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Coaches Conference

Hi Swimmers, I have been in Australia for the past week attending a swim coaches conference.  Every day I have been attending lectures from Australias and the worlds top swim coaches or sport science experts, who have talked about a whole range of topics including, stroke technique, dives, turns, sport psychology and nutrition.  There was so much new information to learn I think my head will pop, in fact I even dreamt I was sitting in a lecture listening to an Olympic Coach tell me about the latest research on developing dry land exercise programs.   Of course not all of it is relevant to us and our swimming right now, but I have lots of ideas, and will certainly be sharing it with Coaches, Hazel, Zaldy and Andrew.  See you Tuesday.

Coach Andy

Sailfish News

Sailfish News

Well done to the swimmers who competed at the British School Summer Meet.  Results now posted on the Results page..

WHATS ON THIS WEEK – This week is a normal week of school,  swimmers going to the Hong Kong Meet are welcome to attend extra training sessions in preparation for the Hong Kong Island Stingray Meet in the first week of May.

We are getting some t-shirts made, please send coach Andy your t-shirt size

NEXT WEEK Coach Andy will not be here, he is attending a coaches conference.

Monday – ES3 squad will be with Coach Andrew, HS Squad with Coach Kaight

Tuesday – HS Squad with Coach Zaldy

Wednesday ES3 Squad with coach Hazel, HS Squad with Coach Zaldy

Thursday – HS Squad with Coach Zaldy

Friday – ES Squad with Coach Andrew & Hazel, MS/HS squad with Coach Zaldy


The final club champs Meet is scheduled for Tuesday the 18th of May. it starts at 3:15 and finishes at 5:00PM, please arrange transport.

It is your last chance to accumululate points for the end of year awards.  Trophies will be given out for the Most Improved Boy and Girl from each of the age groups.  Age Group Champion Boy and Girl, and Mr/Ms Sailfish award.

This is also your final chance for this school to set a school record, your name will apear on the ISM Swimmign Record Board for the whole of the next school year, it stays there year after year until the record is broken.

Club Champs EVENTS

You can pick your events, but must follow these guidelines.

  • please choose 5 Events.
  • You must swim in all distance 25m-200m i.e: 1x25m, 1,50m, 1x100m, 1x200m – bonus event no restriction
  • One event must be either :100IM or 200IM.
  • You must swim in all strokes. 1xBF, 1xBK, 1xBR, 1xFR, 1xIM
  • An example: 25BF, 50BK, 100IM, 200FR and 100BR

Sailfish News – March 22

Volunteer Parents
Volunteer Parents


  1. Club Champs March – Wednesday 24th 2:30-4:30pm
  2. Wednesday 24th – Last Day Training before Spring Break
  3. April 8th – Entry Deadline for British School Summer Sprint Meet
  4. April 9th – Pool Party – Bring a Friend
  5. April 17th – British School Summer Sprints Meet
  6. May 7/8 – Hong Kong Island Stingrays Meet
  7. May 18th – Final Club Champs
  8. May 27th – Award Ceremony

CLUB CHAMPS – March 2010

ENTRIES – Club Champs March – Individual Entries

Everybody has been entered and you are expected to be there, if you can not attend please notify Coach Andy –

Parents are needed to help run the meet, timing, runners, timing system.

Warm Up starts at 2:30, Meet Starts at 3:00, Meet Finishes 4:30


Sign Up Sheet is posted on the Notice Board next to the Records Board, please indicate if you are intending to go.  Otherwise e-mail Coach Andy


Keep Thursday 27th free for the Award Ceremony.  Swimmers Free, Parents Siblings 250 pesos.

If you have Prize Donations for the raffle, please contact Coach Andy.


family dinner

Hi folks,  do you talk about swiming on the way home in the car or at the dinner table?  What did you like about the meet this weekend, we’re you scared? How did you deal with it? what did you do well, what do you need to improve on?  What is your favourite stroke? Did you get disqualified? Do you know why? Parents please share your conversations with your coaches, we don’t get the time to have long conversations with your children, knowing this stuff about them helps us do our job better, so please share these tid bits with us.


