Sep 28

LEAP stands for LSC Evaluation and Achievement Program.  USA Swimming awards LEAP2 to LSC’s who have achieved a certain level of services to athletes, coaches, volunteers and families.  Out of the 59 LSC’s in the country, only 18 have achieved LEAP2.  3 LSC’s have achieved the highest level of LEAP3.  SI is still working on achieving LEAP3.  There is a financial award associated with achieving LEAP2 and a check was awarded to San Diego Imperial Swimming at the annual USAS Convention.

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Pictured from L to R: Mary Redmond – Secretary, Don Watkinds – Coach Rep, Maria D. – Athlete Rep, Jason Ornelas – Athlete Rep, Kevin Lee – General Chair, Debbie Baldwin – Vice Admin Chair, Jim Sheehan – President, USA Swimming

 

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 25

The results of the PS-hosted Freestyle Festival North Meet held 24 September 2016 at the Poway Community pool in Poway have been posted.

written by docbailey

Sep 24

The first meet of the Winter (short course) Season is in the books!  The results of the HSA-hosted Freestyle Festival South Meet held 24 September 2016 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

written by docbailey

Sep 24

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the final draft of the Junior Olympic Time Standards for the 2017 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 sometimes declines) in the various age/gender groups.  Note: These draft 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 October.

written by docbailey

Sep 23

Today, at the USA Aquatics Convention taking place in Atlanta, GA, Sean Redmond was elected the Coach-Director of the Western Zone!  Congratulations Sean!

Meet the Candidates: Sean Redmond, Western Zone Coach Director Nominee

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 23

The entry time standards for the 2016 Winter Age Group Championship meet, to be held December 17-19 in Coronado, have been announced.   The complete meet announcement and entry information is expected to be released shortly.

written by docbailey

Sep 22

CAST is seeking a part time coach. This is a salaried position. CAST is looking for a coach that is available evenings Mon-Fri 3-3.5 hours and Saturdays 2.5 hours + approximately 2 weekends a month for meets. The job will be assisting the head coach and age group coach. Primary position is working with swimmers who are mostly ABC level 13-16 year olds, while also working with younger developing swimmers.  Pay is based on experience. For more information contact Dave Kilmer:  dave@castswim.com

written by docbailey

Sep 21

Heartland Swim Association has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s Freestyle Festival South Meet at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon:

Meet Program: Available for download.

Estimated Timeline:   
  • Saturday AM: Begins at 9:00 am, finishes around 12:00 noon.
  • Saturday PM: Begins approx 1:15 pm, ends around 4:00 pm (500s begin approx 2:45 pm).

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Saturday AM: 0715-0800: HSA and SBA.  0800-0845: Everyone else.
  • Saturday PM: 1200-1:00pm: All teams

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneAM SessionPM Session
1CAST / CNSACAST / CNSA
2CAST / CASTCAST / CAST
3SBA / SBASBA / SBA
4SBA / SBASBA / SBA
5SBA / SBASBA / SBA
6IVDA / IVDAIVDA / IVDA
7SDY / SDYSDY / SDY
8SDAC / WSSTSDAC / WSST
9IBST / IBSTWSST / IBST
10MRA / MRAMRA / MRA

written by docbailey

Sep 21

Pacific Swim has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s Freestyle Festival North at the Poway Community pool in Poway:

Estimated Timeline:   
  • AM session starts at 9:00 am, end 12:35pm. Check-in opens at 7:15 am.
  • PM session starts at 2:05 pm, ends 5:06 pm. Check-in opens at 12:00pm.
  • Detailed Timeline

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Morning:
    • 7:00-7:35:   PS (139 Athletes)
    • 7:35 – 8:10:   RSD, PAC, MEYR (109 Athletes)
    • 8:10-8:45:    ICAC, RAQ, FB, RST, OSC, CALI, MEYR, BFST, (118 Athletes)
  • Afternoon warmup is estimated to begin around 12:35pm.
    • Session 1 –  12:35-1:15: PS, ICAC, Blue Fins (114 Athletes)
    • Session 2 – 1:15-1:55: RSD, RAQ, PAC, CALI, MEYR, RST, FB, OSC (114 Athletes)

Lane Timing Assignments:  Please note that we will be running 10 lanes for the morning session and 10 lanes for the afternoon session!

LaneAM SessionPM Session
1ICAC / ICACRAQ / CALI
2PAC / PACRSD / RSD
3RSD / MEYRRSD / RSD
4PS / PSPS / PS
5PS / PSPS / PS
6PS / PSPS / PS
7RSD / RSDPS / MEYR
8RSD / OSCICAC / ICAC
9RAQ / RAQBFST / RST
10CALI / FASTPAC / PAC

written by docbailey

Sep 19

North Coast Aquatics is seeking part-time coaches. This is an hourly position with the potential to work into a salary role over time. NCA is looking for coaches that are available evenings Mon-Fri and some Saturdays. Pay is hourly and based on experience. For more information contact: Michael Galindo at coachmickey@ncaswim.com

written by docbailey

Sep 18

Congratulations to SI swimmer, Roy Perkins, for his outstanding performance at the 2016 Rio Paralympics!  Roy took home the gold in the 50m butterfly, silvers in both the 100m and 200m freestyle, and the bronze in the 50m freestyle.    We are so proud of his achievements!

Link to Roy’s Rio biography

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 12

Oceanside Swim Club is accepting resumes for an Assistant Coach position with their team.  OSC is non-profit organization run by an elected Board of Directors, and is looking for applicants who are interested in expanding and growing with the club.  Applicants will need to pass a background check and obtain proper certification with USA Swimming.  All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to oceansideswimclub@gmail.com

written by docbailey

Sep 06
The dates of the next 3 LSC meetings (Board of Directors meeting and House of Delegates meeting) are changing due to a number of factors:
  • Sept 2016 BOD: Oct 3 at the Swim Office – Moving to allow time for the attendees of the United States Aquatic Convention to give their reports
  • Nov 2016 HOD: Nov 28 at a location TBD – Moving until after the Thanksgiving week
  • Jan 2017 BOD: Jan 23 at the Swim Office – Moving to not coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day

written by docbailey

Sep 05

USA Swimming is offering a free class for all SI club leadership to help make clubs run even better.  Bill Krumm will be presenting this class on Saturday, November 12th at the Swim Office.  Please let me know if you are interested in attending by sending an email to kevindlee@gmail.com.  More information can be found in this flyer.

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 05

This past year, we have named multiple new committee chairs in San Diego Imperial Swimming.

  • Safe Sport Committee Chair – Jolyn Yanez – Ramona Swim Team Head Coach
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair – Krissy Payton – South Bay Aquatics Assistant Head Coach
  • Safety Committee Chair – Kate Thornton – Heartland Swim Association Official

Please join me in congratulating and thanking each for volunteering their valuable time and helping make our great LSC even better!

If you are interested in helping on one of these committees or any other committee, please let me know.  Note that the coaches are volunteering their time just like the rest of us!  We are always in the need of more volunteers!

written by Kevin Lee