January 26, 2015
This edition is “weekly news” is coming to you Tuesday morning as we are in one of our busiest weeks of the year. Registration is closed and we are organizing squads, today we have 140 swimmers racing at our Palooza time trial and this week we host the IASAS Championships for the High School Swimmers.
Lap it up shirts:
We will collect Monday-Thursday. For new swimmers 10 and under they will receive their new shirts after the Palooza meet (once you have paid).
Registration is finished…
Volunteer Hours: PST is changing the way we track volunteer hours, from 4 hour shifts to individual hours. The total number of hours required remains the same. Families with 1 swimmer will now be required to volunteer 8 hours per semester. Families with 2 or more will have 16 as their requirement. The cost to opt out of volunteering will be 500 baht per hour. This will allow much more flexibility in scheduling volunteers and even allow us to introduce some new ways to help out the team! Thank you for your support!
Palooza January 27th 1:30 start:
Today we have our second Palooza of the year. Our Varsity swimmers will not be competing in the meet, so they will be coaching and officiating the meet. They will also be giving us a 50 freestyle exhibition at the end, so stay and wait for the big race and our Palooza snack after that.
Areana and other vendors will be here at Palooza for swimsuits:
All swimmers must have an all black swimsuit for competitive meets. There will be a variety of options for you to choose from on this day.
IASAS Championships (Jan. 29th-31st):
There will be no practices held on Thursday and Friday for all swimmers. We will meet with our coaches and watch your Varsity swimmers compete. Remember to wear your appropriate swim team T-shirt for each day. Thursday is Black, Friday is White, and Saturday is Gold.
We also have our ES swimmers helping with the Medal Presentations, so the cuteness factor will be high.
Tuesday January 27th: Early Release and Palooza.
Thursday and Saturday morning practices cancelled this week due to IASAS
Meet signups available
Away meet fees clarification:
For the travel swim meets to warrant sending a coach, we need at least 8 swimmers. Also, after 8 swimmers, the swim team will cover 50% of the cost of sending the coach to the meet. The rest will be divided between the swimmers travelling.
I will calculate the approximate coaching fees for the current travel meets and post them on each meet information page.
Thailand National Qualifying Meet: Martin’s Cup (Feb 13-15)
Interested swimmers must contact Coach Golf/Nuk ASAP
ISB Splash 2015 (March 7&8)
This is our International meet and is mandatory for all swimmers. The sign up is open on our website, so sign up sooner than later.
Perth Asian All-Stars Meet (April 4,5)
This meet is an all Asia meet, which means all teams from Asia compete as one team against Australia. You will be coached by multiple coaches and partnered for relays with swimmers from other teams. See info sheet for other teams attending.
Dragon’s Den: United World College (April 24-26): expecting over 1000 swimmers! Will be amazing
Very fast meet, with good Qualifying Times. Please email me if you have any questions.
That is all for now, see you on deck!