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Monday, March 16, 2020

Dear Swim Families,

It has been a pleasure coaching our TAISM swimmers this year. Thank you for your ongoing support throughout. Remember during these uncertain days when we are at home more than usual, to take time out for some exercise.

I have posted below a few dry land workouts that swimmers could choose to do when they need a break in the day from their online studies and work at home.

Here is a chart with more ideas of dryland activities for swimmers to do at home.

Take care everyone. Be active. Stay safe.
Sending lots of virtual hugs.

x Ms. Cori

Staying Fit: Alternatives to Swimming

Spend 20-60 minutes getting some exercise. Choose a workout from below or go for a....WALK, HIKE, RUN or BIKE RIDE. Run around outside & MOVE your body. *Remember to keep your social distance.

These different exercises can be done at home and with little to no equipment. Most of these workouts take 30 minutes or less. Pick one you like or mix it up and try different workouts 4-5 times a week in addition to cardio (running, biking, walking).


DRY LAND WORKOUT # 1

5-4-3-2-1 x  3 times

5 Minutes
  Cardio-choose walk, bike or run OR
  1 minute-high knees
  1 minute-jumping jacks
  1 minute-front kicks
  1 minute-jumping jacks
  1 minute-running in place

4 Minutes
  1 minute-lunges or walking lunges
  1 minute-mountain climbers
  1 minute-lunges
  1 minute-mountain climbers

3 Minutes
  -10 pushups
  -15 tricep dips
(repeat for 3 minutes)

2 Minutes
  30-seconds squats
  30-seconds squat jumps
  30-seconds squats
  30-seconds squat jumps

1 Minute
   -Plank

DRY LAND WORKOUT # 2




































DRY LAND WORKOUT # 3

50/50 Cardio and Strength x 3 times

NO rest between exercises
1 minute rest between sets, 20 min. duration

50 Jumping Jacks
10 Push ups
20 Squats
20 Bicycle Crunches

50 High Knees
20 Squat Jumps
1 minute Plank
1 minute side plank on each side

50 Mountain Climbers
15 Forward Lunges
15 Reverse Lunges
20 Tricep Dips

DRY LAND WORKOUT # 4
























DRY LAND WORKOUT # 5

Circuit Training at Home x 3

25 Jumping Jacks
7 Push-ups
15 Crunches
8 Squats
8 Burpees
25 Jumping Jacks
1 Minute Wall Sit
7 Push-ups
15 Crunches
8 Squats
20 High Knees
15 Bicycle Crunches

DRY LAND WORKOUT # 6

DRY LAND WORKOUT #7



DRYLAND WORKOUT # 8



DRYLAND WORKOUT # 9

DRYLAND WORKOUT # 10


DRYLAND WORKOUT # 11



DRYLAND WORKOUT # 12


DRYLAND WORKOUT # 13

EXTRA CHALLENGE: DRYLAND WORKOUT # 14


EXTRA CHALLENGE: DRYLAND WORKOUT # 15

EXTRA CHALLENGE: DRYLAND WORKOUT # 16


Thursday, March 12, 2020

ES Swim Team


Celebrating the End of a GREAT 
Swim Team Season with Popsicles at the Pool








THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING 
OUR YOUNG SWIMMERS!


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Spring Swim Club Sign Up


Dear Swim Families,

This morning Ms. Lillie sent out an email on my behalf regarding the Spring ES Swim Club sign-up. Spring session of Elementary Swim Club will go from mid-April (April 14th) through the end of May and is open to students beginning in Grade 2 up through Grade 5.


THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR THE SPRING ES SWIM CLUB IS 
NOON ON SUNDAY, MARCH 17th. 

RETURNING ES SWIMMERS
If your child would like to continue to participate in swimming, please fill out the google form. ALL swimmers who would like to participate need to sign-up, EVEN if you are part of the swim team currently.

NEW SWIMMERS
If your child is interested and can meet the minimum  requirements outlined below, please fill out and submit the following form by noon on Sunday, March 17th.

