Feb 21

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s upcoming Short Course Junior Olympics at the Poway Community Swim Center:  553 swimmers from 21 SI teams, in 2029 individual events and 204 relays.

Estimated Timeline:

  • Friday PM: Start 5:00 pm, finish 7:00 pm
  • Saturday Prelims: Start 9:00 am, finish 12:50 pm
  • Saturday Finals: Start not before 3:30 pm, finish 7:00 pm
  • Sunday Prelims: Start 9:00 am, finish 1:30 pm (includes 1 heat of 1650s)
  • Sunday Finals: Start not before 3:00 pm, finish 7:20 pm

Team Jobs and Lane Timing Assignments:  See the handout (PDF)

Team Warmup Assignments:

  • Saturday: 7:15 – 8:00:  CAST, CSA, HSA, IVDA, MRA, SDY, RSD, SBA, WAVE, WSST.  8:00 – 8:45: FAST, ICAC,  MEYR,  NCA, OSC, PAC, PS, RAQ, RST, SDAC, SSD
  • Sunday:  Reverse the order.

written by docbailey

Feb 20

The final results of the San Diego-Imperial Swimming-hosted President’s Day Senior Classic held 17-20 February at the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex in Coronado have now been posted. Despite having to cancel swimming on Friday night due to wind and rain storms, over 640 senior swimmers (a new record for the event) created over 3000 event splashes over the remaining 3 day competition. The Crow Canyon Sharks from Danville, CA took home the top team trophy with 1884 points, beating out the runner-up De Anza Cupertino Aquatics from San Jose (1628) and Club Aquatico de Alto Nivel from Tijuana (1333).  Zoie Hartman (Crow Canyon Sharks) was the women’s high-point winner, and Daniel Marella (De Anza Cupertino Aquatics) took the same award on the men’s side.

written by docbailey

Feb 17
Due to safety-related weather concerns, tonight’s swimming events have been cancelled.  The 1000Y freestyle events will be rescheduled to a later time during the meet.  San Diego-Imperial Swimming apologizes for the inconvenience, but weather conditions at the pool deck are deteriorating to the point where the meet could not be held safely.
Please pass this information along to your parents and swimmers as soon as possible.  I am currently on the pool deck and can be reached at 619-850-2927 if you have any questions.
There will be an extended coaches’ meeting tomorrow am at 0845 to discuss possible options for rescheduling these 2 events.

written by docbailey

Feb 17
Just wanted you to be aware that we are expecting severe weather – winds of 30+ MPH and severe rain, with possible thunderstorms – in the Coronado area between 4 and 8 pm tonight.  If the weather develops as predicted, we will probably need to postpone tonight’s session – events 1 and 2, the 1000Y freestyle.
Right now the winds in Coronado are at 25 mph, but no rain yet.  I have just spoken to the meet referee and our LSC senior chair…we plan on making the go/no-go decision by 3 pm today at the latest, which hopefully will be early enough that some of you will not have to travel through the wind and rain to get to tonight’s session.
SI Swimming will get additional information out as soon as possible once a determination is made.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

written by docbailey

Feb 12

The 2017 President’s Day Senior Swimming Classic is all set to begin a 4-day run of heated competition this Friday at the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex in Coronado.   642 senior swimmers, with more than half from outside of the San Diego area, are entered in this annual event.  Competition begins Friday evening with timed finals for the 1000 Y freestyle, with warmups beginning at 4 pm and the first heat leaves the blocks at 5 pm. The projected timelines:

  • Friday night: Start 5:00pm, Finish 8:07 pm
  • Saturday prelims: Start 9:00am, Finish 2:40 pm.  Finals TBA
  • Sunday prelims: Start 9:00am, finish 1:46 pm.  Finals TBA
  • Deck-entered Time Trials during the break
  • Monday prelims: Start 9:00am, finish 2:20 pm (1650 heats begin at noon).  Finals TBA

SI Team Job AssignmentsSee the handout

WarmUp Assignments:

Meet Program / Psych Sheets:  This year, we will not be selling or providing a meet program on deck.  The complete meet program (36 pages) is available online for free – everyone is encouraged to download the meet program in advance and print it out, if desired, before coming to the meet venue.

written by docbailey

Feb 12

The results of the South Bay Aquatics-hosted 12 & Under ABC Meet held 10-12 February 2017 and the SBA-hosted Open Time Trials held 11 February 2017 at the Mater Dei Catholic HS pool in Chula Vista have been posted.

written by docbailey

Feb 12

The results of the Fallbrook Associated Swim Team-hosted 12 & Under ABC Meet held 10-12 February 2017 at the Fallbrook HS pool in Fallbrook have been posted.

written by docbailey

Feb 09

Fallbrook Associated Swim Team has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s 12 & Under ABC Meet at the Fallbrook HS pool:

Psych Sheet:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • Friday: 7 heats, starts at 6:00 pm, ends about 7:00 pm.
  • Saturday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 3:00 pm, plus relays
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 2:00 pm, plus relays

Warmup Assignments: Saturday and Sunday: 0700-0735: FAST, RAQ, ICAC, OSC.  0735-0810: RSD, PS, PAC. 0810-0845: NCA.  RST and MEYR – choose your warmup time.

