Weekly News (May 12-17)

Hello Panthers,


With our last meet of the year taking place this weekend, we can see that our season is nearing the end. We are looking to have some fast sprint competitions with our two guest teams Patana and ANS bringing 150 swimmers combined. So train hard this week and let’s set some good PB swims that we can use for the start of next season.


Important Notes:


Lap it up shirts:

Turn in Lap It Up shirts this week for your last chance to get paw prints on your shirts for every PB from the season!!  Even if you haven't turned in your shirts previously, turn them in and we will stamp them now.


Pentathon 2015, Saturday May 16th:

Warm up at a 7:00 am sharp. Please be changed and on deck at 6:55. All swimmers will warm up at the same time.  Please wear your black team shirt for this meet, we will provide new gold caps for those who turned in their damaged ones.

Because this is a friendship meet, we thought it would be nice to have an all teams photo taken right after warm up. All 3 teams will meet on the far end bleachers to take a group photo. We will then call the first event right after. The meet is expected to run no later than 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Program will be emailed out Thursday Morning.



ISB Family Sprintfest: Wednesday, May 27th 2:30-4:30

So far we have 25 parents signed up for individual races and a couple families have put together their relay teams. The more the merrier I say, so let’s get some more parent participation going. There is safety in numbers people!

Remember that you can swim any individual race against your little one’s or there will be 4x25 “anything goes” relay at the end of the event. For this race, any and all floatation devices welcome. All teams are to be made up of adults and children; each team must have at least one parent/adult.

Please email me your team and I will enter you. We will also be accepting parent entries in regular 25m races right up until the last week, so let’s keep those names coming.

Please also don’t forget to sign up your swimmers, I have parents who have signed up and their swimmers are still in the “undeclared section”. I have emailed out the invited again this morning to those who have not declared yet.


SAVE THE DATE: Year End Banquet, May 31

The year-end banquet and awards will take place at the Jupiter Room (Impact Exhibition and Convention Center) from 4:00pm-7:00pm.

The dinner cost for swimmers and siblings 6 years and under is free, siblings over 6 (300 baht) and adults (500baht).

Please look for RSVP email this week.


Photographers thank you!

Special thanks to Catherine and her photography squad (Sally, Kaarin and Anne) for waiting out the lightning and getting us some memorable photos of our squads and individual swimmers. Your time and effort is truly appreciated.

These will be made available on line as soon as the editing is finished.


Board Members Moving on:

Last week the new Swim Team Board was announced so this is a good time to take a moment and thank the retiring board members for the countless hours they have put in for the swim team over the years.

Thanks Tom Edwards, Robynn Yolar, Karen Francis and Anne Witkiewicz for your service and for those of you moving next year, good luck.


Schedule Changes:

No Changes this week.


That is all for now, see you on deck.

Coach Day