Jan 19

The next LSC Board of Director’s meeting will take place on January 22, starting at 7:45PM at Fillippi’s Pizzeria in Scripps Ranch, 9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131. It is open to everyone and is a great way to get to know what is going on in our LSC.

Since we are holding our meeting in a pizzeria, it is only fitting to have some pizza.  I plan on pre-ordering some pizza to be ready around 7PM.  Please come and join me for pizza and soda prior to the meeting.  Email pizza preferences to mailto:generalchair@si-swimming.org and I’ll do my best to accommodate everyone.  There will be no bell peppers on any pizza due to Sean’s allergies…

If you tried to call into the teleconference for the House of Delegates Meeting, I must apologize.  I didn’t realize that we were located in the only conference room within Qualcomm which does not have built-in microphones.  I will be setting up the teleconference for this meeting, but it is a new locale as well, so I’m hoping it goes better than last time.  The teleconference details are:

Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3580

Access Code: 126668
Online Meeting Link: join.freeconferencecall.com/kevindlee

A couple of things that can be reviewed prior to the meeting are the minutes from the previous meeting and the consent agenda for this meeting. The consent agenda contains the reports from the different committees so that we only go over the things that need discussion during the meeting. Here are links to the important documents:
Previous Meeting Minutes
2018-01 SI Meeting Agenda
2018-01 SI Consent Agenda

written by Kevin Lee

Jan 19

Fallbrook Associated Swim Team has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s 12 & Under C Meet at the Fallbrook HS pool in Fallbrook: Important Note:  There was an error in the posted meet announcement…  The meet starts at 9:00 am, not 10:00 am!

Psych Sheets:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:   

  • Saturday: Starts at 9:00 am, finishes about 12:15 pm.
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00 am, finishes about 11:00 am.

Warmup Assignments:  Saturday and Sunday

  • 0715-0745: FAST.  0745-0815: RSD, ICAC, RAQ. 0815-0845: NCA, all other teams.

Lane Timing Assignments: 

LaneSaturdaySunday
1SBA / SBAPS / PS
2PS / PSPS / PS
3RSD / RSDRSD / RSD
4RSD / RSDRSD / RSD
5NCA / NCANCA / NCA
6RST / SDYNCA / NCA

written by docbailey

Jan 15

The results of the College Area Swim Team-hosted AB All Ages Meet held 12-14 January 2018 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

written by docbailey

Jan 12

The San Diego-Imperial Swimming office will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

written by docbailey

Jan 11

College Area Swim Team has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s AB All Ages Meet at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon:

Psych Sheets:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:   

  • Friday: Starts at 5:00 pm, finishes about 7:20.
  • Saturday AM: Starts at 8:30, finishes about 11:30.
  • Saturday PM: Starts about 12:30 pm, finishes around 4:00 pm.
  • Sunday AM: Starts at 8:30, finishes about 11:30.
  • Sunday PM: Starts about 12:30 pm, finishes around 3:30 pm.

Warmup Assignments:  Saturday and Sunday

  • 0710-0820: Open warmup.
  • 1130-1230: Open warmup. Note: there will be approximately 1 hr for warmup immediately following the younger portion of the meet. If the meet flows well, the expected end time should be about 11:30 (relays included).

Lane Timing Assignments: 

LaneSaturday AMSaturday PMSunday AMSunday PM
1SBA / SBANCA / NCASBA / SBANCA / NCA
2SBA / RIONCA / NCASBA / RIONCA / NCA
3RSD / RSDNCA / NCARSD / RSDNCA / NCA
4RSD / HSASBA / SBARSD / MRASBA / SBA
5NCA / NCASBA / SBANCA / NCASBA / HSA-RST
6SDY / SDYRSD / RSDSDY / SDYRSD / RSD
7SDY / PSPAC / PACSDY / PSPAC / PAC
8PS / PSRIO / SDYPS / PSRIO / SDY
9PAC / MRAMRA / PSPAC / PACMRA / PS

written by docbailey

Jan 08

Team Elite/UCSD Swimming and SI Swimming are hosting a coaching clinic with David Marsh, 2016 Women’s U.S. Olympic Team & UC San Diego Head Swimming Coach David Marsh and select members of the UC San Diego Coaching Staff.  The clinic will be on February 3, 2018 from 10:00-5:00 at UC San Diego, Canyonview Aquatic Center, 3390 Voigt Dr, San Diego, CA, 92121.

This clinic is open to coaches of all levels.  A $10 donation to the Don Watkinds Memorial Fund is requested.

