TRAINING THIS WEEK: All as normal. Fri AM training shall run at an adjusted time of 6:30am – 7:30am this week (the swimmers wanted to keep to Friday morning).
VOLUNTEERS FOR SSL ROUND 1 HOSTED HERE AT SCIS, WE REALLY REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! Your team needs you. On October 19th & 20th our swimming department shall host 800-1,000 swimmers from our Shanghai Swimming League to compete in our leagues first meet of the season. Organizing swimming meets are a logistically challenging and we really need your help to ensure that we can provide a fluid and professional swimming meet that matches our team culture here at SCIS. Under 8 families I encourage you to continue to support your team by aiding the coaching team this weekend. Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F48ABA62CA4F49-sslround
Shanghai Swimming League Round 1: Please see MEETS – SSL Round 1. Psych sheets released (this is not the meet program). Meet program to be finalised Wednesday 12noon.
Shanghai Swimming League Development Series Round 1: Saturday October 26th, 2019! For primarily under 8s however, some swimmers age of 9 maybe invited to join. Please sign up for the bus using this link so that we can go ahead and order a bus! Parents are permitted to travel with the team. Times have yet to be released from the https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48aba62cabf85-sslunder
SAS/ISB Swimvitational Selections announced: Go to the following page for entry list, events selected have not been finalized. 200rmb payment for this meet is required at the front desk for each participant. See MEETS – SAS/ISB
Hoodies and pants order closes tomorrow: Shall accept orders until 4:30pm on Wednesday October 16th. Ordering this year is a little different, no orders can be logged until payment has been collected. Please see TEAM INFORMATION – Swim Hoodies & Pants OPEN https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/scis-team-gear/
Nanjing/Hanoi payments over due: Deadline for Nanjing & Hanoi sign up and payment has long past. If you have not settled your families bill yet please do so with urgency. Thank you!
New caps! WHITE! Available at the school store SOON : SCIS Coaches designed a new cap strictly only for swim team for sale in the school store, they should arrive in the next few days. Please purchase one when they arrive in for the weekend. So many teams have RED caps and we decided to change our cap to a color that no-one else wears (since I found out Concordia changed to Navy Blue) we moved fast to design the new Swim Team white cap! Shall email full team when they arrive in!
TRAINING THIS WEEK: All training runs as normal, Friday AM training 6am – 7:30am.
HOODIES & PANTS ANNUAL ORDER NOW OPEN: Each year we make an order of our comfortable team hoodie and pant order. This year we have RED or BLUE hoodie available for any swimmer and the design by popular demand is the pull over style (instead of last years zip up version). Ordering this year is a little different, no orders can be logged until payment has been collected. Please see TEAM INFORMATION – Swim Hoodies & Pants OPEN https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/scis-team-gear/
VOLUNTEERS FOR SSL ROUND 1 HOSTED HERE AT SCIS! Your team needs you. On October 19th & 20th our swimming department shall host 800-1,000 swimmers from our Shanghai Swimming League to compete in our leagues first meet of the season. Organizing swimming meets are a logistically challenging and we really need your help to ensure that we can provide a fluid and professional swimming meet that matches our team culture here at SCIS. Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F48ABA62CA4F49-sslround
IMPORTANT DATES IN OCTOBER: October 19th = SSL Round 1, 11 & overs. October 20th = SSL Round 2, 9-10 yrs. All swimmers from every training group are expected to attend, please email your child’s primary coach & myself (email@example.com) if your child cannot participate within this meet. October 26th = 8 years old and under non-competitive event hosted by Dulwich Minghan.
TRAINING THIS WEEK: All lower school training as usual. Due to China Trips no Junior Varsity and Varsity training Monday to Thursday. Friday AM training shall be available, 7am – 9am.
ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS UNIFORM PORTAL OFFICIALLY CLOSED: Portal shall open again after our second round of team try outs in January 2020.
