Hongqiao Water Weekly: DEC. 10th-16th

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

Please see the sign up for training this week at Shanghai Community International School Pudong on Tuesday & Thursday.

Ensure that swimmers who have signed up have come to school prepared with their suit etc.

2. LAND TRAINING

Wednesday 3:15 – 4:15 only for Coach Cheryl’s Varsity team.

3. NANJING PAYMENT & OFFICIAL SIGN UP

Please note that we plan to take the bus to Nanjing due to the express of interest being approx. 140. 

The coaching team have arranged a sign up for all elements of our trip to Nanjing, which include bus to Nanjing, hotel and buses to and from the hotel to pool.  All of these arrangements are inclusive in our price.  https://jinshuju.net/f/SORtKX

Families who are exploring different methods of travel, that aren’t reflective of the teams plans, should arrange their own trip. 

At the beginning of the term we did ask for all swimmers travel with the team, this aids with morale and keeps already complex organization as simple as possible.

I gave this a lot of thought, however, since this is a trip in Nanjing and our buses are traveling from Shanghai, it is difficult to add and minus seats.  

Our amazing travel agents Effie and Lily, who are cc’ed into this email, perhaps they can aid you with any separate bookings.

https://jinshuju.net/f/SORtKX

4. SAD FAREWELL TO…

Calga Tutar, Merve Tutar and Justin Wu.

Below Merve and Calga in Bronze team Team picture September, 2016

Below Justin Wu with team mates Tijs, Alvar and Justin at ACAMIS March 2017.

Justin Wu is one of of our longest standing swim team members and has been part of our SCIS community since ECE.  A gaming master and a rubrics champion! Wishing you well Justin and all the best.

Calga Tutar is one of our academic scholars, she has consistently gained the Principle Roll achievement and maintains a high level of attendance to both training and competitions.  Calga we will miss your calm influence, keep swimming!

Merve Tutar is known by her friends and her coaches to have quick quips and a great sense of humor.  Merve has really grown in ability in these two years and we hope that she also continues to swim in Bangladesh. 

5. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: DEC. 5th – DEC. 9th

  1. SANTA SPLASH 2018

Thank you to all the swimmers and parents who came to take part in our fun and relaxed Santa Splash meet.  The festive season is busy time of year and we know that our weekends have been packed up, so thank you!

santa splash results

Swimmers who did not receive medals shall be awarded medals when our order comes in.

Thank you to all the parents for your contributions of food and cheer during the event!

2. LOWER SCHOOL RECORD BREAKERS

Congratulations to our lower school record breakers at Santa Splash meet!  Well done to Isaac Curnow who now holds the 200 free long course and short course record.  Really happy to see Nathan Crandall achieve one of his long term goals of the season early on and the coaching team are delighted to see one of Sophia Millers long standing records knocked off the board. 

Nina van Lankveld must have a mention, Nina had storming swims that unfortunately did not break records.  This is due to the incredibly competitive times in our girls u8, 9-10 & 11-12 girls records from Sophia Miller, a swimmer from 8 years ago who still dominates our record board.  Great job Nina’s Backstroke time would have smashed the 9-10 boys record and the 100 Freestyle was an incredible swim!

Doha Yeo  (8 & under)                             25 Butterfly          18’30

Doha Yeo (8 & under)                              100 Freestyle       1:29.89 

Isaac Curnow 9-10 boys                          200 Freestyle       2:44.99

Nathan Crandall 9-10 boys                     50 Backstroke      39’54

3. GRINCH WEEK – LETS GET IT 

Traditionally HELL WEEK (SCIS coaches have named ours GRINCH WEEK) is the week between Christmas and New Years when swimmers do a month’s worth of training in five long, difficult days.

Gatorades at practice are more important than ever, chocolate milks after for muscle recovery are advised. 

4. NANJING PAYMENT

Please sign up for Nanjing ASAP, this window shall close on DEC. 13th.

All payments should be settled before the window closes on DEC. 13th.

Use this link to sign up for Nanjing, the link shall help you reserve your place on our trip.

The Nanjing sign-up genius was for an expression of interest, below is the sign up to confirm the trip.

https://jinshuju.net/f/SORtKX

5. HOODIES & PANTS

Delivery of the hoodies and pants shall come AFTER the holidays, an exact date we are still unsure of.

Not enough people expressed interest in the caps so the company would not put these into production.

