Hongqiao Water Weekly: Feb. 12-14

  1. TIME MANAGEMENT WITHIN SWIMMING TEAM

I would like to propose that we can improve the way in which our student-athletes are utilizing their time, before practice.

As we know success is a balancing act and I truly believe success and positivity has a trickle down affect.  When certain aspects of our life are organized, positive and successful this trickles into other aspects of our lives. 

Our student-athletes are firstly students, I met with Ms. Garza and I would like the swimming team to lead the way by creating an example of an extremely well rounded student-athlete.

KEEP IT TOGETHER is a terrific intuitive which is teacher supervised 3:15pm – 4:15pm on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday                 C319                       3:15-4:15

Thursday               C327                       3:15-4:15

I would like your support to have KIT as a fundamental part of middle school swimming program.

With your support, kindly email myself your participation and support, I would like to start this as soon as today. 

2. PRACTICE THIS WEEK

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all normal sessions.

EXTRA PRACTICE FOR ACAMIS OFFERED ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

Swimmers you must sign up – limited spaces available.  Sessions may be canceled if lack of interest.  Cancelation email shall be sent before 8pm the night before practice to the email in which you use sign up genius.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AAA929A3FB6-extra1

3. CHINESE NEW YEAR WORK OUTS

Happy holidays to all.  Ensure that the swimmers maintain a base line of fitness.

Please have swimmers follow this basic DRY LAND PROGRAM OVER THE HOLIDAY.

Please find below swim sets for the break.

SCIS SILVER HOLIDAY SETS

Varsity Team practice on holiday

4. SSL CHAMPIONSHIPS 3RD & 4TH MARCH 2018

A REMINDER ALL SWIMMERS HAVE BEEN ENTERED TO THIS MEET. 

Today and tomorrow are the last days that any swimmer/family can scratch from SSL Championship meet.

* SCRATCH – means to drop out of meet.

The coaching team are looking for FULL team attendance.  

Swimmers who fail to attend shall have their slot within the team reviewed taking into consideration: attendance at practice, attendance in meets, attitude, effort, improvement from entry into team and passion for swimming.  

MARCH 3RD – 11 & OVERS

MARCH 4TH – 10 & UNDERS

Hosted at SAS Pudong, bus shall be supplied and paid for each swimmer and meet fees are covered by SCIS. 

5. NEW LONG COURSE RECORDS FROM DULWICH 

11-12 girls Sorensen, Natalie 50 BK 38.11
11-12 girls Sorensen, Natalie 100 BK 1:25.59
13-14 girls Vliegenberg, Sophie  50 FR 30.53
13-14 girls Vliegenberg, Sophie  100 BK 1:14.86
13-14 girls Vliegenberg, Sophie  100 FLY 1:15.75
15 & over women Choi, Alice  50 BR 40.55
10 & under boys Wilson, Nic  50 FR 35.09
11-12 boys Lee, Justin  50 FR 29.53
11-12 boys Kjellgren, Alvar  50 BK 39.61
11-12 boys Kjellgren, Alvar  100 BK 1:27.94
11-12 boys Lee, Justin  50 BR 36.44
11-12 boys Lee, Justin  100 BR 1:23.94
11-12 boys Lee, Justin  50 FLY 33.71
11-12 boys Samataci, Kerem  200 IM 3:02.81
15 & over men Kvarnstroem, Hugo  50 BR 34.67
15 & over men Kimura, Yoshiyuki  100 FLY 1:11.66

6. RETURNING TO PRACTICE

Practice resumes on the first day back to school as normal on Monday 26th February 2018.

Have a safe and healthy holiday!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: FEB. 5th-11th

  1. Dulwich Panthers Long Course – 2nd place overall

On Feb. 3rd, 57 swimmers traveled to Dulwich’s Minghan campus to compete in a friendly long course opportunity.

Our team were extremely happy to place overall 2nd place, our team exhibited positive attitudes and an aggressive racing style.  The coaching team were delighted to see good sportsmanship matched with a strong will to win.

Special mention to the following swimmers who placed as high point scores within their age category:  Sophie Vliegenberg (1st), Natalie Sorenson (2nd) & Justin Lee (2nd).