NANJING SWIMMING MEET DEC. 2019: Last chance to sign up for for our Nanjing travel meet. Please note that all swimmers who have been on our school team for one year and that will be 9 years old by December 6th, 2019 should sign up for Nanjing or Vietnam. It is a swim team expectation that remain eligible for re-section swimmers should attend 1 travel meet per academic year. Sign-up closes SEPT. 30, 2019. https://jinshuju.net/f/lGTRGw
SAS/ISB SWIMVITATIONAL MEET NOV. 1,2,3: Hosted at SAS Pudong this meet is a higher level meet that requires qualifying times. This year a small select team shall compete for SCIS, between 10-30 swimmers shall be selected to swim for SCIS by the coaching team. Some swimmers may have even gained qualifying times however shall not be invited to swim at this meet. Please go to home page: MEETS – SWIMVITATIONAL 2019 for further details on the coaching decisions behind a different competition strategy this year. Swimmers who do not make the team for Swimvitational shall be invited to compete in Suzhou. https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/sas-isb-nov-123/
9 – 18 YEAR OLD MEET SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER 2019: Shanghai Swimming League Round 1 – hosted by SCIS!!! Home meet looking for full swim team family support and full team attendance. Go to homepage: MEETS – SSL ROUND 1. https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/ssl-round-1/ find our volunteer sign up in this page! Please sign up ASAP!
8 & U MEET SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER 2019: Development league for under 8 swimmers. OCT. 26 at Dulwich Minghan, details to be announced after October Golden Week.
Time Trials 2019: a reminder that our time trials takes place today 16th and tomorrow 17th for every swimmer in every practice group. Further information can be found on our home page Meets – Time Trials https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/time-trials-2019/. The times gained shall at this meet shall indicate who qualifies for the SAS/ISB meet Nov. 1,2,3 (see https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/sas-isb-nov-123/ for qualifying times) which is open for any swimmer who qualifies, this meet all age groups can compete, including under 8 swimmers. Any swimmers who cannot attend time trials must email their primary coach and coach Cheryl Philp firstname.lastname@example.org
Time Trial Volunteers: Many thanks to our time trials volunteers, please come prepared 15mins before your shift begins with comfortable clothes that are suitable for a hot environment, indoor shoes only / flip flops and a water bottle! Be aware that today at 3pm will be very busy as our team are also having their team picture taken, volunteers please help out with the coaches to get the swimmers in place and organized!
Team photo 2019-2020: Monday 16th September 3pm all swimmers must attend our annual team photo in our red SCIS bathing suit.
Changes to training: All training groups are cancelled this Wednesday 18th September due to pool repairs. Training shall resume on Thursday & Friday AM resumes at 6am this week!
Captains 2019-2020: Thank you all to our captains of last year. All captains are asked to attend all SCIS swim team events and competitions to aid the coaching team. It would be helpful if the captains can attend on meet days of the age categories that they do not swim within to aid the coaches and their fellow team mates. Captains shall be announced at time trials tonight and updated on the website after this announcement.
Nanjing Travel Meet: Sign-up is open until SEPT. 30th and many rooms still available. Note that the expression of interest differs from the ‘official sign up’. The official sign up requires detailed information. Sign up is going smoothly and the coaching team are delighted with the number of swimmers supporting our team, thank you to all! https://jinshuju.net/f/lGTRGw
Hanoi Travel Meet SIGN-UP OFFICIALLY CLOSED! Sign up is closed, a few families that got in touch over the weekend may be able to grab a slot however, the biggest difficulty now is that our team have exceeded our numbers allocated. Thank you to all families for your urgency in the tight turn round time. Travel information sheet shall come out soon and shall be updated on website in Meets – Hanoi. Please see an updated flyer https://teachersh.scis-his.net/aquatics/hanoi-vietnam/
SCIS SWIM TEAM UNIFORM CLOSING SOON, LAST CHANCE! New designs for a variety of swim team apparel, OPEN NOW UNTIL ONLY SEPT. 20th. Please go to tab : TEAM INFORMATION – Swim Uniform and gather more information and start shopping. SCIS coaching team would like to encourage ALL SWIMMERS to purchase a t-shirt to aid our team to travel in a cohesive and professional manner. Insiders recommendations: DOME caps only suitable for elite level & not suitable for 8 & under.
