A few posts back I announced the draft 2016 JO time standards and boasted that these were unlikely to be changed, except for an administrative error. Well…we found an administrative error in the 13-14 boys SCY times, so those needed to be corrected. The corrected JO time standards sheet and a time change analysis are posted below.
As we are in that awkward time of the swimming calendar between the end of one season and the beginning of another, it seems like a good time to reflect on the previous year’s accomplishments. With that in mind, below are links to the SI Top 10 times rankings, broken down by swim course, age group, and gender, as of August 29, 2015. These rankings include results for all known sanctioned, approved, and observed meets which took place during the 2014-2015 swimming year and were uploaded to the USA Swimming SWIMS database. As always, if you find what seems to be an error in the rankings, please let your SWIMS Times Officer know so he can research and correct them.
The meet announcement and entry time standards for the 2015 Winter Age Group Championship meet, to be held December 19-21 in Coronado, have been released by San Diego-Imperial Swimming. Due to the immense popularity of the meet (over 850 swimmers attended the meet last year), many time standards are faster than last year. It is highly likely that this meet will close out before the entry deadline, so early entries are encouraged!
Wind N’Sea Swim Team will be hosting a 3 hour “Open Water Skills and Tactics Clinic” with 2012 Olympian Alex Meyer at the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex on Saturday, September 12th from 2-5 pm. This event coincides nicely with the La Jolla Rough Water Swim on Sunday! The clinic is limited to 30 swimmers, and only costs $75! For more information, see the Clinic Flyer
or contact WSST Head Coach Paton McClung
San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the final draft of the Junior Olympic Time Standards for the 2016 competition year. Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are recomputed annually to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event, based upon the average results for the event over the past 3 – 5 years. These time standards can, and often do, change by small amounts from year to year in order to keep up with advances (and rarely declines) in the various age/gender groups. Note: These time standards have not yet been approved by the SI Swimming Board of Directors, and will be voted upon at the upcoming Board meeting in September. However, it is unlikely they will change unless an administrative or computational error is discovered.
The results of the South Bay Aquatics-hosted JOMAX South Meet held 14-16 August 2015 at the Mater Dei HS pool in Chula Vista have been posted.
The results of the Inland Coastal Aquatics Club-hosted JOMAX North Meet held 14-16 August 2015 at the Palomar College pool in San Marcos have been posted.
South Bay Aquatics has provided the following information for this weekend’s JOMAX South Meet, which is being held at the Mater Dei Catholic HS pool in Chula Vista. SBA advises that CANOPIES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE DECK. They can be set up around the perimeter of the pool area.
Estimated Meet Timeline:
Warm-up Assignments: Saturday and Sunday:
- 7:30-8:10am – SBA and HSA (check in AFTER warm-ups)
- 8:10-8:50am – All other teams (check in BEFORE warm-ups)
Lane Timing Assignments:
|1||SBA / SBA||SBA / SBA
|2||SBA / SBA||SBA / SBA
|3||CAST / CAST||SBA / QFS
|4||HSA / HSA||HSA / HSA
|5||HSA / HSA||HSA / HSA
|6||MRA / MRA||CAST / CAST
|7||IVDA / IVDA||MRA / MRA
|8||QFS / MVY||IVDA / IVDA
Inland Coastal Aquatics Club has provided the following information for this weekend’s JOMAX North Meet, which is being held at the Palomar College pool in San Marcos.
Estimated Meet Timeline:
Saturday: ICAC ~7:15-7:45. RSD, FAST, OSC ~7:45-8:15. PS, ACE, RAQ, RST, PALY, BFST ~ 8:15-8:45
Sunday: ICAC ~ 7:15-7:45. RSD, FAST ~ 7:45-8:15. PS, ACE, RAQ, OSC, RST, BFST ~ 8:15-8:45
Lane Timing Assignments:
|1||ICAC / ICAC||ICAC / ICAC
|2||PS / PS||ICAC / ICAC
|3||PS / PS||PS / PS
|4||RSD / RSD||RSD / RSD
|5||RSD / RSD||RSD / RSD
|6||ACE / ACE||ACE / ACE
|7||FAST / FAST||RAQ / RAQ
|8||RAQ / OSC||FAST / OSC
The winner of the official of the year award was announced at the Long Course Junior Olympics held at the JCC. This was the first year we have awarded this award in a very long time, and we received a number of worthy nominees. The nominees were (in alphabetical order) Rich Cosgrove, Carlos Davila, Brian Davis, Cal Gabriel, Tim Marsh, John Smigal and Sally Taggart. Thanks to all the nominees and the nominators for their excellent efforts. The winner for 2015 is… John Smigal. Thanks to all of John’s efforts this year that have helped raise the level of officiating within our LSC and helped provide the swimmers with safe and fun swim meets.
