San Diego-Imperial Swimming is saddened to report that John K. Riess, age 74, a long time member of the San Diego and USA Swimming family, and a former General Chair of this LSC, has passed away after a lengthy illness. More details will be shared as they become available.
The results of the Heartland Swim Association-hosted 12 & Over No Time Standard Meet held 23-25 January 2015 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.
Coach DawnElla Stoddard reports that our 2015 San Diego-Imperial Swimming All Star team emerged victorious (for the third year in a row) at the annual All-Star Meet, held this year against Sierra Nevada Swimming in Roseville, CA. San Diego-Imperial Swimming scored 812.5 to Sierra Nevada’s 651.5 points. Congratulations to all the swimmers and coaches on a great team effort! Coach Kevin Slinger and the 13-14 boys group are pictured. Complete meet results are available in the usual spot.
Heartland Swim Association has provided the attached meet information for this weekend’s 12 & Over No Time Standard meet at Granite Hills HS in El Cajon.
The San Diego-Imperial Swimming Program Committee recently met and awarded meets to SI Swimming clubs for the 2015 long course swimming season. However, a large number of meets (five) were not bid upon by any club, so the committee will be putting those meets out for a “re-bid” process with bids due by 2:30 pm Wednesday, February 11. The Bid Meeting will also be on the 11th at 8:00 pm at the new All Sports Office. The 2015 summer season schedule, such as it is, is available for review.
I’m sorry for the late notice, but I’m going to hold an officials clinic after the Saturday session of the HSA 12&O swim meet this coming weekend (January 24). It will be at the Granite HIlls HIgh School, same as the swim meet. You can apprentice at the morning session and attend the clinic afterwards.
If you cannot attend the meet and would like to just attend the clinic, I’m not positive of the timing yet. I would like to start the clinic during the 500 free’s which are scheduled to start around 12:30. Plan on the clinic going from 12:30 to 2:30.
The 2015 San Diego-Imperial All-Star team is competing this weekend against the Sierra Nevada All-Star team in a dual meet at the Roseville Aquatic Center outside of Sacramento. We wish them fast times and good luck!
Junior Olympics Meet Director Mary Redmond has announced that swimmers who make new qualifying times for this year’s Short Course Junior Olympics at the 2015 Senior Classic will be able to make a late entry into SCJOs. Only swimmers who make a new SCJO cut will be eligible to enter using their Senior Classic time – swimmers are not allowed to update times for SCJO events they have already qualified for. More information is available on the SC Junior Olympics/Senior Classic Entry Form.
Coronado-Navy Swim Association is looking for an age group coach to work with 12 and under swimmers. The position is part time. Please contact Head Coach Emmett Walling at Ewalling@usc.edu for more information and to apply.
The Swim Office will be closed on Monday, 19 January in observance of Martin Luther King day.
The results of our first swim meet of 2015 – the College Area Swim Team-hosted ABC All Ages Meet held 9-11 January at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon – have been posted.
Sort of, at least. For those of you who noticed our SI website had been replaced by a page describing an “Internal Server Error”, we apologize for the downtime. Our website was the victim of a malware attack which displayed an advertisement for an ED drug at the top of our webpage – but only for you using an Internet Explorer web browser. It turned out the malware was hidden throughout our website in multiple pages and files. In any event, I had to take down the website and rebuild it from a backup copy.
Almost everything has been restored to the way it was before the malware struck, but some minor changes to the way the website looks still remain and some links still need to be fixed. Hopefully things will get back to normal by the end of the week!
College Area Swim Team has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s ABC All Ages Meet to be held at Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon:
Estimated Meet Timeline:
- Friday PM session starts at 5:00 pm; ends at 6:15 pm
- Saturday AM session starts at 9:00 am; ends approximately 1:00 pm
- Saturday afternoon session starts at 2:00 pm; ends approximately 5:00 pm
- Sunday AM session starts at 9:00 am; ends approximately 1:00 pm
- Sunday afternoon session starts at 2:00 pm; ends approximately 5:00 pm
- AM Warmup: South teams 0730-0810; North teams 0810-0850.
- PM Warmup: Both days are estimated to have morning sessions end at 1:00 pm. Warmups will begin immediately after the AM session concludes, and will last at least 45 min.
Lane Timing Assignments:
|Lane||Saturday AM||Saturday PM||Sunday AM||Sunday PM
|1||RSD / RSD||RSD / RSD||RSD / RSD||RSD / RSD
|2||RSD / RSD||RSD / PS||RSD / PS||RSD / RSD
|3||PS / PS||PS / PS||PS / PS||SBA / SBA
|4||PS / PS||SBA / SBA||HSA / HSA||SBA / HSA
|5||SBA / SBA||SBA / HSA||SBA / SBA||PS / PS
|6||SBA / HSA||IVDA / MVY||CAST / CAST||CAST / CAST
|7||HSA / HSA||PAC / FE||TSC / RAQ||MVY / COPY
|8||PAC / CNSA||CNSA / COPY&RAQ||ICAC / PAC||PAC / QFS&RAQ
|9||MRA / RAQ||MRA/BFST/ACE||MRA / CNSA||ACE&BFST/TSC&MRA
|10||ICAC / SDAC||TSC&SDAC/FAST&QFS||IVDA / MVY||IVDA / CNSA
USA Swimming has announced that they will be presenting a Regional Build a Pool Conference in San Diego at the Town and Country Resort on February 14 & 15. They are hosting the event in conjunction with the AOAP (Association of Aquatic Professionals) Conference at the Town & Country Resort Center. For more information, click: Information and Registration
San Diego-Imperial Swimming today announced the 48 (24 girls, 24 boys) swimmers and 6 coaches who have been selected to this year’s All Star team. The team will represent San Diego-Imperial Swimming and will compete against the Sierra Nevada LSC in Roseville, CA the weekend of January 17-18. A complete list of athletes is available. Thank you to all of the athletes who applied for the team, and also to the coaches who have volunteered to travel and work with these athletes (John Bixler, Nicole Douglas, Kevin Eslinger, John McGlynn, Amy Montgomery, and Sean Redmond).