Weekly News (Feb 5-10th)

Hello all Panthers,


IASAS is over for another year and I truly believe that both our teams did their absolute best and certainly made me very proud to be associated with this group of amazing athletes. I am also very proud of the support our team showed the high school swimmers. It is my hopes that all our younger swimmers are already dreaming of the day when they get to represent our school at this huge event.

Let’s see if we can carry this momentum forward to ANS this weekend for their Sprint Meet. We have almost 60 swimmers participating in this meet, so we are looking for some good results.


Urgent Reminder: Splash Saturday is only half full for volunteers; we can not put on these meets with out Parent Volunteers. Please sign up as soon as possible.


Important Notes:



IASAS Highlights:

There were many many highlights this year. As a team, we had PB swims by each and every swimmer and all 22 swimmers earned points for the team. This is the first time for this  for as long as Coach Akiko and Nuk can remember (that’s a long time).

Girls and Boys teams combined scores gave us the over all high point title. As separate teams, the boys came home with silver and the girls secured bronze making this the 10th straight year the girls have medaled at IASAS…very impressive.

Individually, our swimmers were (in my opinion) the best ISB has ever had at IASAS swimming.


Individual Awards:

Girls: 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze and 3 school records

Boys: 6 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze, 8 school records and 2 IASAS records




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.


URGETNT: 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!  


Upcoming Events…sign up today on our website:



  1. 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. 


  1. 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.


  1. United World College Dragon’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!


Coach Day,