Weekly News (May 8-13)

Hello all Panthers,

Two big items on the calendar this week; many of us are registered for the Colgate Tri-athlon on Wednesday morning and then most of the team is signed up for the Pentathlon meet this coming Saturday, May 13th.

Let’s have a lot of fun this week as we head down the home stretch.

Side note: We need more volunteers for the Year End Sprint Fest, please go online if you have not volunteered yet this year or you have only put in a few hours…thanks as always for your support.


Important Notes:

New Coach Joining the team: Please Welcome Coach Jan (Jiratida Phinyosophon)!

Coach Jan is a very accomplished Thailand National Swimmer who has competed for Thailand in the ASEAN Championships, SEA Games, Fina World Championships and Asia Games just to name a few.

She has studied abroad in New Zealand and like Coach Noey, she has earned a MBA along the way, just for good measure.

She has been coaching with Singha stroke camps and is really looking forward to becoming part of a year round team. Getting to know her swimmers over the year and not just shortened camps.

Coach Jan will be assisting me with the 8 and under Barracuda squad for the remainder of the year. She will also be assisting all other squads so that she can meet the whole team before the end of the year.

Say hi to her on deck when you see her!


Wednesday May 10th, Visaka Bucha Day (No school/Practice):

Feel free to come another day this week to make up for Wednesday if that is your regular training day.


Pentathlon Swim Meet, Saturday May 13th:

Wear black shirts for team photo. We will take the photo at 8:30 before the meet starts. Warm up will be at 8:00.

Volunteer spots have been filled, thanks so much for your support.

This will be a quick meet and over around lunch time.


Squad Award Days during practice May 22/23:

With almost 250 swimmers on our team, we cannot get through all the awards we would like to at a single evening awards dinner. Our coaches have identified many different awards they would like to give out to their swimmers. Because of this, we will be holding squad award days during practice on both Monday, May 22nd and Tuesday May 23rd. Please attend one of these two practices.



Year End Celebration and Awards Dinner…Sign Up Today (May 24th 2:30-6:00)

Here is what we have:

2:30-4:30: Family Swim Meet (sign up on webpage today)

We currently have 18 family relays signed up, so thanks so much. Remember that you can sign up relay teams with just friends and siblings also. Email me the relay teams with full names.


4:45-6:00: Dinner and Awards

This year we will be eating and handing out awards in the gym at the 50m pool, so it will be an easy transition from swimming to eating. Please sign up for the dinner on the following link so we have accurate numbers when ordering food.


Add training day in May for FREE:

If you are not sure if your swimmer is not ready for an extra day of training, you can try out this month for free. Just speak with your coach about what day would be best and then try it out for the next 5 weeks.



Remaining Calendar of events:


May 24th

Year End Sprint Fest 2017 (Year End Party)



That is all for now, see you on deck!


Coach Day,