- 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.
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 email@example.com
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.