HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY: FEB. 11-17

  1. HAPPY YEAR OF THE PIG

 

Great job to all the swimmers who kept training over the Chinese New Year break, those who swam at school and those who swam on their holiday break.

A great big thank you to Marc Vliegenberg who came to help us with the seniors over his own holiday break.  The swimmers thoroughly enjoyed your sets and your presence on poolside!  Thanks again!

2. TRAINING THIS WEEK

All training as normal for all training groups.  

Varsity to confirm all trainings please go to TEAM INFORMATION – PRACTICE GROUPS and our practice schedule is posted there.  *Any mistakes or problems you can see with the website, please email myself (Coach Cheryl).

Just to confirm: YES, practice starts at 5:30am.

Aim of the week:

Trying to get to a place where the coach explains the set 1x.  Keep up the focus in the practice.  Of course if it is a new concept more time can be spent.  Please save Coach Cheryl’s vocal cords.

Dryland:

Additional to our gym session on Monday morning, I have created a few new sequences that we shall spend time perfecting and progressing from before we hit the water each evening!

3. SSL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ SAS PUDONG

12 days to our leagues Championships, for Varsity this means 12 practices left!  Absolutely no skipping practice.  

All swimmers must attend this meet, this is a compulsory meet.

Tuesday 12th February 2019, Coach Cheryl will be based in the swim office from 3pm-4:15pm for swimmers to drop in and discuss events, race plans in further detail.  

ENTRIES

SSL 10 and under

SSL 11 and over

  • You/your child has been entered
  • You/your child should be entered into 3 individual events
  • These can be changed up until Monday 18th February 

Buses shall run from SCIS on both days and all swimmers should travel with the team as per our team rules.  Swimmers should stay with their team throughout the day and stay for the award ceremony with our full team, swimmers should not leave after their events.  Additionally, this meet shall be a screen-free meet for our swimmers from arrival to SAS-PD until mid-day.

Full details of travel shall be released next Monday on our website.

* Varsity practice shall be cancelled Friday 22nd February and rescheduled to Thursday 21st February, 5:30-7:30.

DAY 1 Saturday 23rd February, 2019 – 11 & overs 

DAY 2 Sunday 24th February, 2019 – 10 & unders

4. TEAM PHOTO NEXT WEEK

All swimmers must attend our annual team photo.  All swimmers must attend in our RED suit.  No caps or googles needed for the photo.

WEDNESDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2019, 3:15pm.

The coaching team would like to take another photo so that we can include our new swimmers to our photo.

For those who usually swim on Wednesday shall resume train after we finish the photos, others do not usually train on Wednesday should go home after the photo.

5. SWIMMERS SPECIFIC 

Nanjing results posted in pool hall, attendances for Varsity posted on website!

Please find Nanjing RESULTS on our website.

Have a great week!

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HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY: JAN 28th – FEB 3rd

  1. ACAMIS TEAMS

See homepage of swimming and there is a TAB for ACAMIS with team announcements and sign-ups.

Sign up must be completed Wednesday 30th January!  Please make sure that you sign up for your child today using this link:

https://jinshuju.net/f/YyCSQN

Extra training over CNY is available for ACAMIS swimmers, contact coach Cheryl on cphilp@scis-china.org

2. CHINESE NEW YEAR & CHANGES TO TRAINING

Friday PM practices shall be cancelled to allow our amazing coaches an earlier finish so that they can begin their family celebrations a little earlier.

Friday AM training shall run as usual: 5:30am – 7:30am.

Have a fantastic holiday break and see you all after the break.

3. HOLIDAY SETS

Your primary coach shall send out holiday sets before Friday!  Keep swimming and keep mobile, as you all know that we all work very hard and the holidays cause havoc to a swimmers fitness, keep swimming!  

4. WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

For those new swimmers on the team, a warm welcome and we look forward to a great season ahead, welcome to:

MacKenzie Kaufenberg – u8

Julia Fan – u8 

Bel Chen- 9-10 

Rose van Herpen- 9-10 

Sterre Peek – 9-10 

Hyenje Choi – 9-10

Clement Lau – 9-10

Jungeun Song –  13-14

Jungwoo Song – 11-12

Xin nian kuai le!

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HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY: JAN. 21-27

1. SHANGHAI SWIMMING LEAGUE NANJING 2019, 2nd overall.

On Friday 18th January 74 swimmers travelled to Nanjing to compete in a 2-day meet at Nanjing International School. 

Well done to Nanjing International School for hosting a great meet that many thoroughly enjoyed!

SCIS swimming team swam with real grit, focus and determination.  Our team exhibited high energy team spirit that could be heard throughout the pool hall.  

What an amazing way to begin 2019 swim season for SCIS!

The following swimmers had an incredible meet and gained highest point scorers in their age category:

DOHA YEO – 2nd highest point scorer in 8 years old and under girls category.