Coach Andy

Sailfish News

Sailfish/Varsity Swimming News

Information for swimmers going to

  • PRADA Meet,
  • IASAS Meet and team dinner at TGI Fridays,
  • Japanese School Meet,
  • Club Championship Meet, and
  • Hong Kong Meet.


Sailfish and Varsity Swimmers have been selected.

  • Bus leaves school at 7:00am from the ES Field
  • Warm Up 8:15-8:45am
  • Meet Starts 9:00am
  • Meet should finish between 1-2pm, bus should be back at school approximately 3pm.

Please inform coach Andy how you are getting to the meet, either by bus or with your parents, and how you are getting back, bus or parents?


  • After training on Friday 22nd
  • TGI Fridays on High Street Fort Bonifacio
  • Arrange your own transport.
  • Swimmers selected for IASAS Swimming Singapore 2010 ONLY.
  • Team Caps will be presented.


  • Bus leaves at 4:30AM(morning) Do Not Be Late
  • Parents are welcome to come to watch, please arrange your own transport and accommodation.  We are swimming at Singapore American School
  • Traveling Uniform Must Be Worn
    • Green ATAC Shirt (get one from  ATAC) with Swimming Badge
    • Khaki Trousers – NO SHORT SKIRTS ALLOWED
  • Please make sure you return your travel document pack TODAY to ATAC,
    • NOA SISON – DSWD Still required

IASAS Swimmers Must return their housing forms, you will be housed by SAS families, please return the favour.


  • Entries Still Open – if you have not done so, please e-mail me to book your spot
  • 200 Pesos entry fee to be paid at cashier.


  • Entries Open – Please E-mail to book your spot.  Club Championship Points are available, points contribute to your end of year tally, Age Group Champions, Most Improve and Mr/MS Sailfish Trophy’s.
  • Wednesday 10th of February. 2:30-4:30pm
  • Parent needed please, please e-mail me if you can help.  Support your child!


  • 7-10th May (10th May is holiday for Elections)
  • 25-30 People have expressed interest.
  • Proposed Hotel is L’Hotel Causeway,
  • Flying Philippine Airlines
    • flight departure 8:00am Friday 7th May PR300 arrives HK 10:10am
    • Flight Return 18:00 Monday 10th May arrives Manila 20:05
  • Approximate Package Cost Flight and Hotel = USD$425 each Different prices for (single/double/triple share.)

DSC_0249_20091007_153222Welcome Back, hope you had a great holiday.

Training starts on Tuesday.  Tryouts will also be conducted this week.  If you know somebody who wants to swim, tell them to come to tryouts,  straight after school each day this week.

We have 4 meets coming up for Sailfish Swimmers,  the Brent Meet, Japanese School Meet, PRADA Meet, and the British School Meet. .  Please refer to the notice board for more information.  Don’t forget to e-mail coach Andy if you are going to swim at any of these meets.

See you in the pool


Meet/Event Sign Up Form

A new way of signing up for Swim Meets and Sailfish Events.

A second option for responding for Meets and other events is now available.  Located on the notice board located next to the School Record Board is a sign up sheet.I’ll put one up for each event as they come up.

Currently a Club Champs Swim Meet sign up form for swimmers and a Parent Volunteer Form for the Club Champs is up.  Please tick Yes if you are able to assist, No if you are unable to help this time.


Exercise Makes You Smarter

Exercise Makes You Smarter

from Outside Blog by The News Team

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden have found that young adults who are physically fit score better on their IQ tests, ScienceDaily reports. There is a strong correlation between fitness and logical thinking and verbal comprehension, but the correlation doesn’t stand in relation to muscular strength.

“Being fit means that you also have good heart and lung capacity and that your brain gets plenty of oxygen,” says professor Michael Nilsson of the Sahlgrenska Academy, who is chief physician at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, where the study was conducted. “This may be one of the reasons why we can see a clear link with fitness, but not with muscular strength.” The research subjects were 1.2 million Swedish men serving in the military and born between 1950 and 1976.

–Aileen Torres



Girls watch out we have a thief, a number girls have had their belongings stolen from the change rooms, wallets, ipods even pencil cases have been taken.

DO NOT  leave your bags in the change room.  Instead take your bag and leave it in the bleachers.

Security is aware of the problem.

If you have had something stolen pleae report it to the security office as soon as possible.