Upper School Halloween Party: Thanks to Nina, Puk, Sofia, Taeke & Patrick who are busy arranging our first Halloween Party on Monday 4th November, further details to come throughout the weeks ahead. This party shall act as a perfect rest day after the long weekend of competition at SAS Pudong for those who qualify for this exciting meet. The party is only for upper school students and only swim team members! Party shall have food, decorations, games and DJ Taeke and Patrick shall be providing the beats.
CHANGES TO TRAINING THIS WEEK: Due to the in-service day & holiday training shall be canceled for all training groups on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th. Coach Jane Mao shall lead Coach Cheryl’s Varsity group on Wednesday from 4:15pm – 6:pm.
TIME TRIALS 2019: Time Trials shall be the first compulsory and full team event so far within our season. Please go to the tab MEETS – TIME TRIALS 2019 for full information. Please note that ALL SWIMMERS must attend both days.
TEAM PHOTO: Since all of the swimmers shall be in for Time Trials we decided to do the team photo on the same day, Monday 16th September 3pm ALL SWIMMERS must come to the pool for the team photo in SCIS team RED suit.
NANJING SIGN-UP: please be reminded that Nanjing sign-up is open until SEPT. 30th. Note that the expression of interest differs from the ‘official sign up’. The official sign up requires detailed information. Sign up is going very well but, a few key point scorers are missing from sign up?? Lots of rooms still available! https://jinshuju.net/f/lGTRGw
HANOI VIETNAM SIGN-UP: : email coach Cheryl Philp email@example.com directly ASAP. Official sign-up coming soon and shall be added here. Go to MEETS – HANOI VIETNAM for the information currently available. To keep prices at a reasonable price we must confirm and book as soon as possible. Ideally we need this done today to guarantee the lower price!
SCIS SWIM TEAM UNIFORM! New designs for a variety of swim team apparel. This portal is OPEN NOW UNTIL ONLY SEPT. 20th. Please go to tab : TEAM INFORMATION – Swim Uniform and gather more information and start shopping. SCIS coaching team would like to encourage ALL SWIMMERS to purchase a t-shirt to aid our team to travel in a cohesive and professional manner.Insiders recommendations: DOME caps only suitable for elite level & not suitable for 8 & under. None of these items are available anywhere else and this is the only opportunity to purchase these items before the colder weather arrives, ensuring the swimmers stay warm throughout the swimming meets is essential for optimal performance!
SCIS AGE GROUP CAPTAINS: Shall be released next Monday via the website go to tab : CAPTAINS. Captains are asked to come to the pool on Tuesday 17th September 3pm for this years captains photos.
Swim Team Parent Conference – thank you for coming! For those of you who were unable able to make the conference do not worry, please find our presentation on the website under the following tab: PARENT RESOURCES.
Time Trials 2019 – Time Trials shall be the first compulsory and full team event so far within our season. Please go to the tab MEETS – TIME TRIALS 2019 for full information.
Nanjing Sign-up – please be reminded that Nanjing sign up is active and open until SEPT. 30th. Note that the expression of interest differs from the ‘official sign up’. The official sign up requires detailed information. Sign up is going very well with now the following numbers signed up: Silver = 6, Junior Varsity = 4, Varsity = 13. Bronze team = COME ON! https://jinshuju.net/f/lGTRGw
SCIS Swim Team Uniform!! – New designs for a variety of swim team apparel. The coaching team encourages families to purchase the items that they feel are necessary, the coaching team recommends that you should individualize any purchases with names if that option is available (easy to located at swim meets). This is the only opportunity of this term to order swim specific, individualized swim team apparel. This portal is OPEN NOW. Please go to tab : TEAM INFORMATION – Swim Uniform and gather more information!
