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The Dragons swim team is a fun, exciting yearlong activity, which allows qualifying HIS students from grades 3 thru 12 to learn the skills of competitive swimming and gain valuable experience while being physically challenged. The team is divided into 3 squads; Gold, Silver and Bronze by skill level and ability. Swimmers and parents are asked to review and become familiar with the qualifying times for each squad prior to the try out. Coaches will review each swimmer’s ability during the tryout and inform swimmers and parents of the appropriate level and squad shortly after the session. Swimmers must demonstrate confidence in and around the water, display competence in the required strokes and demonstrate respect for their teammates and coaches at all times. The training facility is located off campus and transportation is provided for swimmers to and from the pool each practice session. Review the information below for additional details regarding the HIS swim team!
Dragons Swimming Coaching Staff
The swim team is led and coached by experienced swimmers and aquatic professionals who focus on teaching the skills and drills needed to become a successful swimmer in a safe, fun and challenging atmosphere.
- Coach Vivian - HIS Swimming instructor and Swim team coach
- Coach Donal - HIS Swimming instructor and Swim team coach
- Coach Semple - HIS Aquatics director and Swim team coach
*Dragons Practice Schedule
Swim Team is a yearlong activity. Qualifying swimmers may choose and commit to a maximum of 3 practice days per week. Daily practice sessions: 3:15pm – 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday.
*Practice finish times may vary for swimmers depending on the number of swimmers interested in an extended practice session. An announcement will be sent directly to parents regarding any changes to the schedule.
Dragons practice facility address:
54 Zhijiang Road
Xihu district, Hangzhou
Dragons Qualifying Times (*QT).
Note: Current Gold squad swimmers are not required to tryout.
*QT is determined by coaches as per swimmer’s skill level
*Required items for Dragons practice sessions and competition
Swimmers are required to bring the following items to ensure a successful practice session:
1. Swim Suits
2. Goggles (2)
3. Swim cap (2)
5. Water bottle
6. Light healthy snacks (energy bar, banana, nuts)
7. Warm up top or hoodie
*Dragon swim team members are required to wear the designated team swim suit, cap and outerwear for all competitive events.
*Dragons Swimming Schedule 2019 – 2020
August 20: Tryout for returning Pre-Gold, Silver and Bronze squad members
August 21 & 22: Tryout of new swimmers
August 26: Practice begins
October 19 & 20: SCIS Invitational @ SCIS HQ Shanghai (9yrs & Over)
October 26: HISAC All Ages Meet @ RDZH Kings College Hangzhou
November 16 & 17: DCSZ Invitational @ DCSZ Suzhou
December 7 & 8: Nanjing Invitational @ NIS Nanjing
April 13 & 14: ACAMIS Senior Invitational @ NIS or SCIS (Older Ages)
April 18: HISAC Lower School Meet 2 Wellington College Hangzhou (Under 11yrs)
April 24 & 25: ACAMIS Junior Invitational @ BCIS or SWIS (Younger Ages)
May 9 & 10: SSL Long Course Meet @ Dulwich Shanghai
*Participating swimmers are required to compete in a minimum of 1 meet during the school year.
Contact HIS Aquatics Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions related to the HIS Dragons swimming program.