Hongqiao Water Weekly : BACK TO SCHOOL

  1. WELCOME TO OUR NEW AQUATICS CENTRE

On our first day of school our senior swimmers and team captains were invited to be the first swimmers in the water.  These swimmers were given the opportunity to swim Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August before our official season begins.

It was incredible to see our swimmers back in the pool again and what an exciting year it is for SCIS Swimming!

Our objective within the renovation was to use space intelligently, create a functional and safe place for the swimmers and bring more light into our Aquatics Centre!  Our pool renovation included:

  • Complete renovation of space in changing rooms, adding adult toilets/locker room and a lobby at the back as a communal space for swimmers.
  • Both old offices moved to use space available more intelligently.
  • Official FINA regulations blocks & diving deck
  • Scoreboard moved to a visible space for student athletes to observe anywhere in the water (old location of scoreboard was not in a visible spot for swimmers at shallow end).
  • New pace clock.
  • New windows, walls, lights and many other small details.

Currently we are waiting on the arrival of:

  • New office furniture.
  • New lockers.
  • New benches in locker room.
  • Cubby holes and shoe racks in lobby.
  • New Record board.
  • Swim team stickers for various parts of the windows around the pool area.

  2 . UPPER SCHOOL TRY OUTS

Try-outs for the upper school grade levels from 6th-12th shall be held on the following days:

THURSDAY 16th AUGUST, 2018, 3:15pm to approximately 6pm – for team members of 2017-2018 swim season.  You have automatically been signed up and are encouraged to attend!  Looking forward to seeing you all back at TRY-OUTS.

FRIDAY 17th AUGUST, 2018, 3:15pm to approximately 6pm – for new students to SCIS or students who were not part of our team in season 2017-2018.  

TO ATTEND THIS, YOU MUST SIGN UP USING THIS LINK: UPPER SCHOOL TRY OUT SIGN UP FORM

(Swimmers selected to join our Varsity and Junior Varsity team shall be announced on Tuesday 21st August here on the webpage.)

 Parent Tip:

Swimmers who are 13 & over should be encouraged to take furthered responsibility for their own training/sign-ups and should be added to the mailing list.  If you would like your child to be added to this emailing list, please contact myself on cphilp@scis-china.org with the email address you would like to add.

  1. LOWER SCHOOL TRY OUTS

Try-outs for the lower school grade levels from *3rd – 5th shall be held on the following days:

MONDAY 20th AUGUST, 2018, 3:15pm to approximately 6pm – for team members of 2017-2018 swim season.  You have automatically been signed up and are encouraged to attend!  Looking forward to seeing you all back at TRY-OUTS.

TUESDAY 21st AUGUST, 2018, 3:15pm to approximately 6pm – for new students to SCIS or students who were not part of our team in season 2017-2018.  TO ATTEND THIS, YOU MUST SIGN UP USING THIS LINK: LOWER SCHOOL TRY OUT SIGN UP FORM

*Select swimmers in Grade 1 and 2 have been invited to join our try outs and have been emailed.  Unless approved by our coaching team Grade 1 and 2 cannot sign up for swim team try outs.

Swimmers who are selected to swim for our u8 team, bronze team and silver team shall be announced on Friday 24th August, here on the webpage.

  1. VOLUNTEERS FOR TRY OUTS WANTED!

Email Coach Cheryl if you are willing to aid our coaches from 3:00pm – 6pm on any or all of the following dates: 16th, 17th, 20th & 21st August.  

13 & overs please donate your time on 17th, 20th and 21st and give back to your time and show support to your team.

  1. NEXT WEEK SCHEDULE

Important dates to note include:

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st August – NO TRAINING due to LS try-outs

Tuesday 21st August – Swimmers selected to represent Varsity 2018-2019 & Junior Varsity 2018-2019 shall be announced on our webpage (TEAM INFORMATION – TRAINING GROUPS – VARSITY & JUNIOR VARSITY)

Wednesday 22nd August, 3:15pm – 4pm – COMPULSORY TEAM MEETING (parents welcome) with all selected swimmers in Varsity Team and Junior Varsity Team.  All swimmers who are invited to swim for Varsity and Junior Varsity should fully complete the attached Commitment Form, final deadline Monday  27th August.

4:00pm – 4:20pm – Break, no other activities for Junior Varsity.  Varsity swimmers shall stay on for a pool based session.