DCS Panthers LC 2018 Results

Our team managed to uphold our goals of the meet set within our team meeting:

  1. NO DQ’s
  2. NO RACES DROPPED

Medal presentations shall take place at 4:15pm today and tomorrow for junior swimmers.

Varsity swimmers can collect their medals & ribbons after practice tonight.

School records shall be updated and announced in next weeks Hongqiao Water Weekly.

2. PRACTICE THIS WEEK

No changes, last week of full training before the Chinese National Holiday.  All swimmers should do their best to attend 100% practice.

3. MEET FEES

Most of the meet on our calendar are fully supported and funded by SCIS.  

The meets that we ask the parents to pay for are additional add on meets that I have added to our calendar.

If you have been entered and *SCRATCH* you are still obliged to pay for the meet fees.  

*SCRACTCH: means that you are signed up and for some reason due to illness or conflict of activities you do not compete in the meet.  Note that organizing the races/meet takes a lot of work for the organisors so we need to think ahead and be as organized as possible! 

4. MEET EXPECTATIONS UPON SIGN UP

Please ensure that when you sign up for a meet that you are committed to the meet.

Particularly with travel meets which require flights/trains and hotels.

Before I can get a price, I need an accuarte number of participants.  If the participants drop out it completely changes the price for everyone.

Currently with our Bangkok sign up I have now 6 swimmers who have now backed out that were signed up and we already paid the 50% deposit to the hotel.  

Our situation with this booking has been made very difficult to navigate.

Please be mindful and respectful of our time.  It takes a lot of time to organize these trips and their are many variables to consider, now our team is expanding it will only continue to get more complex.

The improvements I shall make for next year: we shall start sign up for ALL travel meets in Sept 2018.  SCIS swim team shall only open up a specific amount of slots for each meet, sign ups shall be booked on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  The aim will be to have all meets organized and paid for by Nov 2018.

5. UP AND COMING MEETS

Shanghai Swimming League Championship Meet shall be hosted at Shanghai American School Pudong.  

This is a fully funded meet by SCIS; meet fees and buses shall be covered. Parents shall be asked to pay 20rmb per seat for the bus, both ways shall be 40rmb.

The meet is split into age groups, a long weekend for those of you with a child in each day!

Saturday 3rd March – 11 & overs

Sunday 4th March – 10 & unders

Compulsory meet for ALL swim team swimmers, absolutely compulsory for ACAMIS team swimmers, no exceptions.  The times gained at this meet shall be the most competitive times that we can use for ACAMIS entries.

NO sign up sheet for participation in this meet, all swimmers shall be signed up for this meet.  If you cannot attend please email your primary coach with your reason for non-attendance.

There will be a bus sign up that shall come out next week!  A reminder any swimmers who are signed up and do not notify the coaching team of their absence by Feb. 16th shall be asked to pay the 80rmb meet fees.

ACAMIS 2018 

If you haven’t settled payment please do so with Real Travel ASAP.  Contact: Effie Chen – effie.chen@realtravelshanghai.com / Lily Zhang Lilysmile1021@hotmail.com

SCIS HOSTING – FULL TEAM ATTENDANCE EXPECTATION 

Apr. 14th SPRING SPRINTS, shall be a compulsory meet for all SCIS team members for this season.  

Please see our meet calendar for the remainder of the season.

*SCIS MEET CALENDAR 2017-18

6. THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of the parents for your continued time and support.  Each meet our parent fan base seems to grow and each race I hear the cheering from the stands get a little louder and more confident.   

The meet days whip past for us coaches and those obsessed with the sport, but I do understand that for the parents you are often waiting around 10 hours + to watch no more than 3 mins of your child’s performance.

Thank you for your time and support, it means a lot to the coaches and most importantly the swimmers!  Pat on the back to you all.  

Have a great week all!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: 29th Jan – 4th Feb

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

FRIDAY 2nd AM 6-7:30am CANCELLED!

FRIDAY 2nd PM – as normal!

Don’t forget this week our seniors will be aiding the coaches run practice with our popular BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH PROGRAM!

Seniors who are delivering the practice should meet the coaches at 3:05pm on the days of coaching duties, please wear PE kit and bring a water bottle.

