY)

Please find the Race Program for Saturday 6th May, 2107.

THE COURSE PROGRAM HAS BEEN UPDATED AND CHANGED AS OF MONDAY AFTERNOON!  See below the revised sheets.

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Ensure that you have paid for your sign up fees at the front desk with Sellen Zhang.

Please ensure that you take time to read the sign up.  We decided to provide a FULL transportation service for this meet.

THIS NEXT PART HAS BEEN UPDATED AND CHANGED AS OF THURSDAY AFTERNOON!

Juniors – 10 & under BUS LEAVES SCIS SCHOOL GATES AT 6:15AM SHARP.

Juniors – 10 & under BUS LEAVES ORIENTAL SPORTS CENTRE TO RETURN TO SCIS AT 12:30AM.

Seniors – 11 & over BUS LEAVES SCIS SCHOOL GATES AT 11:45AM SHARP.

Seniors – 11 & over BUS LEAVES ORIENTAL SPORTS CENTRE AT 6:30PM APPROX.

Seniors will warm up at ORIENTAL SPORTS CENTRE (warm-up begins at 12:40pm).

BUS SIGN UP – READ CAREFULLY PLEASE!

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3. TRAINING THIS WEEK

MONDAY – MAY DAY HOLIDAY OFF SCHOOL

GOLD – training shall finish between 6pm – 6:15pm all this week.  NO FRI AM PRACTICE. This Thursday training is on and WATER POLO night is cancelled, see point 4 below.

FITNESS – as normal

SILVER – apart from May 1st, all as normal

BRONZE – apart from May 1st, all as normal

BLUE – apart from May 1st, all as normal

U8’S – apart from May 1st, all as normal

4. WATER POLO LEAGUE 

POSTPONING OUR WATER POLO THURSDAY NIGHT UNTIL MAY 11TH!

I am a little concerned by playing water polo a few days before the meet we will risk unnecessary injury.

Please sign up for our water polo fun night every Thursday until the end of term below!

WATER POLO NIGHTS

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 24th April – 30th April 2017

  1. SSL WEST SWIM MEET – 2nd PLACE OVERALL!

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Left to right: Dylan Seiford 9-10 YO age category & Alvar Kjellgrean 11-12 YO age category accepting our 2nd place team trophy on behalf of the 78 swimmers at the meet this weekend.

Saturday 22nd April 2017 our team travelled to Shanghai American School Puxi to compete in the EAST / WEST swim meet of 2017.

Our team did an amazing job achieving many PBs, school records and coming away with 2nd overall!

Highlights of the meet:

Cato Vliegenberg 11- 12 YO – 3rd overall high point trophy

Kathyrn Thams 13-14 YO – 3rd overall high point trophy

Alice Choi 15 & over – 1st overall high point trophy PERFECT SCORE!

Yoshiyuki Kimura’s – individual swim!

15 & over girls Freestyle Relay-  with the 15 & over boys!

Check the NEW SCHOOL RECORDS (new section of the website) mid week for the list of swimmers who put up new records at this meet.  Currently displayed are ACAMIS 2017 records!

Congratulations to our team for such an amazing performance.  The coaches observed amazing team spirit, good energy and great sportsmanship throughout the day. Thanks to the team at SASPX for hosting a great meet and giving our league another opportunity to go faster.

2. NO TRAINING TODAY

TAKE A REST DAY!

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3.  TRAINING THIS WEEK

Now that we are on the down season of the swimming season our coaching team are going to experiment with a change of coaches for each group.

From now until June we shall change the coaches in either a fortnightly basis or potentially longer.  As the head of the program I am looking for the best set up the benefits the entire team.

GOLD (LED BY CHERYL PHILP, CARSON SHEN & CARL LINDQVIST): Normal training this week, finishing at 6pm.  Friday 28th April 6am – 7:30am ON!  This shall be the last Friday AM training session of this academic year!

SILVER (LED BY CARSON SHEN & SEVEN QI): all as normal with exception of todays cancelled practice!

BRONZE (LED BY JANE MAO & CARL LINDQVIST): all as normal with exception of todays cancelled practice!

Under 8 & BLUE (LED BY CHERYL PHILP): all as normal with exception of todays canceled practice.

FITNESS: (LED BY CARSON SHEN & SEVEN QI): all as normal.

3. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS LONG COURSE MEET

Deadline for sign up for the Rocket Science meet has passed.  Our coaching team are completing the entries and sending them through to team running the RSS Long Course Meet.

If you have not already please pay for your entries at the front desk, 275rmb.

4. PENCIL IN…

Looking to host a small meet on 20th May for our team only.  Small summer splash!  More details to come!

Have a great week.

Coach Cheryl

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 17th April – 23rd April

  1. WEST SPRINTS, SHANGHAI AMERICAN SCHOOL PUXI

Details of the start time, warm-ups & finish time are still to be confirmed.  As soon as these are released we shall send the information out via email.

Please use this sign up page if you would like to use to the bus.  Please do this ASAP we can organize the appropriate amount of buses.

Entry sheet shall be sent out via email with all the specific details of the day.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-west1

2. TRAINING THIS WEEK

Gold swimmers:

Training this week finishes between 6pm – 6:15pm, Monday – Thursday.