HAROLD du BOIS de VROYLANDE – 3rd highest point scorer in 11-12 boys category.

NATALIE SORENSEN – 1st highest point scorer in 13-14 girls category. 

CATO VLIEGENBERG – 3rd highest point scorer in 13-14 girls category.

SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG – 1st highest point scorer in 15 & over girls category. 

MIA GABAY – 2nd highest point scorer in 15 & over girls category.

RO’I GABAY – 3rd highest point scorer in 15 & over category boys.

2. SCIS RECORD BREAKERS IN NANJING 2019

8 & under girls DOHA YEO 100 Freestyle 1:29.04

13-14 girls NATALIE SORENSEN 50 Backstroke 33’01

13 -14 girls NATALIE SORENSEN 100 IM 1:15.50

15 & over girls SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG 200 Freestyle 2:17.91

9-10 boys Freestyle Relay A.Lee, F.Glitterstam, H.Yeo & I.Curnow 2:20.12

13-14 girls Medley Relay N.Sorensen, M.Sung, C.Vliegenberg & E.Lim 2:20.67

3. NANJING REFLECTIONS 

Thanks for the support, bringing 74 swimmers to a travel meet is an honor as a coach.  At these travel meets we all get to know one another on a different level and these experiences are special for us all from the student-athletes to the parents and coaches.  As an athlete they grind out the practice sessions day after day, week after week.  To then have a strong family support that provides these opportunities and makes a weekend out of it, is a really unique feeling.  A feeling that creates a lot of belonging, a feeling that can create stress but, when the stress passes and they get through the races and share the experiences they gain a new strength of character, improved ownership of their training (“why” they do this every day) and we hope a strong feeling of self respect.

Thank you for all those who came entered the meet and the parents who traveled with us to make this a great weekend!

For our swimming reflections each coach shall be reviewing all of the ‘coaching’ details with each individual swimmers.

In terms of organization I would like to take this opportunity to remind the swimming families for future meets.

  • All 10 years old and under swimmers must be accompanied by a parent throughout the trip.  
  • All swimmers should always travel with the team.

4. ACAMIS SELECTIONS – 52 days and counting…

The coaching team shall select the 6 swimmers of each gender from the the following age categories : 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 & 15 & over.  Under 8 swimmers are strictly not permitted to swim in this meet.

Swimmers from other age categories maybe asked to swim up.  

When ACAMIS selections are released we ask that all swimmers who are selected swim 4x per week until ACAMIS.

Swimmers who are in student council should make up for their missed swimming on Tuesday by beginning to train with in our morning practice on Tuesday AM 6:30am – 7:30.  Contact coach Cheryl on cphilp@scis-china.org

Payment for the hotel and buffet dinner in Suzhou shall be open next week for swimmers selected. 

Meet fees and busing is covered by our school.

5. PAYMENT FOR HOODIES

Please pay for all hoodies at the front desk with Sellen Zhang ASAP.  

6. TRAINING THIS WEEK

All as normal!  No changes.  Friday AM Varsity will be at 5:30am.

7. NEXT MEET – COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE FOR ALL

SHANGHAI SWIMMING LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

11 & over category – Saturday 23rd February 2019

10 & under category – Sunday 24th February 2019

With the CNY break approaching Varsity team only have approx. 14 practices until this meet.

Ensure all swimmers are on 100% attendance as these breaks can really break up what the coaches are working towards and become frustrating for the swimmer to gain and lose fitness.

Parents should be looking to find a solution to keep their children swimming over the holiday break.

8. PBs ON WEBSITE

Go to Team Information – Full Team PBs.

Homework, learn your PBs by heart, set goal times for all your PBs.  Compare against the USA standard motivational times!

9. CHINESE NEW YEAR SETS

Your coaches shall send you all CNY sets for the holidays, all swimmers are expected to swim over holiday breaks.  Families please take accountably for this, the swimmers and coaches work so hard to gain the improvements and it all can be lost so easily over the break.

Have a great week!

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HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY: JAN. 14-20

  1. NANJING, JAN. 18-20

Ensure that you have paid for the Nanjing trip, urgently please.

Please find our detailed travel information below.

NANJING TRAVEL INFO

All families should ensure that they contact their classroom teacher and notify them that the student-athletes need early release at 11:30am on Friday.

Please check the Psych Sheets to see the predicted ranking based on times entered.  Meet program when released will be uploaded here.

psych sheets

2. CHANGES TO TRAINING, THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK!

Tuesday 15th January:

Early morning training begins tomorrow at 5:30am – 7:30am.

4:15pm – 6pm training canceled, both *Coach Carson’s and Coach Cheryl’s practice.