Varsity swimmers should note that they should be on poolside for 4:15pm for a prompt 4:30pm start all week.  

2. DULWICH LONG COURSE MEET – SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 

This Saturday our team were invited to join Dulwich at a friendly long course opportunity.

This was a last minute opportunity and we had to do sign ups at Nanjing last weekend.

Confirmed list of entered participants are listed with their events below.

dcs lc entry list 2018

See below the Psych Sheet has been released, many people asked for adjustments, Dulwich did not accept any adjustments this week.  Apologies however, understandable this is normal practice in swimming.

PSYCH SHEET

MEET AT SCHOOL GATES 6AM.

BUS DEPARTS 6:15PM.

WARM-UP BEGINS 7AM.

BUS SIGN UP CLOSED

Please pay 80 rmb to the front desk with Sellen Zhang for the meet fees in a timely manner!  Buses are provided by SCIS.

ADDRESS OF MEET:

1935 Shuguang Rd, Maqiao Town, Minhang District. West side of Shan Shui Golf Villa. Shanghai, 201111

3. CONGRATULATIONS  TO FINAL ACAMIS TEAM 2018

Thanks for your patience and thanks in advance for your support.  Picks were selected taking into account this seasons: attitude, attendance, accountability, grit, determination, respect for coaches/team-mates & sport, improvement and suitability for specific age ranges.

Unfortunately every season when the coaches have to make these tough decisions there are swimmers who miss out on the ACAMIS team, we understand that for some this means a lot to them.  I urge you all to use this as a positive learning experience and ensure that the swimmers can begin to learn how to work towards goals/plans made when you face disappointment.  How to re-group, re-set the goals and learn resilience and a ‘try again another way’ attitude.   Swimming is a terrific sport as it can teach us these life lessons early on in life, we can use swimming as a vehicle to teach us lessons that we can reuse again and again throughout life, sport and in the work place in the future.

Swimmers are expected to train throughout the reminder of the season with a continued positive attitude towards training and their team.

Unfortunately the swimmers who I spoke to about the possibility of representing SCIS Pudong shall be disappointed to hear that ACAMIS will not allow the teams to mix.  Apologies about this, we tried to get as many participating swimmers as possible using every idea possible. 

9-1O GIRLS TEAM

  • MATILDA GLITTERSTAM (CAPTAIN)
  • CHLOE GIBBONS
  • MERVE TUTAR
  • ELLA LIM
  • NINA VAN LANKVELD
  • DANBI KIM

9-10 BOYS TEAM

  • NATHAN CRANDALL (CAPTAIN)
  • ISAAC CURNOW
  • PAAVO MIETTNEN
  • NIC WILSON
  • DYLAN SEIFORD
  • FILIP GLITTERSTAM

11-12 GIRLS TEAM

  • NATALIE SORENSON
  • EMILY LIM
  • JULIE BEEK
  • OLIVIA PIKE
  • AVA GIBBONS
  • ANNIE KIM

11-12 BOYS TEAM

  • ALVAR KJELLGREN (CAPTAIN)
  • KEREM SAMATACI
  • HAROLD DU BOIS DE VROYLANDE
  • JACK CRANDALL
  • JOPPE RIETVELD
  • DIEGO CHICOT VINA

13-14 GIRLS TEAM

  • MIA-SAM GABAY (CAPTAIN)
  • SOPHIE VLIEGENBERG
  • CATO VLIEGENBERG (HONORY CAPTAIN 11-12)
  • HEE-SONG SHIN
  • CALGA TUTAR
  • HOK KIU LEUNG

13-14 BOYS TEAM

  • LUCAS FLORCZAK (CAPTAIN)
  • JUSTIN LEE
  • PETER VALERIO
  • JUSTIN WU
  • NIKOLAS ATHANASOPOULOS
  • (ONE SLOT UNDECIDED) 

15 & OVER WOMEN TEAM

  • KIRA FLORZCAK (CAPTAIN)
  • ALICE CHOI
  • CHLOE NG-TRIQUET
  • CINDY CHEN
  • BLENDA KJELLGREN
  • ROXY DENIGAN

15 & OVER MENS TEAM

  • YOSHIYUKI KIMURA (CAPTAIN)
  • RO’I GABAY
  • HUGO KVARNSTROM
  • FELIX ASARD
  • JERMIAH KIM
  • GARRY HYUL

4. ACAMIS TRAVEL & BANGKOK PAYMENTS

Wednesday 31st January 2018, 2:45pm – 5pm our amazing travel agents shall be in the swimming office to take payments for both meets.

