Weekly News (Aug 15-19)

Hello all Panthers,

Last week our coaches all met for a one-day back to work refresher. We worked on team goals; new ideas to incorporate for the season and all coaches completed their CPR/AED/First Aid and Aquatic Rescue training. At the end of the day we unpacked all our new equipment that arrived over the summer. We have plenty of new toys to play with this year, including a new top of the line, 6 wireless underwater camera training system. Please see this website to view what it can do for us

It is going to be a great year and it all starts with our tryouts today and hopefully welcoming a whole bunch of new Panther Swimmers. For returning swimmers, see you on deck with the same squads as last year. We will be adjusting squads as the week goes on and we get all swimmers registered.

Important Notes:



We cannot set all of our squads or assign coaches to squads until swimmers are all accounted for and registered. We are open for two weeks, but please do it today if you know you are going to be on the swim team. It helps us out so much.

Tryouts and Regular Practices start today:

Tryouts are at the 50m pool, Monday to Thursday at 2:30.

For regular swim practices, please return to your squad from last year and we will adjust from there.


Training Schedule Reminder:

This year there will be an adjustment to the end of school day at ISB. Because of this we will be adjusting our start times by 10 mins. So 10 & under will start at 2:35 and swim until 3:35.  11 and over will start at 3:35 and swim until 5:00.

Jr. Panther Cub squads will swim from 3:45 to 4:45 at the 25m pool.


Parent Committee Volunteer co-coordinator needed:

As I have said a million times, swim teams cannot function without an amazing parent volunteer community. Within this parent community we have a committee of parents that take on specific aspects of running the swim team.  We are always looking for volunteers to join this committee, but we are now specifically looking for someone to help take on the role of Volunteer Co-Coordinator. If you are interested in helping out, contact Coach Day at [email protected]


Swim Suit ordering will take place after tryouts and registration is finished: Stay tuned for more information.




That is all for now, see you on deck!


Coach Day,