Apr 23

With any new and different meet, there are bound to be some “learning opportunities”.  Some sharp-eyed coaches founds some problems with the most recent meet entry file, and these have have been corrected as of 23 April, and team entry personnel should download the new event file in order to avoid any entry errors or entry rejections.

written by docbailey

Apr 22

The results of the South Bay Aquatics-hosted AB All Ages Meet held 20-22 April 2018 at the Southwestern College pool in Chula Vista have been posted.

written by docbailey

Apr 18

South Bay Aquatics has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s AB All Ages Meet at the new Southwestern College pool complex in Chula Vista:

  • There are over 700 swimmers signed up, so the crowds are expected to be very large.  The meet has been split to utilize the 2 LCM pools.   North Pool (closest to H Street) is for the 12&Under swimmers.  South Pool (closest to parking lots/campus) is for the 13&Over swimmers
  • ADDRESS: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91915   http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=33
  • ENTRANCE:  The only entrance to the pool is from lot J.
  • PARKING:  For this meet, there is no charge to park; parking should be limited to lots J, O, B, C and D (any student parking lot).  No parking in Lot P or below the pool area.

Psych Sheets:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:   

12&Under Swimmers North Pool:

  • Saturday: Starts at 9am, ends approximately 2:15 pm
  • Sunday: Starts at 9am, ends approximately 1:20 pm

13&Over Swimmers South Pool:

  • Saturday: Starts at 9am, ends approximately 1:35 pm
  • Sunday: Starts at 9am, ends approximately 2:50 pm

Additional Information:  Split 11 & Over events, Warmup Assignments, Lane Timing Assignments – download

written by docbailey

Apr 16

SI is again sponsoring our IMX Scholarship Program for our graduating seniors.   All high school students graduating in 2018 are eligible for up to $300.  The final value of scholarship for the swimmer is dependent on the number of IMX scores that have been achieved since the start of seventh grade.

All applications must be received by July 16th.   Information about the program and the form to complete can be found at the IMX programs tab in the athlete section (here).

Please direct any questions to Sally Taggart (sbtaggart@hotmail.com).

written by Kevin Lee

Apr 11

SI Swimming is proud to announce that TYR Sport has agreed to become the title sponsor of the the inaugural San Diego Splash & dash swim meet to be held June 15-18 in Coronado.

An updated meet information sheet is now available.  In addition, it was noted that the qualifying times for two events – the 11-12 boys and girls 400M IM – were incorrect in the original meet announcement and the original electronic entry event file.  These errors have been corrected as of 11 April, and team entry personnel should download the new event file in order to avoid any entry errors or entry rejections.

written by docbailey

Apr 09

The results of the Coronado Swim Association-hosted C All Ages Meet held 7 April 2018 at the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex in Coronado have been posted.

written by docbailey

Apr 04

Coronado Swim Association has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s C All Ages Meet at the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex in Coronado:

  • The meet will be swum using only 6 lanes.

Psych Sheets:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:   

Warmup Assignments:  Open warmup.

Lane Timing Assignments: 

LaneSaturday
1CAST / CAST
2CSA / CSA
3NCA / WAVE
4SBA / SBA
5SBA / RAQ
6HSA / PS

written by docbailey

Mar 26

The results of the Imperial Valley Desert Aquatics -hosted ABC All Ages Meet held 24-25 March 2018 at the Lion’s Club pool in Brawley have been posted.

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Mar 22

Mission Valley YMCA  is seeking a coach to work with various group levels (mainly 12&under groups). The position is approximately 15 hours per week plus some weekends.  Please email Jose Gallardo: jgallardo@ymca.org with any questions about the position. Job opening is available immediately.  Please apply at: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp?org=YMCASANDIEGO&cws=1&WebPage=JSRCH&act=search&id=1&location=&department=44

written by Kevin Lee

Mar 21

SI Swimming’s summer swim season gets started this weekend with the first long course meet of the year!  Imperial Valley Desert Aquatics has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s ABC All Ages Meet at the Lion’s pool in Brawley:

  • Friday open warmup at the pool from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
  • The Friday spaghetti dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

Psych Sheets:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:   

  • Saturday: Starts 9 am. Ends approximately 1:00 pm.
  • Sunday: Starts 9 am. Ends approximately 1:30 pm.
  • Detailed timeline

Warmup Assignments:  Open warmup.

Lane Timing Assignments:  All lane timers will be provided by IVDA!

written by docbailey

Mar 21

San Diego Imperial Swimming is pleased to announce that beginning March 23nd, 2018, we are moving to a virtual office.   As part of this transition, we will have a new postal address:

San Diego Imperial Swimming
PO Box 1347
Fallbrook CA 92088

And the new phone number (760)-525-3748

Our email address will remain the same:   office@si-swimming.org.

Additionally, Mary Redmond will now be our Registration Chair effective March 23rd and has primary responsibility for all registrations and meet sanctions.   With her years of experience in SI, we are very fortunate to have her take on this role.   
All information will be updated on the website on Friday and the teams are being sent more detailed information about the changes in our registration process that are occurring with this transition.   If you have any questions, please send an email or call.

written by Kevin Lee

Mar 20

The Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award is awarded each year to a San Diego Imperial Swimming volunteer in recognition of service to our LSC.  Please send your nominations to gen-chair@si-swimming.org with some brief text on why you believe this person is deserving of this award.  The award will be voted on and selected by the board of directors and announced at our Long Course Junior Olympic Championships.

Previous winners of this award were Carlos Davila in 2016 and Debbie Baldwin in 2017.

written by Kevin Lee

Mar 15

The next LSC Board of Director’s meeting will take place on March 19, 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.  Note we are going to be in the patio room this month, which is to the left as you enter the building, instead of to the right as we were last time.

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.  The cost is ~$4/slice.  There will be no bell peppers on any pizza due to Sean’s allergies…

Getting the teleconference equipment to work well in different environments has been challenging.  I’m going to try a different set-up this month in hopes that it works better for those on the teleconference.  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
2018-03 SI Meeting Agenda
2018-03 SI Consent Agenda

written by Kevin Lee

Mar 14

This is a reminder that the applications for the Western Zone Diversity and Inclusion Select Camp are due on March 20th.  The applications can be accessed here: http://si-swimming.org/?p=8966

written by Kevin Lee

Mar 14

Imperial Valley Desert Aquatics (IVDA) is offering swimmers and their families a fun evening activity on Saturday night during the upcoming IVDA ABC meet weekend in El Centro.  IVDA is asking for families/teams to RSVP in advance so they can reserve the proper number of lanes and order pizza.  Here are the details:

  • When: Saturday, March 24, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Where:  Strikezone, 950 N. Imperial Ave, El Centro, CA
  • What: Pizza, drinks and bowling (shoe rental included)
  • Cost: $20 per person.

Coaches are asked to email Kisha Zamudio (kmzamudio@gmail.com, 760-554-8314) with list of people who wish to RSVP by Wednesday, March 21.  RSVP money should be turned in to Kisha on Saturday morning at the pool.  Each person who attends will also receive a raffle ticket for a raffle to be held at the bowling alley.

written by docbailey