Feb 03

We are starting a monthly photo contest within San Diego Imperial Swimming.  Photos will be judged based on our vision statement: “San Diego Imperial Swimming is F.I.R.S.T. Fun, Integrity, Respect, Service, Team – Fun is First!”  This contest is open to swimmers, parents, coaches, volunteers, anyone.  The photos can be taken anywhere, like at meets, or practice, team outings or just hanging out with swimmers.  The judging will be done by our 4 elected athlete reps each month and the winners will be published on our website and facebook page with the appropriate photo cred.  To submit a photo, just post it on instagram and tag it with #siswimming #funisfirst #usaswimming.  Good luck!

written by Kevin Lee

Nov 10

The location has been updated to the Mira Mesa Recreation Center, 8575 New Salem St, San Diego.  All participants should have received this information via email so this notification is only for insurance…

written by Kevin Lee

Nov 09

San Diego Imperial Swimming had a very successful Swimposium and Catch the Spirit camp this past October.

During Saturday’s Swimposium, athletes had the opportunity to meet and swim with Olympians Jason Lezak and Caitlin Leverenz.  In the water activities included technique and stroke work. Swimmers even had the chance to race against Leverenz in all four strokes.  Coaches, parents, and Officials also benefitted from talks and clinics given throughout the day by Ron Van Pool, David Benzel, Scott Colby, and our own Dan Peck.

Sunday’s Catch the Spirit camp proved beneficial to our swimmers. Led by Coach Kevin Eslinger and other local coaches, athletes learned new drills and ways to approach their starts and turns. Friendships developed in athletes across the county as they became united and gained a greater love for the sport of swimming.

Overall, the weekend ended in triumph and showed the future is great for San Diego Imperial Swimming. A huge thanks to those who participated and an even greater thanks to those who gave up their time and made the event possible. Included are some photos from the event taken by one of our athlete volunteers, Chris E.

Written by Athlete Maria D.


written by Kevin Lee

Oct 24

For those who have signed up for the upcoming Swimposium and/or Catch the Spirit Camp this weekend, here is additional information for you.

Swimposium Schedule

Swimposium Information

Catch the Spirit Information

Please contact Mary Redmond seanmary@aol.com if you have any questions.

written by Kevin Lee

Jun 24

The LSC has decided to award 25 free tickets to the local premier of The Last Gold: The Greatest Untold Story in the History of Olympic Swimming.  Since our LSC is run by volunteers, we ran a raffle to award the movie tickets where the raffle tickets were allocated to the wonderful volunteers that make our LSC great.

Note that the local premier requires a minimum number of tickets sold prior to the deadline on June 30th in order for the movie presentation to occur.  If the minimum number is not met, the movie will not be shown.  As of June 24th, 30 of the 89 required tickets have been sold.  If you are considering going, please reserve your tickets!

Raffle Details

There are 3 main categories of raffle ticket allocations.

  1. Teams get 2 raffle tickets each, plus more for hosting open LSC swim meets during the current swim season.  For each meet hosted, a team gets 10 raffle tickets, plus 5 additional for each session in the meet.  Most meets are 2 sessions, so the host team would get 10+(2×5) tickets for a 2 session meet.  Each team gets to determine how any won tickets are distributed.
  2. Each committee member receives a raffle ticket.  If a person serves on multiple committees, they receive one raffle ticket per committee.
  3. Officials get 1 raffle ticket per session officiated during the current swim season

This resulted in 990 raffle tickets (would have had ~1000, but I withdrew all of my personal raffle tickets).  Teams got 413 raffle tickets, committee members got 48 tickets and officials got 529 raffle tickets (Wow!  529 sessions officiated this summer!).  Overall odds of winning a movie ticket are 25/990.

Raffle Winners

I generated the raffle tickets and selected the winners via a spreadsheet and random number generator.

WinnerNumber of ticketsWinnerNumber of tickets
CAST4Bob Horne1
IVDA1Tim Marsh1
MRA2Nestor Moran1
SBA3David Nelson1
Rolly Roper1FAST1
CNSA1Fiona Paiz1
Janet Dubnansky1Rich Cosgrove1
Chris Dudley1John Smigal1
Carlos Davila1Chris Smith1
Matt Boese1

Please let me know if you cannot use the tickets and I will pick the next raffle ticket on the list.  Teams should select who should receive the free ticket and notify me of the selected names.  I will also be notifying winners via email. The tickets available at the movie theater on the day of the show, between 6:15-6:45 (Movie starts at 7:00).