6. TRAINING NEXT WEEK

The pool shall be closed as of Friday 7th December for our final piece of renovation.  

Offered next week is at least 1 session for you/your child to participate in.  Sign-up instructions and time lines are included in the sign up.

POOL TRAINING AT SCIS-PD NEXT WEEK

7. LEAVING SCIS DURING WINTER BREAK 

On a sad note, please let myself and your primary coach know if you are leaving SCIS/Shanghai this winter break.

8. TEAM PHOTO 2018-19

 

 

 

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HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY: NOV. 26 – DEC. 2

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

All training schedules shall remain unchanged this week.

Make ups from last Friday cancellations: u8 TUES & THURS JV.

Friday u8 swimmers should contact  Coach Seven sqi@scis-china.org for make up options this coming week on Tuesday 27th 3:15pm-4:15pm.

Friday Junior Varsity swimmers should contact Coach Seven sqi@scis-china.org for make up options this coming week on Thursday 30th 3:15pm-4:15pm.

2. SANTA SPLASH, DEC. 1ST

Support your team, looking for parent volunteers.

Santa Splash Volunteer sign-up

All swimmers on our team have been signed up for this fun meet on Saturday morning.  If you cannot attend you must contact coach Carson Shen cshen@scis-china.org so we can remove you/your child from the sign up sheet.

This Saturday is an opportunity to gain PBs, not focused on awards.

8am – 8:45am – open water ups, depending on lane availability (warm-ups optional)

9am – First race

We would like this to be a very relaxed event, please help us create a relaxed holiday environment!

6 Reasons Swim Moms Are The Absolute Best

3. TEAM PHOTO 2018

Wednesday 28th November, ALL PRACTICE groups should meet on poolside at 3:15pm to have our annual swim team photo taken.  The delay this year was due to waiting on the red suits for our new team members.  All swimmers should wear their RED practice suit!

After the photo the swimmers who usually train on a Wed shall continue with their usual practice.  Swimmers who don’t train on a Wed should go directly home after the photo.

Be sure to email the correct members of SCIS staff in re of your schedule change!

4. TIPS FOR VISUALIZATION 

Mark Tewksbury: How Visualization Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

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HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY: NOV. 19-25

  1. 2nd PLACE OVERALL SUZHOU

Congratulations to our swimming team for placing overall 2nd at Suzhou.

Exceptional performances by Doha Yeo (8 & under), Cato Vliegenberg (13-14 yrs) & Sophie Vliegenberg (15 & over), all of which placed 2nd overall in their age categories. 

Congratulations to (Justin Lee 13-14 yrs) who breaking the school record for 100m Breast Stroke.  

2. CHANGES TO TRAINING 

FRIDAY AM & PM CANCELLED – due to student day off.

FRIDAY AM – make up held on Thursday 22nd 6am.

FRIDAY PM – cancelled, contact coach Seven for make ups next week.

3. SANTA SPLASH

Apologies for messing around with this date.  We would like to hold our original date Santa Splash meet on Saturday 1st December! 

Predicted start time shall be 9am, including warm-ups.  

Would like to see if we could get a few parent volunteers to reach out to the coaching team.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-santa1

4. SCHOOL RECORDS BROKEN AT SUZHOU

Congratulations to the following swimmers who broke school records at Suzhou, 1 individual record and 2 new relay records.

13-14 Boy 100 Breaststroke Justin Lee(Kyuan Lee) 1:14.99                         

8 & Under Girl 100 Free relay  R.McDonald, A.Yamamoto, E.Ercolani, D.Yeo  1:23.15
 
9-10 Boy 200 Freestyle relay  D.Seiford, F.Glitterstam, H.Yeo, I.Curnow       2:23.59
 

5. WEDNESDAY 28th NOVEMBER TEAM PICTURE 

ALL MEMBERS OF THE SWIM TEAM should come to poolside next Wednesday from 3:15pm – 3:45pm to take our annual picture!

Team photo for all training groups at 3:15pm, training will resume as normal for Wednesday swimmers when we have got the team picture for all completed.

All swimmers should wear the SCIS red suit for the picture!

Have a great week!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: NOV. 12-18

  1. THE CUBE Beijing, 1st LONG COURSE OF THE SEASON

The swim team were fortunate enough to compete in this amazing facility, home of 2008 summer Olympic games where Michael Phelps re-wrote Olympic history.

