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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

SWIMATHON

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:

  1. Ensure that the swimmers have a positive experience and can demonstrate their increased ability in the sport.
  2. 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.

Schedule

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
ISM COMMUNITY

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

Rules

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.

Bonifacio Cup @ BSM Photos

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Brent Meet Photo

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So Many ISM Blogs To Read

On Wednesday at the Parent Meeting I mentioned what I do to keep up with all the websites and blogs I need to check. One of the PE teachers mentioned to me that she needs to check 14 different ISM teachers blogs to keep up with her own children schooling. I personally have about 50 swimming sites/blogs that keep me up to date with the latest swimming news, I don’t go to any of those sites directly, to read them I go to one website, and so can you. All you have to do is use Google Reader, below is a short explanation on how it works.

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And a more involved one

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So Many ISM Blogs To Read

On Wednesday at the Parent Meeting I mentioned what I do to keep up with all the websites and blogs I need to check. One of the PE teachers mentioned to me that she needs to check 14 different ISM teachers blogs to keep up with her own children schooling. I personally have about 50 swimming sites/blogs that keep me up to date with the latest swimming news, I don’t go to any of those sites directly, to read them I go to one website, and so can you. All you have to do is use Google Reader, below is a short explanation on how it works. If you are still stuck on what to do, let me know, and I’ll find more videos to help.

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And a more involved one

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Sailfish News

Training This Week

Monday – Normal Training (Meet Entries are Closed)

Tuesday – Normal Training

Wednesday – Normal Training

Thursday – Normal Training for swimmers not at Bonifacio Cup Meet at British School

Friday – Normal Training

Saturday – Brent Meet (Entries Closed)

Bonifacio Meet

Individual Entries: CLICK HERE.  Bonifacio Cup at BSM- 16th Sep 2010 – Individual Entries

Meet Entry Fee 500 Pesos for the 3 meets

Elementary School Swimmers should meet at the Red Bench in the Elementary School Play ground, we will walk to British School Together.

Middle and High School Students should meet at the Exit Gate (Entry 1) we will walk over together at 3:00pm.

Security will ensure we cross the road safely.

At the end of the day, the swimmers who have to catch the 5:15 bus will be escorted back to school with Coach Andy.

Brent Meet:

Entries  Brent Meet 18th Sep 2010 – Individual Entries

Don’t forget to pay your 250 pesos at the school cashier.

Transport, you should have already informed if you are going to the meet and how you are getting home.

Bus will leave from the Elementary School Playground

Junior Bus, leaves at 6:45am

Senior Bus leaves at 11:00am

Sailfish News

News for week:

Monday 6 September till Saturday 11 September

Training Schedule

Monday – Normal Training

Tuesday – Normal Training

Wednesday – Normal Training (Coach Betty will be away for training course)

Thursday – No Training

Friday – No Training

Saturday – H1 Squad Training – 8am-10am

Bonifacio Meet

Entries still open, if you have been selected, please respond HERE.

An e-mail will be sent out regarding logistics.

Brent Meet

Entries Still Open,

Please indicate your travel arrangements.

Sailfish T-shirts

Orders closed.

Have been ordered, they should be here in about 2 weeks.