4:30pm – 6pm – Varsity Test Set

Thursday 23rd August, 3:15pm – 5:15pm – Varsity Test Set

Friday 24th August, 3:15pm – 4:30pm – Our junior team shall be announced on our webpage (TEAM INFORMATION – TRAINING GROUPS – JUNIOR TEAM)

GO DRAGONS!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: JUN. 11th-17th

1. Final land training 

Tomorrow (Tuesday) shall be the final land training of the season from 3:15pm – 4:15pm.

2. Swim team social

Wednesday 13th June 2018 3:15pm – 5pm causal swim team social.

Pizza will be delivered, make sure swimmers take cash for pizza.  

10 rmb plain slice

12 rmb pepperoni slice

3. Try-outs for 2018-2019

Try-outs for our current team members have been set and organized.  Try-outs shall include all the 50s and 100 IM.

US try-out report

6th grade-12th grade : 16th August SWIM TEAM MEMBERS OF 2017-18

LS try outs report

3rd – 5th grade : 20th August SWIM TEAM MEMBERS OF 2017-18

17th August shall be try-outs for new recruits in Lower School.

21st August shall be try-outs for new recruits in Upper School.

If you cannot make the try out days that have been allocated contact us ASAP. 

Swimmers from 1st & 2nd grade will not trial and be selected by the swim coaches in PE swimming.

4. First day of training for Upper School

Upper School team shall be announced Monday 20th August.

Training shall be available for Upper School swimmers on:

Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th from 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

Training shall resume to normal training schedule on Monday 27th August.

5. First day of training for Lower School

Lower School team shall be announced Friday 24th August.

Training shall resume to normal training schedule on Monday 27th August.

6. Summer holidays 

Wishing everyone a fantastic summer break!  Have a safe holiday and stay active.

For those of you how are leaving Shanghai, thank you for your support and input to our team.  Keep swimming.

7. Projected calendar for 2018-2019

Swim Meet Calendar 2018-19

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: June. 4th – 10th

  1. BISS PUXI SCHOOL RECORDS

Congratulations to our juniors who broke records at the meet on May 19th.  Great to finish the season with a junior breaking an individual record, traditionally this a rare occurrence within short course! Well done to Aaron Dong.

Individual Record:

Boys 8 & under 25 Freestyle 

Dong Aaron, 18.04

Relay Records:

Girls 8 & under Freestyle Relay    

du Bois de Vroylande, Alexia, McDonald, Rachel, Ercolani, Emma & Yeo, Doha,  1:23.62

Boys 8 & under Freestyle Relay    

Lee, Ji-Woo, Chang Alex, Kim Willy & Dong Aaron,  1:15.37

2. LONG COURSE RECORDS

Individual Records:

Girls 8 & under 50 Butterfly Doha Yeo, 56’74

Boys 8 & under 50 Freestyle Aaron Dong, 42’46

Boys 8 & under 100 Backstroke Alex Chang, 1:50.13

Boys 9-10 200 Freestyle Evan Sutton, 3:16.38

Boys 11-12 200 Backstroke Kerem Samataci, 3:02.81

Girls 13-14 200 Backstroke Cato Vliegenberg, 2:49.67

Girls 15 & over 200 Freestyle Sophie Vliegenberg, 2:23.70

Girls 15 & over 200 Backstroke Cindy Chen, 3:03.13

Girls 15 & over 200 Breaststroke Blenda Kjellgren, 3:33.81

Boys 15 & over 200 Freestyle  Ro’i Gabay, 2:17.04

Relay Records:

Girls 8 & under Freestyle 4 x 50 Relay

R. McDonald, M.He, A. du Bois de Vroylande & D. Yeo 3:21.02

Boys 8 & under Freestyle 4 x 50 Relay

A.Chang, J.Kim, J.Lee & A.Dong 3:06.57

Boys 9-10 Freestyle 4 x 50 Relay

D. Seiford, H. Yeo, I.Curnow & F. Glitterstam 2:31.43

Girls 13-14 Freestyle 4 x 50 Relay

C.Vliegenberg, C.Tutar, N.Sorenson & M.Gabay 2:14.47

Girls 15 & over Freestyle 4 x 50 Relay

C.Chen, S.Vliegenberg, B.Kjellgren & C.Vliegenberg

3. TEAM BUILDING, LAND TRAINING AND FINAL SESSIONS

Land training shall take place on Tuesday 3:15pm – 4:15pm for all training groups this week and next week.

These will be the final sessions.

WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE 3:30pm – 5pm, shall be a team night where we announce next years captains, hopefully hand out awards for the record breakers of 2017-18 and eat pizza!

