Manta Ray Aquatics has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s 10 & Under Mini / 11 & Over Distance Meet at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon:
Meet Program: These meets have been pre-seeded. Psych sheets are available:
Heat & Lane Assignments: This meet has been pre-seeded.
- Saturday MiniMeet: Begins at 9:00 am, finishes around 11:50 am plus any relays.
- Saturday 1650s: Begins around noon, lasts around 2 hours. (5 heats)
- Sunday Distance Meet: Begins at 9:00 am, ends around 4:30 pm (1000s begin approx 3:00 pm).
- Saturday AM: Open warmup from 0730-0845. Coaches meeting at 0845.
- Saturday 1650s: Open warmup from 1100-1150. Checkin begins at 1100, closes at 1200.
- Sunday AM: 0715-0755: SBA, CAST, HSA, MRA, SDY, IBST, SSD, and CNSA. 0800-0840: NCA, PS, PQAC, FAST, PAC, RAQ, AQFO, ICAC, OSC, MEYR, all others. Coaches meeting at 0845.
Lane Timing Assignments:
|1||NCA / NCA||SBA / SBA
|2||NCA / NCA||SBA / NCA
|3||PS / PS||NCA / NCA
|4||SBA / SBA||NCA / NCA
|5||HSA / HSA||NCA / NCA
|6||HSA / RAQ||HSA / HSA
|7||PQAC / PQAC||PAC / SDY
|8||CAST / SDY||CAST / ICAC
|9||FAST / PAC||PS / SSD
|10||CNSA / IBST||IBST/MEYR/RAQ/OSC
The upcoming House of Delegates meeting will take place on November 28, starting at 7:45PM at Qualcomm headquarters, in the Building S cafeteria. This is the same location as last year’s House of Delegates meeting. Click here for a map. 5679 Morehouse Dr, 92121 should navigate your GPS to the visitor’s entrance of Qualcomm.
One of the important tasks to be completed at the House of Delegates meeting is to approve our latest By-Laws and our Policies and Procedures manual. A group of highly dedicated volunteers have worked hard on this years updates. Because the documents themselves can be fairly large and why the changes are being made may not be obvious, a document summarizing the changes to each document is also included. All House of Delegates members should review the documents prior to the meeting.
Please send mail to email@example.com if you have any comments or concerns regarding the updated documents.
SBA is seeking a part time Age Group coach. SBA is looking for a coach that is available evenings Mon-Fri 2 hours 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and some Saturdays, mornings + approximately 2 weekends a month for meets. Primary position is working with swimmers who are mostly 12 and under Junior Olympic level swimmers and higher. This position is the lead position at the facility and must be able to mentor and assist additional staff and work with pool staff and parents. ASCA Level 2 or equivalent and 4 years previous coaching experience is desired. This is a salaried position; pay is based on experience. Must meet USA Swimming requirements for coaching certification. Send resumes to or for more information contact Tom Paradowski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The results of the College Area Swim Team-hosted 14 & Under Pentathlon held 15 October 2016, and the Senior Meet held 16 October 2016, at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.
College Area Swim Team has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s 14 & Under Pentathlon and Senior Meet at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon:
Meet Program and Timeline: Available from the CAST website.
- Saturday Pentathlon: Begins at 9:00 am, finishes around 2:00 pm.
- Sunday: Begins at 9:00 am , ends around 2:20 pm (500s begin approx 12:40 pm).
- Saturday AM: 0730-0810: SBA, PS, SDY, CAST, HSA, MRA, SDAC, SSD. 0810-0850: NCA, RSD, RAQ, ICAC, FAST, PAC. Teams not listed may attend either warmup.
- Sunday AM: 0715-0800: SBA, CAST, HSA, PAC, SDY, PS, and CNSA. 0800-0845: NCA, RSD, ICAC, RAQ. Teams not listed may attend either warmup.
Lane Timing Assignments:
|1||NCA / NCA||RSD / RSD
|2||NCA / NCA||RSD / RSD
|3||NCA / NCA||RSD / RSD
|4||SBA / SBA||SBA / SBA
|5||SBA / RAQ||SBA / SBA
|6||RSD / RSD||NCA / NCA
|7||RSD / HSA||NCA / ICAC
|8||PAC / PAC||HSA / HSA
|9||SDY / SDY||PAC / PAC
|10||PS / PS||SDY / SDY
An incident recently occurred at our recent Freestyle Festival hosted by PS. During the starting instructions (“take your mark”), a swimmer prematurely entered the pool. The officials allowed the swimmer to get back on the blocks and swim the race. When the swimmer had fallen into the pool an unidentified person behind the blocks was heard to have said, “It is because he’s Mexican”. The parents heard the comment and were very upset. The parents notified their child’s coach, who in turn, notified the Meet Referee. Proper protocol was carried out by the Meet Referee. Safe Sport and the Diversity & Inclusion committees were notified in order to open a discussion on how to best recover from such an incident.
The aforementioned comment is not representative of the culture in San Diego Imperial Swimming. Racist, sexist, derogatory, or any other non-inclusive outbursts are unacceptable behavior throughout all of USA Swimming. We intend to make our LSC diverse and inclusive in the best interest of all of our members. Please join us with your words and actions to move us toward this goal. Thank you.
Kevin Lee – General Chair
Jolyn Yanez – Safe Sport Chair
Krissy Payton – Diversity and Inclusion Chair
The following safe sport scenarios have been released for October. There are separate scenarios for age-group swimmers and senior swimmers. he scenario for the senior swimmers involves watching a video. This can easily be done by having kids watch it in small groups on a phone and talking as a small group before wrapping it up with the team.
Safe Sport October Scenario for Senior Swimmers
Safe Sport October Scenario for Age-Group Swimmers
One of the athletes who represented San Diego Imperial Swimming created a video of her experience. Maria D.’s video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpIyn79ScLE
She also wrote up a full report on her experience at convention which can be read on the new Athletes page.
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.
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
The results of the PS-hosted Freestyle Festival North Meet held 24 September 2016 at the Poway Community pool in Poway have been posted.
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.
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.
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
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.
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: email@example.com