BANGKOK Total: RMB5830/swimmer

ACAMIS Total: RMB730/swimmer

Please ensure that if you cannot come in person that we settle our bills ASAP via we chat/alipay so that we can finalize all our trip.  Deadline for payment should be before we take leave for Chinese New Year.

There are a limited amount of rooms to reserved for parents, we had a sign up sheet for parents in which we used to reserve the extra rooms requested.  However, we shall be giving away rooms for parents on a first come first served basis.

5. HOODIES & PANTS

Our vendor for the hoodies and pants has confirmed that we should receive the hoodies on Wed/Thurs of this week.  

Any parents spectating the swimmers on those days shall be asked to aid the coaches to give out the hoodies etc. between 3pm-4:30pm on the day of the arrival of kit.

Have a great week.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: JAN. 22th-28th

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

All training practices as normal this week.

THURSDAY 25th JANUARY: MOCK TIME TRIALS FOR ACAMIS FOR ALL PRACTICE GROUPS.  

All practice groups shall train at their normal times.

Swimmers who we are inviting to attend 4:15pm – 6:15pm for Varsity Time trials : Annie Kim, Pablo Chicot Vina, Diego Chicot Vina & Matteo Catullo.

Please note that extra ACAMIS practice is available for ACAMIS swimmers and reserves this Saturday.  Sign up using this sheet below.

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

12 & unders = 7am – 8:30am coach Cheryl 

13 & overs = 9am – 11am coach Jane 

2. NANJING SWIMMING MEET

Nanjing Meet Results

Ours 60 traveling swimmers acted with integrity, swam with passion for their school and sport and showed real grit and resilience.

 

School records broken:

Boys 8 & Under 100 SC Meter Medley Relay   1:30.54

Chang Alex, Kim Willy, Glitterstam Filip, Dong Aaron  

Boys 11-12 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay     2:06.98
 
Samataci Kerem, Bois de Vroylande Harold, Kjellgren Alvar, Lee Kyuan (Justin)   
 
Boys 11-12 100 SC Meter IM     1:12.62
Lee Kyuan (Justin) 
 
Boys 11-12 50 SC Meter Breaststroke  34.87
Lee Kyuan (Justin)
 
Special congratulations to:
Sophie Vliegenberg for placing 1st overall high point scorer in 13-14 girls category.
Justin Lee for breaking two individual school records.
 
Swims that blew the coaches away:
Tim Hollander & Philip Pryz double man Relay 😎
Chloe Gibbon’s Medley Relay anchor leg 😎
Dylan Seiford’s 50 Freestyle 😎
Cato Vliegenberg’s Medley Relay Backstroke leg in the 13 & over boys relay 😎
Paavo Miettinen’s Breast Stroke leg of the Medley Relay 😎
Jack Crandall’s 100 IM 10 second PB 😎
Harry Yeo’s 50 Freestyle 😎
u8 boys Medley Relay 😎
11-12 girls medley relay A team 😎
 

2. SCIS INTERNATIONAL MEET – ISB BANGKOK MAR. 9th-12th

Our coaches will travel to Bangkok (dependent on sign up numbers will depend on how many coaches travel).  DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP WEDNESDAY 24th JANUARY (TOMORROW).  Find sign up sheet below!

Flight below, prices TBC.

TRAVEL ON FRIDAY 9TH MARCH, 8:10am – THAI AIRWAYS 

RETURN ON MONDAY 12TH MARCH 10:35am – THAI AIRWAYS 

Hotel: Mariott Marqius Queens Park 

Room Rate(Single / Double Occupancy):    RMB 1,160/room/night inclusive of 1 or 2 breakfast(s)

Splash 2018 Invite Letter

Please find the sign up sheet for this.

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

3. TEAM NIGHT 

Varsity team, looking for full attendance on WEDNESDAY 24th JANUARY!  Mr. O’Brien has ensured there are no other sports teams practicing so that we can receive FULL ATTENDANCE in approach to ACAMIS, please respect our efforts and come to practice.