For more information and details, please see the attached flyer.

written by Kevin Lee

Jan 05

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the Bid Package for the 2018 long course (summer) swim meet season. Bids are sought from SI teams wishing to host swim meets. The Bid Application Form is also attached; a separate application is required for each meet that is bid upon. All bids (along with “Proof of Water”) must be received at the SI Swim Office by 2:30 pm on Wednesday, 17 January, 2017.

written by docbailey

Dec 21

Congratulations to Rancho San Dieguito (RSD), Pacific Swim (PS), and North Coast Aquatics (NCA) for being recognized as bronze level swim clubs in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence Program for 2018. In its 17th year, the Club Excellence program identifies clubs that execute strong, well-rounded programs to produce elite 18-and-under athletes. The top 20 clubs earn Gold level ranking and those rated 21-100 are designated as Silver honorees. The next 100 clubs are recognized at the Bronze level. Each team’s ranking score is based on the FINA Points Table, a power point rating system that assigns point values to swimming performances based on the Gold, Silver or Bronze time standard.

There are over 2800 swim clubs across the US and recognition through this program is limited to the top 7% of clubs.

RSD finished at 113th position, PS at 134th, and NCA at 185th.

More information can be found on the USA Swimming website: https://usaswimming.org/news-landing-page/2017/12/18/2018-club-excellence-results-announced

written by Kevin Lee

Dec 19

This year’s recipient of the Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award for San Diego Imperial Swimming is Debbie Baldwin.  Debbie has been instrumental in laying the critical groundwork that has enabled San Diego Imperial Swimming to reach new heights.  Thanks so much for all of your hard work Debbie, and we hope to see you on the pool deck for many more years!

written by Kevin Lee

Dec 19

The 2017 edition of the San Diego Winter Age Group Championship meet finished up yesterday after three days of exciting prelims and finals swimming competition.  This year’s meet was our biggest ever, with over 900 swimmers from 35 teams competing.  And it might have been the fastest WAGC ever as well.  17 new SI Swimming LSC records and 48 new WAGC meet records were set during the 3 day competition!  Many thanks go to all the volunteers and officials who helped make this meet a success, and the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatic Center for providing a tremendous venue.

In the final team competition, North Coast Aquatics (4647) claimed the overall high point honors, with Rancho San Dieguito Swimming (4198) coming in second, and South Bay Aquatics (1972) placing third.  As always, complete meet results and team scores are available below, and on our Results page.

written by docbailey

Dec 11

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the estimated meet timeline, warm-up assignments, team job, and lane timing assignments for this weekend’s upcoming Winter Age Group Championship meet.  From the Meet Director:

  • This meet is going to be huge!  We have well over 900 swimmers entered in this year’s meet, and expect the pool deck to be quite hectic at times.  Teams are encouraged to car pool to Coronado as parking around the BBMAC will be at a premium.  Allow plenty of extra time to arrive at the facility, warmup, and for swimmers to get to the blocks in time to make their heats.  

From the BBMAC Aquatics Director:

  • The BBMAC complex will open by 6:15 am each morning.  An outside swim team will be practicing in the pool until 7:00am – please be courteous until they finish.
  • Other swim and water polo teams have practice on Friday evening.  Team canopies may be dropped off (or setup in the CHS quad) after 6 pm on Friday.
  • Once again, no team or personal canopies will be allowed on the pool deck (inside the pool fences).  Team canopies and tarps will only be allowed in the CHS quad areas.  Coaches will be allowed to set up canopies over the coaching tables and chairs on both sides of the main pool.  Do not setup canopies where they will block travel paths to exits, gates, or restrooms.
  • No propane heaters are allowed on campus.
  • Please do not bring pets to the meet.  Service animals are allowed.
  • Additional parking will be available at Village Elementary on Saturday and Monday.

Programs will not be sold this year or printed for coaches.  The meet program, psych sheets and meet timelines are available for free download.  Print them out before you come to the pool!  Information should also be available on Meet Mobile.

Timelines:   These are estimates only and subject to change…
  • SAT AM (Session 1) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:30 pm (1000s start at 12:15)
  • SAT AM (Session 2) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 1:30 pm (relays start at 1:00)
  • SAT FINALS (Session 3) – Start time TBA. Run time 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • SUN AM (Session 4) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:30 pm (500s start at 12:30)
  • SUN AM (Session 5) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 2:00 pm (relays start at 1:30)
  • SUN FINALS (Session 6) – Start time TBA. Run time 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • MON AM (Session 7) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:00 pm (1650s start at 11:00)
  • MON AM (Session 8 ) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 1:30 pm (relays start at 1:15)
  • MON FINALS (Session 9) – Start time TBA. Run time 2 – 2.5 hours.

