Spring Season Review

General

As the Spring 2018 season comes to a close, Sport for Life would like to thank all of the families that have participated in our classes for your support over the past season. Click ‘Read More’ for a few messages from our coaches.

As the Spring 2018 season comes to a close, Sport for Life would like to thank all of the families that have participated in our classes for your support over the past season.

We have seen so much progress; from non-swimmers breaking the barrier of their first 10m swim to some fantastic performances in our three dance showcases.

Our coaches are truly grateful for the trust you put in them to hone these skills and grow confidence in our students, and we hope you can join us for summer camps as well as for the Autumn season. You can register now!

We are always open to feedback so if you have any questions, comments or suggestions for any of our sports programs, please get in touch!

Below are a few messages from our coaches to round up the season.

We hope you all have a wonderful summer.
The Sport for Life Team

 

Basketball

Review Basketball Season 2018

As the basketball season comes to its conclusion, we would firstly like to thank parents for all the support and encouragement they show to their children. We appreciate your loyalty and all that you do. Of course, a big thank you to the kids who are a pleasure to coach! Seeing them enjoy and improve at a sport we love so much, makes us extremely happy. One last thing we would like to say is: If your child loves or even likes basketball, continue signing them up for classes or teams! It is not only great exercise and a very fun sport, but the team aspect of basketball encourages comradery and helps kids develop meaningful friendships that can last a very long time.

Senior Basketball Coach
Max Kanoff

 

Dance

Dance Season Review

This year has been full of exciting news for the Sport for Life Dance Program. We joined forces with Hai Arch dance school and are now fully taking over the collaboration and in the autumn we will be one very big dance family within Sport for Life Dance, with over 600 students participating each week. As usual, we are very happy to have seen the children grow in class, week after week. They have become not only better dancers, but they have developed their self-esteem and have grown as individuals.

We have also had a full year of our advanced group working together at BISS Puxi. They have been a great addition to the program and they at football tournaments, charity events and also gave a great performance at our end of season dance shows.

This has also been the first season with 3 full dance shows across Pudong and Puxi, with a lot of dancing, smiling and laughing across the 3 shows.

A final thanks to all of you for supporting our dance program and supporting your kids in their dance journey.

See you after the holidays!

Senior Dance Teacher
Annelie Olofsson

 

Tennis

As we come towards the end of the season, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation this year. Throughout all classes, each individual’s level of tennis has improved and their ability to compete is growing. We hope the enjoyment is there too!

We have many of the same classes, and a few new ones, for the Autumn Season. The schedule is online, so please register before you leave for summer and avoid the new school-year rush.

Travis Weir
Senior Tennis Coach

 

Swimming

Swimming in Review

We have had yet another successful year, both in our competitions and in our weekly classes.

For a second year running we took a team of swimmers to the Shanghai Long Course to compete against different schools and swimming clubs from Shanghai and all around China. Special mentions have to go to Clemence Fine who came 1st and 2nd in her Breaststroke and Freestyle races respectively, Elena Talbot who was our youngest swimmer there at just the age of 8 and Natalie Williamson who swam outside her comfort zone in the 100m breaststroke obtaining a very respectable time!

Our Didi and Mini meets again didn’t fail to disappoint and with all the swimmers enjoying great races, with lots of personal best times beaten. It was the German School who won the team competition during the Mini Meet, however, all SFL swimmers put in some great performances and will come back better and faster next season!

All of our swim coaches have been very impressed with the progress all of the children have made each week and the enthusiasm that has been brought to every session has made it both enjoyable for the children and the coaches. We are very excited to see as many of you back again after the summer break!

Harry Swain
Senior Swimming Coach