On the sign up form you will be able to schedule a  "TRY OUT" with Ms. Cori & Ms. Grace. All swimmers who are new to our TAISM ES Swim Team/Club program must do a "TRY OUT" before coming to a practice. Coaches will assess all of the new swimmers' stroke readiness (see below for minimum requirements). If a child is not yet ready for Swim Club, Ms. Cori will send his/her parents an email.

Elementary Swim Club Minimum Requirements:

  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students
  • Can swim 25 meters in all four strokes without stopping (Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke, & Butterfly).
  • Can swim 50 meters of Freestyle without stopping.
  • Comfortable in the deep end of the pool.
  • Learn to Swim lessons- Level 6 swimmer or higher (Level 5 with coaches approval).
  • Learning to execute legal swims and a racing start, improving with each practice.
  • Can swim 25 M. freestyle in 0:40 or less.
  • Demonstrates safe and positive sporting behaviors.


MS/HS SWIMMERS
You can sign up in person with Ms. Cori at practice.


HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE POOL!!!

xx Ms. Cori













Sunday, March 1, 2020

Important Upcoming Dates for Swim Families



Dear Swim Families,

It's that transition time of the year when activities come to a close and new activities begin. Please take note of the following important dates coming up in the TAISM swim world.




  • Tuesday, March 3- TAISM RELAYS (Coaches invitation only) - NO AM PRACTICE
  • Thursday, March 12- LAST ES Swim Team Practice
  • Friday & Saturday, March 13-14- Nautilus Invitational at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium, (50 M long course competition)
  • Thursday, March 19- ES TRY-OUTS for Spring ES Swim Club (Grades 2-5)
  • Tuesday, March 24- ES TRY-OUTS for Spring ES Swim Club (Grades 2-5)
  • Tuesday, April 14- First ES Spring Swim Club practice from 3:30-4:30 PM

Middle and High School swimmers who are transitioning sports seasons are welcome to come back to swim training! Hope to see you at the pool!

Ms. Cori

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Al Qurum Mini Island Swim: FRIDAY, MARCH 13th

    Swim Families,

    There is a 3 KM open water swimming event coming up here in Muscat. See below for more information. If you are interested in participating, please register for this event directly through the organizers. 

    Al Qurum Mini Island Swim: FRIDAY, MARCH 13th
8.00 OMR
Muscat Oman Start Time: from 07:00 am
Al Qurm Mini Island Swim
 Registration closes 09.03.2020 at 11:59 PM or sooner if places sell out.
 Cancellations accepted up to 24.02.2020 at 11:59 PM or sooner if the event sells out.
Join us in beautiful Muscat for a wonderful 3km swim event.
Included:Medal, Refreshments, Timing
Refund Policy:Premier Online guarantees your right to cancel and receive a refund (subject to applicable fees) for paid events within specified time limits.
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Event Location

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

12 and Under Swimmers---TAISM v ABA Dual Meet

Dear Swim Families,

Swimmers who are 12 years old and under 
are invited to participate in a dual meet 
TAISM vs. ABA.

On February 11, TAISM will host a dual meet vs. ABA for our swimmers who are 12 years old and under. If your child would like to participate in this competition, please sign up on the entry and permission form. Each swimmer should sign up for a minimum of 2 events and a maximum of 4 events. Events offered at this meet are listed in the form. We will have 3 age groups (in GIRLS & BOYS) for the our meet: GIRLS/BOYS 8 and Under, GIRLS/BOYS 9-10 year olds and GIRLS/BOYS 11-12 year olds. Swimmers will race with gender/age-group peers.

The meet will start time at 4:00 PM and will end around 5:30 PM. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:10 PM. so that we can have a few extra minutes to get changed and warmed up for the meet before 4:00 PM. After we know how many entries we have, we will have a better estimate of an end time for the meet. *Swimmers will need to plan for transportation home from the meet. If swimmers must ride the bus home, there is a 5:10 bus available. Please indicate that on the form below and also note that the later events may occur after the bus departure times so bus riders should select their events with this in mind.

Remember- TAISM swim caps are required for swimmers participating in competitions. Swim caps are available for purchase. You can pay the TAISM business office 4.400 OMR and bring your receipt to Ms. Grace in the pool office or Ms. Cori, and we will give you your cap.

DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP IS FEBRUARY 6TH AT 6:00 PM.

I am excited for our youngest Eagle swimmers to have this opportunity to compete! I hope you are able to come join us for the meet. :-)

Swim Hard. Dream BIG!!!

Ms. Cori

P.S.
We have a limited stock of swim t-shirts available if you want to purchase a t-shirt for your swimmer to wear on Feb. 11th or if you want a shirt to wear to show TAISM swim spirit!

You can pay 4 OMR directly to Ms. Cori. Please label money with your name and t-shirt size/s.
See below for the number of shirts we have available in each of the sizes (sizing should be similar sizing as Terry Fox t-shirts).


Adult Sizes
size XS- 2
size S- 7
size M- 8
size L- 12
size XL- 6
size XXL- 2
size XXXL- 2



Youth Sizes
size 30- 1
size 34- 1
size 38- 7
size 40- 3

Sunday, January 19, 2020

HaPpY NeW yEaR SwiMmeRs!




Dear Swim Families,

We are back in the pool and our ES Swim Team and our MS/HS Swim Club are practicing hard. This week we continue to focus on developing stroke technique and building stamina and will also focus on learning to do (or improve) racing turns and starts off the blocks.

Behind the scenes, some of you may have noticed that we have updated both our Short Course and Long Course Records boards located in the hallway between the pool changing rooms. I am long overdue for creating the SAISA Swim photo board...It has been fun sorting through photos and reliving some exciting moments! If you have photos from the SAISA meet and are willing to share, send them my way...we had lots of parents at the meet and I am sure their are many gems in YOUR photos that would be great to highlight on the bulletin board----that is going up this week! I can't wait for you to see all the fun moments captured at the SAISA Swim Competition at Lincoln School in Nepal of our SAISA Swim Champions! I am also working on identifying new photos to replace the photo boards above. The photo boards we have now are GREAT and quite old so its time to do an update to reflect our current swimmers. :-) Just a few of the fun projects I am working on between practices, LTS and my HS teaching responsibilities.

Here are some other noteworthy things going on in the world of TAISM Aquatics:

Learn to Swim
Session 1 is wrapping up on February 1st and the Registration morning for Session 2 will be on February 15th. Our HS Instructors are doing an amazing job teaching our developing swimmers with enthusiasm and skill. We have a small group of MS swimmers who are volunteer instructors as well. I am very proud of TAISM's LTS Instructor's dedication, positive attitudes and care they provide as they connect with each of their students and strive to provide them with specific feedback to help them progress as swimmers. Our LTS Instructor's are improving their instructional capacity AND our swim students are growing in their swimming proficiency and they are all having fun in the process. Yay!

ES Swim TEAM SUIT Order
If you are interested in buying a team suit, please place your order by Thursday, January 23rd at 6:00 PM. We have a quick turn-around time on the order so that we can get the suits from the U.S. to Oman. Please note-purchasing a team suit is optional. TAISM Swim caps are REQUIRED for competitions (4.400 OMR). GIRLS SUITS COST 29 OMR and BOYS SUITS COST 22 OMR.
For more information, please see the ES Team Suit Order Form.

Upcoming Events
We have 11 swimmers who have qualified and signed up to swim at the upcoming BSM Open Swim Meet on January 24th. It will be a fun day for these swimmers to set personal goals in swimming and challenge themselves.

ES Swim Team families and MS Swim Club swimmers who are 12 and under, mark your calendars, we have a dual meet with ABA coming up that we will be hosting here at TAISM on February 11th.

We have our annual TAISM Relays Meet (for ES/MS/HS swimmers) coming up on March 3 at TAISM. There are several local teams invited to the TAISM Relays and we often hear that for many, it is the event they look forward to most in the Swim event line up for the year.

Finally, there is another long course competition hosted by Nautilus coming up on March 13-14 at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium which should prove to be excellent competition and lots of fun!



Thank you for your continued support of the Aquatics program at TAISM.
Question? Please ask. Send me an email (leec@taism.com) or stop by the pool or my office.

Swim Hard. Dream BIG!

xx Ms. Cori