Please be reminded that Gold swimmers are welcome to attend 6:30am – 7:30am, Tuesday mornings!

Fitness, Silver, Bronze & Blue swimmers ; all as normal!

3. LONG COURSE ENTRIES – DEADLINE (WEDNESDAY 19TH APRIL)

Ensure that you drop into the office OR email cshen@scis-china.org your choice of entries for the long course meet.

Each swimmers have the choice of 3 events and the coaches shall pick the relays as usual.

IF you would like to attend this meet and have not received an email, please contact cphilp@scis-china.org

Have a great week all!

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 10th April – 16th April 2017

  1. FINAL CALL FOR WEST SPRING SPRINTS 

Sign-ups for Spring Sprints shall remain open until the end of this working week, Friday 14th April 2017.

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Swimmers who sign up for this meet and then fail to participate on the day shall be asked to pay for the entry fees (70 rmb).

2. TRAINING THIS WEEK

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FAST FRIDAY’S AM PRACTICE: Friday 14th April: 6am – 7:30am (USRPT SET)

PM PRACTICE: Gold practice group training session shall end this week at approximately 6pm.  This shall give our Gold swimmers a little less time in the water (15mins) and aid us to ease back into training fluidly.

FITNESS: all as normal

SILVER : all as normal

BRONZE/BLUE : all as normal

3. APPROACHING SPRING/SUMMER SEASON

Training shall continue throughout the spring season until our final day of school before summer break.  The final day of school, Friday 16th June 2017, will not host any swim practices.  Training shall begin back on the first day of school after the summer break.

From Monday 1st May 2017 the following changes will come into place for the Gold & SILVER GROUP.

SILVER TEAM SWIMMERS: Swimmers who have been selected to move into GOLD group shall be asked to begin GOLD group practice.  Swimmers who have been selected to move into FITNESS group shall be asked to begin FITNESS group practice.   All swimmers should begin their new practice groups on the first week of May 2017.  If you/your child has prior commitments that deter you from attending your new practice group please get in touch with Coach Cheryl and we shall work out a suitable plan.  

SILVER SWIMMERS SHALL RECEIVE A LETTER/EMAIL OF THEIR NEW TRAINING GROUP BEFORE SPRING SPRINTS.

THURSDAY EVENINGS: 4:30pm  – 5:30pm WATER POLO LEAGUE (11 years old & over)

Thursday night water polo league shall be a student led night.  If any students are interested in leading this league please get in touch with Coach Cheryl.  Teams shall be created by the swimmers & please note that non-swim team students are welcome to come and join us within this fun league on Thursday evenings.

The coaches shall be on deck to aid with refereeing and/or can be invited to join one of the teams.

Our last Gold 6am practice of this academic year shall be held on FRIDAY 28TH APRIL 2017.  

Have a great week all!

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 27th March – 2nd April 2017

  1. ACAMIS 2017 – 2nd place!

This weekend our team travelled to Suzhou to compete in ACAMIS 2017.  Our overall results were as follows out of 22 competing schools.

Day 1 seniors: 1st place

Day 1 juniors: 5th place

Day 2 seniors: Joint first with Dulwich

Day 2 juniors: 4th

OVERALL : Runner-ups

Thanks to the full team for all your support in preparation for ACAMIS 2017.  Thanks to all the swimmers who were not preparing for ACAMIS and still showing support and training hard within a different coach and setting.

Articles shall follow on the SCIS subscription we chat.

A mid week website post shall go out with full ACAMIS results!

WELL DONE TEAM!

2. WEST SPRING SPRINTS 

The next swimming meet that our team shall participate within is WEST SPRING SPRINTS on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

The coaching team encourages all swim team members and all practice groups to participate within this meet.

To sign up for this meet please go use this sign up, deadline is THURSDAY 6th APRIL 2017 to express interest.

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

3. TRAINING THIS WEEK

Only changes to Gold Group practices.

Monday 27th March – NO GOLD GROUP PRACTICE

Tuesday through Thursday – all practices shall finish at 5:45pm this week.

Friday 31st March 6AM practice – cancelled 

u8’s, Blue group, Bronze group, Silver & Fitness group all remains as normal.

Have a great week all!

Hongqiao Water Weekly: 20th March – 26th March 2017

  1. ACAMIS WEEK

Wish our team luck as we travel to Suzhou to compete in ACAMIS 2017.  Don’t forget to follow our journey on the SCIS wechat subscription.

ACAMIS swimmers, please be aware we shall all travel to Suzhou tomorrow evening in ‘smart / causal’ clothes as tradition to ACAMIS events.

Bus leaves at 4pm, tomorrow!

  1. CHANGES TO TRAINING THIS WEEK

ALL THURSDAY PRACTICES CANCELLED (U8’S, BLUE, BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD)

ALL FRIDAY PRACTICES CANCELLED (GOLD AM, FITNESS & BRONZE)

All swim team practices shall resume on Monday 27th March 2017.  Gold team practice on Monday 27th shall finish at 5:15pm, a 1hr practice.

Thanks all!