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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Swim News

MS/HS Swimmers Note:

The last MS/HS practice will be Thursday MORNING, December 12th.
The last ES Swim Club practice will be Thursday AFTERNOON, December 12th.


ES Parents,

The ES Swim TEAM sign-up for grades 3-5 will open on December 10 and will close on December 18th. The google form sign-up will be sent via email and will be available on the TAISM Swim Blog. 

Returning ES Swimmers-
You DO need to sign-up if you would like to continue swimming and be a part of the Swim Team. You DO NOT need to TRY-OUT. 

NEW ES Swimmers-
If your child is interested in being a part of the ES Swim Team, you will need to fill out the google form sign-up. You will find the minimum swim requirements on the sign-up form. You will also be able to schedule a swim TRY-OUT. Swim Team TRY-OUTS will be held on Thursday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 17th. All NEW SWIMMERS must attend a TRY-OUT before participating in swim practices. 

Our first Swim Team practice will be January 7th. The season will go to the middle of March.

(We will have ES Swim Club for grades 2-5 during the Spring session of ASAs.)


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nautilus Sohar Cup 2019 #2

Dear Swim Families,
See below for another local competition opportunity. We will not be traveling to the Nautilus Sohar Cup as a team. If you are interested in swimming unattached, please email the address given below. 
Please note-on December 10, we will have our TAISM Winter Time Trial that will be run like a swim meet. It will be a fun opportunity for our swimmers to experience a meet-like atmosphere and have a chance to race and record official times. More information about the Winter Time Trial will follow soon.
Ms. Cori
Nautilus Sohar Cup 2019 #2
Venue             Al Batinah International School, Sohar
Pool                 25m, 8 lanes, with anti-wave lane ropes
Timing            Colorado Timing System
Date                6 December, 2019
Age Groups:    9 & under, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16 & over
Age as of         6 December, 2019
Awards           Ribbons for 1st to 3rd places
Events            50m on all strokes
100m on all strokes
200m on all strokes
200m Individual Medley
Entry Fees      OMR 1.5 per event for HyTek entries
                        OMR 2 per event for manual entries
Closing Date   1 December, 2019 at 12.00 midday  
Entries            All entries MUST be made via email to competitions@nautilusswimmingclub.com
Payments    A single payment covering all entries should be made by each entering club or individual. Payments must be the exact amount and can either be paid via cheque or cash. Club payments should be made in full at the admissions desk on arrival, individuals should complete payment at entry registration.
Session 1                                                       Session 2
200m Breaststroke                                       200m IM
200m Freestyle                                            50m Backstroke
50m Butterfly                                               200m Butterfly
100m Backstroke                                         100m Breaststroke
50m Freestyle                                               200m Backstroke                 
100m Butterfly                                             100m Freestyle                                            
100m IM                                                       50m Breaststroke

Further Information from Nautilus:
Greetings from Nautilus Swimming Club, Sohar! 
We would like to invite you to the second leg of Nautilus Sohar Swim Cup to take place at the fantastic facilities of Al Batinah International School, Sohar (8 lanes, 25m pool, Colorado time system). 
We would like to remind that the Cup consists of 4 legs, the cumulative scores identify the best male and female swimmer in each category to win the cash gift at the end of final leg of the Cup. 
Scoring goes as following: 
1 place 20 points
2 place 17 points
3 place 14 points
4 place 11 points 
5 place 8 points
6 place 5 points
7 place 2 points
8 place 1 points 

Terms and conditions: swimmers must enter at least 3 legs out of 4 racing 100m or 200m IM in each to be eligible to win the Cup
Should you have questions or need more info, feel free to contact us 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Elementary Swimming

Dear Elementary Swim Families,

Hurray! Our first practice is just around the corner. We are looking forward to working with our Elementary swimmers beginning next week.

ALL SWIMMERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN ES SWIM CLUB in November and December MUST SIGN UP on the GOOGLE FORM before they will be allowed to practice. All NEW swimmers must have a TRY-OUT before they are allowed to practice.

Here is a quick overview of the Swim Club Session. As you can see below, we plan to have 9 practices before our Winter Time Trials. The Winter Time Trials will be set up similar to a swim meet as a way to give our swimmers an opportunity for competition-style experience.

Thursday, November 7-First Practice
Tuesday, November 12
Thursday, November 14
Tuesday, November 19
Thursday, November 21
Tuesday, November 26
Thursday, November 28
Tuesday, December 3
Thursday, December 5
Tuesday, December 10-WINTER TIME TRIALS- we will be looking for parent volunteers to help with this event...stay tuned!

*Please Note-swimmers who are participating in Swim Club in November and December who wish to continue swimming on the Swim Team will need to SIGN UP by December 18 on the SWIM TEAM SIGN-UP that will be sent to all ES Parents in December.

*Only NEW swimmers will need to participate in a TRY-OUT.