Arrive at 4pm or before so that we can use you for demonstrations for the junior team.  Double attendance for all 11th – 12th graders!

4. BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH: WEDNESDAY 31st JANUARY 2018 & THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2018

Seniors who want CAS opportunity… volunteer your time with coach Cheryl and lead a group from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. 

  • Should be over 13 years old.
  • Have been an SCIS team member for 1 school year or over.
  • Can be accountable to turn up on time & be prepared wearing team cap.
  • Can correctly prepare and lead a small 15 mins session on your skill or stroke of choice that will continue to rotate 6x round.  This means the same 15 min session is repeated.
  • Do some research about the session you prepare online or with the coaches.
  • Can project your voice confidently and feel confident to safely led a lane, using terminology that the juniors understand with appropriate language at all times.
  • You can volunteer for both days OR only volunteer for one day.
  • Use this sign-up sheet to put yourself forward, IF you meet the requirements 

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

4. ACAMIS ANNOUNCEMENTS

As promised, ACAMIS official team announcements shall be on next weeks Hongqiao Water Weekly.

5. PAYMENTS FOR ACAMIS & BANGKOK WEDNESDAY 31st JANUARY 2018

Real Travel shall come in to collect payments for traveling swimmers to Bangkok & ACAMIS from 2:45pm – 5pm on this day.

ACAMIS INFORMATION SO FAR

Yangcheng Lake Hotel Suzhou:

Check in: 22nd Mar.

Check out: 24th Mar.

Room reserved: 45 twin rooms + 5 king rooms (enough for the projected 48 swimmers, adults that have signed up and coaches)

Room rate: RMB580/room/night (including breakfasts)

BANGKOK  INFORMATION SO FAR

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park

Address: 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Klong Ton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Room Rate(Single / Double Occupancy):    RMB 1,160/room/night inclusive of 1 or 2 breakfast(s) – note room rates will only stay at this price if we block book more than 10 rooms, need exact number of booking before I can get the correct pricing.

Flights price TBC

TG663  FR09MAR     PVG/BKK    08:15 /12:10     

TG664   MO12MAR  BKK/PVG   10:35/15:50

6. TEAM HOODIES & TRACK PANTS

Except arrival by the end of the month.

Have a great week all, keep up the attendance and train hard.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: Jan. 15-21

  1. TRAINING THIS WEEK

Any days that are not mentioned shall run as normal.

TUESDAY 16th = NORMAL SCHEDULE (recommend that 9-10 swimmers going to Nanjing do not attend TUES AM 6:30-7:30am for extra rest, however, if you think that your child can handle the training and usually rises early please send them, coaches shall be there as usual!  Parental decision for this, afternoon training as normal for these 9-10s!)

THURSDAY 18th = VARSITY FINISH AROUND 5:30pm

FRIDAY 19th = NO TRAINING FOR ANY PRACTICE GROUP DUE TO TRAVEL TO NANJING.  AM CANCELLED, BRONZE CANCELLED & JUNIOR VARSITY CANCELLED.

2. TRAINING NEXT WEEK

MONDAY 22nd – Swimmers who attended Nanjing are recommended to take a rest day.  U8, BRONZE & SILVER shall train as normal. VARSITY training CANCELLED.  

3. NANJING TEAM

Parents & swimmers please see our document for Nanjing travel which will have all the information you should know about our travel arrangements.  Please click on blue link ‘Nanjing 2018 travel document’.

  • Important reminders – we shall inform school wide the list of swimmers that shall require ‘early departure from school’ – however, please remind the teachers with an email.
  • Please settle the payments with Sellen at the front desk for swimming entry fees (80rmb for swimmers), bus fees (66rmb for each traveler, swimmer and adults) & (128 rmb for each traveler for buffet on Friday evening that has been booked).
  • Please remember to hand in passports of independent traveling swimmers before Wednesday 17th to coach Cheryl Philp.

