Weekly News (May 21-27)

Hello all Panthers,

Down to our last two weeks of swim practice, but lots of exciting things to do in these two weeks. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun and please come to as many practices as you would like.

Today and tomorrow are the coach’s awards and break out sessions. It should be a lot of fun.

Reminder: last day of swim practice is May 31st.


Important Notes:


Today: May 21/22 Squad Celebration Breakout Sessions (during regular training times)


Please try your best to attend one of these two training sessions. At this time the coaches will hand out their individual squad awards and celebrate the squad’s achievements at a very personal level. This is a great way for the coaches to show each swimmer how much they care about the time and effort they put into the swim year.

See you there today!



Start swim-a-thon fundraising this summer:


The habitat build at Wat Proyfon School was completed this month. Here are some photos of the work completed.  This project was funded by the Panther Swim-a-thon we held this year. Next year our high school squad will be doing the project themselves in October. So to make sure we are properly funded, we are looking at raising at least the same amount of pledges next year. 

To make that a little easier, we are sending pledge/information sheets home with you for the summer. So instead of pounding the pavement in Nichada, we can try to bring a little international flavor to our fund raiser.  

So while visiting home this summer, see if you can get a head start on our swim a thon fundraising. 


Please sign up today we need to order food:

Awards Dinner meal sign up for non swimmer family members:


All swimmers meals are paid for by the team, but non-swimmer family members will need to sign up on this link and then pay at the CAO office before May 30th



3 more plunger volunteers needed for year end party!

Almost there…best seat in the house.


180 swimmers + 30 family members signed up! Year-End Party is going to be great (May 30th)! Last week to sign up: Closes Thursday!

Schedule for the day:

2:45 Family Sprintfest at the 50 m pool.

4:30 Dinner in New Sports Center Gym (right beside pool) Swimmers eat for free, but parents and non-swim team family members need to pay a small fee.

5:30 Year-end Celebration and Awards Ceremony (also in the NSC gym)

6:30 Year is complete…time to head home

Hand entering these relay teams takes much longer than regular meets, so please get your teams together this week if possible. Sign up on the link below.

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:

10 and under swimmers: Technique vs Speed?


Repeat Lesson:

Parents helping out now:

Here is a NY times article about the issues with tech suits and young swimmers. Seems to becoming a problem in the States.

Thanks to the many parents that sent me this article this past weekend. I think it is very interesting to see how these issues take place back home.

Great read:


Upcoming Events…sign up today on our website:


  1. 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!


Coach Day,