Hongqiao Water Weekly: Aug. 19-25

SWIM TEAM FALL 2019 TRY-OUTS: Hosted by SCIS Swimming Department and volunteers. LOWER SCHOOL TRY-OUTS: Monday 19th August 2019; 3:15 – 5pm (could finish sooner or later). Still looking for volunteers, email myself on cphilp@scis-china.org to express interest in volunteer opportunities. Please note our lower school swimmers from last year do not need to attend try-outs. UPPER SCHOOL TRY-OUTS: Tuesday 20th August 2019, 3:15pm – 4:15pm. All Junior Varsity swimmers from last year need to attend. Please note to attend try-outs swimmers must register to participate (see link below). https://forms.office.com/Pages/DesignPage.aspx?origin=shell#FormId=mQvTtn1LyUmpg1MczWLin3ZSeSLf0wNMpTYV2EYhVzxUN01PRUlBMlpTRDM4MEpJVUdNQ1hKT1ZGTy4u

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!

  • 50 FR:28.15
  • 100 FR:1:03.61
  • 100 FLY:1:08.06 
  • 100 BR:1:21.20 

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.

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