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Weekly News (March 13-18

Hello all Panthers,

You will notice that the 50m pool is looking very large today and will be for the next two weeks. We will be keeping the pool at the full Long Course Meter (LCM) length before the upcoming BISAC Championships. The 11 and over age groups will compete at LCM. For the 10 and under they will have starting blocks at both ends and will be able to work on starts and sprints all at the same time. After March it will go back to our regular 25m pools.

 

Important Notes:

 

BISAC Send off party on Friday March 24th at 2:30pm:

As with all other big events on our team, we will be celebrating our BISAC teams and send them off with a little party Friday night. This is an all-ages practice and everyone is welcome. It is essential that all BISAC team members come to this practice.

 

12 ISB Records broken on Splash Weekend…Wow!

Breaking records are certainly not the reason we swim on this team; nor are winning medals and trophies for that matter. But, sometimes times it is important to recognize when it is obvious that hard work has paid off for our teammates.

For a team to break 12 records in one weekend is something I have not seen very often, so congratulations to these new fastest swims in ISB history:

Ada Phoonseeraah: 5 records (Short Course: 25m freestyle, 25m butterfly and 25 backstroke. Long Course: 100m backstroke and 100m fly)

Hughs Hong: 8 & under 200m back LCM

Nolie Giles: 13/14 400IM LCM

Maria Gutierrez Matos: 15 &over 400IM LCM

Om Samanthai: 15 & over 100m breast stroke LCM

Tar Tar Jarusinchai: 15 & over 400 IM LCM

Napat Sriworakun: 15 & over 100m back stroke LCM

Tee Amornkasemwong: 15&over 200 fly LCM

 

Water Polo 5-week program to start after BISAC (March 28th, 3:30-5:00pm):

For all Middle School and older swimmers who would like to add another water sport to their schedule. ISB will be running a five-week program after school to keep the interest in Water Polo going at the school. If you are interested please come on March 28th.  

 

Remaining Calendar of events:

 

 

March 25/26

BISAC Championships

April 3

ISB Jr. “Kickoff” Swim Meet

April 21-23

United World College Dragons Den (Singapore)

May 13

ISB Pentathlon Swim Meet

 

 

 

That is all for now, see you on deck!

 

Coach Day,