Recent Lincoln School News

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

High School PE Students Receive Lifeguard Training

As one of the culminating activities for Lincoln's High School Physical Education Swimming and Water Safety unit, our students received some extremely valuable Life-Saving skills.  With the support of Nurse Marsha and our PE team, students were trained in CPR and AED use. Most students had received this training before and were able to perform CPR and use the AED expertly.

However, our students' experience in the water was more challenging. They learned how to first fit a cervical collar, before getting into the water to learn how to manage suspected spinal injuries. This procedure included learning how to perform log rolls and vice-grip rolls on suspected spinal victims. Once this had been accomplished, students worked in groups to place the injured swimmers on backboards, using a sequence that is managed by 1st, 2nd and 3rd responders.

I was extremely pleased with how quickly the students learned during this training and am happy they now have this potentially life saving experience to turn to should a real-life situation ever occur.

Luke Davis

Boys’ Volleyball Team Shows Tremendous Growth at Tournament

Boys' Volleyball Team Shows Tremendous Growth at Tournament

Lincoln School hosted a mini-volleyball tournament on the 26th of September, where three club teams from around the valley were invited to play the Lincoln Boys' Volleyball team. This was a big challenge for all the players on the team and it was a great learning experience. As a senior player on the Lincoln School boys' volleyball team, I have seen multiple teams in the past with phenomenal individual players who single handedly drove teams to win games, but we know success takes so much more than one good player. This weekend I felt that I was a part of a team that would give it their all to win, not for individual pride, but for each other and as a family that works in harmony. We as a team do not posses many players who have a great deal of experience under their belts. In fact, we have three returning players from last year's team, meaning our team is comprised mostly of young athletes who are new to volleyball.

We started our day with a warm-up game against the faculty, which ended in defeat. Following that, we had a great deal to improve for our games against the clubs. We took a break before resuming the mini tournament to speak about all the little problems we were facing on the court, and in the second game we came out with a bang! We fixed all the little issues and played volleyball on a whole new level. We seemed to have shocked ourselves. We won the the game in an intense 3 set battle. The feeling was exhilarating. Then, we had a game that followed in quick succession, where we managed to bust through the ceiling and perform as a top class team. We beat the second club team in straight sets. We were beginning to come together as a great team. Finally, we had our final game against the Jawalakhel Volleyball Youth Club, a team with huge amounts of experience, who dominated us the first time we played against them. It was as if we were morphed together as a singular organism controlled by one fixed mind, filling in gaps of each other's weaknesses and enhancing strengths of others. It was a very tight game with just small differences in the score line.

We have a very young and enthusiastic team this year who are eager to learn and improve. Lincoln has seen better volleyball teams with better individuals, but over the next few weeks we shall challenge ourselves to be the best we are capable of becoming.

By Suryansh Vaidya

Luke Davis
Athletic Director
Lincoln School
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

1st Invitational Lincoln School Swimming Championships

The 1st Lincoln School Invitational Swimming Championships was held this weekend in Lincoln School's new, state-of-the-art aquatics facility. The incessant rain on Saturday failed to dampen the swimmers' spirits with over 180 swimmers competing from the American Embassy School - New Delhi, HIMS, John Dewey School, KISC, Little Angels School, Shuvatara School, The British School and the host's Lincoln School cheering each other on to personal best times. Lincoln School's Director, Dr. Harold Fleetham was very pleased with the weekend's events. "It has been a privilege hosting our first swim meet in our new, 25-meter heated and salt water pool. The swim meet has provided a wonderful opportunity to bring our communities together after a challenging few months in Nepal. The smiles, excitement and sportsmanship shown by the swimmers have made hosting this meet a very worthwhile endeavor."

As for the action in the water, Jakob Hartmann from AES and Shreetika Singh from Lincoln School won their respective 15-18 200 meter freestyle finals. The same schools also won the 13-14 100 meter freestyle events. Jakob Hartman from AES, and Niharika Tuladhar, Ayushma Tuladhar and Oshina Bharati all from Lincoln School were the standout swimmers on Day 1, bagging 4 gold medals each in their respective age categories.

At the end of the meet, Lincoln School topped the point standings with 378 points, followed by AES with 293 points, and Little Angels School with 274 points. Some of the standout performances included Oshina Bharati's 7 gold medals and 2 silvers; Riya Patel's 1 gold and 3 bronze medals; Rahab Moktan's 3 silver medals and 1 bronze; Simha Prasad's 4 bronze medals and 1 silver; Avi Rajkarnikar's 2 silver and 3 bronze medals; Alex Shah's 1 gold and 4 silver medals; Shreetika Singh's 3 gold and 4 bronze medals; and Niharika Tuladhar's 7 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal. Special recognition must go to Ayushma Tuladhar who had an exceptional meet bagging 8 gold medals and breaking 5 school records, including one that has stood since 1999! In total, Lincoln School finished with an unbelievable 19 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 14 bronze medals. More importantly, for all participants, this proved to be a wonderful, never-to-be-forgotten weekend.
A special thank you must also go to our LSPA, Lincoln School parents, and all the administration, faculty, staff and students who made the 1st Annual Lincoln School Swimming Championships a reality. Well-done Lincoln School!