4. RIBBONS & MEDALS THAT HAVE BEEN UNCOLLECTED FROM 2017-2018 SEASON

These medals and ribbons are now at the school secretary for your grade level, please collect them before summer holidays… and belated congratulations.

Upper School Secretary (next to IT guys)

Yoshiyuki Kimura, Chloe Ng-Triquet, Kira Florczak, Teya Athansopoulos, Alice Choi, Felix Asard & Roxy Denigan.

Upper School Secretary (next to Mr. Barclay’s office)

Michael Chua, Lucas Florczak, Hee-song Shin, Justin Wu, Pablo Chicot Vina, Diego Chicot Vina & Mia Gabay.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly : MAY. 21st-27th

  1. PRACTICE NEXT WEEK

Water practice available on : MONDAY & WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY.

Land practice on : TUESDAY 3:15pm – 4:15pm for all practice groups.

Please see below for sign up sheet.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-practice1

 

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HONGQIAO WATER WEEKLY: MAY. 14-20

1. THIS WEEKS TRAINING AND SIGN UPS

Click link for: 16th MAY TRAINING

2. NEXT WEEKS TRAINING

Click link for: Training 21st, 23rd & 25th

3. UPDATES 

A work in progress, this week we began ECE swimming at our other facility.  

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: MAY. 14-20th

  1. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS – RESULTS AVAILABLE!

Thanks to all the swimmers and parents for their support and participation in the RSS 2018 Long Course meet.  

Swimmers who have paid should come to C020 and collect their swimming cap that they received for participation.

Well done to all!  We are still going through the results and looking at who broke school records.

Congratulations to Sophie Vliegenberg for winning 3rd overall highest point scorer for her age category!

Full break down of results shall come next week!

TEAM RESULTS (RSS 2018)

RESULTS BY EVENT (RSS 2018)

INDIVIDUAL HIGH TOP SCORES

The FINA Points Table allows comparisons of results among different events throughout the world. The FINA Points Table assigns point values to swimming performances, more points for world class performances typically 1000 or more and fewer points for slower performances.

So for example 800-1000 FINA points would mean you are among the fastest swimmers in the world for your age.

The base times are defined every year, based on the latest World Record that was approved by FINA. For short course (SCM) the base times are defined with the cut of date of August 31st. For long course (LCM) the base times are defined at the end of the year (December 31st).

FINA POINTS MALE

FINA POINTS FEMALE

2. TRAINING NEXT WEEK

Sign up for training MAY. 14 & 16

Training next week is available:

WATER TRAINING: MON & WED (SIGN UP ONLY)

LAND TRAINING: NO SIGN UP NECESSARY (NO SIGN UP NEEDED), THOUGH LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS NEED TO LET TEACHERS AND BUS MONITORS KNOW WHAT THEIR PLANS ARE.

This morning we moved all our equipment to the new pool and double checked the facility.

The pool address is: 

No.633 Wu Zhong Road Ming Hang district Ming Sheng Garden

Swimmers who sign up for trainings should use the bus provided to and from the school.  Please try and make things simple for the coaches.  If you would like to pick up your child from the facility please notify Coach Cheryl in advance.  I encourage you all to pick up your child from SCIS gates.

3. BISS PUXI LIONS MEET

final morning sessions programme – biss lions

final afternoon session programme – biss lions

UPDATED AND CHANGED FROM ORIGINAL PROGRAM AT 1:34PM (Thu May 10)

Saturday 12th May the meet-up time at SCIS gates should be 5:30am to depart at 5:45am.

The bus will leave at 5:45am so please ensure that all swimmers are at the gates on time.

Ensure all swimmers are wearing their warm-up suit under their clothes so they can quickly get ready to swim upon arrival to the school.

For those of you traveling independently please ensure that your child is on deck at BISSX for 6:30am ready to swim.  Attached is the Taxi Card and the Secondary Map that tells you where the pool is on campus.

BISS Puxi Taxi Card

BISS SCHOOL MAP

Predicted finish time of the meet is 4pm, so we expect to be back at the school at approximately 5pm. 

Sharlene Crandall shall text the parent group chat when we are approximately 30 mins away from the school gates after the meet.

A few things to note about the meet from the organizer:

  • Please note the sports hall will be a ‘no parent zone’ to allow the swimmers enough space and to assist with the flow of marshalling.
  • Parents will be able to spectate on poolside where we will have bleachers, however space is limited therefore please ask your parents to go to the dining hall area when their children are not swimming, to allow others space to watch.