Thank you to all the swimmers and parents for attending this meet and supporting our team outside of Shanghai, the participation in these meets moves our team to a higher level of performance with continuous exposure to differing types of competition, events and distances.

Find our school records updated on our menu tab : school records LC.

Congratulations to the following swimmers who broke school records at The Cube this weekend in LC meters.

Doha Yeo                 8 & Under   Girl    50 Free       41.89
 
Doha Yeo                 8 & Under   Girl    100 Back     1:47.33
 
Isaac Curnow           9-10            Boy    200 Free     3:02.44
 
Jack Crandall           11-12          Boy    100 Free      1:11.65
 
Harold du Bois de Vroylande    11-12         Boy      200 I.M       3:00.56
 
Natalie Sorensen     13-14          Girl     50 Back       37.03
 
Lucas Florczak         13-14         Boy     50 Back       33.51
 
Lucas Florczak         13-14         Boy     200 I.M        2:35.48
     
Kyuan Lee (Justin)   13-14          Boy    50 Breast     34.13
 
Kyuan Lee (Justin)   13-14          Boy    100 Breast   1:19.27
  
Kira Florczak             15 & Over  Girl      50 FLY         31.56
 
Kira Florczak             15 & Over  Girl      100 FLY       1:12.10
 
Boys 11-12 Free  Relay       2:28.62
Nathan Crandall    Harry Yeo    Isaac Curnow    Filip Glitterstam
 
Boys  13-14 Free  Relay      1:56.74
Alvar Kjellgren    Kyuan Lee    Kerem Samataci     Lucas Florczak
 

Below find a link to one of the most famous races in swimming history at The Cube!!!  Read more about it in Meets – Suzhou, where Jason Lezak explains how he did it!

2. SUZHOU, NOV. 17

Check out the menu button MEETS for information this weekend about times, events and bus departures.

Participation in this meet marks our biggest turn out to any meet in SCIS swimming history.  Our team shall travel with 98 swimmers to Suzhou to swim at this annual meet hosted by Dulwich Suzhou. 

This is the first travel meet for many of our new u8 & bronze team swimmers, looking forward to provide these swimmers with our team hospitality & positive spirit.

Many of our strong 12th graders shall not participate in this meet to focus on academics.  As always this means that the coaching team are looking for all swimmers to step up and swim their very best.

Team expectations for this meet are as follows:

  • All swimmers must wear our NEW TEAM CAP or NEW DOME CAP.  Please buy a spare at the store this week.  
  • All swimmers must wear our RED team suit at warm-ups.
  • Swimmers can wear any suit during races.
  • With our inexperienced u8’s the coaching team need parent volunteers and Varsity swimmers help in the marshaling hall to aid with this.  Ultimately the coaches should be free to remain on poolside all day to observe their swimmers racing.
  • Bronze team, Silver & Junior Varsity and Varsity – NO DQ’s.
  • Good team spirit in relays and at awards ceremony, regardless the result.
  • Good sportsmanship to fellow competitors within other teams, make an effort to say ‘good race’ to the swimmers you shared a heat with.
  • Gain feedback from your primary coach about each race.
  • Give everything you got, leave it all in the pool.
  • Thank the head coach of Dulwich Suzhou, Shine Fu for the invite at the end of the day.

3. MAKE UP CLASSES FOR FRIDAY UNDER 8 TEAM

Since our 5th graders are on a school outing during this week, this has opened up space for Friday u8’s to make up classes this week with Coach Seven.  Contact Coach Seven for this! <sqi@scis-china.org>.

4. SANTA SPLASH – DATE CHANGE!

Since our team meet schedule this term has been non-stop for the coaching team I would like to review Santa Splash event.

The changed date shall be a Friday night race night on Friday 30th November: 3:30pm – until last race!

No sign up for this meet as this is a team event, the coaching team expect full team participation.

Looking for parent volunteers, volunteer sign-up shall come out after Suzhou event!

5. NEW MENU BUTTON FOR ‘MEETS’

All meet information shall be stored within this button to save any scrolling down for information, Carson mentioned it was a nuisance to find info, this is our solution to make life easier!

This is a work in progress, thanks for your patience!

6. MISSED SCHOOL RECORDS FROM SAS

Congratulations  to Sophie Vliegenberg and Lucas Florczak for breaking records in the following events at SAS.  Apologies these were missed!

Sophie Vliegenberg : 400 FREE 4:54.22

Lucas Florczak : 100 FLY  1:05.59

7. TRAINING THIS WEEK

Training as normal all week.

