Meets, swimathon, and swimming in the rain.
Training for the coming week:
Monday – Normal Training
Tuesday – Normal Training
Wednesday – Normal Training, (Bonifacio Cup – Swimmers go to Japanese School)
- Coach Andy Squad will train with Coach Zaldy
- Coach Betty Squad will train with Coach Andrew
Thursday – Normal Training
Friday – Normal Training
Saturday – Coach Andy MS/HS Squad -8:00am-10:00am
Swim Meet Entries
Bonifacio Cup @ MJS – Wednesday 29th September (Selected Swimmers)
Bonifacio Cup @ ISM -Tuesday 3rd October (Selected Swimmers)
ISM – Time Trials October 20 – Entries Open, ENTRY FORM HERE
ISM – Swimathon – Download your pledge Form – Swimathon- Pledge Form
Swimathon Parent Volunteer Registration HERE
ISM – Relay Meet – Saturday 20th November – Entry Open – ENTRY FORM HERE
Santa Claus Meet Fri 26th-Mon 29th November – EXPRESS INTEREST FORM
SATURDAY 6th November 2010
It is a fun activity for all of our swimmers and the ISM community as a whole. It gives kids a chance to set goals, and strive to exceed those goals. Our objective for Swimathon is twofold:
- Ensure that the swimmers have a positive experience and can demonstrate their increased ability in the sport.
- Help the swim club raise funds for charity and for equipment and awards.
We hope that each swimmer will participate in the Swimathon to the best of their ability.
|GROUP||REGISTRATION TIME||MEAL TIME||SWIM TIME||TARGET METERS / LAPS|
|Elementary School||2:15pm||3:30pm||2:30-3:30pm||1,000-2,500m / 40-100|
|Middle School||3:15pm||4:30pm||3:30-4:30 pm||2,000-3,500m/ 80-140|
Parents, Faculty/Staff, Coaches
|4:15pm||5:30pm||4:30-5:30 pm||1,000-2,500m / 40-100|
|High School||5:15pm||4:30pm||5:30-7:30 pm||4,000-9,000m / 160-360|
1. Swimmers may start collecting pledges as soon as they receive the pledge sheets. Reminder: Pledge sheets need to be turned in on Swimathon day. Pledges may be made by anyone.
2. Each sponsor making a pledge should write their own name, pledge per lap, and maximum pledge or set amount pledge. Swimmers may collect the pledge in advance but must keep pledges until all are collected.
3. On the day of the Swimathon, each swimmer MUST have an adult lap counter/ supervisor, to keep track of the number of laps completed. Swimmers will not be able to swim if they don’t have an adult supervisor. Each group will swim during a specified period in our pool. Each lap is 25 meters.
4. During the Swimathon, swimmers are allowed to stop as needed for toilet and water breaks. If a swimmer needs to stop they simply move to a corner of their lane or get out of the pool so that other swimmers may continue unimpeded. Older swimmers are encouraged to stop as little as possible. Do note that swimming aids of any form are not allowed.
5. Upon completion of the Swimathon, students will get their lap count approved. A volunteer will record each student’s lap total on their pledge sheet and return it. Students may then collect outstanding pledges. Please pay the pledges to the school cashier into the Sailfish Account as well as return the pledge sheets to the ISM Sailfish Swim Club by Friday 10th December.
More information HERE
Pledge Form HERE
RAIN DOES NOT CAUSE SICKNESS
I had a swimmer remark to me at training this week that we should not swim in the rain because rain makes you sick.
This is incorrect, rain does not make you sick, often sickness occurs in the winter or during the wet season, which happens to coincides with the Flue Season. A phenomenon that occurs world wide, when the seasons strain of influence is passed from person to person, rain does not spread sickness.
During the wet season the incidence of mosquito bites increases because mosquitoes lay their eggs in still water. Rain causes puddles, mosquitoes lay eggs and the number of mosquitoes increase. Again rain does not spread disease, mosquitoes do.
We will train in the rain, e will not swim if there is lightening.
Rain does not make you sick, yet lightening can kill you.