NANJING-2018-TRAVEL-DOCUMENT

Please see psych sheet for meet which are not the final edition, final meet program shall be updated here when released!  See below.

psych sheet (not final)

QR code for Nanjing group chat (we chat)

4. ACAMIS PARENT TRAVEL

If your child was selected to represent SCIS Swim Team at ACAMIS 2018 and you would like to travel with the team please use this sign up sheet.  INCLUDING RESERVES.

This is a parent ONLY sign up, please clearly sign up for correct quantity of traveling family members intended.  NOT INCLUDING SWIMMER, ONLY NON COMPETING FAMILY MEMBERS.

DEADLINE : FRIDAY 26th JANUARY 2018

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

5. INTERNATIONAL MEET TO BANGKOK 

Splash 2018 Invite Letter

All age categories welcome.

10 & under MUST be accompanied by a family member.

SCIS funds the meet fees and the buses on the Shanghai end and Bangkok end.  Parents shall pay for travel and accommodation.  This week I am working with the travel agents to select the best hotel for our needs.  Approximate pricing shall come out ASAP.

Interesting in this amazing opportunity, please express your interest by end of this week, Friday 19th January 2018.

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

 

 

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WELCOME 2018, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

  1. WELCOME 2018, LET’S DO THIS!

On behalf of the entire swimming department we wish you and your families a very happy and healthy new year.  

I hope that you all have identified your goals and focuses for the year and we hope that they involve swimming!  Any swimmers who would like to sit down with their coaches and make their plan for the year please make an appointment with your primary coach.

2. TRAINING THIS WEEK

Swimming shall begin with the school academic calendar.  

Swimming will resume as normal at 6:30am Tuesday 9th January 2018.  All other swimming sessions return as normal.

3. VARSITY NANJING ENTRIES

For varsity swimmers traveling to Nanjing please email the coaches and events you would like to focus on and the coaches shall consider these events.  

All other training groups shall have coach selected entries.

Emails to the Nanjing group shall follow this week.

4. JANUARY EXTRA ACAMIS TRAINING

The coaching team would like to offer extra sessions over January which all ACAMIS swimmers should aim to attend.  

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Swimmers who have made the selections or reserve list for ACAMIS.  If you have not been selected for ACAMIS you shall not be permitted to train.

Swimmers should ensure that they sign up for the sessions that they plan to attend to aid the coaches prepare the best session suitable for all the swimmers in attendance. 

SIGN UP BELOW:

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

DAYS OFFERED DURING JANUARY:

SAT 13th & SAT 27th (please note no training on the weekend of 20th).

TIMES:

12 & UNDER – 7am – 8:30am (Cheryl Philp)

13 & OVER – 9am – 11am (Jane Mao)

FUTURE DATES IN FEB & MAR TBC.

Have a great week.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: 11th Dec – 15th Dec

1. HOODIE PAYMENTS

Payments are now being taken at the front desk of the main building by Sellen Zhang.  Please take care of the payments by Friday 15th December 2017 so that we can settle the account in a timely manner.

2. ACAMIS TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Teams have been selected taking the following into consideration: attitude, desire to swim, attendance & overall times.  

  • TEAMS NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL END OF JAN 2018 
  • 9-10 SWIMMERS SELECTED AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A SILVER SWIMMER AS OF JAN. 8TH
  • 11 & OVER SWIMMERS SELECTED AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A VARSITY SWIMMER AS OF JAN. 8TH
  • SWIMMERS SELECTED AS RESERVES DO NOT CHANGE TRAINING UNLESS ADVISED BY COACH CHERYL
  • SWIMMERS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO 4 PRACTICES PER WEEK FROM JAN. 8th – MAR. 23rd
  • SWIMMERS WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED BUT DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE PLACE ON THE TEAM SHOULD CONTACT COACH CHERYL THIS WEEK!

9-10 ACAMIS TEAM

11-12 ACAMIS TEAM

13-14 ACAMIS TEAM

15 & OVER ACAMIS TEAM

3. SWIMMERS WHO DID NOT MAKE SELECTIONS

Usual practice for all swimmers.  Silver swimmers who were not selected will continue to swim 4x per week and will be lead by Coach Oksana & Coach Seven.

4. TRAINING THIS WEEK

Full training for all swimmers, all programs are running as normal with the exception of NO TRAINING ON FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER.

5. HOODIE & PANTS

Captains hoodies shall arrive mid Jan, the full team hoodies and pants shall arrive end of January 2018.  

