8 years old & under 8 group


Practice Schedule: January 6 – June 8, 2020

Monday  15:15 – 16:15

Attendance through Dec 2019:

8 Years Old Group:

  • Peter Norris:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Na Hyeon Min:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Mackenzie Kaufenberg:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Sophie Christensen:0%o_O( 50%Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Daniel Sun:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1+SAS-ISB )
  • Alessandro Santini:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1+SAS-ISB  ) 
  • Yolanda Chen:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1+SAS-ISB ) 
  • Lovisa Glitterstam:100% 😎 ➡ Injury ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Alex Geagea:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1+SAS-ISB )
  • Lincoln Lee:75% 😐 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Wing Tung Liu:100% 😎 ( Time Trials )
  • Benjamin Wang:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 +SAS-ISB )

Under 8 Group:

  • Gaby Lau:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Selin Sarigul:100% 😎 ( Time Trials )
  • Anais Du Bois De Vroylande:100% 😎 ( Time Trials )
  • Ethan Parsons:62% ➡ SICK ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Louise Decker:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Julie Fung:100%8-) ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Sofia Park:75% ➡ SICK ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Flora Chen:75% 😐 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Lucas Lin :100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Isabella Sui :100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Mila Bloderer :75% ➡ SICK ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )
  • Julia Fan:100% 😎 ( Time Trials+Developmental Round 1 )

Primary Coach: Seven Qi   ( sqi@scis-china.org )


Peter Norris,Na Hyeon Min,Alessandro Santini 

Attendance is calculated as follows:

  • Absence without prior coach notification is a complete absence.
  • Absence with prior coach notification is only a 75% absence.
  • Tardy without prior coach notification is a 25% absence.

Please make arrangements for transportation for pick up after practice.  Also notify the bus monitor that your child will not need the bus service on training days.

Please find the attachment, it is Swim Meet Calendar  in 2019-20120. Coaches team would like them 100% attendance all swim meet ( not include international swim meet)
Please ensure that now your family are part of the SCIS Dragons Swim team that you should do your upmost to follow our team expectations which are as follows:
Parental expectations from the coaching team:
1.       Read and keep up to date with all matters via the swimming page (which will be updated every Monday).  Soon the coaches shall be extremely busy and we urge the parents, as much as possible, to keep on top of news and developments from the page.  As our team is 125 swimmers + and all of our PE teaching commitments, you can imagine our time is extremely well managed and limited. 
Every week I shall post on this website ‘Hongqiao Water Weekly’ with all of the necessary information you shall need.
Please go onto the website and thoroughly check out our website.
2.       All parents are welcome to spectate each and every practice and every competition.  Within practice the coaches are not permitted to communicate with any of the spectators.  Reasons being for a good quality of lessons and the safety of our swimmers.
3.       At the school uniform store you are expected to purchase our team swimming kit; red swimming suit, navy swimming suit & team swimming cap.  Red swimming suit: is specifically for training and for warm-ups at competitions.  This suit can be of comfortable fit for the swimmer. Navy swimming suit: which should be of a tight fit, in fact very tight.  This is only used for racing at competitions.
4.       The coaches urge that you respect our decisions as swimming professionals and please remember that as coaches we always have the best interests of the swimmers in mind.  However, all decisions are ultimately made with the best interests of the overall team.
5.       Ensure that you provide support in a positive manner, allow the coaches to push, as the parent we believe as coaches it’s your job to tell the swimmer, ‘I love to watch you swim and we are proud of you’. 
6.       Ensure that if you have any concerns with any part of the team that you directly communicate this with myself first.  Try to be respectful to the coaches and allow them to have an opportunity to address any issue before this is communicated to any parent, any other staff member.  Our office policy runs as, ‘the door is always open!’
7.       Get into the spirit of the team, help out if you can and shout loudly when our swimmers are racing!  GO DRAGONS!
8.       Aid us create independent swimmers; it is the swimmers job to pack their bag for swimming, we do not like to hear, ‘my mum forgot to pack my________’.  Aid your child by creating a list in their bedroom of the things they need to pack and do the night before swimming!  Being an athlete is about being independent and accountable, let’s try to create this early on!
9.       Notify coaches of absences from training.
Swimmers expectations from the coaches:
1.       Turn up to as close to 100% sessions as possible.
2.       Try hard.
3.       Listen the coaches.
4.       Become a responsible swimmer, always have the following kit at training: swimming suit, swimming cap, goggles, water bottle and towel.
5.       Attend all of the competitions that your coach recommends you to attend.  Every swimmer counts for team points.
6.       Always be positive, do not talk negatively about any swimmer, any team, any coach. 
7.       Learn to give respect, get respect.
8.       STRICT NO BULLYING POLICY.  Any matters that arise with bullying shall be dealt with swiftly and seriously.  Our pool is place where we create dreams, set goals, build confidence and work towards all things that will better our lives now and in the future.
9.       Thank your coaches every session, thank your family for providing you with this opportunity, thank your driver for taking you!  Learn to become, the best you can be.
10.    Enjoy the journey and learn to love this amazing sport!
List of skills for u8 team:
  • Able to remain independent and accountable within the changing rooms without adult supervision and help.
  • Attends all swimming training sessions wearing RED SCIS training suit & SCIS swimming cap.
  • Accountable within attendance to allocated training days & times, attending with correct equipment: water bottle, bathing suit, SCIS swim team cap, goggles of choice (no snorkel goggles) and competitive swimming snorkel.
  • Able to submerge and swim with and without goggles, showing no signs of stress.
  • Clear understanding of pool safety rules; in and out of the water.
  • Able to demonstrate and perform the rules of the pool throughout swim team training, PE swimming & at their home pool.
  • Understands floatation and balance in the water.
  • Can perform a streamline off of the wall, holding this position to the surface of the water.
  • Able to swim 25m of all 4 competitive strokes, without disqualification.
  • Able to perform a basic competitive shallow dive from the platform.
  • Able to perform a somersault in the water and working towards performing flip turns frequently and correctly within the swim training setting.
  • Continuing to develop understanding of competition swimming rules.
  • Working towards swimming 2500-3000m per week.
  • Breathing skills; working on correct release of air and intake of air.
  • Able to attend the encouraged swimming meets for the under 8 swimmers.
  • Attends all swimming competitions with SCIS swimming suit & SCIS swimming cap; u8’s can wear RED training suit to compete OR BLUE racing suit.

On acquisition of these skills the swimmers shall move up to BRONZE DEVELOPMENT

Once swimmers reach their 9th birthday the head coach shall decide the team that the swimmers are suited best to swim within, if these skills have been met.  If the swimmer cannot attain the desired times set by their 9th birthday it will be recommended that the swimmer takes outside swimming lessons to achieve the team’s prerequisites for the next level.