Click for : Coaches and Parents Information Pack

BUSES:

Please finalize travel plans TODAY, WEDNESDAY 9th MAY!  Please see bus sign up link below.

If you are not travelling via the bus you need to let the full coaching team know ASAP and the sign-up will be adjusted.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-biss1

PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING THINGS:

  • RED CAP X 2
  • RED SUIT
  • BLUE SUIT (IF YOU OWN ONE, NOT NECESSARY)
  • TOWEL OR TWO
  • FLIP FLOPS
  • TRACKSUIT THAT WILL GET WET
  • SPARE CLOTHES TO GO HOME THAT WILL BE DRY (INCLUDING UNDERWEAR, EASILY FORGOTTEN WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN SWIM GEAR)
  • YOGA MAT
  • WATER BOTTLE
  • SNACKS

FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COACH CHERYL:

Since this is a strict meet with parents access & limited access on poolside, this might not be a spectator friendly event.  Perhaps you may want to allow the kids to go this meet alone.

All parents and coaches need to ensure that they remind the kids to stay warm and drink water throughout the day, without having the presence of parents in the hall these things get forgotten.

I will speak to the team captains and make sure that they are working to help the entire team.

4. END OF YEAR BBQ

Please contact myself if you would like to help us organize the end of year BBQ for the swim team!

5. THIS WEEK TRAINING

Please feel free to sign up for any slots that become available on the sign up sheet, regardless of the group.

REMEBER NOTIFY COACH CHERYL IF YOU CHILD WILL CHANGE TRAINING PLANS.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-training1

Have a great week all.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: APR. 30 – MAY. 6

  1. THIS WEEKS TRAINING

Please review the sign-up sheet for this weeks training, your child shall only be taken to the training session IF on the sign-up sheet.

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

Training on May. 2nd & 4th shall take place at SCIS-PD, this means the training times are going to change a little.  The full team signup for the sessions will travel in together and back together.

Bus shall leave SCIS gates at 3:15pm.

Bus shall return from SCIS-PD at 6pm, aiming to return to SCIS for approx. 7pm.

PLEASE PACK A SNACK FOR THE KIDS SO THAT THEY CAN EAT ON ROUTE TO TRAINING.  IF the change in times changes your child’s ability to attend practice contact myself ASAP so I can open the slot.

Any slots that are not taken this week may be used to sign up by any swimmer on the team regardless the training group advertised. 

2. NEXT WEEKS TRAINING

Please note a few guidelines for all to follow to ensure that we are allowing access to swimming for our full swimming team.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948aaa929a3fb6-training1 

Land training shall be provided from 3:15pm – 4:15pm on Tuesday for ALL practice groups and swimmers who would like to attend!

No training on Thursday evening on LAND OR WATER.

3. ROCKET SCIENCE SPORTS MEET 

All long course fees should now be settled, I shall individually email anyone who hasn’t yet paid.

All swimmers who have paid the fees may come and collect the CAPS that we received from RSS.  These can only be collected from coach Cheryl.

Since this meet is an epically long meet for the coaches: on deck from 6:30am – approx. 7:30pm I do not want to add busing on top of our day which would stretch it out to 5am at school gates and back to SCIS by 8:30pm.

Taking this into consideration we will not provide buses to this meet.  The Oriental Sports Centre is easily accessible and central to the majority of us so please begin to make car pool arrangements.

I hope that you can use the group chat to begin making these arrangements.

Please note that upon arrival it usually takes 10 mins to walk up to that gate etc!  Ensure that you take this into your travel time estimation.

Juniors:

Juniors need to be at the facility for 6:20am.  Warm-ups start at 6:30am.

Approx. finish 1pm.

Seniors:

Since all seniors should be at the facility to start for 1pm, we expect all seniors to arrive at 12noon. 

There is no scheduled warm-up for us so we will perform a land warmup and the diving pool can be used to get in and get moving!

No buses shall be used for seniors and this is a perfect opportunity for you to travel to the meet via subway with your team mates after a long lie in bed!   What a treat. 

Swimmers are expected to be collected or use the subway to travel home, approx. finish 7:30pm.

Please see this link for furthered information on location:

https://www.rocketsciencesports.com/shanghai-event

Chinese translation for taxi/didi etc:

http://www.smartshanghai.com/taxi/9733

4. A REMINDER TO KEEP ON TOP OF THE SWIMMERS SIGN-UPS

A kind reminder for all to keep on top of sign-ups particularly for meets.

