October 30, 2016
Hello all Panthers,
Welcome back from a well deserved break. We are two weeks away from the largest International School Swim Meet in Thailand, our very own Swimfest 2016.
Currently, we have 191 swimmers entered from our team. Today is the deadline, after today no swimmer will be added to the meet. We have over 1000 swimmers entered and the amount of work it takes to make this meet a success is overwhelming. So we cannot be going back and re-do entries. Double check today if you are unsure.
Swim-a-thon a great success:
So far we have raised 120,000 baht with money still coming in. 2nd Chance Bangkok is so excited to have our support and said these funds will help greatly towards their cause.
Our top fundraisers were Alexander Rizk and Elias Fagervik who together raised over 35,000 baht combined. Thanks boys!
Swimfest Friday (Nov 11) all age practice (be there):
This is our traditional spirit night and rally for the day before the big meet. We will have the high school team mentoring the younger swimmers and teaching them their secrets of swim meet preparation.
There are also yummy (healthy) treats after. If you are in the meet, please be at this practice. 2:30 at the 50 m pool.
10 and under change rooms:
Sadly, the last couple weeks we have complaints about the 10 and under boys in the change rooms and showers. So we have spoke to the groups individually, but we would ask that you reinforce expectations from proper behavior at home. It is my hopes that this is an isolated incident and not a pattern of behavior.
Winter Swim Camp in Phuket: still room for more!
The resort has found some more rooms for us, so we can expand the numbers of swimmers we can accommodate. Please sign up today!
Perth Indian Ocean All Stars Challenge (April 15th & 16th):
If there is interest in this meet please let me know. We would like to have one travel meet in the spring. If we have no interest in Perth, I can enter us in another meet around the same time.
Currently ready for Commitment (please mark “decline” or “commit”)
- ISB SwimFest 2016 (November 12th & 13th)
- Winter Swim Camp Phuket (Jan 6th and 7th)
- Perth Indian Ocean All Stars Challenge
That is all for now, see you on deck!