December 10, 2017
Hello all Panthers,
Congratulations to all swimmers attending the Bangkok Prep Bulldog Bash, who swam their way to the championship trophy! It was a great meet at this new campus and we really enjoyed being part of their first meet ever.
This week we are down to our last week of training before the big break, we had a great week of races that saw 90% of our swimmers compete and we added a whole bunch of PB swims to our collection.
This week will have a fun holiday feel to the training as our coaches have added their spin on some festive training. I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with.
See you on deck!
More speedsters breaking records last week!
The following age group records were broken last week:
Hughs Hong: 8 and under boys: 100 back and 100 fly
Gene Sunthornrangsri: 9/10 girls: 100 back
Peak Chairatn: 9/10 boys: 200 Breast
Dena Chawaldit: 11/12 girls: 200 Breast
Friday, December 15th last training day (open to all):
10 and under: 11:30-12:30
11 and over 12:35- 1:45
Jr. Panther (25m pool) 12:45-1:45
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:
So far most of these lessons have been for our swimmers and what we can do for them. But, this week as I was thinking about my personal fitness and the amount of holiday treats and parties coming up, I thought maybe us parents could use a lesson for us!
Here are some helpful tips on how to stay or keep fit over the holidays…good luck!
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…BUT WE CAN ALL READ #4 AND #5 MORE THAN ONCE!
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!