Weekly News (Kickoff Gala Week)

Hello all Panthers,


This week is our first big event of the year, so that is our main focus of this newsletter.

With so many new swimmers I feel I should really clarify that this is an all swimmer event to get everyone feeling welcome to the team.

We will have races for the first two hours, some of our youngest swimmers will be only kicking…but they are giving it their best.

If you cannot stay to have something to eat after that is fine, we just want to see as many of our new and old faces out for this first event. 


Important Notes:


New parent meeting at the Kickoff Gala:

This will be a quick meeting upstairs in the classroom at the 50m pool. Your kids will be playing dodge ball with the coaches in the gym.

Topics covered:

What are team is all about!

Our Coaching Staff

Schedule for the year

Who is our competition and where do we go?



Our website (the most important place to be for our team)


Panther Kickoff Gala and Dinner: September 11th after school:


2:30-4:45 Swim Meet

4:45-5:30 Dinner

5:15-5:45 Parent meeting and kids dodge ball in gym


New Panther Swim Team Merchandise this year! For Sale at Kick-off Gala on September 11th:


Thanks to our Panther Swim Shack Committee this year the team will have quite a bit more cool merchandise to help us show our team spirit and show our team support.

This includes:

- New hats and visors (adult and kids sizes)

- Foldable umbrellas

- Foldable shopping bags

- Beach Bags

-Fridge Magnets

-Key Chains


Caps and T-shirt are handed out at the Kick-off Gala (also swim gear for sale by Inus;

Every Panther Swimmer receives two shirts and a cap for their swim fees, this will be handed out on Sept 11th after school.

Also, Inus (our team swim suit sponsor) will be here selling googles and other swim equipment.


Swim Parent Coffee: Child Sport Therapy & Nutrition


Wednesday, Sept 14th at 7:45 am in the NSC classroom (upstairs from 50m pool)


Meet with Coach Day for an informational session with two guest speakers:

First Speaker: Khun Pajaree Limthongthang is a board member of Pediatric Nutrition Association of Thailand and will speak to proper sports nutrition for young athletes.

Second Speaker: Miss Kotchaphorn Julapan (Thip) is a musculoskeletal system specialist (Sport Physical Therapist) and founder of Rugguykhun Physical Therapy Clinic (which is handy to ISB)

These talks will center around age appropriate training, physical growth, nutrition and over all wellness. If you have a young athlete, this is a great morning to spend with us becoming more knowledgeable about how you can support your athlete and their growth through sport.



Events to Sign Up For:


September 29: Patana Tiger Prawns (8 and under swimmers)

October 1: Panther Palooza- 11 and over Intra-squad Meet (3:30pm)

October 2: Panther Palooza- 10 and under Intra-squad Meet (2:30pm)

October 5: Harrow 2Fast2Furious Sprint Meet (10 and under 25m)

Nov 9/10: Swimfest 2019 This is the largest meet in Thailand International Schools (over 1000 swimmers)

January 10-12: 4th Annual Thanyapura Swim Cap (Phuket)


That is all we need to know about this week, see you on deck!


Coach Day,