Thursday, December 12- TRY-OUTS
Tuesday, December 17- TRY-OUTS
Wednesday, December 18- Sign-Up Deadline 
(All RETURNING & NEW swimmers who want to be part of the swim team MUST sign-up)
Tuesday, January 7- First Practice
Friday, January 24- Winter Swimming Invitational @ BSM
Tuesday, February 11- TAISM vs. ABA Dual Meet @ TAISM
Tuesday, March 3- TAISM Relays

Friday & Saturday, March 13-14- Nautilus Invite @ SQ Stadium, (Long Course)

Looking forward to seeing our EAGLETS in the pool soon!!!

Ms. Cori

Monday, October 28, 2019

MS/HS Swimmers - Vipers Sprint Meet November 15th

ABA Sprint Meet 
Friday 15th November 2019 
Hosted by ABA Muscat 


Girls - 7:30-7:55 AM
Boys - 7:55-8:20 AM

Order of Events

Girls 50 FREE
Boys 50 FREE

Girls 50 BACK
Boys 50 BACK

Girls 50 BREAST
Boys 50 BREAST

Girls 50 FLY
Boys 50 FLY

Girls 100 IM
Boys 100 IM

Entry Fee is 1.500 OMR per event

Sunday, November 10th 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Elementary Swim Club

Dear Elementary Swim Families,

I am excited your child has chosen to be a part of swimming at TAISM! 

Over the course of the school year, there are three opportunities for your child/children to participate in organized swim club/team after school.

1. ES Swim Club- November 7th- December 19th (Dec. 10- Winter Time Trial Event)
2. ES Swim Team- January 7th- March 12th (Multiple Local Competitions)
3. ES Swim Club- same schedule as the 3rd ASA Session, (GRADE 2 invited to join)

Elementary Practices are on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 PM. 
Note-there are additional practice opportunities for intermediate and advanced ES swimmers (by coaches invitation only).

Thank you for scheduling a swim TRY-OUT. Please bring your child to the pool for his/her TRY-OUT during your scheduled time slot. Coaches will meet swimmers on the pool deck at the beginning of the scheduled time (3:30-4:00 OR 4:00-4:30). Parents should plan to supervise children before and after the TRY-OUT session. During the TRY OUT, coaches will be checking for the prerequisite swimming skills listed below. 

*Returning Swimmers-you do not need to attend the TRY-OUT sessions. There is NOT an ES practice going on simultaneously. 

All NEW Swimmers must attend a TRY-OUT before attending practice.

Elementary Swim Club Minimum Requirements:
ϖ 3rd, 4th and 5th grade student
ϖ Can swim 25 meters in all strokes without stopping.
ϖ Can swim 50 meters of Freestyle without stopping.
ϖ Comfortable in the deep end of the pool.
ϖ Learn to Swim Level 6 or higher
ϖ Learning to execute legal swims and a racing start, improving with each practice.
ϖ Can swim 25 M. freestyle in 0:40 or less.
ϖ Demonstrates safe and positive sporting behaviors.

*Remember, while we do focus on stroke improvement, Swim Club/Team is not a swim lesson, rather our focus is improving stroke efficiency, swim stamina and speed within a practice/swim training workout.

Elementary Swim Club's FIRST PRACTICE is November 7th.

If you have any questions, please let me know. The best way to stay up to date about swimming at TAISM is by following this TAISM SWIM BLOG. On our blog, I post about upcoming events, news & updates, practice schedules, competition results, swim photos and more. 

We just wrapped up our competitive MS/HS season with a BIG WIN in Kathmandu, Nepal. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SAISA SWIMMERS, THE 2019 SAISA SWIM CHAMPIONS!!! 

I am so excited to work with our energetic and enthusiastic Elementary Swimmers!!!
Looking forward to seeing you at the pool. :-)

Go Eaglets!

Ms. Cori

Updates for Oct. 21-24, Nautilus Competition & Winter Swim Club Sign up

Swim Families,


A few bits of information as we transition from Swim Team season to Swim Club season.

If you borrowed a TAISM swim backpack, please return it this week. You can drop it off in the MS office with Ms. Arancha.

MS/HS swimmers, if you are interested in swimming at the Nautilus Meet on November 1-2, please fill out the sign up form by tomorrow, Tuesday 22 October at noon. It is a 50 M long course venue. You can see what the events are and which days they will be held on the sign-up form.

Swim Practices this week:
Tuesday morning- MS/HS 
Tuesday after school- HS and non-SAISA MS swimmers 
Wednesday after school- HS and non-SAISA MS swimmers
Thursday morning- NO PRACTICE
Thursday after school- MS/HS (ES Try-Outs-small group)

Middle School SAISA swimmers, remember that you have study sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday after school from 3:30-4:30 PM.

SAISA swimmers, come stretch out in the pool and work out those post race kinks. AND...for those who signed up, come get ready to swim at the Nautilus meet! All MS/HS Swim Team welcome at practices this week. :-)

For swimmers who are interested in continuing to swim and would like to participate in Swim Club, be sure to sign up!

Remember, during swim club, swimmers can come just a couple of days per week to fitness swim, maintain/develop feel for the water,  refine stroke technique and even cross train for those who are in other sports.


x Ms. Cori