5. JANUARY 2018

Training begins as normal of TUESDAY 9th JANUARY, no addition rest needed after the long break.

6. HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND SAFE TRAVELS

Wishing you all a safe and happy break, looking forward to our busy season that is coming after the break!  Don’t forget to keep up your fitness, coaches shall send you practice group specific sets over this week!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: 4th December – 10th December

  1. NANJING SIGN UP NOW CLOSED

The Nanjing window for sign up has now closed.  Emails for signed up participants shall go out shortly.  PAYMENT COLLECTIONS SHALL BE ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL.

2. HOODIE SIGN UP NOW CLOSED

Over the next week we shall be finalizing the order for hoodies and then the order shall go into Toteama before the Winter break commences. 

Payment for hoodies can be taken from Thursday 7th December at the front desk with Sellen Zhang.

3. THIS WEEKS TRAINING

Monday – Normal

Tuesday – Normal

Wednesday – u8, bronze & silver finish at 4pm.  Varsity 4pm – 6pm – ENDLESS 50s set.

Thursday – Normal

Friday – Normal (last week of Friday AM sessions for 2017)

4. NEXT WEEK TRAINING

Monday – Normal training – ACAMIS TEAM ANNOUNCED

Tuesday – Normal training

Wednesday – Normal training

Thursday – Normal training

Friday – NO TRAINING

Cheryl’s varsity training group shall finish a little earlier all next week at the time of 6pm instead of 6:15pm.

5. SILVER TEAM 800m TIME TRIAL #2

Be reminded that this Thursday shall be the 800m swim time trial.  All silver swimmers should be present for this day (not including C.Gibbons).

6. WINTER BREAK

Don’t let all your hard work slip, the peak competition is coming up.  Do everything in your power to keep up your fitness over the break.  The coaches shall send you holiday sets for you to work on over the break.

Have a great week.

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: 20th Nov – 26th Nov

  1. TEAM NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2017

Training shall finish at 4pm for the u8, bronze & silver team on Wednesday.  All seniors should be at practice for 4pm sharp!  Attending Wednesday practice grants all 11-12 graders double attendance.

2. FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2017

School is out, no swimming on Friday for any of the usual swim practices held on Fridays.

3. SWIM HOODIES & PANTS

Go to TEAM INFORMATION – HQ HOODIE & PANTS

Click on link to order hoodie/pants.  This order shall only be made 1x per year so be sure not to miss your chance.

4. NANJING SIGN UP

For those of you who are interesting in competing in 2018’s first swimming meet.

5. 11th & 12 GRADE ATTENDANCE

All 11-12 graders must make an attempt to attend 10 practices from now until Christmas before they can be considered for the ACAMIS team.

Remember, no practice: Friday 24th Nov & Friday 15th Dec

6. SCHOOL PLAY ‘ANNIE’

Good job to those of you had input to the play Annie.  Congratulations to those of you who juggled rehearsals and swim practice. 

Special mention to Jack Crandall who did a phenomenal job of juggling this.  He managed to keep a high attendance average and attend his rehearsal commitments.

Have a great week!

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Hongqiao Water Weekly: 13th Nov – 19th Nov

  1. OVERALL 1ST AT DULWICH SUZHOU – 11th NOVEMBER 2017

Congratulations to SCIS Swim Team who placed overall 1st at Dulwich College Suzhou meet.

SCIS Swim Team traveled with 90 swimmers to DCSZ to compete in our final travel meet of 2017. 

The coaching team and all the swimmers thoroughly enjoyed the day and our swimmers swam extremely well! 

Medals and ribbons shall be handed out during your (your child’s) next practice session.

Special congratulations to the swimmers who placed overall highest point scorers for their age category:

8& under (F): Danbi Kim 1st overall

8 & under (F): Ella Lim 2nd overall

11-12 (M): Justin Lee 3rd overall

13-14 (M): Kevin Chen 3rd overall

13-14 (F): Sophie Vliegenberg 1st overall & 3 school records in 100 FR, 200 IM & 100 BA

15 & over (F): Kathryn Thams 3rd overall

FULL RESULTS: DCSZ RESULTS

2. NANJING SWIMMING MEET: 20th – 21st JAN 2018

The coaching team would like to encourage all swimmers throughout the team to consider traveling to Nanjing for the first meet of 2018.

