Jul 31

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.

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Jul 27

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
Congratulations to all!  You can see all the current records here.

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Jul 26

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

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Jul 19

2015 LCJO ThumbSan 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.

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Jul 18

The results of the rain-shortened, CAST-hosted, California State Games Meet held 18 July 2015 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

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Jul 13

The results of the CAST-hosted Last Chance Meet held 11-12 July 2015 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

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Jul 13

The Information Sheet and Application for the 2015 San Diego-Imperial Swimming Western Zone Championships Team has been released.  This year, the Western Zones meet will be held in Maui, Hawaii and all swimmers (and parents) will need to make their own travel arrangements.  Zone Team applications must be submitted by the end of LCJO prelims on Saturday, July 25 to be considered.

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Jul 12

PAC Swim Team is looking for a part-time Assistant Swim Coach to work with its year round swim program.  Applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends as well as attend one meet per month and a current or in-process USA Swimming Coach card is recommended.  Candidates must be allowed to work the U.S. and pass our club’s background check.  Candidate must have the passion to work with young athletes.  Candidates should have swim coaching experience, knowledge of stroke technique, high communication skills, and a can do attitude.  Interested parties please submit a resume, cover letter, salary history, references and contact information to nico.kintz@bayclubs.com / 858-369-3260.

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Jul 08

College Area Swim Team has provided the following information for this weekend’s Last Chance Meet, which is being held at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon.

The meet psych sheets are available as a free download and will not be sold at the pool.

Estimated Meet Timeline:

  • Saturday: Starts at 9:00 am; ends approximately 5:00 pm (800s begin about 3:50 pm)
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00 am; ends approximately 5:10 pm (1500s start about 4:00 pm)

Warmup Assignments:  

  • Saturday AM: 0650-0730 – CAST, HSA, MRA, MVY, SBA. 0730-0810 – RSD, PS, PAC, TSC, RST, SDAC, WSST, PENY.  0810-0850: NCA and everyone else.
  • Sunday AM: 0650-0730 – CAST, PS, TSC, SDAC, WSST, PENY, MVY. 0730-0810 -NCA and all other teams not listed.  0810-0850: HSA, RSD, MVY, SBA, PAC, MRA.

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneSaturdaySunday
1NCA / NCANCA / NCA
2NCA / NCANCA / NCA
3NCA / HSAPS / PS
4PAC / SBASBA / SBA
5SBA / PSHSA / IVDA
6PS / RSDPAC / MVY
7RSD / RSDRSD / RSD

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Jun 29

All of the folks at San Diego-Imperial Swimming wish all of our swimmers, volunteers and their families a happy and safe Fourth of July Weekend as we celebrate the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.july4th

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

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Jun 28

The results of the CNSA-hosted AB All Ages Meet held 26-28 June 2015 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

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Jun 23

Coronado Navy Swim Association has provided the following information for this weekend’s AB All Ages Meet, which is being held at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon. On Friday night, swimmers and coaches are advised that warmup will start at 6:30 pm. It is possible a few lanes may be available earlier.  The pool will be reconfigured from short course to long course, and long course events will start as soon as the pool is ready for competition; approximately 7:00 pm.

The meet psych sheets are available as a free download and will not be sold at the pool.

Estimated Meet Timeline:

  • Friday night: Warmup begins at 6:30pm (a few lanes may be available earlier).  Meet starts about 7:00 pm, ends at 9:00 pm.
  • Saturday AM: Starts at 8:30 am; ends approximately 12:30 pm.
  • Saturday PM: Starts at 1:30 pm; ends approximately 7:15 pm.
  • Sunday AM: Starts at 8:30 am, ends approximately 12:30 pm.
  • Sunday PM: Starts at 1:30 pm; ends approximately 7:30 pm (1500s start about 6:00 pm)

Warmup Assignments:  

  • Saturday AM: 0720-0750 – NCA, RAQ, CNSA, ICAC, MVY, QFS SDAC, AAM, MEYR, OSC, NEP, TJCC, ACE, NCAC, WSST.  0750-0820: everyone else.
  • Saturday PM: Open warmup.
  • Sunday AM: 0720-0750 – PS, RSD, SBA, CAST, PAC, MRA, HSA. 0750-0820: everyone else.
  • Sunday PM: Open warmup.

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneSaturday AMSaturday PMSunday AMSunday PM
1NCA / NCANCA / NCANCA / NCANCA / NCA
2NCA / NCANCA / PSNCA / NCANCA / PS
3NCA / HSAPS / PSNCA / HSAPS / PS
4PS / PSHSA / HSAPS / PSPAC / PAC
5RSD / RSDRSD / RSDRSD / RSDRSD / RSD
6SBA / SBASBA / SBASBA / SBASBA / SBA
7CAST / CASTCAST / CASTPAC / PACCAST / CAST
8PAC / MRAPAC / PACCAST / RAQHSA / HSA

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Jun 14

The results of the MRA-hosted BC All Ages South Meet held 13-14 June 2015 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

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Jun 14

The results of the FAST-hosted BC All Ages North Meet held 13-14 June 2015 at the Fallbrook HS pool in Fallbrook have been posted.

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Jun 11

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the revised meet information and schedule of events for this year’s Long Course Junior Olympics to be held at the Jewish Community Center pool in La Jolla on July 23-26, 2015.  All of the 126 events from last year’s 4 full-day meet format will still be offered, but the order of events has been changed to accommodate the new 3.5 day meet format.  In order to accommodate the shorter timeline, swimmers this year will be limited to a maximum of 6 individual events (instead of the 7 event limit last year).

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