Weekly News (Feb 2-8)


Hello Panthers,


The pool seems pretty empty these days with our HS swimmers resting and our MS swimmers on field trips. Then there is the ES musical to add to the sounds of crickets…the good news for those still here, more coaching time for you. Please remember that is you are not attending your regular training sessions, it becomes very difficult to improve. Success comes from putting in the hard work!


Important Notes:


Lap it up shirts:

We will collect Monday-Wednesday. For new swimmers 10 and under they will receive their new shirts this week.


Palooza Report:

Great to see 140 swimmers out trying to set Personal Best’s or better their previous ones. Coaches report many good swims for their squads and they say they look ready for the upcoming Splash Meet.

Schedule Changes:

Morning Practices: Will be run now one a sign up basis. We have had many practices with one or no swimmers attending. So swimmers must email me on Monday if they will be attending Tuesday and Thursday sessions. We will need 4 or more to have a coach attend. Please note that there are lifeguards on duty and less swimmers will be allowed to swim without a coach. Coach Gai and I love these mornings so I hope there are many emails.

IASAS Championships:

HS swimmers swam amazingly all 3 days. Many medals were earned, including gold from Om, Anders and Sidney (4). Sidney also won the Top Fina Swim Award given to the male and female with the fastest swim based on World Wide Fina points.


Meet signups available


Thailand National Qualifying Meet: Martin’s Cup (Feb 13-15)

Assumption University

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. Your coaches should be contacting you soon to let you know of your events for the meet. Last year we took home the Championship trophy for the first time in 3 years, so let’s continue that trend.


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!

Coach Day