  • *Coach Carson’s swimmers may swim with myself tomorrow morning (JAN. 15) to make up (this week only) from 5:30am – 7:30am.  Please make sure swimmers are on time, we are trialling a new start time from now until ACAMIS.  Feedback always welcome via email, is it too early?  If you think so get in touch.

Wednesday  16th January : Coach Jane shall cover **Coach Cheryl’s Varsity practice 4:15pm – 6pm.  

**Out of office for Shanghai Swimming League business.

Friday 18th January : AM cancelled, PM cancelled.  Friday under 8 swimmers should have already been in touch with Coach Seven if they are interested in making up the sessions.  Junior Varsity swimmers should get in touch with Coach Carson on ashen@scis-china.org for make up options.

Monday 21st January : Land training with Coach Cheryl from 6:30am – 7:30am cancelled.

3. HOODIES & PANTS HAVE ARRIVED!

Hoodies and pants have arrived and are available for pick up upon paying at the front desk with Sellen Zhang.

Volunteers and help still welcome during training time, particularly 3:15 – 4:15.  IF you are on deck observing your child, please help us in the office.  

The coaches cannot help when they are coaching, a reminder that the coaches cannot fully engage with anyone but the students when we are coaching, it is important that our full attention is on the pool.  This is for the students safety and quality of lessons.

4. TIPS & INFO

Varsity swimmers are permanently leaving their water bottles on deck.  Please remind your children that bacteria can grow quickly in this environment and bottles should be washed AT LEAST once per week.

Thanks and have a great week!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: JAN. 7th-13th

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

On behalf of the coaching team, wishing you all the health and happiness in 2019.

Looking forward to catching up with all the swimmers over this week.

2. SCHEDULE THIS WEEK, JAN. 7th-13th

Tuesday 8th January, 2019 Varsity practice (Coach Cheryl’s swimmers) shall run from 6:30am – 7:30am.  

Friday 11th January, 2019 Varsity practice (Coach Cheryl’s swimmers) shall run from 6am – 7:30am.

All other practices shall run as normal this week.

*Coach Cheryl’s Varsity were due to begin early morning at 5:30am in January, this shall begin week beginning Jan 14th.

3. SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK JAN. 14th-20th

CANCELLATIONS

  • Tuesday 15th January, 2018: 4:15pm-6pm Varsity canceled due to try-outs.  Early morning practice shall still run on Tuesday 15th January at the ACAMIS NO PAIN NO GAIN time of, 5:30am. Coach Carson’s swimmers who swim on Tuesday evenings are encouraged to attend the early morning practice (on this day only) to make up for the cancellation. *3:15-4:30 U8 & Silver shall run as normal on Tuesday 15th January.
  • Friday 18th January, 2018: All practices AM & PM cancelled, for all practice groups.

*Under 8 swimmers who swim 1x per week on Friday maybe arrange one make up class with Coach Seven Qi at sqi@scis-china.org

*Each swimmer may make up for the class on Thursday 10th OR Thursday 17th.  Please contact Coach Seven with the date that you shall attend!

Please remember to notify your classroom teachers, lower school secretary and the transportation department with changes in schedule.

4. NANJING INFORMATION 

Gathering in all the final info of families who paid during the holiday and finalizing arrangements.

Nanjing Travel info

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Please go to Meets – Nanjing for further information. 

5. COMPETITION SCHEDULE UP AND COMING

MEET DATE WHO ATTENDS
NANJING 18-20 Jan All swimmers who signed up, this was last chance to get your compulsory travel meet in of the year. 
SSL CHAMPIONSHIPS 23-24 Feb FULL TEAM
ACAMIS 15-16 Mar TOP 6 OF EACH AGE GROUP TBA
SPRING SPRINTS 13 Apr FULL TEAM
RSS LONG COURSE 4 May Varsity, Silver, bronze.  Swimmers shall be invited from primary coach in u8 and Junior Varsity practice groups

6. INTERNATIONAL MEET OF BANGKOK MARCH 9-10

IF… we can get this on the calendar, please email myself (Coach Cheryl Philp) directly so I can gauge interest.

Please note that it is the weekend directly before ACAMIS.  

7. HOODIES AND PANTS 

Hoodies and pants have arrived.  Payments can be made at the front desk with Sellen Zhang as of Tuesday 8th January.  Once the payments have been received the swimmers may pick up the hoodies directly before practice begins. 

Looking for parent volunteers to aid us with this during practices this week.  Email myself to volunteer.

8. QUICK REMINDERS

  • All student-athletes need to bring their water bottle to every training! Water is an important part of our daily kit.
  • All pieces of kit from cap, suits, shorts, towels, goggles and water bottle should be clearly marked with the swimmers names

All the best for 2019 and make sure any swimmers with renewed energy or goals should ensure that they ask to speak to their primary coach for a goal setting meeting.

Have a great week ahead!

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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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