Have a great week!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: NOV. 5-11

  1. CHANGES TO TRAINING

Wednesday & Thursday as normal.

Friday 6:30 – 7:30 – starts, turns and finishes for Friday AM group.

Friday 3:15 – 4:30 – ALL groups cancelled due to Beijing.  Cancelled practice groups are as follows: u8, Bronze and Junior Varsity.

Week of Nov. 12-18, no changes to training!

2. BEIJING BUS TO TRAIN STATION

Bus leaves for train station at 13:00 on Friday.

All swimmers need to ensure they eat lunch before we leave.  If your lunch release time is later than 12:15pm you should request for a release time at 12:15pm to eat.

We have booked buses big enough to travel with the full team.

If you would like to collect your train tickets you can do this on Thursday between 3pm – 4pm where Seven shall be in the office.  

All passports for individual travelers should come into the swimming office for safe keeping tomorrow!

PDF for Beijing.  Beijing Travel

Meet program for Beijing. Program BJ

3. TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING MEET

Thank you to the Taipei travel group who made the entire weekend an easy to lead group.  

Our small group of 14 swimmers swam well and show-cased exceptional character and team spirit throughout the weekend.

Congratulations to the following swimmers who gained school records at the weekend:

LUCAS FLORCZAK           50 BA                         31’90

LUCAS FLORCZAK           100 FLY                     1:04.74

CATO VLIEGENBERG     50 BA                          33’94

CATO VLIEGENBERG      200 BA                      2:41.80

KYUAN LEE                        200 BR                       2:51.11

15 & O boys                          200 Medley Relay    2:03.03

M.VALERIO, H. KVARNSTROM, Y.KIMURA & R. GABAY

See full results :  tigersharks 2018 meet results

4. SUZHOU SWIMMING MEET NOV. 17

The sign up for Suzhou is now closed, if you want to sign up and have not yet gotten to this, please contact your primary coach and sign up using our sign-up page below.  We can squeeze you in until about 3pm today.

Suzhou sign up

5. SIGN UP FOR HOODIES CLOSES TODAY

Last opportunity to order the hoodies and sweat pants.

Go to home page of swim website.

Click on : Team Information  ⇨ HQ Hoodies & Pants

6. QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Discipline is doing what you have to do. Doing it as well as you can. And doing it that way, all the time.” – Coach Ray Benecki

7. WORLD SWIMMING NEWS

Recovery tips, we are seeing a lot of swimmers and coaches opting for compression socks at meets, heres a few others.  

3 Unusual Recovery Methods For Athletes

Canadian breaks Junior 50 FREE record

Canada’s Kayla Sanchez Breaks World Junior Record In 50 Free

HAVE A GREAT WEEK ALL!

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HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY: OCT. 29 – NOV. 4

  1. CHANGES TO TRAINING THIS WEEK & NEXT WEEK

Friday 2nd November – FRI AM CANCELLED & U8 SESSION CANCELLED!  Coach Jane and I will be on route to Taipei, Taiwan with our swimmers.

Coach Carson and Coach Seven will be on deck as usual providing our Junior Varsity and Bronze program on Friday.

Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st and Thursday 1st – all as normal.

5th & 6th November – NO TRAINING FOR ANY PRACTICE GROUP.  Due to Shanghai International Expo.

2. SAS SWIM’VITATIONAL’ 2018

Thanks to our friends at Shanghai American School Puxi for providing the SSL with yet another opportunity to improve, learn and swim faster!

SCIS results by event:

sas results by event

Full meet results of all schools by event:

sas-isb results 01

Congratulations to the records breakers from SAS 26-27-28 October meet:

Sophie Vliegenberg         15 & Over         800m  Free       10:10.36

Lucas Florczak               13-14 boys        200m  IM           2:28.36

Kyuan (Justin) Lee          13-14                200m  Breast     2:52.66

Kira Florczak                 15& Over          50m   FLY             30.38

3. TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL MEET

Extra training (strictly for Taipei swimmers) : Wednesday 6am.

Passports should go to coach Cheryl before travel.

Bus leaves from SCIS gates at 6am, meet up time 5:50am. 

Find PDF online and available for pick up on pool deck.

A reminder that we are student-athletes representing our school in an international meet, it is important for team culture & school pride that we dress cohesively and maintain a professional dress-code and conduct. 