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneSaturdaySunday
1RAQ / RAQRAQ / RAQ
2PS / PSPS / PS
3NCA / NCANCA / NCA
4NCA / NCANCA / NCA
5RSD / RSDRSD / RSD
6PAC / ICACPAC / ICAC

written by docbailey

Feb 08

South Bay Aquatics has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s 12 & Under ABC Meet at the Mater Dei HS pool in Chula Vista:

Psych Sheet:  Available for download

Open Time Trials: Check-in will begin at 11am and swimmers must be able to show proof of current USA swim registration.

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • Friday: Start 6:00 pm, ends approximately 6:30 pm
  • Saturday: Starts at 9:00am, ends approximately 12:15 pm plus any relays.
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00am, ends approximately 11:15 am plus any relays.

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Saturday and Sunday: 0730-0810: SBA and SDY. 0810-0850: All other teams.

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneSaturdaySunday
1WSST / MRAMRA / MRA
2CSA / CSA HSA / HSA
3SBA / SBACAST / CAST
4SBA / SBASDY / SDY
5SBA / SDYSBA / SBA
6SDY / SDYSBA / SBA
7HSA / HSASBA / SBA
8CAST / CASTCSA / CSA

written by docbailey

Feb 08

Just a few updates to the 2017 March Sectionals meet information:

  • The Meet Referee will be Ted Olivieri (trackmdr@aol.com)
  • The Meet Admin will be Rene Patterson (rpatterson53@icloud.com). You may text her only at 559-691-7544!
  • As a clarification, entries submitted via OME must be completed by February 22, 2017. This includes payment. Entries submitted via Hy-Tek must also be received by February 22, 2017.
  • For those who will not be able to attend Thursday’s coaches meeting, any scratches for Friday’s session can be sent via email to Rene Patterson and Kristyn Evans (coachkristyn@ncaswim.com). Scratches must be received no later than 4:30 pm (PST) on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

written by docbailey

Feb 07

At the bi-monthly SI Coaches Association meeting, 12&U swimmers of the month and senior swimmers of the quarter are voted upon and selected.  Plaques for these awards are given out at the annual long course Junior Olympics meet.  Previous winners can be seen here: Awards.  The most recently named winners were:

Swimmer of the Month

November 2016: Lan Zhu (NCA)

December 2016: Aurelia Willett (HSA), Ian Carsten (PAC)

Swimmer of the Quarter

4th quarter 2016: Natalie Schultze (PS), Carlson Temple (CAST)

Congratulations to these swimmers!

written by Kevin Lee

Feb 03

We are starting a monthly photo contest within San Diego Imperial Swimming.  Photos will be judged based on our vision statement: “San Diego Imperial Swimming is F.I.R.S.T. Fun, Integrity, Respect, Service, Team – Fun is First!”  This contest is open to swimmers, parents, coaches, volunteers, anyone.  The photos can be taken anywhere, like at meets, or practice, team outings or just hanging out with swimmers.  The judging will be done by our 4 elected athlete reps each month and the winners will be published on our website and facebook page with the appropriate photo cred.  To submit a photo, just post it on instagram and tag it with #siswimming #funisfirst #usaswimming.  Good luck!

written by Kevin Lee

Jan 29

The results of the Heartland Swimming Association-hosted 11 & Over NTS Meet held 27-29 January 2017 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

written by docbailey

Jan 24

Heartland Swim Association has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s 11 & Over No Time Standard Meet at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon:

Psych Sheet:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • Friday: Start 5:00 pm, ends approximately 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: Starts at 9:00am, ends approximately 4:00 pm (500 free begins about 2:30 pm).
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00am, ends approximately 3:30 pm (1000 free begins about 2:00 pm).

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Saturday: 0630-0715: HSA, SBA, and CAST. 0715-0800: PS, ICAC, MRA, PAC, SDY, SDAC, IVDA, SSD, RAQ, WSST, RST, WAVE and OSC.  0800-0845: RSD, NCA and FAST.
  • Sunday: 0630-0715: HSA. 0715-0800: SBA, CAST, ICAC, MRA, PAC, SDY, SDAC, IVDA, SSD, RAQ, WSST, RST, WAVE and OSC.  0800-0845: PS, RSD, NCA and FAST.

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneSaturdaySunday
1ICAC / MRAICAC / MRA
2CAST / CAST CAST / CAST
3SBA / SBASBA / SBA
4RSD / RSDRSD / RSD
5RSD / RSDRSD / RSD
6RSD / PACPS / PAC
7NCA / NCANCA / NCA
8NCA / NCANCA / NCA
9PS / PSPS / PS
10SDY / SDACSDY / SSD

written by docbailey

Jan 22

The results of the Fallbrook Associated Swim Team-hosted 12 & Under C Meet held 21-22 January 2017 at the Fallbrook HS pool in Fallbrook have been posted.

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