Aug 28

The 2013-2014 swimming year is almost officially over - which means it is a good time to review the fastest swims over the past few months and see if any new records were set.  It turns out there were quite a few new Long Course records set at the LC Junior Olympics, Western Zones, Junior Nationals and National Championship meets. A complete listing of the current long course LSC records is available, but listed here are the swimmers setting new SI Swimming records since our LC Junior Olympics:

  • Cassidy Wong (PS) 8&Under Girls 50M Fly
  • Cassidy Wong (PS) 8&Under Girls 200M IM
  • Cecilia Hagewood (SBA) 9-10 Girls 50M Breast
  • Cecilia Hagewood (SBA) 9-10 Girls 100M Breast
  • Leanna Gharbaoui (UN) 11-12 Girls 50M Free
  • Leanna Gharbaoui (UN) 11-12 Girls 100M Free
  • Michael Salazar (HSA) 15-16 Boys 100M Fly
  • Valerie Hull (PS) 17-18 Girls 100M Free
  • Liam McCloskey (RSD) 17-18 Boys 100M Fly
  • Anika Apostalon (SDSU) Open Women 50M Free
  • Anika Apostalon (SDSU) Open Women 100M Free
  • Tom Anderson (CAST) Open Men 100M Back
  • Kendyl Stewart (NCA) Open Women 100M Fly

In addition, two new SI Swimming relay records were set:

  • South Bay Aquatics (SBA) 10&Under Girls 200M Free Relay
  • College Area Swim Team (CAST) Open Men 200M Medley Relay

written by docbailey

Aug 28

The entry time standards for the 2014 Winter Age Group Championship meet, to be held December 20-22 in Coronado, have been released.   The major changes include elimination of the “half distance” time standards for the 11-12 200s of strokes and 400 IM.  Time standards which have changed from 2013 are highlighted in orange.

written by docbailey

Aug 26

Pacific Swim has a job opening for a Novice/Age Group coach. They are looking for someone with coaching experience that is available Monday through Thursday 4-7pm and Saturday 9-10:30am. Applicants will need to pass a background check and get proper certification for a USA Swimming card. Please email dimolenaar@me.com if you are interested; the job opening is available starting September 2nd.

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Aug 24

A joint USA Swimming / American Swim Coaches Association Coaches Clinic will be held in San Diego from October 3-5, 2014.  This clinic brings affordable coach education to our area, and is open to all coaches regardless of whether they are USA Swimming members or not.  The clinic, presented by San Diego-Imperial Swimming, will be held at the San Diego Marriott in La Jolla.  An ASCA Level 3 Physiology of Training class will be held on Friday, and a USA Swimming Club Leadership & Business Management School will be held concurrently on Saturday.   A special discounted registration rate ($200 for an entire coaching staff of 3 or more) is available to those who register before September 29.  As they say: space is limited, so please register early!  For more information, download the Coaches Clinic flyer, or head directly to the Clinic Registration site.

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Aug 18

The SI Swimming Program Committee recently held it’s semi-annual bid meeting for the 2014-2015 short course season, and one meet was not bid upon by any team. As a result, the proposed November 1-2 Halloween Invitational Meet has been sent out for rebid. Any SI Swimming Club interested in hosting the meet is encouraged to secure proof of water and submit a bid application for this meet. Bids are due to the SI Swimming office no later than 2:30pm on Tuesday, 19 August so that they may be considered by the Program Committee during its next meeting.  A ReBid Package with all the details is available.

written by docbailey

Aug 17

The final two meets of the San Diego-Imperial Swimming 2014 summer season are complete and the results have been posted!  At the Inland Coastal Aquatic Club-hosted JOMAX North meet held at Palomar College in San Marcos, Rancho San Dieguito Swimming won the JOMAX North team title, followed by Pacific Swim and Inland Coastal Aquatic Club.

