Weekly News (April 3-8)

Hello all Panthers, 
Last week of training before our well-deserved Songkran break. We have many days off from training over the next two weeks, so please feel free to come any days this week you can make. For the Songkran break we will be off from Saturday April 8 to Saturday, April 15th. 

Important Notes: 

Remembering Anthony Faseler (Monday, April 3rd at 2:30pm)
As emailed out last week, our “Kick Off Jr. Meet” will be postponed to April 24th so that our team can attend and show our respects to the Faseler family (who will be in attendance). Further more, all practices for this day will also be cancelled, please feel free to attend another day that week to make up for your training session. 
Thanks for understanding and please do your best to represent the team at the tree planting ceremony in the garden plaza; between the high school math quad and the CC building if you can (wearing Panther Swim Team black shirt). 

April 6th: No school and no swimming:
This is a Thai staff holiday and there are no lifeguards and no other Thai staff on ISB, so we cannot hold practice that day. There will be on Friday, April 7th just to get one more practice in before the Songkran break. 

Colgate Tri-athlon (May 10th): 
The Panther Swim Team has always had a big presence in this event, so let’s make sure that this year is no difference. For more information please follow this link

Team and Squad Photos on April 19th at 2:30
Please plan on attending the photo session even if you do not swim. These are great keepsakes that will be given out at our year-end awards dinner. 

Year End Celebration and Awards Dinner…coming up before you know it (May 24th 2:30-6:00)
For those of you new to the team, this is the event you do not want to miss. Last year we had 95% of the team attend and it was tons of fun.
Here is what we have:
2:30-4:30: Family Swim Meet
All parents and siblings invited to swim with coaches and swimmers. We have family relays, 25m “sprints” with your kids and the head to head matches with the coaches. Last year we had over 30 parents take part, please let’s see if we can top that this year. You can put together your own relay with other families or just your own (like the Peters family with Mom/Dad and the two girls). Sign up today by emailing me your relay or individual events you would like to swim. 
4:45-6:00: Dinner and Awards
This year we will be serving a delicious meal and handing out awards in the gym here at the New Sports Center (same gym we use for swim meets). The food is fantastic, the entertainment is sometimes funny and the kids have so much fun. A dinner sign up link will be coming out soon…so please everyone put this date on your calendar TODAY!

Remaining Calendar of events: 

April 21-23    United World College Dragons Den (Singapore)
April 24th     ISB Jr. “Kickoff” Swim Meet
May 13th     ISB Pentathlon Swim Meet
May 24th    Panther Swim Team Year-End Party

That is all for now, see you on deck!

Coach Day,