Aug 01

Update:  The Wavehouse Swim Team will be having a memorial for Don today (August 1) beginning at 4pm, at the City Heights Recreation Center.


The San Diego Imperial swimming community lost one of its own on Thursday, July 27th.  Don Watkinds, head coach of the Wavehouse Swim Team, president of the San Diego Imperial Coaches Association, member of the San Diego Imperial Board of Directors and Disability Chair.  Some more background on Don can be found in this SwimSwam article.

When we receive information regarding Don’s memorial service, we will be posting on the website.

In lieu of cards and flowers, it has been requested to make donations to the Challenged Athletes Foundation

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 18

Congratulations to SI swimmer, Roy Perkins, for his outstanding performance at the 2016 Rio Paralympics!  Roy took home the gold in the 50m butterfly, silvers in both the 100m and 200m freestyle, and the bronze in the 50m freestyle.    We are so proud of his achievements!

Link to Roy’s Rio biography

written by Kevin Lee

Mar 13

2014 UCSD Swim with Mike PosterThe Fourth Annual UC San Diego Swim With Mike swim-a-thon and pool party is on May 3rd at the UCSD Canyonview Aquatic Center.  Gates will open at 9:00 a.m.  The UCSD Masters Swimmers are offering a Free Pancake Breakfast.  There will be fun prizes and Jersey Mike’s sandwiches for the swimmers.  Music will be playing poolside with relay races and kayak jousting contests entertaining the crowd.   

Swim with Mike raises funds to provide financial resources for advanced education for physically challenged athletes allowing each individual to reach their full potential.  The Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund will offer scholarships to 65 individuals in 2014 at USC and 39 universities across the country.

You can support these efforts by donating to Swim with Mike, becoming a sponsored swimmer, recruiting relay teams to participate at the event, promoting the event throughout San Diego County, posting Swim with Mike information on your club website, bulletin board, in your locker rooms or becoming a Swim with Mike volunteer.  Information:  call (858) 735-1002 or (858) 459-3616, or email

written by docbailey

Feb 07

Local swimmer Mike DeMarco, representing the Wave House San Diego Swim Team, set 4 new American records for disabled swimmers at last week’s HSA 12 & Over No Time Standard meet in El Cajon. In the SB2 disability class, Mike set new records for the 50Y breast (54.85) and 100Y breast (2:04.85). In the S3 disability class, Mike set new records for the 100Y free (1:55.20) and 50Y back (56.42). Congratulations Mike!

written by docbailey