I understand as athletes a certain amount of flexibility needs to be considered for functionality and comfortability during the time of competition, therefore, students may choose to wear sports shorts, sports pants throughout the weekend however, during the flight it is important to represent our school in a positive manner.  Maintaining this dress code is helpful for the coaches and airline staff to identify and aid the students quickly.

Dress code should be as follows for flight:

Males & females

  • Khaki shorts / pants OR SCIS swimming sweat-pants
  • Swim team t-shirt OR school Oxford shirt OR SCIS PE t-shirt
  • Swim team hoodie OR Swim team parka

TAIPEI PDF TAIPEI TRAVEL

4. UNIFORMS: RSS ONLINE ORDER ARRIVED, RED PRACTICE SUITS ARRIVED AT SCHOOL STORE, FINAL DAYS TO BUY SCIS SWIMMING HOODIE!

All Rocket Science items have arrived; parkas, t-shirts, dome caps and string bags.

Our school store received the delivery of PRACTICE SUITS (RED), please ensure that all swimmers have a practice suit. 

Team rules are as follows; all swimmers must purchase a practice.  Practice suits are compulsory for team picture and for warm-ups at swimming meets.

The practice suits are designed for attending practice and we encourage all of the juniors to wear the red suit and cap for practice.

Hoodie, sweatpants and cap can be purchased on this website.  Please go to TEAM INFORMATION – HQ HOODIE & PANTS and enter your order to our google document.  CLOSES WEDNESDAY 7th NOVEMBER.

5. CHANGE IN WEATHER… WINTERS COMING

In my experience of living in Shanghai now for 6 years, a few days after Halloween the weather drops off to cold very quickly.

Please ensure that swimmers have warmer clothing to leave swimming in the evenings, hats are advisable OR fully dry hair after training. 

Speak to swimmers that they will feel warm after practice.  This feeling is short lived as our heart rate returns to our resting heart rate.  The air temp. is around 28-30 in the facility to ensure a comfortable feeling for the swimmers, exchanging this environment to the weather to come is an extreme change of up to 25-30 degrees in the depth of winter.

Swimming during the winter does not cause a cold (I hear this a lot) however, failing to wear the correct clothing after swimming could contribute to feeling run down.

6. WORLD SWIMMING NEWS 

GAF Launches The Elite Squad: India‘s 1st Holistic Swimming Scholarship Scheme

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: OCT. 22 – 28

  1.  SAS SWIM’VITATIONAL’ 26-27-28 OCTOBER 

Congratulations to the 63 swimmers who qualified, we shall travel with 61 swimmers over this weekend meet (2 swimmers have ACAMIS Volleyball commitments).

Happy to note that our team is in a stronger position than previous years, last year we had between 30-40 swimmers qualifying for this meet, the coaches are feeling motivated and encouraged with the overall improvement in our team.

This meet is designed in a different structure than most of you are used to and is styled in a similar style to USA swimming 3-day conference meets.  It is not split into age ranges and it requires commitment and a good deal of time, do not let your team down!  Stick with your program!

Please see the entries list attached.  Warm-ups have not been released yet – as soon as they are released we shall send out an update.

CHECK THE EVENTS YOUR CHILD/YOUR ARE SWIMMING IN AND SEE BELOW:

Events 1-9       FRIDAY                      (approx. time from 1:30pm – 6pm)

Events 10-57   SATURDAY                (approx. time from 6am – 6pm)

Events 58-75   SUNDAY                    (approx. time from 6am – 2pm)

The swimmers should not drop out of days or the commitment to the team, this has been on our calendar from the start of the academic year, if swimmers drop out we do not have enough to swim in relays for the age range, encourage full participation and school/team spirit.

Swimmers and parents of qualifying swimmers should note that we have updated and reviewed the entries many times for SAS, please find below the correct entries.

