Weekly News (April 17-22)

Hello all Panthers,

Welcome back from the Songkran break, I hope that you all got lots of rest and are ready to finish off the year strong.

Good luck to our swimmers heading off to Singapore for the United World College Dragon’s Den Invitational this weekend, I know it will be an amazing couple days for our team.

My sign up sheet for family/Parents/friends relay team or individual swims still has lots of space. Please sign up and join us in the pool with your swimmers. We will make sure you swim with your child and I promise you will love the experience.



Important Notes:


Team and Squad Photos this Wednesday, April 19th

Please come for your squad photos even if it is not your day to swim, these are great keep sakes for the athletes. 2:30 (10 and under squads, including all Jr. Panther Squads)

3:15 (Whole team photo)

3:30 (11 and over squads)

Please wear your Black Panther Swim Team Shirt.

These photos will be distributed at our Year End Awards Dinner.


Kick off Swim Meet, Monday April 24th:

This is a 10 and under meet that is kicking only, no arms. The reason for this meet is to show the young swimmers how important strong kicking is for their overall stroke. You will be surprised how close they will be to their actual PB.

This will be a girls vs. the boys competition, last year the boys did not fare well against the girls.

There are two more volunteer positions available for those needing their hours.


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:


Year End Celebration and Awards Dinner…Sign Up Today (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 (sign up on webpage today)

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 24th

ISB Jr. “Kickoff” Swim Meet

May 13th

ISB Pentathlon Swim Meet

May 24th

Year End Sprint Fest 2017 (Year End Party)



That is all for now, see you on deck!


Coach Day,