Hongqiao Water Weekly: Mar. 1-7

  1. REGULAR THIS WEEK: Training shall resume as normal on the following days; Monday, March 1st & Tuesday, March 2nd.
  2. DATES VIRTUAL SWIMMING MEET: March, 4 & 5th, all swimmers attend both days, at SCIS Aquatics Centre.
  3. TIME SLOTS OF THE MEET: Swim team swimmers in lower school (over the age of 9 years old) should attend the Virtual Meet between the times of 3:05 pm – 4:45 pm on both days. Swim team swimmers in Upper School should attend the Virtual Meet between the times of 4 pm – 6 pm on both days.
  4. WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE VIRTUAL SWIMMING MEET?: All swimmers on our swimming team who are the ages of 9 years old and over from March, 4th 2021.
  5. WHAT SHOULD YOUR CHILD BRING TO THE VIRTUAL MEET? Swim team swimmers should bring SCIS Swimming Cap (red or white), bathing suit, goggles, water bottle, towel, and flip flops. Training equipment FINS and snorkel are not required on the days of the Virtual Swimming Meet.
  6. CAN I COME TO WATCH OR VOLUNTEER AT THE VIRTUAL MEET? Unfortunately at this time, we cannot permit parents on campus to watch the swimming meet or volunteer. The Aquatics Department looks forward to inviting you to the pool in the future.
  7. HOW DO I KNOW WHAT I AM SWIMMING? The coaches have posted the events you shall swim on the poolside walls. No changes can be made.
  8. WHAT IF I CANNOT MAKE IT TO THE VIRTUAL MEET? Please email your coach of the reasons why you cannot participate to your primary coach and cc in Coach Cheryl Philp cphilp@scis-china.org
  9. WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST SWIMMING MEET: Bring a spare cap and goggles. On the day, find your coach immediately and follow their instructions. Find out what events you are swimming, in which order (your coach shall help you with this). Swim your best and your goal is to swim the correct stroke without receiving a disqualification (your coach will talk to you about disqualifications and what that means in each training and as they teach you how to swim). Most importantly, have fun and it’s you against the clock, do not think about anyone else!
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Feb. 22-28

  1. SWIM TEAM PHOTOS: All swimming practice groups should have been notified about swim team photos. The majority of photos shall be taken today and the u8’s tomorrow. Any questions please email your primary coach!
  2. SSIS VIRTUAL MEET MARCH 4 TH & 5 TH: Our next *virtual meet shall take place at SCIS Aquatics Department on Mar. 4th & 5th. Lower school swimmers who are 9 years old and over shall be asked to participate on both days between 3:05 pm – 4:45 pm. Upper school swimmers shall be asked to swim both days between 4:30 pm – 6 pm. Regular practices on Mar. 4th & 5th shall be canceled to host the Virtual Meet. Participation within these events is a swim team expectation.
  3. DRESS CODE ON MARCH 4 TH & 5 TH: All swimmers must wear our SCIS cap (red or white) whilst participating in the Virtual Meet.

*Virtual Meets are competitions organized by the SSL (Shanghai Swimming League). All schools that are members of the SSL participate in the same events as one another, throughout the city, within a specific window of time. Once all schools have completed their event the coaches combine all the times and scores, once these times have been verified and checked we provide results with all schools combined.

Have a great week ahead.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Feb 8th & 9th

  1. 12 ANGRY JURORS: Congratulations to all of our swim team members for a successful week of shows. Watching the cast transform themselves was an incredible experience, terrific to hear a live sound performance, and great to see the band members and backstage cast during the curtain call. Well done again to you all, the show was incredible. Thank you to the Varsity team for signing up to support the school play and your friends.
  2. TRAINING THIS WEEK: Normal training for the groups who train on Monday and Tuesday this week.
  3. AFTER CHINESE NEW YEAR TRAINING: Training shall begin on Feb. 18th (Thursday), we shall not take any additional days off of training. If you are unsure of training dates ensure check last week’s Hongqiao Water Weekly. If that still leaves questions unanswered please email your/your children(s), primary coach.
  4. HAPPY YEAR OF THE OX: Wishing you all a happy and healthy Chinese New Year vacation. Enjoy the time off and we hope you engage in some Chinese New Year Traditions. 2021 is a year of the Ox, starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 31st, 2022. It will be a Metal Ox year.
新年快乐!
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Feb. 1-7

