Hongqiao Water Weekly: APR. 8-14

  1. SPRING SPRINTS 2019 Shanghai American School Pudong

Spring finally arrived just in time for our annual Spring Sprints 2019 hosted by SAS Pudong on Saturday 13th April, 2019.

GO TO HOMEPAGE – MEETS – SPRING SPRINTS FOR FULL DETAILS.

Please read:

How to prepare for a swim meet

Spring Sprints is an Shanghai Swimming League meet in which we organized the meets to compete in an East side / West side format.  This means that the meet is going on simultaneously in two different locations, the format allows the meet to take place over 1-day instead of an entire weekend.  

SCIS are a ‘west’ side team however, the numbers were a little uneven and we raised our hand to volunteer to even out the playing field and join the ‘east’ side.

This meet runs as a strictly sprint only meet meaning only 50’s and 100’s are available (the usual 25’s for under 8 swimmers).

SCIS look forward to competing in this meet, today is the final day to *scratch from the meet, all swimmers have been entered.   Please notify your primary coach and Coach Cheryl for any *scratches.

*Scratch = not to participate in the swim meet.

Bus sign up for Spring Sprints below, deadline 6pm this evening!  

Spring Sprints 2019 BUS SIGN UP

FURTHER INFO SHALL BE UPDATED ON HOMEPAGE TAB : MEETS – SPRING SPRINTS 

2. PRACTICE THIS WEEK

All as normal.  

Friday AM practice 6am – 7:30am for Coach Cheryl’s Varsity and the swimmers listed from Carson’s group as 

  • Matailda Glitterstam
  • Madelyn Sung 
  • Yougwoo Song
  • Diego Vina Chiot
  • Olivia Pike
  • Joppe Rietveld 
  • Lucas Zhang

3. PRACTICE NEXT WEEK – IMPORTANT CANCELATIONS 

Monday 15th April & Tuesday 16th April the pool will be closed for 2-full-days.

Our Aquatics Department are undergoing our annual professional development & upkeep of Lifeguarding, CPR and AED training from American Red Cross.

Please make adjustments with the transportation department, classroom teachers and any other relevant people.

4. LOCKER KEYS – WHO ALREADY HAS THEM / WHO WANTS THEM?

Anyone who has been given a locker key by anyone in the Aquatics Department please contact Coach Cheryl (currently I have no log of this).

Any swimmer who would like a locker please contact Coach Cheryl and Lifeguard Mark mzhang@scis-china.org from this point forward.  100 rmb deposit that shall be returned upon key return at the end of the term.

5. HEART TO HEART FUNDRAISER

Please ensure that your funds raised for the swimathon are handed into the coaching team ASAP.  Would like to complete our donations by Wednesday!

6. JAMES GODDARD OLYMPIC SWIMMER THAT MANY MEET AT ACAMIS

The Olympic swimmer that some of you had the pleasure and honor to meet at ACAMIS has a really interesting background story that I thought I would share.  James Goddard was one of the most elite swimmers in GB history and specialized in IM & Backstroke.  

Goddard represented Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he finished 4th in the 200m backstroke.Goddard also represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 200 m individual medley swimming events. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he only competed in the men’s 200 m individual medley, finishing in 7th.

However, Goddard the UK media commented maybe was around at one of the most competitive times in IM & Backstroke swimming, see this article for more.  

Battling for Bronze

7. SILVER TEAM, EXTRA PRACTICE AVAILABLE 

Silver swimmers from Coach Carson and Coach Cheryl’s group should note that Coach Jane is leading an extra Silver team practice group every Friday from 3:15pm – 4:30pm.  Please email coach Jane if you would like to join her practice group!

This is not compulsory but, recommended, particularly if your child has missed any sessions that week.

8. HEART OF STARS 2019

Support our senior swimmers who are working hard organizing HEART OF STARS which is an exciting talent show with our student body.

Cindy Chen and Sydney Funk shall be selling Heart of Stars tickets on Tuesday 3:15 – 4:15 on poolside for 40rmb (discount price for swim team swimmers, siblings and parents).

Snacks shall be available to purchase on the night and a raffle of FREE Disney Ticket giveaway are also available!

Have a great week.

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