At the South Bay Aquatics-hosted JOMAX South meet held at the Loma Verde pool in Chula Vista, South Bay Aquatics won the JOMAX South team title, followed by Heartland Swim Association and College Area Swim Team.

written by docbailey

Aug 14

Inland Coastal Aquatics Club has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s JOMAX North Meet at the Palomar College pool:

Estimated Meet Timeline:

  • Friday: Meet starts 5:00 pm, finish 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: Start 9:00 pm, finish 1:15 pm plus relays
  • Sunday: Start 9:00 am, finish 12:45 pm plus relays

Warmup Assignments: 

  • ICAC: 7:00 – 7:30;  Early: 7:30 – 8:10;  Late: 8:10 – 8:50
  • Saturday Early – RSD, MEYR, CALI, RAQ, FAST, BFST (Sunday Late)
  • Saturday Late – PS, ACE, RST, PAC (Sunday Early)
  • Sunday is switched

Lane Timing Assignments: 

Lane
Saturday
Sunday
1CALI / RAQACE / RAQ
2MEYR / RSTICAC / ICAC
3ICAC / ACEICAC / ICAC
4ICAC / ICACICAC / PS
5PS /PSPS /PS
6PS /PSPS /PS
7RSD / RSDRSD / RSD
8RSD / RSDRSD / RSD
9RSD / RSDRSD / RSD

written by docbailey

Aug 12

South Bay Aquatics has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s JOMAX South Meet at the Loma Verde pool:

Estimated Meet Timeline:

  • Friday: Warmup 5:00pm (This is a change from the meet announcement!) Meet starts 6:00 pm, finish 7:45 pm
  • Saturday: Start 9:00 pm, finish 2:00 pm plus relays
  • Sunday: Start 9:00 am, finish 2:00 pm plus relays

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Saturday: 0730-0810: SBA and HSA.  0810-0850: All others.
  • Sunday: 0730-0810: SBA and CAST.  0810-0850: All others.

Lane Timing Assignments: 

Lane
Saturday
Sunday
1CAST / CASTCAST / CAST
2CAST / WSSTTSC / CAST
3HSA / HSAHSA / HSA
4HSA / HSAHSA / HSA
5HSA / QFSHSA / QFS
6MVY / MVYMVY / MVY
7MRA / MRAMRA / MRA
8SDAC / SDACSDAC / SDAC

written by docbailey

Aug 05
The next officials clinic is scheduled for Thursday, August 14th, starting at 6:30PM.  It will take place in room B-55 on the Ramona High School campus.   B-55 is directly in front of the pool with a parking lot located right in front of the B building.  (Easily distinguished from the Google Earth picture).  The B building is labeled with a large Auto Shop sign on the facade. (West end of the RHS Campus).
The RHS address is 1401 Hanson Lane, Ramona, CA 92065.
Please send email to Kevin if you have any questions.

written by Kevin Lee

Jul 29
Position filled!
North Coast Aquatics (NCA) has a job opening for a Novice coach at its JCC  location (4126 Executive Dr).  The hours are MWF 3:30-6:30 pm and T/Th 4:30-6:30 pm.  We are looking for someone who has experience in teaching swimming and who may have been on a swim team as well.  You will also need to be able to pass a background test and be able to get the proper certifications for a USA swimming card.  Please email Sue at allswim@aol.com if you are interested. This job would begin Sept 2nd.  

written by docbailey

Jul 27

The final results of the San Diego-Imperial Swimming-hosted Long Course Junior Olympics held 24-27 July at the Coronado BBMAC pool have been posted.  In a spirited team competition, a very talented North Coast Aquatics team took home the overall team championship with 4862.5 points, followed closely by Rancho San Dieguito Swimming (4326.5) and a strong performance from South Bay Aquatics (2628).  A number of new JO and SI records were set – more on those in an upcoming article.  Individual High Point winners were:

  • 10&Under Girls: Paola Castillo of South Bay Aquatics
  • 10&Under Boys: Humberto Najera of South Bay Aquatics
  • 11-12 Girls: Leanna Gharbaoui, Unattached
  • 11-12 Boys: Edwin Inzunza of South Bay Aquatics
  • 13-14 Girls: Danielle Nowaski of College Area Swim Team
  • 13-14 Boys: Lukas Marxer of Pacific Athletic Club 
  • 15-18 Women:  Savannah DuPuis of Rancho San Dieguito Swimming
  • 15-18 Men: Bobby Guerra of Fallbrook Associated Swim Team

written by docbailey

Jul 24

The SI Swimming Program Committee recently held it’s semi-annual bid meeting for the 2014-2015 short course season, and one meet was not bid upon by any team. As a result, the proposed November 1-2 Halloween Invitational Meet has been sent out for rebid. Any SI Swimming Club interested in hosting the meet is encouraged to secure proof of water and submit a bid application for this meet. Bids are due to the SI Swimming office no later than 2:30pm on Tuesday, 19 August so that they may be considered by the Program Committee during its next meeting.  A ReBid Package with all the details is available.

The remainder of the 2014-2015 short course season has been awarded and the proposed winter meet schedule has been approved and published on our Meets page.

written by docbailey

Jul 21

Note: Additional warmup info added:
Note:  Due to the large number of older swimmers in this meet, the warmup periods have been revised as follows:

Updated Warmup assignments are by age group/division:

Thurs Only:  7:00-8:00am (13 & over swimmers, all teams)
Thurs Only:  8:00-8:45am (12 & under swimmers, all teams)

Fri, Sat, Sun:  6:50-7:30am (13 & over swimmers, South Division teams)
Fri, Sat, Sun:  7:30-8:10am (13 & over swimmers, North Division teams)
Fri, Sat, Sun:  8:10-8:50am (12 & under swimmers, all teams)

 Lanes 2 & 7 will be one-way dive/sprint lanes beginning 10 minutes before the end of each warmup session.

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the estimated meet timeline, warm-up, team job and lane timing assignments for this week’s upcoming championship meet.  Remember that this year we are running a new meet schedule, with four full days of competition.  The number of swimmers  entered (710) is about the same as last year but there were about 450 more events entered than last year.  We are looking forward to a fast and exciting meet!

Timelines (approximate and subject to change) are as follows:

  • Thursday:  Prelims starts 9:00am, finish 2:20pm (1500s start at 1125)
  • Friday: Prelims start 9:00am, finish 3:30pm.
  • Saturday: Prelims start 9:00am, finish 2:00pm.
  • Sunday: Prelims start 9:00am, finish 2:30pm.
  • Finals start no earlier than 120 minutes after the conclusion of prelims.  Each day’s finals should run about 3 hours.

Our host facility (BBMAC) has notified us that teams may setup tarps/canopies inside the facility beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday evening – no earlier!  Also, no artificial noisemakers are allowed inside the facility due to previous noise complaints.

Team job and lane timing assignments (PDF)

written by docbailey

Jul 21

Pacific Athletic Club Swim Team is looking for an Assistant Swim Coach or Head Age Group Coach to work with its year round swim program.  The position could be full time or part-time.  Hourly wage and/or salary will be very competitive and is commensurate with experience.  The aquatic department at The Bay Club Carmel Valley includes multi-level and age programs.  There is an opportunity to supplement salary/income with other programs, such as private lessons, group lessons, Novice and/or Masters team coaching.

Applicants must have a current USA Swimming card and availability to work evenings and weekends as well as attend one meet per month. Candidates must be allowed to work the U.S. and pass our club’s background check. Candidates should have swim coaching experience, knowledge of stroke technique, high communication skills, and a can-do attitude.

Interested parties please submit a resume, cover letter, Two references and contact information to Nico.Kintz@bayclubs.com or call 858-369-3260 for more information.

written by docbailey

Jul 20

The results of the Manta Ray Aquatics-hosted C All Ages South Meet held 19-20 July 2014 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

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