Varsity Coach Cheryl’s Practice Group – See you at 6am Friday AM this week for our first early morning practice of this term.
International Swimming Meet – for those interested in attending an International Meet this season please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly! The meet we are planning on attending shall be in Hanoi, Vietnam in November. Basic details in doc below! Prices can accurately be calculated when I receive estimation of how many families and swimmers are interested in this opportunity. Please note this is open for under 8s and their families, all 10 & under swimmers must travel with their family. Ideally 12 & under should travel with a family member.
WELCOME NEW FAMILIES TO THE SCIS DRAGONS TEAM: Looking forward to getting to know all of the swimmers and families. Attending the Swim Parent Conference on SEPT. 2nd 6:30pm – 7:30pm is an important and valuable insight to our team. Every evening all practice sessions are open for spectators to observe. Please note that the coaches cannot have interactions with spectators when we are in session. If you would like to talk to any members of the coaching team please email to make an appointment. Looking forward to a great year ahead.
TRAINING THIS WEEK: Many staggered starts these weeks with different training groups, please contact your primary coach if you need clarification. Please refrain from sharing information that only applies to your child, the information relevant for your family may not apply to others. No practice Fri AM for Varsity.
NANJING DEC. 6-8 OFFICIAL SIGN UP NOW OPEN: All swimmers who are 9 years old & over (by DEC. 7th, 2019) are encouraged to sign up for this meet. Deadline for sign up Sept. 30th. Nanjing Swimming Meet is an exciting meet which provides our swimmers with the opportunity to attend a travel meet, remember all swimmers must attend 1 travel meet per academic year with our team. Please use the QR code or link to sign up & pay for the meet. All organization shall be done by Real Travel & the coaching team. Please note that if any families travel on their own (out with the team) they shall be fully responsible for their child and these families must make their own travel arrangements to and from the hotel and pool in Nanjing.
4. SWIM PARENT MEETING, MONDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2019, 6:30 – 7:30: All parents are encouraged to join our coaches and fellow swim parents at our annual Swim Parent Meeting which shall provide you with all the information that is needed for the year ahead. Snacks and refreshments shall be provided! Please use this google form (link provided below) to express your interest in attending this very important information evening.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vdbZ_-WrCPYoD5x1Sz8t_2iVN67q2Qc5tO4u_rRwwxE/edit?usp=sharing
Monday 16th September, 2019: 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Full team picture, all swimmers must purchase SCIS red bathing suit / jammers for this photo.
16 & 17 September, 2019, 3:30 – 5pm – *TIME TRIALS 10 & UNDER : all swimmers who are 10 years old and under must attend on both days. Parent volunteers needed, signup coming out next week.
16 & 17 September, 2019, 5pm – 6:30pm – *TIME TRIALS 11 & OVER : all swimmers who are 11 years old and over must attend on both days. Parent volunteers needed, signup coming out next week!
*Time Trials are different from Try-Outs. Time Trials allows an opportunity to gain first times of the swimming season that shall be needed for the first swim meets and for comparison at the end of the season to see overall improvements.
6. WEBSITE UNDERGOING CHANGES… Information is being updated, added and changed. The coaching team hopes to update the website over this week to show correct information that applies to this academic year.
TRAINING SCHEDULES FOR TRAINING GROUPS: Training shall be postponed to begin on Wednesday 21st August 2019 for the following groups: Bronze, Silver & Varsity. U8s first session shall begin the following week: Monday 26th August 2019, 3:15pm – 4:15pm. Junior Varsity shall begin Tuesday 27th August 2019, 3:15pm – 4:15pm. All swimmers attendance shall begin to be recorded as of Wednesday 21st August, 2019. Please check TEAM INFORMATION – PRACTICE GROUPS – CLICK ON YOUR GROUP for information of expectations and attendance averages. Any further questions please contact your primary coach. In addition can all of the swimmers contact your primary coach with the following information: email address of the guardian(s) in your family and an emergency contact number, the coaching team would like to update all of our contact details and records in this new academic year.