Western Zone Team Head Coach Sean Redmond (FAST) announced the 56 (33 girls, 23 boys) swimmers and who have been chosen to represent San Diego-Imperial Swimming in the upcoming 2015 Western Zones Championships to be held in Maui, Hawaii. Zone Team assistant coaches include Kevin Eslinger (HSA), Krissy Payton (SBA), and John McGlynn (RAQ). A complete list of athletes is available. Congratulations to all and good luck at Zones!
The deadliine for USA Swimming’s Scholastic All-America Program – which recognizes athletes who excel both in the classroom and in the pool – is approaching fast. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the 2014-15 school year 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 athlete member at the time of the swim and at the time of the application. The application must be completed by August 15.
For more information about the program and the full list of requirements, click here.
For time cut standards, click here.
For the link to the application, click here.
San Diego Imperial swimmers set 3 new San Diego-Imperial and 9 new long course Junior Olympic records at the recently concluded 2015 Long Course Junior Olympics. A total of 10 new individual and 2 new relay marks were established. New SI Swimming (also JO records) were set by:
- Yuma Dugas (NCA) 11-12 Boys 50M Fly, 29.03
- Isabella Chavez-Varela (SBA) 8&Under Girls 100M Back, 1:28.77
- RSD (J Naughton, D Rosenthal, L Coffin, R Rhee) 13-14 Girls 400M Medley Relay, 4:31.98
New JO Records were set by:
- Emily Lundgren (SBA) 11-12 Girls 400M IM, 5:29.39
- Emily Lundgren (SBA) 11-12 Girls 200M Breast, 2:53.46
- Yuma Dugas (NCA) 11-12 Boys 50M Fly, 29.03
- Yuma Dugas (NCA) 11-12 Boys 100M Fly, 1:05.13
- Skylas Kinney (SBA) 11-12 Boys 200M Fly, 2:31.79
- Jeffrey Keppler (CAST) 11-12 Boys 200M Breast, 2:52.53
- Kyto Fraley (NCA) 11-12 Boys 400M IM, 5:20.39
- Joshua He (RSD) 13-14 Boys 100M Fly, 59.98
The final results of the San Diego-Imperial Swimming-hosted Long Course Junior Olympics held 23-26 July at the Jewish Community Center pool in La Jolla have been posted. Swimming in their home water, a very talented North Coast Aquatics team dominated the overall team championship with 5229.5 points, followed by Rancho San Dieguito Swimming (3811.5) and Pacific Swim (3392). 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: 3 way tie between Ashley Rowe (PS), Emmy Luu (PAC), and Megan Dang (RAQ)
- 10&Under Boys: Ian Palmroos of North Coast Aquatics
- 11-12 Girls: Laney Hall of Heartland Swim Association
- 11-12 Boys: Yuma Dugas of North Coast Aquatics
- 13-14 Girls: Mia Thomas of North Coast Aquatics
- 13-14 Boys: Mitchell Stoddard of College Area Swim Team
- 15-18 Women: Julee Keenan-Rivers of North Coast Aquatics
- 15-18 Men: Bobby Guerra of Fallbrook Associated Swim Team
San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the estimated meet timeline, warm-up, team job and lane timing assignments for this week’s upcoming Long Course Junior Olympics championship meet. Remember that this year we are running a completely new meet schedule, with 3.5 days of competition. The number of swimmers entered (711) is about the same as last year, but there were about 90 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: Timed finals start at 5:00pm, finish 9:15pm (1500s start at 6:15pm)
- Friday: Prelims start 9:00am, finish 3:30pm.
- Saturday: Prelims start 9:00am, finish 3:00pm.
- Sunday: Prelims start 9:00am, finish 2:00pm. (800s start at 12:10pm)
- Finals start no earlier than 90 minutes after the conclusion of prelims. Each day’s finals should run about 3 hours.
Team job and lane timing assignments (PDF)
Parking around the JCC campus will be challenging! The JCC has advised us that there will be no parking at the JCC lots until after 4:00pm on Thursday and Friday. We have secured the use of the parking lot at La Jolla Country Day school on Friday (about 100 spots) from 6:45am until 7:30pm. Parents may also use the dirt parking lot (and only the dirt lot; violators will be towed) at the La Jolla Community Church from 7:00am until 7:00pm, subject to the following Church conditions:
- The lot is occasionally striped, though they do not guarantee it will be for any specific event.
- Any vehicle which is marked with a logo (or any picture) or motto (or any wording or numbers) must park on the property line, closest to the dumpsters.
- Overnight parking is not allowed.
- La Jolla Community Church does not monitor security or guarantee the safety of vehicles (or drivers or passengers) parked in this lot and cannot be responsible for any damage, theft, or loss.
- Any vehicle blocking access to dumpsters, gates, entry ways, or sheds will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. Any vehicle parked in the wrong lot will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.