Dec 11

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the estimated meet timeline, warm-up assignments, team job, and lane timing assignments for this weekend’s upcoming Winter Age Group Championship meet.  From the Meet Director:

  • This meet is going to be huge!  We have well over 900 swimmers entered in this year’s meet, and expect the pool deck to be quite hectic at times.  Teams are encouraged to car pool to Coronado as parking around the BBMAC will be at a premium.  Allow plenty of extra time to arrive at the facility, warmup, and for swimmers to get to the blocks in time to make their heats.  

From the BBMAC Aquatics Director:

  • The BBMAC complex will open by 6:15 am each morning.  An outside swim team will be practicing in the pool until 7:00am – please be courteous until they finish.
  • Other swim and water polo teams have practice on Friday evening.  Team canopies may be dropped off (or setup in the CHS quad) after 6 pm on Friday.
  • Once again, no team or personal canopies will be allowed on the pool deck (inside the pool fences).  Team canopies and tarps will only be allowed in the CHS quad areas.  Coaches will be allowed to set up canopies over the coaching tables and chairs on both sides of the main pool.  Do not setup canopies where they will block travel paths to exits, gates, or restrooms.
  • No propane heaters are allowed on campus.
  • Please do not bring pets to the meet.  Service animals are allowed.
  • Additional parking will be available at Village Elementary on Saturday and Monday.

Programs will not be sold this year or printed for coaches.  The meet program, psych sheets and meet timelines are available for free download.  Print them out before you come to the pool!  Information should also be available on Meet Mobile.

Timelines:   These are estimates only and subject to change…
  • SAT AM (Session 1) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:30 pm (1000s start at 12:15)
  • SAT AM (Session 2) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 1:30 pm (relays start at 1:00)
  • SAT FINALS (Session 3) – Start time TBA. Run time 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • SUN AM (Session 4) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:30 pm (500s start at 12:30)
  • SUN AM (Session 5) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 2:00 pm (relays start at 1:30)
  • SUN FINALS (Session 6) – Start time TBA. Run time 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • MON AM (Session 7) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:00 pm (1650s start at 11:00)
  • MON AM (Session 8 ) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 1:30 pm (relays start at 1:15)
  • MON FINALS (Session 9) – Start time TBA. Run time 2 – 2.5 hours.

The start time for finals will be set by the Meet Referee during the coaches’ meeting on Saturday.  There will be a minimum of a 2 hour break between the end of prelims and the start of finals.  Last year finals started at 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 4 pm on Monday.

Warmup Assignments: 

13 & Over Sessions (sessions 1, 4, 7) Both pool halves available for warmup

  • 7:00 – 7:40 am: NCA, SBA, PAC, WSST, SDY, WAVE, HSA, ICAC, RAQ, CSA
  • 7:40 – 8:20 am: RSD, CCAT, SUSA, CAST, BSC, RAST, TNT, IVDA, LTNC, MRA, all others

12 & Under Sessions (sessions 2, 5, 8) South pool warmup only

  • 9:00 – 9:40 am: NCA, SDY, SBA, PS, RST, MRA, NSDY
  • 9:40 – 10:20 am: RSD, PAC, CCAT, TNT, HSA, AH, LTNC, all others

Finals Sessions (sessions 3, 6, 9)  Both pool halves available for warmup

  • Open 60 minutes prior to finals:  No assigned lanes

BBMAC Deck Layout Diagram (PDF)

written by docbailey

Dec 10

San Diego Imperial Swimming had 42 swimmers from 6 teams  compete at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals in Iowa City, IA December 6th – 9th.   We had a number of amazing individual and relay swims with all teams having at least one swimmer place in the top 24.   The highlight for SI swimming was Rancho San Dieguito Men’s Team of Dylan Delaney, Brandon Kulik, Stephan Lukashev and Ty Gruwell winning the 200 Free Relay in 1:22:19 on Friday night.

