Varsity Team

Theme: Achieving the level that your desire and ability will allow

Team skills: Focus, tough, committed and proud

This group makes a shift in focus from skill development to competition training. Aerobic endurance is stressed, while weight and dry-land training is increased. Swimmers are encouraged to attend all scheduled practices per week as well as all team swim meets.

Primary Coach: Cheryl Philp

L6 Varsity prerequisites listed below:

  • 10 X 50 freestyle @ 1:00
  • 6 X 100 freestyle @ 1:50
  • 4 X 200 IM without disqualification
  • Have achieved at 2 events within a Amin – AAAAmin time (USAmotivational Times)

L5 Varsity prerequisites:

  • 10 x 50 freestyle @ 50
  • 8 x 100 freestyle @ 1:40
  • 4 x 200 IM @ 3:45

L4 Varsity prerequisites:

  • 10 x 50 freestyle @ 45
  • 8 x 100 freestyle @ 1:20
  • 4 x 200 IM @ 3:35

In addition, should be able to:

  • Ability to swim 1,000m without stopping

Whilst aiming for:

  • Striving to achieve their national Age Group Championship times

Schedule: 

Monday-Thursday 4:15pm – 6:15pm

Friday 6:00am – 7:30 a.m : ability based by invitation beings Oct. 18th, 2019.

SEPT. 2019 ATTENDANCE (NOT INCLUDING OPEN SWIM)

G8

Harold du Bois de Vroylande : 93% (Time trials)

Alvar Kjellgren : 95% (Time Trials)

Emily Lim : 85% (Time Trials)

Joppe Rietveld : 95% (Time Trials)

Jungeun Song : 85% (Time Trials)

Leire Vazquez-Quiroga : 100% (Time Trials)

G9

Kyuan (Justin) Lee : 65% (Time Trials)

Kerem Samataci : 30% due to Volley-ball approved permission 

Diego Chicot Vina : 48%*review attendance with coach (Time Trials) 

G10

Niko Athanasopoulos : 50% (of agreed attendance)

Peter Michael Valerio : 100%

Alesia Vazquez-Quiroga : 70% injury (Time Trial volunteer)

G11

Thomas Fortoul : 87% (Time Trials)

Sydney Funk : 50% injury (Time Trial volunteer)

Mia-Sam Gabay : 85% (Time Trials)

G12 *allowance to maintain 30% 

Shin (Cindy) Chen : 40%

Ro’i Gabay : 30%

Blenda Kjellgren : 40%

Prerequisites for Coach Carsons team:

  • 10 X 50 freestyle @ 0:55
  • 8 X 50 freestyle kick w/board 1:10
  • 8 X 100 freestyle @ 2:00
  • 8 X 100 IM @ 2:05
  • 4 X 200M @ 3:20
  • 200 IM without disqualification
  • Ability to perform all 4 strokes legally
  • Demonstrate turns and finishes for all 4 strokes, and use them during practice
  • Ability to read pace clock and be able to send oneself off at basic intervals
  • Ability to swim 2000 meters without stopping and with legal strokes and turns

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 4:15-6:00 p.m. primarily for Upper School swimmers however, this is an ability based group (encouraged to attend all practices, but should maintain as close to 100% attendance as possible).

September  2019 Attendance

  • Matilda Glitterstam           100%
  • Edordo Malvestiti              100%
  • Federico Malvestiti            100%
  • Grace Blanton                    88%
  • Philine Peek                       100%
  • Haruka Sato                       88%
  • Daniel Xu                          75%
  • Jungwoo Song                   63%
  • Puk Langenhof                  100%
  • Ji-young Lee                      94%
  • Sofia Tsapliy                      100%
  • Nina van Lankveld            79%
  • Katherine Paul Kassab      69%
  • Harry Yeo                          79%
  • Isaac Curnow                     100%

Attendance is calculated as follows:

  • As a total percentage from the swimmers first day to the present.
  • Absence without prior coach notification is a complete absence, 0% attendance.
  • Each swimmer is allowed 3 practices leave with 100% attendance with prior notice to Coach Cheryl.
  • After the 3 practice leave rule the swimmers shall be marked for 50% attendance for all other prior notice absences.
  • Tardy (after 4:15pm) without prior coach notification is a 25% absence.
  • Swimmers should maintain 75% attendance per term to maintain slot within team.  Swimmers who fail to maintain 75% average shall be asked to swim for Junior Varsity group or leave the team.  Giving allowance for an excelling member of JV swimmer to move into Varsity!
  • *IB Students will receive special consideration in regards to meeting practice attendance minimum requirements.  IB students shall receive 6 leave days for 100%.

WITH PRIOR COACH NOTICE: At least 24 hours notice so that we can fill your slot in the lane with an excelling swimmer from JV.

WITHOUT PRIOR COACH NOTICE: On the same day OR no communication at all.