NANJING TRAVEL MEET: Nanjing Travel Meet shall take place on Dec. 7th & 8th 2019. Nanjing Swimming Meet is firmly one of our teams favorite meets, do not miss this great opportunity! This meet shall be available for all 9 – 18 year old student-athletes (age of 9 years old on December 7th). Swimmers who meet the age requirement to attend the meet are encouraged to attend this meet. All swimmers in Lower School must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please use this google form (link provided below) to express your interest in this meet, this sheet shall be used to estimate how many hotel rooms are needed for our team, *official registration shall open 26. August (in next weeks HongQiao Water Weekly). *Official registration shall be where you can guarantee your room and confirm travel with our team.
SCIS Nanjing Swim – Travel Booking for Nanjing Swim
SWIM PARENT MEETING, MONDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2019, 6:30 – 7:30: All parents are encouraged to join our coaches and fellow swim parents at our annual Swim Parent Meeting which shall provide you with all the information that is needed for the year ahead. Snacks and refreshments shall be provided! Please use this google form (link provided below) to express your interest in attending this very important information evening.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vdbZ_-WrCPYoD5x1Sz8t_2iVN67q2Qc5tO4u_rRwwxE/edit?usp=sharing
SUMMER NEWS FROM OUR TEAM: Thank you to all of our swimmers who continued with their swimming development over the summer. Joppe Rietveld & Alvar Kjellgren went to a swim camp together! Natalie Sorensen & Alex Chang bumped into one another at a camp in America. A huge achievement from Harold du Bois de Vroylande in qualifying and competing within the Belgian National Championships. Within these championships Harold broke four school records and gained a bronze medal for his 100 Butterfly time of 1:08.06. Please see the Long Course School records that Harold broke over the summer vacation, congratulations again Harold, the coaching team are delighted for you!
SWIMMING SEASON 2019-2020: Our department have 97 swimmers signed up for try-outs. Currently we have only 20-30 slots throughout our entire team. As our team momentum continues to build and the interest to be part of our team grows our coaching team shall need to continually access each individuals suitability to each training group. Our hope is that we can continue to inspire each individual to meet their potential however, each swimmer must work hard to meet their potential in training and competitions.
Welcome back to all of our return families in our swimming community. The Swimming Department thoroughly looks forward to catching up with all of our swimmers in the week to come. Exciting news from Europe this summer when Harold du Bois de Vroylande competed in the Belgian National Swimming Championships and placed Bronze medal for 100 Fy and qualified for next years Nationals with the time swam. More news on that exciting topic to come however, we really wanted to let Harold know how proud we are of him… Please find a basic overview of all of the training groups.
RETURN SWIMMERS, TRAINING GROUPS: All swimmers should have received an email from their primary coach in June about their predicted swimming group for the academic year 2019-2020. Please follow the tips from your primary coach and contact your primary coach for any questions. It is normal practice to start the juniors in the same group as last year to re-access the level after 2 months break.
TRAINING THIS WEEK (ONLY FOR VARSITY TEAM): On Aug. 13, 14 & 15 we would like to invite our Varsity swimmers to attend ‘open pool sessions’ from 3:15pm – 4:15pm. Hope to see our Varsity team tomorrow!