Top 24 finishers from SI were as follows:

Individual Men:

  • Jordan Blitz (Pacific Athletic Club):  500 Free (21st); 1650 Free (17th)
  • Hayden Cornellison (Pacific Swim): 100 Back (22nd)
  • Dylan Delaney (Rancho San Dieguito): 50 Free (9th); 100 Free (19th)
  • Pierce Dietze (Wind N Sea Swim Team): 50 Free (21st); 100 Free (23rd)
  • Benjamin Huffman (North Coast Aquatics):  50 Free (20th)
  • Brandon Kulik (Rancho San Dieguito):  100 Fly (21st)
  • Carlson Temple (College Area Swim Team):  200 Breast (10th)
  • Michael Xu (Pacific Athletic Club): 200 Breast (Tied — 15th)

Individual Women:

  • Julissa Arzave (South Bay Aquatics):  1650 Free (11th)
  • Rachel Rhee (Rancho San Dieguito):  200 Free (17th); 100 Free (21st)
  • Lindsay Turner (North Coast Aquatics):  200 Fly (22nd)

Relays:

  • North Coast Aquatics Women:  800 Free Relay (19th)
  • Pacific Swim Men:  200 Medley Relay (19th); 400 Medley Relay (21st)
  • Rancho San Dieguito Men:  200 Medley Relay (16th); 400 Medley Relay (13th); 200 Free Relay (1st); 400 Free Relay (3rd); 800 Free Relay ( 19th)
  • Rancho San Dieguito Women:  200 Medley Relay (24th); 200 Free Relay (23rd); 400 Free Relay (18th)

Overall, the Rancho San Dieguito men’s team finished tied for 11th.

Congratulations to all athletes on a fantastic performance.

written by Kevin Lee

Dec 10

Congratulations to Bob Horne, the 2017 San Diego Imperial Swimming Official of the Year.  Bob tirelessly volunteers every weekend as a swim official.  He is happy to serve any official role, from Stroke and Turn, up to Meet Referee.  You can usually find Bob as the first official on deck and the one who is always diligently “invigilating” over the warm-up sessions.  Thanks so much Bob for all that you do!

written by Kevin Lee

Dec 10

The results of the College Area Swim Team-hosted C All Ages South Meet held 9 December 2017 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

written by docbailey

Dec 08

The ICAC C All Ages North Meet, which was scheduled to be held tomorrow at the Palomar College pool in San Marcos, has been cancelled due to the wildfires in the immediate area.  Palomar College is being used as an evacuation area for residents within the wildfire area.  Swimmers affected by this meet cancellation should contact their team coaches for more information.

written by docbailey

Dec 08

The San Diego-Imperial Swimming office will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  It will reopen on January 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 am.

written by docbailey

Dec 05

College Area Swim Team has provided the following information regarding this Saturday’s C All Ages South Meet at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon:

Psych Sheets:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:   Saturday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 12:15 pm.

Warmup Assignments:  Saturday

  • 0730-0810: MRA, HSA.   0810-0850: SBA, WSST, SDAC, IVDA, SSD, SDY, all others.

Lane Timing Assignments: 

LaneSaturday
1SBA / SBA
2SBA / SBA
3SBA / SBA
4HSA / HSA
5HSA / HSA
6MRA / MRA
7WAVE / WSST
8IVDA / SDAC

written by docbailey

Dec 03

The final results of the Coronado Swim Association-hosted AB All Ages Meet held 1-3 December 2017 at the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex in Coronado have now been posted.

written by docbailey

Nov 30

Coronado Swim Association has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s A/B All Ages Meet at the Coronado HS pool in Coronado:

Psych Sheets:  PDF

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • Friday Night:  Starts at 5:00 pm, finishes about 6:30 pm.
  • Saturday AM: Starts at 8:30 am, ends approximately 11:40 am plus any relays.
  • Saturday PM: Starts at 1:30 pm, ends approximately 5:00 pm (500’s begin approx. 4:15 pm)
  • Sunday AM: Starts at 8:30 am, ends about 11:40 am plus any relays.
  • Sunday PM: Starts at 1:30 pm, ends approximately 5:20 pm.

