April 22, 2018
Hello all Panthers,
Hope you all had a well deserved break and are ready for the remainder of the year. Let’s really put some work into improving that technique and getting those strokes and skills right where we want them.
It is almost May, so I would really like to see those family relays and parent swimmers contacting me. So far we only have a couple families step up and get in the game. This is truly a fun family affair, so don’t be shy!
VERY IMPORTANT: Professional Squad Photo Day (Wednesday April 25th):
The amazing photographers from Rembrandt will be at practice this Wednesday, April 25th.
2:30-3:15 Jr. Panther Squads, 8 and under squads and 9/10 squads.
3:15-3:35 MS and HS squads
These photos are free of charge and will be handed out at the year end awards dinner. Please come for the photos even if this is not your training day.
ISB well represented at the Singapore United World College Swim Meet:
A small squad of hard working swimmers made their way to Singapore this past weekend and did an amazing job at representing our team. The 9 swimmers came in 8th of 17 teams. All swimmers contributed and two swimmers even broke school records…congratulations to Mats and Kayla.
Next year we will make sure our travel meet is not during Songkran break so that we can get back to a bigger travel squad.
Ex-Panther does amazing at world Pentathlon:
Great results from a past panther; Abby Edison, who was here two years ago and swam on our high school team and represented ISB at IASAS has grown into a world class Modern Pentathlon athlete. Read the article below for more information… “once a Panther, always a Panther”.
Year-End Party: Parents please start training now (May 30th)!
This “Family Sprintfest” event is a big part of our year- end awards celebration/dinner. We will have all family and friends join us in the pool for either individual races or a family/friend relay. Then after the races are over we will have our dinner and awards ceremony, this will take place in the gymnasium at the 50 m pool.
For our team members, please sign the up as per usual. For non-team members or family/friend relay entries please use the following link to sign up on the google document.
This is the best way ever to end the year, please make sure you mark this down on your calendar and come have some great fun.
Parent Lesson of the week:
With the end of the year rapidly upon us, I am sure some people are struggling to find the motivation to put their all into every practice. Read over some of these quotes with your swimmers over the next week and maybe, just maybe, one of them will get them fired up for the last month. I just read them, and I can barely sit in my chair.
Multi-Sport Athletes make better swimmers: true or false?
There used to be many schools of thought in the area of athletes playing multiple sports and the pros/cons attached to this. But as more and more studies are coming in, there is little room for debate. Playing more than one sport is better for the development of your child.
Here are a couple articles on the subject.
Upcoming Events…sign up today on our website:
- Harrow 2 Fast 2 Furious: Saturday, May 19th
This is all ages sprint meet, a fun way to end the year.
- Year-End Family Sprintfest 2018: May 30th
This is the swimming portion of our year-end celebration. We will have individual sprint events and a family/friend relay. All coaches will be in both individual and team relays. Friends are welcome, you just need to sign them up on the google document (same for family relays).
That is all for now, see you on deck!