Nanjing is an important meet at the beginning of the season, another opportunity to get faster before our peak season in Feb – April 2018.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090948AAA929A3FB6-nanjing1

Pricing shall be confirmed HERE. 

Basic travel info: fast train on Fri 19th Jan / Fri & Sat hotel / return Sunday afternoon.

This shall need to be booked and completed before the winter break.

3. FITNESS TEAM REVIEW!

The coaching team have reviewed how our groups give back to our program.  We have evaluated FITNESS by looking at attendance averages, improvements within skills and endurance & how much they seem to be getting out of our program not only physically but socially and emotionally and finally the main aim of FITNESS, how many swimmers per season move from FITNESS to GOLD.

After some reflection I have decided that the philosophy of our FITNESS TEAM.  Currently this program is being given limited respect and commitment from many of its team members.

From here on our FITNESS TEAM is now called JUNIOR VARSITY and is no longer a non-competitive program.  Within JUNIOR VARSITY all swimmers MUST attend 50% attendance or above and each swimmer must attend 4 meets per academic year.

To clearly re-structure this program Coach Jane Mao shall lead this program going forward. 

All of the sessions for now shall remain the same.  After trialing our renewed JUNIOR VARSITY program until December 2017, we shall consider if this program adds value to our swimming program.

Any questions contact Head Coach of Junior Varsity Jane Mao jmao@scis-china.org

4. OUT WITH THE … GOLD… IN WITH THE NEW (VARSITY TEAM)!

GOLD team shall now be called VARSITY SWIM TEAM.  Swimmers and parents please do your best from now on to refer to the team as VARSITY.

Swimmers ensure that you can maintain your attendance average and look to improve this average each month.

5. TRAINING THIS WEEK & NEXT WEEK

No changes to the practice schedule this week.

Next week on WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER: u8, bronze & silver shall finish a little earlier than normal, 4pm!

Next week no practice on FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER (in-service day).

6. TEAM NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER

For those of you who are juggling not only academics and other sports we shall be moving forward with the idea of SWIM TEAM NIGHT.  Mr O’Brien is going to do his best to clear the sporting calendar and keep the Wednesday evening a swim team specific evening!

Introducing our new SWIM TEAM NIGHT: WEDNESDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER.

SWIM TEAM NIGHT is a compulsory attendance evening for all VARSITY SWIMMERS.  Mr. O’Brien is aiding our team to achieve further unity and accountability by clearing the athletic schedule (scheduling no other sports) so that we can come together and be a team for one evening per week.

SWIM TEAM NIGHT we shall have an ‘alternative training night’, depending on which coach organizes this evening it could be different: water polo, time trials, relays, over distance OR a movie etc.  Swimmers will not find out what they are doing until the evening of these SWIM TEAM NIGHTS.

Swimmers who have other commitments (academics) can ask for early dismissal at 5pm.

Up and coming SWIM TEAM NIGHTS of 2017: 29th November & 6th December!

7. ACAMIS TEAM MARCH 2018

ACAMIS is the competition that our swimming team train as our ‘championship meet’ of the academic year. 

The coaching team shall select 12 swimmers (6 girls & 6 boys) in the following age category: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 & 15 & over. 

Over the next week or two the coaching team shall start to select the teams and the reserves.  The coaches shall select based on times, attendance and commitment and reliability to the team.

IB* 11-12 graders, if you would like to be considered for the ACAMIS team in March 2018 you MUST attend at least 10 practices from now until winter break.  This means you must maintain 2 sessions per week from now until the holidays.  Keep in mind that Friday 24th November shall not have a morning session so you will have to make that up some other way!

8. CODE OF ETHICS

For all swimmers & parents reference.  All Junior Varsity & Varsity Swimmers should read thoroughly.

SCIS Swim Team Philosophy 

9. SWIM TEAM HOODIES

Window for ordering a swim team hoodie is now open until Friday 1st December 2017.  Please go to HQ Swimming Hoodies & Pants – SWIM TEAM GEAR – follow directions.

Have a great week all.

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