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SEASAC Junior Swimming Report: Success, PB’s, and Swim Team Spirit

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We are very proud of our Junior Swim Team who represented CDNIS at the SEASAC Swim Championships over the weekend in Malaysia.

We are delighted by the success of this team.

Samantha Tai

Overall 3rd Best Female Swimmer
1st – 400 Free
2nd – 100 Fly
2nd – 200 IM
2nd – 200 Back
2nd – 50 Fly
4th – 100 Back

Anson Leung 
2nd – 50 Back
2nd – 100 Back
4th – 200 Back

Anson Tam
2nd – 200 Brst
4th – 200 IM
Ryan Tse
3rd – 50 Brst

We are thrilled with these Swimmers who swum PBs at SEASAC

11 -12 Girls

Haley Chu
Elizabeth Tsang
Emma Rose Zilla
Lily Hecker

11 -12 Boys 

Elliott Wong
Brendon Lam
Keith Wan
Jamie Lau

13 – 14 Boys

Ryan Tse
Anson Tam
Anson Leung
Aidan Yeung
Caleb Loh

13 – 14 Girls

Carole Tunik
Samantha Tai
Nika Logofet
Jasmine Putnam
Victoria Yong

But most of all, we are proud of the Swim team culture that has been developing this year.
Swimmers are swimming for the team,  encouraging each other, going crazy when swimmers swim PBs, they are proud to swim for their school and they are committed to working hard to improve.  Congratulations.  All of the above can be directly attributed to our awesome group of Swim Coaches who lead this programme.  We are so fortunate to have Coaches Darren, Braedon and Tracie who give so much time, energy, enthusiasm and expertise to the Swim team. Thanks Coaches.

I think junior Swim Team Captain Ryan summed it up nicely with this ….

I would like to congratulate EVERY SINGLE swimmer for doing so well during this competition. Every single swimmer tried their best, and were able to get countless PBs, and many also managed to rack up tons of points for our school (shoutout to Samantha, Anson and Anson!). It is without question that everyone’s hard work and dedication to this demanding sport/team has paid off!

More importantly, I would like to, once again, thank all of our coaches for not only giving us this amazing, once in a lifetime (more like a few but you get the point) opportunity for us, and supporting, encouraging and helping us throughout this trip, but for also dedicating their time for US, not for themselves (no one really WANTS to wake up that early for training).

More importantly, from this trip I am really impressed with our team spirit, our supportiveness, which is really important because even though a lot of the time you swim alone, we are all part of a team. Everyone was very encouraging to one another, which led to the success of our swimmers, given the fact that it was the first SEASAC for many swimmers (younger ones especially).

Great job everyone and I hope that everyone will continue to train even harder for next year!

 

To see the photos from the weekend please check here.

LS Athletic Awards

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Lower School Athletic Awards – Red and Black Friday, 18th May

3:30-4pm TWolves Snack and Drinks
2:40-3:30 pm LS Athletic Awards

 

TWolves Professional Photobooth will be open from 3:30pm

Live Music

 

LS Athletic Awards (2:40-3:30 in Large Gym)

Season 3 MVP/MIP

Staff v Student Challenge

Major Awards Presented
FAQ
What should I wear?  The theme is Red and Black.  Wear something Red or Black. Students are encouraged to dress smart, dress up or dress formally.
Who comes?  Any athlete that has played for any Timberwolves team in 2017-18.
Is it compulsory?  Yes for all TWolves athletes.
Is there a cost?  Free.
Can my parents come too?  Yes they are encouraged to come to the Awards Ceremony from 2:40-4.
Where?  Large Gym.
Which Awards will be presented?  All Season 3 MVP/MIP Awards.  Elite Achievement in Sport.  SEASAC Jackets.  SEASAC 3 Season Athletes. Athletic Council Exec Awards. Athlete of the Year (Junior and Senior). CISPA Sports Person of the Year (Junior and Senior).  Jalsevac Award. Coach of the Year. Team of the Year.

US Athletic Award

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Upper School Athletic Awards – Red and Black Friday, 18th May

5-6pm TWolves Cocktail Hour (Food and Drinks)
6-8pm US Athletic Awards

Games and Cocktails 5-6pm
Come with your team to the ‘Cocktail hour‘ from 5-6pm in the 3rd-floor atrium.  Play fun games to earn T-Coin that you can use later in the evening to win prizes.

Drinks and food will be served.