Entries SASX 2018

SASX psych sheet 2018

SASX FRI SWIMMERS 2018

SAS PUXI ADDRESS

sas- isb friday program

sas-isb saturday program

sas-isb sunday program

 

BUSES

SASX BUS SIGN UP

FRIDAY 11: 30am (Lunch at 11am) – swimmers only

SATURDAY 5:15am meet up at SCIS gates, bus leaves at 5:30am

SUNDAY 5:45am meet up at SCIS gates, bus leaves at 6am

2. SWIM TEAM GEAR SIGN-UP OPEN

Go to Team Information – HQ Hoodies & Pants

3. TRAINING THIS WEEK

THURSDAY CANCELLED PM PRACTICES

Thursday we shall host extra trainings for SAS qualifiers:

8am – 9am : 10 & under qualifiers 

9:15am – 10:30 : 11 & over qualifiers 

FRIDAY CANCELLED AM PRACTICE

4. WORLD SWIMMING NEWS, MOTIVATION FOR YOUNG EURASIAN SWIMMERS

Application Period Open For Joseph Schooling Scholarship Grant

5. SUZHOU SIGN UP

NOV. 17TH AT DULWICH SUZHOU

Great 1 day meet, exceptionally organized and great friends of SCIS coaches.  Shine Fu at DCSZ creates this meet as a tester for ACAMIS for her volunteers and school.

This meet is compulsory for those who haven’t signed up for Beijing, Nanjing or Taipei as we will allow swimmers in the u8 category treat this as a travel meet.

Remember as part of the team it is an expectation that your family attends 1 travel meet per academic year.

SUZHOU SIGN UP

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: OCT. 15th – 21st

  1. SCISQ 12th INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET – THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS!

Thank you to all of the supporters and volunteers this weekend.  In particular to all of the families who volunteered their time to support their team.  

18 teams (19 including SCIS) came to our school over the weekend and the we hosted 1,062 swimmers this weekend; which makes our meet the biggest meet in Shanghai Swimming League 12 year history, of any of the schools!

I felt really proud to be a dragon this weekend, the support system that came together from our parent group made the coaches feel rewarded and valued.  As you can imagine if the volunteers who signed up had failed to honor their commitment or, if we had been unable to gather the volunteers we would not be able to create this opportunity for the student-athletes.  Thank you all again, it would not have been possible without your support.

For the families who did not volunteer we strongly encourage you to ensure that you make time on DEC. 1st to aid us with our Santa Splash meet. 

A massive thank you to the Crandall family who helped Friday afternoon and throughout the entire weekend!  Thank you, thank you.  Sharlene organized the volunteer roles and made sure that the roles were always filled and rotating!

2.  SCISQ 12th INVITATIONAL RESULTS

Congratulations to our 15 & over girls for placing 1st overall out of the 19 teams!  

Sophie Vliegenberg ended on 2nd overall highest point scorer in the 15 & over category!  Well done Sophie!

results 10 & UNDERS

results 11 & OVERS

high point score all ages SCISQ 2018

3. INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL RECORDS

Congratulate our swimmers who broke school records this meet (which we are still verifying and updating):

Lucas Florczak | 200m IM | 13-14 boys | 2:31.40

Lucas Florczak | 50m FLY | 13-14 | 29’60

Sophie Vliegenberg |200m FREESTYLE | 15 & over | 2:18.90

Hugo Kvarnstroem  | 50m BREASTSTROKE | 15 & over | 31’96

4. COACHES COMMENTS OVERALL FROM THE MEET!

The coaching team were really delighted that all swimmers were:

  • On time for warm-ups and ready to swim
  • All relay teams swam with spirit and pride and kept the expectation that all teams go on to poolside together and leave poolside as a team
  • Swimmers who made the fastest heats are looking prepared and less pressured, beginning to relax into their performances and use correct visualization techniques
  • Team pride and support for swimmers racing was visible and appreciated from their team mates and parents

Work can be made on:

  • Not all swimmers wore the correct swimming cap, please make sure that you buy our new cap

4. SCISQ 12th INVITATIONAL NO-SHOW SWIMMERS

In terms of attendance it was a clear expectation from the beginning of the season that this meet was a compulsory meet for all training groups.  

For swimmers who did not attend without prior notice to their primary coach and myself shall be reviewed for suitability on our team by the coaching team.   We shall take into consideration; attendance, performance and desire to be part of the team.  For those in this situation you should have received an email. 

5. TRAINING THIS WEEK

No changes.

Friday AM is as usual :  6am – 7:30am.

6. SAS-ISB SAS Puxi 

Entries TBA Friday, here!

7. SUZHOU SWIMMING MEET – 17th NOV ! ENCOURAGEMENT MEET!

Sign up is a bus and swimmer & parent traveler sign up.  

Open sign up for now, could close soon, sign-up ASAP.

SUZHOU SIGN UP – 17TH NOV

8. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS WEBSITE ORDER

The parkas have arrived, waiting on the other items such as t-shirts, caps, string bag.

