Nov 25

An instructional clinic for new USA swimming officials has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec 3rd.   The clinic will be held at Qualcomm Headquarters, 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, in Cafe S (the cafeteria in Building S) and is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.   The Qualcomm campus has many different buildings, so please refer to this map for more details.  There is a guard at the entrance to the parking lot.  Just tell the guard you are going to a USA Swimming Officials clinic in building S.

Please respond to the Doodle poll if you are interested in attending the clinic: http://doodle.com/9hs8eaiv53fqgrv7

Send email to Kevin if you have any questions

written by Kevin Lee

Nov 24

The San Diego-Imperial Swimming office will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

written by docbailey

Nov 17

The results of the South Bay Aquatics-hosted 10 & Under MiniMeet / 11 & Over Distance Meet  held 15-16 November at the Loma Verde pool in Chula Vista have been posted.

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Nov 16

The results of the Fallbrook Associated Swim Team-hosted 11 & Over BC Meet held 8-9 November 2014 at the Palomar College pool in San Marcos have been posted.

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Nov 14

As a result of a number of changes mandated by USA Swimming at its annual convention, the ByLaws of San Diego-Imperial Swimming need to be updated at the upcoming House of Delegates meeting.  The proposed / mandated changes can be viewed here.

written by docbailey

Nov 14

Athletes in the CA-NV Section of the Western Zone are reminded that applications to compete against Itoman, Japan, are due by Sunday, December 7.

The meet will be conducted as a trials/ finals long course meet at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, WA, on February 14-15, 2015.  Athletes are reminded that Olympic Trial time standards are in long course only.  KCAC has just reopened after renovation and is an excellent indoor all deep facility.

CA-NV will select 18 women and 18 men for the trip.  Times achieved between October 1 and December 22 will be considered for selection.  CA-NV team will travel on Thursday, February 12and return on Monday, February 16 (President’s Day).  Co-pay for the 5 day trip (air, room, meals and uniform) is $200.  To apply visit:  teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=cacns

written by docbailey

Nov 13

SBA has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s two meets – the Saturday 10&Under Mini-meet and the Sunday 11&Over Distance Meet. Please note that the Loma Verde Pool has ordered that NO CANOPIES ALLOWED on the deck.

Estimated Meet Timeline:

  • Saturday – Meet starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 12:45 pm..
  • Sunday session starts at 9:00 am, ends at 7:15 pm.

Warmup Assignments: 

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

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneSaturdaySunday
1PQAC / NCANCA / NCA
2NCA / NCANCA / NCA
3HSA / HSANCA / NCA
4CNSA / CNSAPS / PS
5PS / PSPS / PS
6PS / CASTCAST / CAST
7RSD / RSDMVY / IVDA
8MRA / MRAHSA / HSA

written by docbailey

Nov 06

The Mission Valley YMCA Seals are looking for an Assistant Coach to help with all age levels and swim groups. Under the guidance of the Aquatics Director, the Swim Coach will assist in instruction and coaching of the swim team in accordance with the YMCA of San Diego County and/or USA Swimming standards. The position is part-time. Applications can be completed at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=YMCASANDIEGO&cws=1&rid=3904 or applicants may contact Sierra Boehrig at sboehrig@ymca.org for more info.

written by docbailey

Nov 05

The San Diego-Imperial Swimming office will be closed on Monday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 11 in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday.

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Nov 04

Meet Director Mary Redmond of FAST has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s 11 & Over BC Meet.  Here are two important reminders:

  1. This meet is hosted by FAST, but will be held at the Palomar College pool in San Marcos.
  2. There was an error on the meet announcement – the meet will start at 9:00 am on both days (not 8:30 am as listed).

Estimated Meet Timeline:

  • Saturday session starts at 9:00 am, ends at 11:30 am plus any relays.
  • Sunday session starts at 9:00 am, ends at 11:10 am plus any relays.

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Open warmup both days, warmup begins at 7:30 am (not 7:15 am as listed).

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneSaturdaySunday
1SDAC / SDACRSD / SDAC
2RSD / RSDHSA / HSA
3CAST / CASTNCA /NCA
4PS / PSPS / PS
5ICAC / ICACICAC / ICAC
6NCA /NCACAST / CAST
7HSA / HSAMVY / SBA
8MVY / ACEOSC / RAQ

written by docbailey

Oct 31

Below are links to the SI Top 10 times rankings, broken down by course and gender, as of October 2014.  These rankings include results for all known sanctioned, approved, and observed meets which took place during the 2013-2014 swim year and were uploaded to the USA Swimming SWIMS database.

USA Swimming does not encourage the ranking of times for swimmers age 10 and under.  Read the rationale here.

written by docbailey

Oct 27

Nominations Committee chair Mike Saltzstein recently sent along his committee’s report of nominations for the upcoming 2014 Board of Directors election for SI Swimming.  The elections will be held during the next BOD meeting, which is scheduled for 17 November at 7:45 pm in the SI Swim office.

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Oct 20

The results of the Rancho San Dieguito Swimming-hosted ABC All Ages North Meet held 18-19 October 2014 at the Pardee Aquatic Center in Solano Beach have been posted.

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Oct 20

420110416125818001_4527893_ver1.0_640_480The American Swim Coaches Association has sent out word that coaching great Peter Daland (USC 1957-1992) passed away today at the age of 93.  During his time at USC, he led the Trojans to nine NCAA Championships, as well as coached the club to 14 AAU Men’s National titles and 2 AAU Women’s National titles.  Daland was the coach of the 1964 U.S. Women’s Swim Team, where his team won 15 of the 25 medals available.  In 1972, he coached the U.S. men’s team that won 26 out of 45 medals awards, including Mark Spitz’s then-record seven Olympic titles and seven world records.  Daland was one of the founders of the American Swim Coaches Association, and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1977.

All coaches are asked to dedicate a really great swim practice today in honor of this coaching legend and mentor.

written by docbailey

Oct 19

The results of the Heartland Swim Association-hosted ABC All Ages South Meet held 18-19 October 2014 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

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