November 3, 2014
We just finished our first week of training after the week long holiday, by the looks of the training groups everyone stayed close to the water in some way, shape or form. One more week of hard training and then we “taper” for our first big home meet. Taper is way of making sure the swimmers are going to be at their best. It is not resting, but it less volume and more speed. So they are used to going fast!
Swimfest Countdown: 2 weeks of training left
For this swim meet you will need to be in our team uniform at all times. Black shirts and black shorts on Saturday and Gold shirts/black shorts on Sunday. Your ISB PE shorts are perfect. You will also have to be in your black racing suit and your gold cap. For boys that don’t normally wear caps, please wear for your races…it is your uniform.
We have 170 swimmers registered for this meet and the coaches will now take on the daunting task of assigning relays. It is so important that your swimmer be there for their relay team, not wandering about. Remember, this is the most fun event of the day… RELAYS ROCK!
Please remember that the Friday Practice on November 14th is an “all team practice” running from 2:30-3:30. We will have team bonding drills and have some healthy snacks together.
Early Release Day: Tomorrow Tuesday Nov 4
As always, all practices start 1 hour earlier.
Meet signups available:
RBSC Invitational Swim Meet (Royal Bangkok Sports Club, November 29,30)
Long distance Time Trials (Senior Swimmers 11 & over) December 8th 2:30:
Please make schedule changes and plan to attend this time trial no matter what training days you have. This is a great opportunity to swim events that we normally don’t get to.
Swimmers of the Month for October:
8 and under (Gai): Charlotte Burgess.
This girl has been tries hard all the time and comes to every practice with a smile. Very positive during training and has shown great improvement.
8 and under (Noey): Chloe Reid
Chloe is a 6 years old girl, and of course the youngest girl in our team, who is very attentive at practice and actively participates day in and day out. She has shown strong improvement in all four strokes in the last couple months. Chloe is also a keen worker and a leader by example within her training group. We are proud of what she has already accomplished and cannot wait to see her swim this year. Keep up the hard work Chloe!
8 and under (Golf): Anastasia Sargus
Because she improve a lot and she got her PB every swim meet. She is training harder than any years in the past and the results are showing. In a very talented group of young girls, Anastasia is holding her own!
9 & 10: Jonathan Vitayatanagorn
Jonathan started swimming with our team this semester. He is one of the best listeners that we have in 9-10 group. His determination is at the high level. Jonathan improves many of his techniques in the last two months. He is on the right track to be a great swimmer.
11&12: Lei Fu
Lei always put into practice all the coaching advice he receives from the coaches. He has shown he is a great listener and a very hard worker. His determination to improve his technique and positive attitude while doing so, has made him a pleasure to coach. Congratulations Lei!
13&14: Marcelina Lekawska
Have seen her since she was only 7 years old, I’m not quite surprised why Marcelina is a favorite among her peers. Well disciplined, high concentration, hardworking are just a few to describe who she is. She’ve never swum less than 80% most of the time during practice and this explains really well of why she has such a good endurance. The coaches believe that Marcelina could be one of the strong representatives for the Bisac team have yet to come early next year. Keep working hard Marcelina!!!!
High School: Katy Lewis
Katy is a senior swimmer this year that looks like she wants to go out with a blaze of glory. Katy has been training incredibly hard and is still working hard on improving her technique even in her last year as a Panther. She is an example to all younger swimmers and we look forward to seeing how these efforts pay off at the IASAS Championships.
That is all for now, see you on deck!