TWolves Professional Photobooth will be open from 5pm

Live Music

US Athletic Awards 6-8pm
Season 3 MVP/MIP

Staff v Student Challenge

Guest Speaker

Major Awards Presented
FAQ
What should I wear?  The theme is Red and Black.  Wear something Red or Black. Students are encouraged to dress smart, dress up or dress formally.
Who comes?  Any athlete that has played for any Timberwolves team in 2017-18.
Is it compulsory?  Yes for all TWolves athletes.
Is there a cost?  Free.  If you register next week you will be given T-Coin to spend at the Twolves
Can my parents come too?  Yes they are encouraged to come to the Awards Ceremony from 6-8pm.
Where?  Large Gym.
Which Awards will be presented?  All Season 3 MVP/MIP Awards.  Elite Achievement in Sport.  SEASAC Jackets.  SEASAC 3 Season Athletes. Athletic Council Exec Awards. Athlete of the Year (Junior and Senior). CISPA Sports Person of the Year (Junior and Senior).  Jalsevac Award. Coach of the Year. Team of the Year.
Are there other prizes?  Yes.  Door prizes.  Best Dressed. Game Prizes. Team with the highest attendance.
Will a bus be provided after the Awards?  Yes a Bus to Patterson and Central will be provided at 8pm

Fantastic Results for our Elite Gymnasts @ SEASAC

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Congratulations to our Senior Gymnastics Team who returned this week from SEASAC Gymnastics in Singapore.

Our elite team of Level 5 (Kelsey, Maddy, Larissa and Jasmine)  and Level 6 (Christine) performed extremely well at this very competitive meet.
The highlight of the event was Christine’s Bronze on the Uneven Bars, Silver on the Beam and Bronze in the All-around (combined scores). Three Senior SEASAC Medals is amazing, and these are some of the best results for CDNIS at a Senior SEASAC Gymnastics in the last 5 years; they are the result of Christine’s commitment and hard work.  Amazing to think she has also had time this year to be a great Volleyball player and Basketballer for CDNIS too! Almost all of the other Level 6 gymnasts at SEASAC would only compete in gymnastics and all would train 10-15 hours per week (like Christine).
Congratulations also to Kelsey who had her best result on the Floor on Day 1, to Maddy who is Grade 6 and performed well in all events in her first Senior SEASAC, to Larissa who had a top 10 on the Floor on Day 2 and to Jasmine who battled illness on Day 1 but showed her strength of character to perform well on Day 2.
Thanks to Coaches Ivy and Michael for leading the team and to Manager Pringle and Retired Gymnast Sharmaine for leading the trip.

2018 Splash Dash Relay

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Dear Splash Friends

Thank you for supporting our Splash Dash Relay on Sunday.  It was a terrific day for all involved, but particularly for the Splashers who loved every minute.  Thank you for making their day and ours!   We are so happy that many of you were able to witness the enthusiasm and dedication that we as Splash coaches get to experience every single week.

Results are in!

Nearly 300 swimmers in 44 teams from companies, families, schools and swim clubs took part in eight hotly competed heats.

Congratulations to The Olympians’ Camille Cheng, Sandy Chan, Hannah Wilson and Splashers, Lynly Flores and Richmond de Los Reyes who notched a record 104 laps, narrowly pipping a super-charged Hong Kong Island Stingrays team who were just 20 metres behind in the final heat of the day.

There were also heat wins for Eversheds Sutherland, Breakers, Generali, TeamCIS, CarGuyOs, The Shape of Water and Fastlane.

See the final results and event photos (more photos to come). Courtesy of Melanie Catamin, Leeh Ann and Valerie Tao.

Fundraising breaks the water level!

We are thrilled to report that we have so far raised over HK$ 525,000 and donations keep coming in.  Our Simply Giving event page will remain open through March 31st.  A special thanks to Generali (with over 120 people donating to their page!), UBS, Team Cousins and Fastlane who raised the most in their respective divisions.

Finally, a big thank you to Lead Sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills as well as Lush, Feel Good Factor, The Peninsula and 2XU for the generous prizes and Canadian International School for hosting the event.

Spirit of Splash

This was the most contested award as every team got into the spirit of things.  Congratulations to St James’s Place, The Swimenovic Family and CDNIS Swim Team for stealing the judges eye.  And a shout out to Thess Saguid, Mercy Cejas, Bernadette Arellano, Imelda Maniquiz, Brenda Domingo and Rona Gonzalez for their Spirit of Splash awards.

As we hope you discovered on Sunday, Splash is not just about swimming.  It’s about self-esteem, friendship, and community.  We are grateful for the financial support you have all provided to ensure that Splash becomes a permanent fixture in Hong Kong and that we can continue to share the opportunity to learn to swim.

With gratitude,

Libby Alexander
Co-Founder & Executive Director

Simon Holliday
Founder

Congratulations to the Twolves T&F Team that represented CDNIS at the ISSFHK Championships

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Over 800 athletes and 22 schools competed in 100m,200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, High Jump, Long jump, Javelin, Shot Put and Discus at Siu Sai Wan Stadium. We had two wonderful days of weather and we are all proud of our student’s participation, enjoyment and success. And there was plenty of success including triple Gold from Charlie Stweart (800m/1500m/3000m), Gold and Silver from Katelyn and Juliette and multiple medals for Danielle, Natasha and many relay teams.  Full results will be published on Friday and a summary will be on the Twolves site under news.