  1. TRY-OUTS LOWER SCHOOL: Swimmers who are currently on our team shall receive individual emails about any movements and/or changes to schedules. If you have not received any email from your primary coach or myself (Coach Philp) please do not worry, no email means to carry on as usual. None of the movements shall come into place until after the Chinese New Year vacation.
  2. TRY-OUTS UPPER SCHOOL: Thank you to our swimmers for participating and volunteering in our try-outs. Swimmers shall be emailed about any movements and/or changes to schedules. If you have not received any email from your primary coach or myself (Coach Philp) please do not worry, no email means to carry on as usual. None of the movements shall come into place until after the Chinese New Year vacation.
  3. 12 ANGRY JUROR CAST/BAND: All swimmers who are also in the school production who missed the try-outs should make up for the try-outs by attending a try-out/fitness test on Monday 8th Feb, 3:10 pm. Students who cannot attend should email their primary coach & me (Coach Philp) and arrange a makeup before the Chinese New Year vacation.
  4. TRAINING THIS WEEK: Training as usual for all practice groups on our usual days and time slots. Changes to training practice time shall begin after the Chinese New Year.
  5. U8 GROUP: Two final training slots for this swimming term shall be on Feb. 2nd & 9th. The first day back to training shall be Feb 23rd and this shall be the first day of our new recruits to our U8 team!
  6. BRONZE: One more training for Bronze this swimming term, Feb 4th. The first day back to training shall be Feb. 18th and this shall be the first day of our new recruits to our Bronze team! After Chinese New Year we are excited to open up another Bronze team swim session. After the Chinese New Year Bronze team shall train on Monday & Thursday 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm.
  7. SILVER: Two more training sessions for Silver this swimming term, Feb 4th & Feb 5th. The first day back to training shall be Feb. 18th, this shall be the first day of our new recruits to our Silver team! After Chinese New Year we are excited to open up another Silver team swim session. After the Chinese New Year Silver team shall train on Monday & Thursday & Friday 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm.
  8. COACH JANES VARSITY GROUP: Is currently undergoing a restructure to the team set up which shall come into place after Chinese New Year. Going forward Coach Jane’s Varsity shall be broken into 2 training groups primarily from grade 6-8 : Gold Development training x2 per week & Gold Advanced training x4 per week. Last training of this swim term shall be on Feb. 9th. First training of next swimming term shall begin on Feb. 18th and end before Spring break.
  9. COACH JANES JUNIOR VARSITY GROUP: Is currently undergoing a restructure to the team set up which shall come into place after Chinese New Year.
  10. COACH CHERYLS VARSITY GROUP: Is currently undergoing a restructure to the team set up which shall come into place after Chinese New Year. Going forward Coach Cheryl’s Varsity shall be broken into 2 training groups primarily from grade 9+ : Junior Varsity (D2) training x2 per week & Varsity (D1) training x4 per week. Last training of this swim term shall be on Feb. 9th. First training of next swimming term shall begin on Feb. 18th and end before Spring break.
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: JAN. 18-24

