December 3, 2017
Hello all Panthers,
Ok it is race week! On Wednesday our older swimmers will be taking on big monster distances like 800 m free, while our younger panthers will be hosting St. Andrews Samakee for the Jr. Snowflake Meet on Thursday. Then this weekend we have a squad going to Bangkok Prep for their first ever Bulldog Bash (LCM). So these will be our last chances to make some PB swims before the end of the semester.
We are coming up to our winter break and most of are very fortunate that we get to spend hours and hours with our children. During that time, the topic of swimming “might” come up. So just incase it does, please read this week’s parent lesson. It is a very simple article letting us parents know exactly what we can do to help our kids achieve their goals in the pool and even in life. I personally love it and try my best to live by it as a swim dad! This article applies to our 8 and under swimmers all the way up to our IASAS team.
Only 3 volunteers needed to fill both meets this week!
Please sign up if you are coming.
PB “Lap it Up” Shirts to come in!
These PB “lap it up” shirts are for 10 and under swimmers to acknowledge their continuous improvement. Every time you swim a PB, you get a new paw stamped on your shirt. You must get these shirts in to us this week if you want them updated before the winter break.
Winter Training Sessions:
For those of you not traveling during the upcoming winter break, we will have 9 training sessions. These training sessions will take place from 8:00am to 9:30am. These are not instructional sessions; they are training sessions aimed at swimmers who can swim at least 2-3000 meters. For this reason these sessions are for 9 and older swimmers. 8 and under swimmers who think they can do 2000 m training can ask their coach for permission to join.
Dates are December 22, 23, 27 29, January 2-6.
Parent Lesson of the week:
What can parents do to help our swimmers? To many times us coaches tell you parents what “not to do”. Her is an amazing list things you can do to help our athletes meet their goals.
PLEASE READ #4 AND #5 MORE THAN ONCE!
Why do we want our kids to swim?
There are many reasons to come to the pool day after day and to have all your clothes smell like chlorine…Here is a little article from one mom’s point of view.
Upcoming Events…sign up today on our website:
- Bangkok Prep Puppy Cup: Jan 27th
This is a beginner meet for 11 and under swimmers. There are qualifying times, so if you are a BISAC swimmer then you are not for this meet. Please sign up if you want to swim, if you are to advanced for this meet, we will let you know asap. 25 m free time is over 25 seconds.
- ANS Titans Sprint Challenge: Feb 10th at Amnauy Silpa School
One-day meet, small and challenging. Great for all swimming ability.
- ISB Splash Saturday and Sunday (March 10/11): This is our international home meet. Saturday is a SCM swim meet and Sunday is a LCM swim meet. SCM stands for Short Course Meters, which is simply races done in a 25m pool. Long Course Meters means the pool is set to 50m. If you are not sure if you are ready for LCM please speak with your coach.
- 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!