November 1, 2015
2 weeks and counting to the largest school meet ever in Thailand. Khun Sanit our 20-year-plus FINA official says that he only remembers one meet bigger and it was a Thailand Open National event, certainly not an international school meet. So let’s do our best, in and out of the pool, to be the best hosts possible and work hard to keep that trophy on our shelf. Patana school has already registered 160 swimmers, so they are serious about keeping the title.
We have so many big things happening in the next couple weeks, but one of the biggest news stories to hit our team is that we have now acquired a new team Sponsor. We have just signed a deal with TYR Swim Company. This deal has the company giving each one of our swimmers a new race suit for this season! Wow, see details below for sizing days (URGENT).
What a great day we all had last week! I am completely amazed at the distances our swimmers completed in that amount of time. Our funds are still rolling in, but so far we are pushing up on 100,000 baht so Second Chance Bangkok will be thrilled at the help we are giving them. We will donate the total amount at the opening ceremonies for Swimfest!
Our award winners for most distance swum went to the following swimmers:
8&under: Sophia, Zoe, Keshi and Peak
9&10: Matts and Mariel
11&12: Sophie and Oscar
13&14: Caleb and Hannah
The most funds raised award will be announced next week after all pledges are turned in.
***Swim-a-thon or Charity Committee members wanted for next Season:
As a team, we are always looking for ways to give back and increase our team charily involvement. We are now looking for any parents that may be interested in being part of Charity Committee that overlooks and plan for next years Swim-a-thon. Please contact Jill Edison or Coach Day if you are interested.
URGENT: TYR Team Sponsorship: Swim Suit Sizing Days this week!
We know that this is not a ton of notice, but the deal has just been signed and we need to get these custom made suits and into production so we have them for Splash in March. The high school team has already been sized and we will get the rest of the team measured this week. So we will have two days to get sized:
Wednesday Nov 4th: 2:15 – 3:45
Thursday Nov 5th: 2:15-3:45
Please do not miss one of these days! These suits are free and will be part of our uniform at Splash and from there on.
Swimfest Spirit Night: Friday November 13th 2:15 MPB rooms:
Hope you have all planned to bring your favorite pillow or bean bag and PJ’s to this first ever team Spirit Movie Night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGAxCG0pZIE
We have all of our entries done and we are working on the relays.
Your swim bag MUST have the following (double and triple check before leaving home : )
Uniform: Yellow Cap, Black Shirt (Saturday), Yellow Shirt (Sunday)
Goggles, swim suit and Towel (extras if you have them)
Healthy Snacks (see website for good ideas) NO JUNK FOOD, it makes our swimmers slow.
Meets to declare commitment (Decline if you are not going):
*** Senior Distance Time Trials: December 2nd (3:30 start)***
***ISB Snowflake Jr. Mini Meet (Dec 8, 2:30 start)***
This is a fun meet with St. Andrews Samakee and Harrow for 10 and under swimmers only.
***ISB Splash Saturday and Sunday (March 5/6)MANDATORY***
***Manila Spring Meet 2016 April 23/24***
That is all for now, see you on deck!