The start time for finals will be set by the Meet Referee during the coaches’ meeting on Saturday.  There will be a minimum of a 2 hour break between the end of prelims and the start of finals.  Last year finals started at 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 4 pm on Monday.

Warmup Assignments: 

13 & Over Sessions (sessions 1, 4, 7) Both pool halves available for warmup

  • 7:00 – 7:40 am: NCA, SBA, PAC, WSST, SDY, WAVE, HSA, ICAC, RAQ, CSA
  • 7:40 – 8:20 am: RSD, CCAT, SUSA, CAST, BSC, RAST, TNT, IVDA, LTNC, MRA, all others

12 & Under Sessions (sessions 2, 5, 8) South pool warmup only

  • 9:00 – 9:40 am: NCA, SDY, SBA, PS, RST, MRA, NSDY
  • 9:40 – 10:20 am: RSD, PAC, CCAT, TNT, HSA, AH, LTNC, all others

Finals Sessions (sessions 3, 6, 9)  Both pool halves available for warmup

  • Open 60 minutes prior to finals:  No assigned lanes

BBMAC Deck Layout Diagram (PDF)

written by docbailey

Dec 10

San Diego Imperial Swimming had 42 swimmers from 6 teams  compete at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals in Iowa City, IA December 6th – 9th.   We had a number of amazing individual and relay swims with all teams having at least one swimmer place in the top 24.   The highlight for SI swimming was Rancho San Dieguito Men’s Team of Dylan Delaney, Brandon Kulik, Stephan Lukashev and Ty Gruwell winning the 200 Free Relay in 1:22:19 on Friday night.

Top 24 finishers from SI were as follows:

Individual Men:

  • Jordan Blitz (Pacific Athletic Club):  500 Free (21st); 1650 Free (17th)
  • Hayden Cornellison (Pacific Swim): 100 Back (22nd)
  • Dylan Delaney (Rancho San Dieguito): 50 Free (9th); 100 Free (19th)
  • Pierce Dietze (Wind N Sea Swim Team): 50 Free (21st); 100 Free (23rd)
  • Benjamin Huffman (North Coast Aquatics):  50 Free (20th)
  • Brandon Kulik (Rancho San Dieguito):  100 Fly (21st)
  • Carlson Temple (College Area Swim Team):  200 Breast (10th)
  • Michael Xu (Pacific Athletic Club): 200 Breast (Tied — 15th)

Individual Women:

  • Julissa Arzave (South Bay Aquatics):  1650 Free (11th)
  • Rachel Rhee (Rancho San Dieguito):  200 Free (17th); 100 Free (21st)
  • Lindsay Turner (North Coast Aquatics):  200 Fly (22nd)

Relays:

  • North Coast Aquatics Women:  800 Free Relay (19th)
  • Pacific Swim Men:  200 Medley Relay (19th); 400 Medley Relay (21st)
  • Rancho San Dieguito Men:  200 Medley Relay (16th); 400 Medley Relay (13th); 200 Free Relay (1st); 400 Free Relay (3rd); 800 Free Relay ( 19th)
  • Rancho San Dieguito Women:  200 Medley Relay (24th); 200 Free Relay (23rd); 400 Free Relay (18th)

Overall, the Rancho San Dieguito men’s team finished tied for 11th.

Congratulations to all athletes on a fantastic performance.

written by Kevin Lee

Dec 10

Congratulations to Bob Horne, the 2017 San Diego Imperial Swimming Official of the Year.  Bob tirelessly volunteers every weekend as a swim official.  He is happy to serve any official role, from Stroke and Turn, up to Meet Referee.  You can usually find Bob as the first official on deck and the one who is always diligently “invigilating” over the warm-up sessions.  Thanks so much Bob for all that you do!

written by Kevin Lee

Dec 10

The results of the College Area Swim Team-hosted C All Ages South Meet held 9 December 2017 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

written by docbailey

Dec 08

The ICAC C All Ages North Meet, which was scheduled to be held tomorrow at the Palomar College pool in San Marcos, has been cancelled due to the wildfires in the immediate area.  Palomar College is being used as an evacuation area for residents within the wildfire area.  Swimmers affected by this meet cancellation should contact their team coaches for more information.

written by docbailey