Weekly News: Swimfest Countdown On (Volunteers Still Needed)

Hello all Panthers,

I hope everyone enjoyed their break and you are all rested up and ready for the largest international school swim meet in Thailand!

Before we get all of our attention focused on the upcoming meet, lets take a moment to congratulate our swimmers for their fantastic fund raising efforts at our annual Swim-a-thon. This year we reached our target donation amount and still have some funds coming in this week.

So far, we have raised just over 125,000.00 baht for our team charities (2nd Chance Bangkok and Habitat for Humanity). We would also like to congratulate Proud Phisuthikul  who is our top fund raiser with a whopping total of 33,600.00 baht. Well done Proud!


Important Notes:




#1: We need more volunteers! Especially Sunday! If your child is swimming Sunday we need you to volunteer.

We still need 20 more volunteers! Without them we cannot run the meet on Sunday. This has not happened before and we have the largest team ever, so please go on line and sign up or email me and I can help.


#2: Swimfest pump party on Friday Nov 10th:

If you are swimming in the meet, you should be here to get your excitement pumped up through the roof. High School swimmers will be running the practice and yummy snacks after the big cheer off. Boys are current champions.


IASAS vs. APAC High School Swimming Championships (Nov 17/18th): Housing Needed!


ISB will be hosting a “first time ever” event here on Nov 17th  & 18th. These two swimming conferences will be going head to head, all swimmers from each conference competing as two teams. This has not been done before. But it is a large task and they need us. If you would like to house one or more of these athletes then please follow this link to sign up (cut and paste).


Parent Lesson of the week:


Learning from a genius:


Here are 5 quotes from Albert Einstein to think about!




Keeping our girls in sports: Why do they quit?

I love watching my daughter swim, run and do just about anything that makes here smile. So when I read that facts about girls quitting sports, it makes me sad. By the end of Middle School half of the girls who played regular sport quit. We have to change that, here is an interesting article showing what we as parents can do to help.



Upcoming Events…sign up today on our website:


  1. ISB Long Distance Time Trials (Dec 6th)

For advanced swimmers who can compete at the 200-800 m distances. If you are not sure about this meet, speak with your coach and they will tell you if your ready.

  1. ISB Panther Jr. Snowflake Meet: 10 and under swimmers (Dec 7th)

A friendship meet between ISB and St. Andrews Samakee.

  1. Bangkok Prep Bulldog Bash: BISAC Selection Meet (Dec 9th)

A championship sprint meet aimed at BISAC level swimmers. If you are interested in being selected for this meet, please sign up.  If you are unsure, ask your coach.

  1. 2nd Annual Thanyapura Panther Swim Team Camp (Phuket)

A 2 day swim camp for all ages. There will be plenty of different activities besides swim training. Lot’s of fun for the whole family at this sports resort.


  1. United World College Draon’s Den Meet (Singapore):

Our spring travel meet; this is a long course meet with qualifying times, but open to most of our swimmers. Must be able to swim 50m races.




That is all for now, see you on deck!


Coach Day,