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: OCT. 8th – 14th

  1. FIRST MEET OF THE SEASON AT HOME! GOOOOOO DRAGONS!!

Our coaching team are busy organizing the first meet of the season here at SCIS.  The coaching team are excited to show-case our new facility.

To organize a swimming meet requires the help of a small village, imagine that every 45 seconds the entire format of who is racing changes, all swimmers (over 1000) swim 3 events each and they are all organized in a time sequence so they all race the same speed, this goes on for 2 days, 8 hours per day.

Please support your team of coaches and volunteer a few hours of your time on Saturday or Sunday.

SATURDAY 13th – 10 & UNDERS

SUNDAY 14TH – 11 & OVERS

2. SCIS SWIM TEAM EXPECTATIONS FOR THE WEEKEND

  • All parents make a reasonable attempt to aid the coaches by volunteering for at least 1 slot throughout the weekend (see below).  All jobs are very easy and we shall provide you with full training.

Volunteer Sign up

  • All swimmers attend full practices throughout this week for final tips and tune ups!
  • All swimmers should attempt for 10-12 hours sleep all this week.
  • All swimmers should be eating a balanced diet and fully hydrating.
  • All swimmers attend warm-up on time 6am both days!
  • Cafe open for parents to purchase coffee from 7:30 both days.
  • All swimmers should attempt warm-ups in SCIS RED suit, 6am.
  • All swimmers should wear our NEW SWIMMING CAP, available at the school store.  Swimmers cannot race in the old cap.
  • All swimmers can wear a race suit of their choice during the meet.
  • All swimmers should pack their bags the night before the meet; goggles, suit(s), cap, towel or two, warm-clothing in-between the races, yoga mat for sitting on the ground, blanket, book or iPad (they must be responsible for their own belongings).
  • Food vendors will be available, recommendable to pack snacks.
  • Read the article on our section – PARENT RESOURCES – 5 ways to relax before a swim meet.

3. TRAINING THIS WEEK, OCT. 8th – 14th

On lead up to the meet parents you should not decide to ‘rest’ the swimmers, practices shall be meet specific and shall not be aimed to tire the swimmers, but aid them with speed skills.

10 & under structure: NO CHANGES TO TRAINING

OCT, 12th Friday AM practice shall be held at a later time of 6:30am – 7:30am.  Starts, turns, finishes and extra dive practice.

4. TRAINING CHANGES, OCT. 15th – 21st

10 & under structure : NO CHANGES TO TRAINING

11 & over : Monday 15th October: Swimmers who usually swim with coach Carson and coach Cheryl on a Monday evening shall swim an ‘open swim session’.   The pool shall be open from 4:15pm – 4:45pm for a causal swim with no planned set in a relaxed environment where the swimmers can spend time talking with their coach about the events from the weekend past, they may individually choose how to recover and their distance within the 30min slot, a basic recovery set is available for swimmers on the day.  Swimmers can choose their own lanes and who they swim with.  ALL Junior Varsity can join this ‘open swim session’.

5. SCIS INTIVATIONAL VOLUNTEER SLOTS

Our coaching team still need the aid of our parents to run a successful and professional swimming meet to the Shanghai Swimming League, support your team.

All new swimming parents should volunteer their time and give back to their new community!  This is a basic expectation of being part of the team.

We seem to be very short on Sunday’s volunteers; please give back to our team by supporting the coaches.  Please encourage Varsity swimmers to come on Saturday and help out!  An email was sent to the students in Coach Cheryl’s training group.

Volunteer Sign up

6. SCIS ENTRIES

Shall be posted here on Wednesday once we complete these.

All swimmers have been entered, all swimmers should be in attendance, this is a compulsory meet.

If you cannot attend this meet for some reason the coaches need to know before Wednesday, if the swimmers cannot provide a valid reason for their absence we would have to seriously consider their commitment to our swimming team.

Swimmers who ‘scratch’ out of the meet AFTER WEDNESDAY 3pm, must pay 85 rmb to the swimming department for meet fees.  

Swimmers who compete in this meet for SCIS shall have their meet fees covered by the school.

Some under 8 swimmers shall swim 2 individual events.

7. ODDS & ENDS

In Parent Resources you shall find the Power Point Presentation from the Swim Parent Conference.  

Small updates have been made to the website.

Have a great week and come support your team this weekend!

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