COACHES TIP

Sign up for meets as quickly as possible.  It is easy for us as coaches to take someone off the sheet however, difficult to add on swimmers.  If you are unsure if you can or cannot attend you can let us know and it is easy to adjust (as long as you do not cancel last min).  I would recommend that you do not wait until the deadline.

The deadline means that the entries are all completed and we are ready to hand the swimmers times, entries and relays into the host school.  

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: APR. 23rd-29th

  1. LAND TRAINING THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK

A reminder that practice is held as normal on land for u8, bronze, silver team.

Varsity all land training will be held at an earlier time of 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Monday – Thursday.

Junior varsity shall land train 1x per week on Friday 3:15pm – 4:15pm this week.

No morning land training on Tuesday OR Friday.  No early morning practice until August 2018.

Meeting place is in the courtyard at 3:15pm outside swimming office.  All swimmers should come to land training with PE kit and water bottle.  Swimmers who own a resistance band should bring these to training.

2. RENOVATIONS TO THE POOL  – SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT!

The swimming pool renovations are well under way to our facility.  It is not safe to enter the facility without the correct helmet, shoes and permission from the school.

The swimming coaches shall update you all with the necessary videos and pictures throughout the process.

Kindly can we ask that we do not post pictures of the pool on your moments or within any other groups.

3. BISS PRACTICE MEET

Please find the results from the friendly practice meet at BISSX.  

results biss lions practice swim meet[1]

4. SCHOOL RECORDS

Congratulations to the following swimmers who broke school records at this meet last Friday evening.  The coaching team used this meet as a good opportunity to swim up some of our u8s into the 9& over category so that they could gain 50m times.  

INDIVIDUAL SWIMS

ALEX H CHANG, under 8 boys, 50m BACK, 49’82

JIAN (WILLY) KIM, under 8 boys, 50m BREAST, 51’96

MIXED FREESTYLE RELAYS (2 GIRLS & 2 BOYS)

9-10, F.GLITTERSTAM, N.WILSON, D.KIM & C.GIBBONS, 2:26.11

11-12, N.SORENSEN, J. CRANDALL, E.LIM, H. du BOIS de VROYLANDE, 2:08.41

13-14, C.VLIEGENBERG, K.LEE, M.VALERIO & M.GABAY, 2:03.78

15 & OVER, L. FLORCZAK, K.FLORCZAK, S.VLIEGENBERG & R.GABAY, 1:55.14

5. BISS PUXI LIONS MEET

This next meet shall be our last chance to gain times for this season swimming for SCISQ.

The meet shall be held at BISS PUXI on Saturday 12th May.  Read sign up intro for more information.  Sign up deadline FRIDAY 27th APRIL 3pm.

All swimmers must pay 100 rmb per swimmer (meet fees and bus fees).

Meet fees can be paid from next Tuesday, I shall remind you all in next weeks update!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AAA929A3FB6-biss

6. NEXT WEEKS TRAINING 

Please use the sign-up sheet.

ALL TRAININGS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

SIGNING UP FOR THESE SESSIONS INCLUDES THE BUS SIGN UP!

If you sign up and cannot keep your commitment, please let Coach Cheryl know ASAP!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AAA929A3FB6-training

7. LONG COURSE FEES

Parents please be reminded that a lot of swimmers have not yet paid the 250 rmb meet fees for the Rocket Science Sports event.  Fees are being collected at the front desk with Sellen Zhang.  Please settle this payment by FRIDAY 27th APRIL at the latest.

Have a great week!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: APR. 17th – 22nd

1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

All Friday practice sessions are cancelled due to the BISS Puxi practice meet.

FRIDAY AM – CANCELLED

FRIDAY PM – COACH JANE’S LAND TRAINING CANCELLED

FRIDAY PM – JUNIOR VARSITY CANCELLED

FRIDAY PM – BRONZE CANCELLED

All other sessions are as normal.  Coach Cheryl’s Varsity practice are currently going through a big surge in training for long course fitness and training is finishing a little later than usual time, kids are usually out of the water approx. 6:30pm.

2. PRACTICE MEET BISS PUXI

All swimmers have already been signed up for the bus and all swimmers MUST travel with the coaches and the team on the way to the meet.  Swimmers can travel home with family or via subway with Coach Cheryl’s approval.  

Projected finish time 5:30pm IF all the systems work correctly.  Traffic on the way back to SCIS could be tricky, I will have a message sent out on the parent group of when we anticipate the bus is 30mins from the school gates upon return from the meet.