One of the best features of the CDNIS T&F programme is that it combines Lower School and Upper School students into one supportive team.  It was great to see Grade 11/12s looking after Grade 3/4s and Grade 3/4s looking up to awesome athletes like Charlie and Danielle.
We are also proud that – for the 5th year in a row- CDNIS coordinated and hosted this event.  Thanks to the team who gave their time to ensure its success; Marc Steiner, Jessy Po, Ngan Chung, Sharmaine Lee, Ella Carlsson, Lisa Kipfer, Viv Wallace, Anne Boyle, Steve Chow and Robert Minor.
Thanks team.

 

SEASAC Teams- Making CDNIS Proud this Weekend

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Congratulations to our 5 awesome SEASAC Teams in action over the weekend.We really couldn’t be any prouder of their SEASAC participation and success over the weekend.

SEASAC Badminton Boys and Girls teams travelled to Div 1 in Myanmar.  The challenge for these very new teams was to continue the CDNIS Badminton SEASAC legacy. The TWolves teams are legends for their success and the way they play their games.  I am so proud that they continued this legacy with the Girls team bringing home the SEASAC Sportsmanship trophy. This is a great recognition of the leadership of Captain and Coach.  Keona leads a team of 8, 7 of whom played their first ever SEASAC Badminton this weekend.  With her commitment, character and class, Keona ensured the high standards of CDNIS SEASAC Badminton were passed on to the next generation of SEASAC players.
The Boys Team also fought like crazy to earn their place in Div 1 for 2019.  It came down to the last game of the last match, but the resilience and fight shown by the boys ensured that CDNIS will play at the highest level again next year; sometimes 6th really is as good as gold.

SEASAC Softball Boys and Girls teams both had their best ever result in Bangkok.  The challenge was issued to these teams before SEASAC to lift the intensity and the teams responded in tremendous fashion.  The girls went through the round robin stages with 4 wins and 2 losses before a sensational offensive comeback in the semi-final saw the Twolves advance to the SEASAC final.  The team got off to a flying start, with aggressive swinging and skilful play, the TWolves lead by a scarcely believable 12-0 after the first innings. However momentum slowly turned and in the end, the SEASAC girls were very proud of their 3 days effort in the Bangkok heat and the Silver medal that was the result of their runners-up finish.  This team were superbly lead both on and off the field by Aliya; Aliya is the strongest all-around Softball player at CDNIS. The Boys showed massive development throughout the tournament.  They enjoyed a strong Day 1 (one win one loss) and then had a super Saturday going through three competitive matches undefeated to qualify as 2nd seed for the semifinals. They faced a strong and experienced GIS Team in the semis and were blown away by their hitting power. This was a tough loss and could have tested the boy’s character.  In fact, many believe that “Sports do not build character, they reveal it”. I am pleased to report that the boy’s character was well and truly “revealed” in the third-place playoff. The team put in their best performance (possibly ever)  in the Bronze Medal match on Sunday afternoon.  Lead by superb pitching and committed defence the Boys claimed the first ever SEASAC Softball Boys medal,winning 2-1.  With only one Grade 12 on the team, this team is going to enjoy great success in SEASAC softball over the next 2-3 years. These results are impressive but what is even more important is how they play their games.  The Boys team (and coaches) were recognised by their peers as the team that played the game in the best way and were awarded the SEASAC Sportsmanship Trophy.  Congratulations Boys; Bronze and Sportsmanship Trophy is something to be very proud of. 

Thanks again to our incredible SEASAC coaches, who give so much to their teams, set the standard and are fantastic ambassadors for our programme and our school.
Thanks Coaches Wright, Glazier, Chan, Coaches Khory, Adams, Kirchner and Man.

SEASAC Senior Gymnastics Teams return today, a full recap of there results will be in tomorrows notices.

and Sharmaine bouncing around ideas for her Gymnastics report for tomorrow ……

 

Congratulations to our CDNIS Sailing Team!

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Congratulations to our CDNIS Sailing team who competed in the interschool regatta over the weekend. The Sailing Wolves qualified for the Gold Division, winning 3 races including great wins over CIS, HKSS and Harrow. On Day 2 we continued success with wins over WIS and Kellett. 

All CDNIS sailors are now excited about developing skills and strategy in preparation for next years races. 

Thanks to Coaches Lam and Baird who lead this team. 

 

 

For more sailing photos/videos, check out the google folder:

http://bit.ly/2tHt47p

 

 

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