  1. SWIMMING TEAM TRY-OUTS: All swimmers must sign-up to participate in 1 day of swim team try-outs. Swimmers who do not attend try-outs shall not be considered for our team going forward (theatre exceptions shall receive an email). Any further questions please notify your primary swimming coach. Please sign up using this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=mQvTtn1LyUmpg1MczWLin3ZSeSLf0wNMpTYV2EYhVzxUQllIOUJPQlpQUVRMUEozUERBU0I3TzJKTS4u&wdLOR=cB02A13BC-AE31-2F45-885F-1EE01DC5F390
  2. COACH ABSENCE: Coach Jane shall be off Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th; any swimmers in her training groups shall be under the care and training of Coach Cheryl, training shall resume as normal on Monday and Tuesday.
  3. NO TRAINING FRIDAY 22nd JANUARY: Junior Varsity and Silver training are canceled on Friday this week due to the Swimathon.
  4. SWIMATHON: Mia-Sam Gabay one of our senior swimmers is organizing a swimathon with other seniors on JAN.22nd email Mia-Sam GABAY GABM55126@scis-student.org more information to come.
  5. NEXT WEEK IMPORTANT INFO: NO TRAINING!! Week JAN. 25-31 our department shall not host any training sessions, only tryouts. The new team of 2021 shall be released on Friday 29th January.
  6. TRAINING BEGINS FEBRUARY 1ST, 2021: If you/your child is selected to represent our school and swim for our team training shall resume on the week of FEB. 1st.
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Jan. 4-10

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!
  2. TRAINING THIS WEEK: Training for all training groups shall resume as normal this week as of January 4th, 2021.
  3. FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS TBA: Mid-week we shall announce up and coming changes to the training schedule for the up-and-coming try-outs.
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Dec. 14 – 18

  1. Coach Cheryl is sick and Coach Carson is point of contact until she turns – all of Coach Cheryl’s Varisty training shall run as normal and shall be covered by the coaching team
  2. SCIS swim coaches wish everyone a nice holiday season
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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Dec. 7 – 13

  1. PENULTIMATE WEEK OF TRAINING BEFORE THE WINTER BREAK: No changes to training this week.
  2. EQUIPMENT: Our full coaching team has requested each swimmer to purchase their own training equipment, please note that all swimmers should have purchased the equipment before we return in January 2021. If you have any queries on what this includes for your child please contact your primary coach!
  3. STORAGE OF EQUIPMENT: Swimmers may leave their equipment on poolside or in hired lockers, we are making space for each team to have their own shelf to leave the equipment through term time, we encourage swimmers to take this home during the holidays so that they can continue their practice with equipment.
  4. TRYOUTS JANUARY 2021: Our full team shall go through tryouts. The swim team at SCIS continues to grow in interest & participation throughout our school. For questions of the prerequisites the swimmers should achieve for each group please see the website in Team Information or contact your primary coach. All the best with try-outs!
This week we shall focus on head position throughout all the teams!
If you look forward you lose the trough from the bow wave

Have a great week ahead!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Nov 30. Dec 6

  1. TEAM INFORMATION: As you will have all observed this year each coach is responsible for providing their team with weekly information and updates, the website is for full team information coming directly from the Head Coach (myself Coach Cheryl Philp) which applies to all participants in the swim program. We hope that the information provided for each team can be delivered in a streamlined and motivational way for the training groups.
  2. VIRTUAL MEET OVERALL RESULTS: View results on our home page: TEAM INFORMATION – MEET RESULTS – SSL VIRTUAL MEET
  3. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SCHOOL RECORD BREAKERS:
  • 11-12 BOYS 200 Medley Relay: C.LI, W.KIM, A.DONG & J.KIM 2:25.90 
  • 13-14 BOYS 100 Freestyle: HAROLD DU BOIS DE VROYLANDE 58’57

Have a great week ahead! Tip: Winter break is coming, parents should explore options of winter training to help the swimmers maintain their fitness and ability. Coaches shall provide a training program for those who are motivated to swim on their own.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Nov. 23-29

  1. EQUIPMENT: Please ensure that your child has the correct equipment for their training group. Pictured below would be typical items for the age range of 11 & over.

2. SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL MEET: The swimmers from 9 years old and over enjoyed their first official race in the SSL of 2020-2021. Results shall be posted sometime after Nov. 26th.

3. TRY-OUTS 2021: Every swimmer who is on the team shall be asked to try-out for the team in 2021. Any questions you have please contact your primary coach about the skills that your child may need to develop before try-outs. Our swimming team continually proves to be a popular activity at SCIS and we have a long waiting list of students who have been training hard to make our swimming team.

4. THIS WEEKS FOCUS: All teams shall have a primary focus of developing STREAMLINE POSITION this week!

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