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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.  

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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

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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)

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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.

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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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Jul 20

The results of the Fallbrook Associated Swim Team-hosted C All Ages North Meet held 19-20 July 2014 at the Fallbrook HS pool in Fallbrook have been posted.

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Jul 16

USA Swimming has announced the details of its 2013-14 Scholastic All-America program. The team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete. Eligible times must be swum between July 1, 2013 and August 15, 2014 and be posted in SWIMS.  Applications will be available online on the USA Swimming website beginning June 1, and must be completed by August 15.

Click for more details on the 2013-14 Scholastic All-America program.

written by docbailey

Jul 15

Manta Ray Aquatics has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s C All Ages South Meet at the Granite Hills HS pool:

Estimated Meet Timeline:

  • Saturday: Start 9:00 pm, finish 10:40 am plus relays
  • Sunday: Start 9:00 am, finish 10:00 am plus relays

Warmup Assignments Saturday & Sunday: This is a very small meet.  Open warmup begins at 7:30 am.

Lane Timing Assignments: 

Lane
Saturday
Sunday
1SBA / SBACAST / CAST
2SBA / SDACSDAC / WSST
3CAST / QFSSBA / SBA
4MRA / MRAMRA / MRA
5MRA / MRAMRA / MRA
6MRA / MRAMRA / MRA

written by docbailey

Jul 15

Fallbrook Associated Swim Team has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s C All Ages North Meet at the Fallbrook HS pool:

Estimated Meet Timeline:

  • Saturday: Start 9:00 pm, finish 10:45 am plus relays
  • Sunday: Start 9:00 am, finish 10:00 am plus relays
Warmup Assignments Saturday & Sunday: This is a very small meet.  Open warmup begins at 7:30 am.
Lane Timing Assignments: 
Lane
Saturday
Sunday
1OSC / ACEOSC / OSC
2PS / PSPS / PS
3RSD / RSDRSD / RSD
4RSD / RSDRSD / RSD
5ICAC / ICACICAC / ICAC
6FAST / FASTFAST / FAST

written by docbailey