January 14, 2019
Hello all Panthers,
First week back at the grind and things are looking great. We are welcoming our many new Super Jr. Panthers to the team and also all the other new swimmers who tried out last week. We have 45 new swimmers all together. Now we need our all of our returning swimmers to please register this week. We need to know our final numbers for the second semester so please do your best to get registered and we will be happy campers.
Special Guests Visiting on February 11th for Swim Camp (England National Team Members):
English National Head Coach Mike Taylor and team members (5 in total) including Richard Nagy (Olympic Games Member and European Championships Medalist) will be visiting ISB to deliver an after school swim camp for our swimmers. There will be two sessions; 2:30-3:30 for 10 and under’s and 3:30 to 5:00 for 11 and over. The National Squad will then do a training session at the 50m pool for us all to watch. If these are not your swim days then please make changes to your schedule this week so you can attend.
Travel meet to Singapore…Why should you go?
For those of you swim team veterans out there, you have heard me preach this many times in the past. Being part of a swim team has many benefits to athletes in and out of the pool. But one of the greatest benefits is the opportunity to take part in a travel meet. In my 15 years as a competitive swimmer and then 20 more as a coach, my most memorable moments have always come while traveling with my team. For the coach-swimmer relationship there is nothing better. Eating meals, travelling on the bus and in the airports is the best time to really get to know your swimmer and for them to get to know their coaches.
Here is a great article that gives the best reasons for attending a travel meet.
This year we are heading to United World College in Singapore right after Songkran on April 26-28. It is a great meet that we have attended for the last four years. Please consider it and sign up today!
Volunteer opportunities are all up on the website, we NEED you:
Hello all, this year there are 4 events we need volunteers for and they are all up on the website now. Remember that every family that has not paid out their volunteer responsibilities are expected to volunteer 8 hours per family (unless you work at Splash for half day that counts for all 8).
Sign up soon and get the jobs you want!
Here are the events:
- Senior and Junior Palooza (after school)
- Splash Saturday (March 9th) Half day here equals families commitments
- Splash Sunday (March 10th) Half day here equals families commitments
Last Week for Registration: Please sign up ASAP:
Same as before, you just click on the green registration button and follow the instructions. For returning swimmers, this is very easy.
Upcoming Events…sign up today on our website:
Feb 9th, ANS Titans Sprint Meet (Amnuay Silpa School)
Feb 20th ISB Spring Senior Palooza (after school)
Feb 21st ISB Spring Junior Palooza (after school)
March 9 ISB Splash 2019 Short Course Meters (hosted international meet)
March 10 ISB Splash 2019 Long Course Meters (hosted international meet)
April 26, United World College Dragon Den (Singapore)
That is all for now, see you on deck!