January 28, 2018
Hello all Panthers,
What a great weekend we had a Bangkok Prep this weekend, many of our newer swimmers had 100% person best days! What a great event for our developing swimmers. Make sure you sign up next year.
Please pay fees for upcoming semester by the end of this week at the CAO:
Our team registration is closed; so if you have not paid the fees could you please do so by the end of this week.
IASAS Send- off Party/Practice (Tuesday, January 30th 1:35) Please come show your support for our High School Swimmers!:
This week our high School IASAS swim team will make their way to Jakarta for the biggest meet of their school year. They have worked very hard all year to make sure they are ready for this week. So to make sure they know they have our support, we will have a send off party for them on Tuesday, January 30th at 1:35 (early dismissal day). Please make sure we have a big crowd for this practice, all swimmers and their families/friends are invited to this party.
We will have posters up all this week for our swimmers to sign and send good luck messages.
ISB Splash International Meet (March 10/11):
This is one of the largest international meets in S.E. Asia, we have over 20 teams for many different countries coming to visit for this meet. It is a great opportunity for our swimmers to see all these different teams in the comfort of our own pool. For this meet there are two days that are actually separate meets:
Saturday March 10: SCM (short course meters) meet. Which means the pool is set at 25m, which is where we normally have it. Races for this meet are very similar to all of the other meets we have. This is mandatory for all competitive swimmers, so unless you are non-competitive please sign up today.
Sunday March 11: LCM (Long course meters) meet. Which means the pool will be set to 50m and the divider pushed back to the end of the pool. This meet is a great chance for our swimmers to get LCM times on their resume. Many travel meets and Sr. BISAC are LCM, so we need times for our swimmers. The races are a little longer, so it is not meant for our beginner/younger swimmers who can not race 50m. For the rest of our swimmers, especially those wanting to be on the BISAC selection team, please also sign up for this half day meet.
Volunteering for Splash weekend is now more than half full, thank you!
Thanks so much for your support in this area, we are about half full for our volunteer positions. When these positions become filled, my life is so much easier and it is very much appreciated. Could we please fill up the rest of the positions this week…thanks in advance!
Parent Lesson of the week:
Swim meet Nutrition: As we are starting a new semester and we have some new families joining, I thought it best to review what we should be eating during and before swim meets. I have attached a simple article that hits the highlights. But in general, I want parents to know that what you feed your swimmers during and before a meet will drastically effect how well they swim. So look at the suggested foods and pack a bag full of them.
REPEAT LESSON: Here is a quote from one of my favorite American coaches; Eddie Reese from the great state of Texas. It is just great to hear from the best in the world that we are on the right track here at ISB. For our 10 and under swimmers, this is the absolute most important skills to learn…they become habits for life and a huge advantage later in their swimming careers.
Thought of the Day
from the 2017 World Clinic Yearbook
"When I go to a club to watch a swimmer I am interested in recruiting; I evaluate the team. I look for two things: Do they streamline off the wall, and do they dolphin kick off of every wall. Got to do it."
Eddie Reese University of Texas
Upcoming Events…sign up today on our website:
- 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.
- Panther Palooza “Spring Edition” Feb 19th/20th (10& under on 19th/11 & over on 20th)
These are our in house meets held after school. All swimmers should attend these so that they can gain race experience and get more times in our team system. Sign up will be on the web tomorrow.
- United World College Draon’s Den Meet (Singapore April 20-22nd):
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!