BISSX PRACTICE MEET PROGRAM

I would recommend that if possible parents do not travel to this practice meet.  This is not an official meet and it is an opportunity for BISS to practice running a meet.

IF you would like to come you are welcome to attend and sit on poolside, you have been asked to take off your outdoor shoes (recommendable that you bring flip-flops) and comfortable clothing (poolside is hot).

Remember; no ribbons, no medals, no trophies, no team points, times gained will stand.

9 seats are available for parent sign up on the bus.  

This sign up below is for PARENTS ONLY, swimmers have already been accounted for.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AAA929A3FB6-spare

The British International School Shanghai Puxi, 111 Jingling Road, Humacao Town, Minhang, 201107, Shanghai.

3. SCIS COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT -POOL CLOSURE

Dear SCIS Hongqiao Community Members,  

As a part of our continued commitment to providing safe and high-quality learning spaces, SCIS is proud to announce that we are renovating the SCIS pool in preparation for the 2018-19 school year! 

We try to schedule all renovation projects during the summer or holiday months as this has the least impact on educational and extra-curricular activities. However, following rounds of discussions with various vendors, we were informed that we must act immediately to achieve the high standard and quality we seek within the timeline we have provided. Our effort is to have the renovation completed before the start of the 2018-19 school year. Thus, we will take immediate action and move to close the pool as of this Friday, April 20, 2018.  

We look forward to sharing images and more specific plans soon. Some of the improvements planned include:

  • Complete retiling of the entire pool 
  • New flooring, ceiling, and walls 
  • New platforms and blocks 

We recognize that this closure will impact some of our aquatics endeavors from our swim units in PE to the final stretch of our swim team’s practice schedule. However, our swim staff have identified an alternative pool that will meet our needs for the remainder of the year. 

Please note the following information regarding the various swim activities:

  • The SCIS Swim Team will host a modified program at the alternative site for all practice groups. More information will be announced on the swim team website and via email. Additionally, the coaching staff will offer land-based practices held at HQ Main campus.   

We greatly appreciate your understanding and we look forward to having an enhanced and fully operational pool at the start of the 2018-19 school year. Should you have any questions please contact your child’s PE teacher, divisional administration, or the aquatics coordinator. 

4. NEXT WEEK LAND TRAINING APR. 23rd – 29th

As we prepare our new facility for the month of May for swim training we shall be hosting land training all next week.

U8, bronze, silver training groups can attend as normal with PE kit, sun-lotion, sneakers, water bottle and a baseball cap.  

Please note that we cannot accommodate any more morning practices for this academic year.

Varsity land practice shall be between 3:15 – 4:15pm Monday – Thursday next week.

5. SWIMMING TRAINING FOR MAY 2018

The Swimming Department are preparing to begin swim training for 2nd May 2018 at our host pool until the end of May.

Throughout May we shall have availability for training groups Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  

Sign ups for these trainings shall be available next Monday.  Sign ups for the training sessions offered shall be first come first served.

Sign up for the sessions will include busing to and from the facility (swimmers only).  Fortunately we have found a pool that shall be exclusively SCIS’s for May so we can use the entire pool which is 3 lanes (wide lanes) and facility good quality practices.

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: APR. 9th-15th

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

All as normal!  No changes to training.  Tuesday AM & 6:30am – 7:30am & Friday AM 6am – 7:30am are running as normal.

2. SIGN UP FOR THE BISS PUXI PRACTICE MEET – CLOSED

Thanks for ensuring that we can support our friends at BISS Puxi by taking a team of 40 swimmers to this meet.  

Sign up is now full and closed, currently the sign up says there is 1 available slot, this is not correct, all places have been filled!  

The meet is a very relaxed duel meet; SCIS vs BISSX.  Times shall stand however, no medals or trophies shall be awarded at the practice run.  The purpose of this meet is to test all of the equipment that BISS has newly purchased in preparation for a meet they will host in May 2018.

3. LONG COURSE SIGN UP – CLOSED

Entries have been sent to Rocket Science Sports.  No more sign-ups shall be taken.  Please find entries below:

rss 2018 entries

Meet fees can now be paid at the front desk with Sellen Zhang, fees are 250 rmb for the entry fees.  Please ensure that meet fees are paid within a timely manner!

4. POOL CLOSURE

As some of you may of heard that our pool shall receive a face-lift over the summer break.  I have no information of a precise closure date, therefore we carry on until we a close date has been released.

Have a great week all!

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