Nov 16

At tonight’s annual House of Delegates meeting, SI Swimming held its elections for the upcoming 2016-2017 term.  Your new Board of Directors includes:

General Chair:  Kevin Lee
Admin Chair: Debbie Baldwin
Treasurer: John McGlynn
Secretary:  Mary Redmond
Senior Vice Chair: Dave Kilmer
Age Group Vice Chair: Sean Redmond
Technical Vice Chair:  Tom Paradowski
Athletes’ Rep: Maddie Cosgrove, Jason Ornelas
Registration Chair:  Deanna Rupp
Admin Board of Review: Keith Clements, Don Watkinds, Matt Boese, Pat Tope, Dean Bailey, John Smigal, Scott Lawson, Michael DeMarco (athlete), Roy Perkins (athlete)

Congratulations and good luck to all the newly elected Board Members!

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Nov 07

The SI Swim Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.


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Sep 03

The SI Swim Office will be closed on Monday, 7 September 2015 for the Labor Day Holiday.

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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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May 19

memorialThe San Diego-Imperial Swim Office will be closed on Monday, 25 May in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Mar 25

Once again, San Diego-Imperial Swimming has made Seasonal USA Swimming Registration available at a reduced cost for swimmers only swimming during the warmer months. Seasonal registration only costs $37 vice $62 for year-round registration, but is only valid from April 3rd to August 31, 2015. The Seasonal Athlete Registration application form is available from the “2015 Registration Forms” box in the right-hand column of our home page.

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Feb 25

USA Swimming has distributed a handy checklist for coaches who want to join USA Swimming or renew an existing membership.  In addition, San Diego-Imperial Swimming has provided a new sign-off form required from USA Swimming for Safety Training for Swim Coaches in water skills. This needs to be sent to the Swim office with the online completion certificate in order to update Safety Training for Swim Coaches, effective today.

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Feb 10

The swim office will be closed on Monday February 16 in observance of Presidents Day.

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Feb 06

A very nice and detailed obituary for John K. Riess, former General Chair of this LSC, can now be found online.

A Celebration of Life for John K. Riess will be held Tuesday, February 17, at 1 p.m. at North Chapel, Liberty Station, 2881 Roosevelt Road, San Diego, CA 92106.  A reception will follow at Mission Bay Yacht Club, 1215 El Carmel Court, San Diego, CA 92109. Interment will take place privately at Miramar National Cemetery.

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donations to one of John’s favorite causes:

  • Brain cancer research at the University of California San Diego, Moores Cancer Center.  Please make checks payable to Dr. Santosh Kesari Brain Cancer Research Fund, noting that the gift is in memory of John Riess. Checks may be mailed to UCSD Cancer Center, 3855 Health Services Drive, MC 0819, La Jolla, CA 92093. To donate online, visit Dr. Kesari’s webpage.
  • Relay for Life, Rancho Penasquitos. Please consider donating a tribute or sponsoring a luminaria in honor of John. His daughter Sandy will walk during the relay in his memory. Learn more or donate here

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Jan 27

San Diego-Imperial Swimming is saddened to report that John K. Riess, age 74, a long time member of the San Diego and USA Swimming family, and a former General Chair of this LSC, has passed away after a lengthy illness.  More details will be shared as they become available.

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Jan 14

The Swim Office will be closed on Monday, 19 January in observance of Martin Luther King day.

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Jan 05

image009USA Swimming has announced that they will be presenting a Regional Build a Pool Conference in San Diego at the Town and Country Resort on February 14 & 15.  They are hosting the event in conjunction with the AOAP (Association of Aquatic Professionals) Conference at the Town & Country Resort Center.  For more information, click:  Information and Registration

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Dec 22

The SI Swim Office (don’t forget it’s new location!) will be closed for the holidays on the following dates:

  • December 24th, 25th, and 26th
  • December 31 and January 1st, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!


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Dec 22

To all that have posted comments on this issue…

When the championship committee reviewed this meet from previous years and saw the growth of the number of swimmers, it was decided that putting a cap of 800 swimmers and announcing that cap well ahead of time would have encouraged teams to submit their entries as early as possible. Many teams did that.

From my individual perspective, I would encourage the conversation to explore reviewing the timestandards for this meet as one option. Possibly another option is to offer a bonus or consideration time standard based on number of entries.

I think as an LSC, we want to continue to encourage out-of-district teams to participate at a meet like this. This is a Winter Age Group meet that is hosted by San Diego Imperial Swimming, not a San Diego Imperial Championship meet. There is a difference.

For the teams above that were not able to participate in this meet, I would encourage those coaches to start attending again the Coaches Association meetings and those team representatives and coaches to start attending again the LSC meetings. You can email me ( for those dates.

The athlete membership in San Diego swimming has been growing and that is a great thing! Working together to change, enhance, improve and create in a positive sense best serves our athletes.

At any time, feel free to email me. I am always open to listening and learning from you.

Greg Spire
Vice Chair Administration
San Diego Imperial Swimming

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Dec 14

The swim office has moved to a new location starting from Monday, December 15, 2014.  The new address is:

3511 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 405
San Diego, CA 92108

The phone number remains the same.

written by Kevin Lee