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Saturday AM: 0725-0755: SBA, SDY, HSA, CAST, CSA, ICAC, MRA, SSD, WAVE, IVDA, SDAC.  0755-0825: NCA, PS, RSD, PAC, RST, NSDY.
  • Saturday PM: 1225-1255: SBA, SDY, CAST, MRA, ICAC, CSA, HSA, SSD, SDAC, WAVE, RAQ, IVDA. 1255-1325: NCA, PS, RSD, PAC, RST, WSST, NSDY.
  • Sunday AM: 0725-0755: SBA, SDY, HSA, CAST, CSA, ICAC, MRA, SSD, WAVE, IVDA, RAQ, WSST, SDAC.  0755-0825: FAST, NCA, PS, RSD, PAC, RST, NSDY.
  • Sunday PM: 1225-1255: SBA, SDY, CAST, MRA, ICAC, CSA, HSA, SSD, SDAC, WAVE, RAQ, IVDA. 1255-1325: NCA, PS, RSD, PAC, RST, WSST, NSDY, FAST.

Lane Timing Assignments: 

LaneSaturday AMSaturday PMSunday AMSunday PM
1NCA / NCANCA / NCANCA / NCANCA / NCA
2NCA / NCANCA / NCANCA / NCANCA / NCA
3HSA / SSDHSA / MRAHSA / NSDYHSA / HSA
4RSD / RSDRSD / RSDPAC / PACPAC / PAC
5PAC / PACPAC / PACRSD / RSDRSD / RSD
6SDY / CASTSDY / SDYSDY / SDYSDY / SDY
7MRA / ICACCAST / RSTCAST / MRAICAC / CAST
8PS / PSPS / PSPS / PSPS / PS
9PS / SBAPS / SBASBA / PSSBA / WSST
10SBA / SBASBA / SBASBA / SBASBA / SBA

written by docbailey

Nov 30

Pacific Swim is looking for a reliable age group swim coach that can help with their beginner novice and advanced novice practices. They are looking for a coach that likes working with kids, is a team player and has knowledge about USA swimming. We are looking to advance our program by adding a staff member that can properly teach, correct, and conduct an effective (technique driven) swim practice.  Hours are M-TH, Saturdays, and also monthly swim meets.  Serious candidates should contact Laura Bryant via email at laura@pacificswim.com or 858-486-3670.

written by docbailey

Nov 28

At the recent SI Swimming House of Delegates meeting, elections were held for a new Board of Directors.  Those elected will assume their new positions on 1 January 2018.

  • General Chair:  Kevin Lee
  • Secretary: Rich Cosgrove
  • Administrative Vice Chair:  Sally Taggart (RSD)
  • Technical Vice Chair: Pete Murphy (PAC)
  • Age Group Vice Chair:  Kristyn Evans (NCA)
  • Senior Vice Chair: Dan Peck (PS)
  • Safe Sport Chair: Sean Redmond (FAST)
  • Registration Chair:  Deanna Rupp
  • 2 new athlete reps:  Juli Arzave (SBA) and Elisabeth Lundgren (SBA)
  • Current athlete reps:  Maria Davila (SBA) and Erin Taggart (RSD)

Congratulations to all!

written by docbailey

Nov 25

*** UPDATED *** Links to new By-Laws and Policy&Procedures Manual have been updated to the correct versions

The House of Delegates meeting will take place on November 27, 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.

Here are the agenda and consent agenda for the meeting, as well as the previous meeting minutes:

You can call in or remotely participate in the HOD via our conference call.  Here are the details of the conference call connection:

  • Call in info: (641) 715-3580 access code: 126668
  • Online: http://join.freeconferencecall.com/kevindlee

We have a large election slate to consider and vote on this HOD.  Our by-laws do not allow voting via the conference call, so you are required to be physically present at the meeting in order to vote.  The candidate slate can be viewed here: 2017 HOD Election Slate .

Our by-laws state that a maximum of 3 board members can be from the same club.  There are a few situations where it is possible that we could hit the maximum number of board members from a single club and we would not be allowed to vote in any additional members from that clun.

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.

written by Kevin Lee

Nov 16

After a flurry of entries were received in the past 24 hours, the meet has exceeded its capacity limits and is now closed out.  No additional swimmer entries to the WAGC will be accepted.  Swimmers already entered into the meet may update their entry times or add additional events, up to the entry deadline of December 6.

written by docbailey

Nov 12

The results of the College Area Swim Team -hosted C All Ages South Meet held 11 November 2017 at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon have been posted.

written by docbailey

Nov 12

The results of the Fallbrook Associated Swim Team -hosted C All Ages North Meet held 11 November 2017 at the Fallbrook HS pool in Fallbrook have been posted.

written by docbailey