Let me know if you have any questions. kevindlee@gmail.com

written by Kevin Lee

Jan 10
The San Diego Foundation has opened its 2014-2015 Common Scholarship Application and is looking for college-bound swimmers to apply.  The San Diego Foundation is the largest private scholarship provider in San Diego County outside of the university systems – last year they awarded $2.2 million and nearly 800 scholarships. They have one online application to access more than 100 scholarships, with awards from $1,000 to more than $5,000.
The Foundation has scholarships for graduating high school seniors, college students and adult re-entry students attending four-year universities, community colleges, career/technical schools and graduate schools. Among these, they have a scholarship JUST FOR SWIMMERS.  For more information, go to: www.sdfoundation.org/ScholarshipApplication or call (619) 814-1343. The deadline:  Monday, February 3 at noon to register in the online system and Wednesday, February 5 at noon to finish an application.

written by docbailey

Apr 08

The results of the South Bay Aquatics-hosted C All Ages South Meet held 6-7 April at the Loma Verde pool in Chula Vista have been posted.

written by docbailey

Sep 19

The Coronado-Navy Swimming Association (CNSA) is looking for an age-group coach
to work with various groups from Novice to Pre-Senior levels. Approximate hours are Mon-Fri 3:20-7:00pm, Saturday morning practices, as well as swim meets. Ideally we are looking for a currently certified coach to start immediately, but are willing to be patient for the best person for the job. Coaches with experience working with kids age 7-10 will be considered with priority. Former collegiate and club swimmers are encouraged to apply. The position is available immediately. The team has recently experienced significant growth, now upwards of 180+ swimmers. Interested candidates should contact Head Coach Kevin Blum via email at porteraquatics@yahoo.com, or call (818) 201-5908 for additional information. www.swimcnsa.org

written by docbailey

Jun 27

Rancho San Dieguito swimmers Annie Driscoll and Maddie Uebelhor were honored today for their heroism is recognizing and rescuing a fellow swimmer who had passed out underwater in a warmup pool during a May 28 swim meet in Irvine.  Read more about their life-saving actions:

written by docbailey

Jun 08

The San Diego Padres have teamed up with 4-Time Olympic Medalist and World Record Holder Jason Lezak for our first ever “Swim for the Fences” event to take place beginning at 10:30 am on June 29th.  Join us for a day at the park as Jason talks about being a team player, never underestimating your capabilities, and dealing with failure and success.  A limited amount of tickets are available with photo and autograph opportunities, the first 500 purchasers will receive a swim cap presented by FINIS!  Please feel free to pass along the following information to your swimmers, family, and friends.   We are looking forward to an exciting day with Jason and we hope to see you there!

Limited ticket quantities are available with more than half sold thus far. Reserve your tickets today for your chance to meet Jason!  Use promo code “swim” after the jump.

written by docbailey

May 25

The San Diego Padres have announced the details of a special event at PETCO park entitled “Swim for the Fences”, featuring 7-time Olympic medalist and world record holder Jason Lezak on June 29th.  Jason Lezak will present a motivational talk beginning at approximately 10:30 am followed by a Q&A session, and then the Padres vs the KC Royals baseball game beginning at 12:35 pm.  Special individual and group ticket packages are available – see the Swim for the Fences flyer for all the details.

written by docbailey

May 18

California Lutheran University, a small NCAA Division III private college located in Thousand Oaks, CA, is recruiting 2012 HS graduates for its swimming program.  Coach Tom Dodd’s recruiting letter gives all the details.

written by docbailey

Feb 02

South Bay Aquatics has announced the estimated timeline for this weekend’s upcoming meet.

  • Friday Night: Start 6:00pm, Finish 7:00pm
  • Saturday: Start 9:00am, Finish 12:30pm plus any relays
  • Sunday: Start 9:00 am, Finish 12:00pm plus any relays

Warm-up Assignments for both Saturday and Sunday are as follows:

  • 7:15 – 8:00: SBA, SDAC, MVY, GWST, PENY, IVDA, PASD

Lane Timer Assignments (2 chairs each lane):


written by docbailey

Jan 22

Due to an error in the previously-posted meet event file, the Event File for the February 5-7 FAST 12 & Under ABC Meet – North has been updated.  You can find the new event file on our Meets page.

written by docbailey

Dec 30

Do you have your 2010 USA Swimming registration card?  Swimmers, coaches, and officials will need a current registration card to participate in ANY upcoming events, including the upcoming ‘Q’ Meet to be held at Palomar College beginning 8 January.  Contact the SI Swim Office to get your updated registration now!

The Athlete Registration Form (pdf) is for use by athletes to register or to renew their registration.

The Non-Athlete Registration Form (pdf) is for use by coaches or officials to renew their registration.

written by docbailey