UNDER 8 INFORMATION FOR 2019-2020: First day of training Monday 26th August, 3:15-4:15pm with Coach Seven Qi. One training session shall be offered for the under 8 group per week every Monday. Questions regarding u8’s should be sent to email@example.com
BRONZE INFORMATION FOR 2019-2020: First day of training Wednesday 21st August 2019, 3:15pm-4:15pm with Coach Seven Qi. Three training sessions shall be offered for the Bronze group each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Questions regarding u8’s should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
SILVER INFORMATION FOR 2019-2020: First day of training Wednesday 21st August 2019, 3:15pm-4:25pm with Coach Jane Mao. Four sessions shall be offered on; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Questions regarding silver group should be sent to email@example.com
JUNIOR VARSITY INFORMATION FOR 2019-2020: First day of training shall begin on Tuesday 27th August 2019, 3:15pm-4:15pm with Coach Carson Shen. Up to three sessions are available for Junior Varsity swimmers upon invitation. Questions regarding junior varsity group should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
11-12 VARSITY INFORMATION FOR 2019-2020: Aug. 13, 14 & 15 we would like to invite our Varsity swimmers to attend ‘open pool sessions’ from 3:15pm – 4:15pm. First official day of training shall begin on Wednesday 21st August 2019, 4:15pm – 6pm with Coach Carson Shen. Six sessions are available upon invitation. Questions regarding junior varsity group should be sent to email@example.com
13+ VARSITY INFORMATION FOR 2019-2020: Aug. 13, 14 & 15 we would like to invite our Varsity swimmers to attend ‘open pool sessions’ from 3:15pm – 4:15pm. First official day of training shall begin on Wednesday 21st August 2019, 4:15pm – 6pm with Coach Cheryl Philp. Six sessions are available upon invitation. Questions regarding varsity team should be sent to myself on firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAINING THIS WEEK: Junior team finishes at 4pm all this week. Seniors begin at 4pm and finish approx. 5:30pm. No training on Friday 14th June 2019.
FAREWELL TO THE FOLLOWING SWIMMERS: Thanks to the following swimmers for their dedication to our team and their performance on a weekly basis. The coaches wish you all well in the future in and out of the pool. U8 swimmers: EMMA EROCLANI, COLTON LESTAGE, OSSIAN TIBBERT-WYKVLIET. Bronze swimmers: NATHAN LITCHENBERG, LILA LOPEZ. Silver swimmers: ISIS VERHOEFF, FINN TIBBERT-WYKVLIET, JACKSON LESTAGE, DYLAN SEIFORD, NATHAN CRANDALL, AUSTIN LEE. Varsity swimmers: JACK CRANDALL, NATALIE SORENSEN, LUCAS FLORCZAK, CATO VLIEGENBERG, SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG, MADELYN SUNG, OLIVIA PIKE, KUZEY ORULUER. Junior Varsity: MERIJN VERHOEFF.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SENIORS OF 2019: Proud of our seniors: KIRA FLORCZAK, HUGO KVARNSTROEM, FELIX ASARD, TEYA ATHANASOPOULOS, ROXY DENIGAN, YOSHIYUKI KIMURA.
SWIM TEAM 2019-2020: Swimmers families should expect to receive an email this week if they have been offered an unconditional offer to swim next year. Swimmers may be asked to try out again for the following reasons: unable to achieve an average of 75% training attendance over the academic year or unable to attend at least 2 meets per semester. All Junior Varsity swimmers shall try-out in August.
FIRST WEEK(S) BACK AFTER SUMMER:
TUESDAY 13th AUGUST – FULL TEAM EMAIL SHALL BE SENT OUT WITH SWIMMING SCHEDULE & UPDATED ON SWIMMING WEBSITE.
14,15,16 AUGUST 3:15pm – 4:15pm – VARSITY TEAM ONLY OPEN POOL SESSIONS
MONDAY 19th AUGUST 3:15pm – 5pm SWIM TEAM TRY-OUTS
TUESDAY 20th AUGUST 3:15pm – 5pm SWIM TEAM TRY-OUTS
WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST: TRAINING BEGINS (no Junior Varsity practice until following week)
FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST: JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM ANNOUNCED
MONDAY 26th AUGUST: JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM BEGIN TRAINING
6. HAPPY SUMMER VACATION TO ALL!!! For those swimmers who have swam all year without taking breaks or skipping practices you should all enjoy 2-4 weeks of complete rest from formal swim training, getting in the pool and playing and low level intensity is of course encouraged! After these weeks of well deserved rest, everyone should start training and swimming again. Your coaches shall send you all some practices to work through during the summer vacation!