Just a few updates to the 2017 March Sectionals meet information:
- The Meet Referee will be Ted Olivieri (email@example.com)
- The Meet Admin will be Rene Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may text her only at 559-691-7544!
- As a clarification, entries submitted via OME must be completed by February 22, 2017. This includes payment. Entries submitted via Hy-Tek must also be received by February 22, 2017.
- For those who will not be able to attend Thursday’s coaches meeting, any scratches for Friday’s session can be sent via email to Rene Patterson and Kristyn Evans (email@example.com). Scratches must be received no later than 4:30 pm (PST) on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
LEAP stands for LSC Evaluation and Achievement Program. USA Swimming awards LEAP2 to LSC’s who have achieved a certain level of services to athletes, coaches, volunteers and families. Out of the 59 LSC’s in the country, only 18 have achieved LEAP2. 3 LSC’s have achieved the highest level of LEAP3. SI is still working on achieving LEAP3. There is a financial award associated with achieving LEAP2 and a check was awarded to San Diego Imperial Swimming at the annual USAS Convention.
Pictured from L to R: Mary Redmond – Secretary, Don Watkinds – Coach Rep, Maria D. – Athlete Rep, Jason Ornelas – Athlete Rep, Kevin Lee – General Chair, Debbie Baldwin – Vice Admin Chair, Jim Sheehan – President, USA Swimming
Today, at the USA Aquatics Convention taking place in Atlanta, GA, Sean Redmond was elected the Coach-Director of the Western Zone! Congratulations Sean!
Meet the Candidates: Sean Redmond, Western Zone Coach Director Nominee
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
Congratulations to the San Diego Imperial swimmers who were named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All American Team! These athletes have achieved at least a 3.5 GPA and USA Junior National qualifying time. Outstanding achievements both in and out of the pool!
|Name||Club||Number of Years Named to Team
|Mitchell Stoddard||College Area Swim Team||1
|Carlson Temple||College Area Swim Team||1
|Jordan Payne||North Coast Aquatics||3
|Carlie Stipe||North Coast Aquatics||1
|Jordan Blitz||Pacific Aquatic Club||1
|Tin Andrew Huynh||Pacific Swim||2
|Parker Seale||Wind N' Sea Swim Team||2
|Dominick Wallace||Wind N' Sea Swim Team||1
For those of you who would like more information about the Olympic Trials:
You can watch the swim prelims online with the NBC Sports Extra app. The Finals will be on NBC every night (and a recap of prelims on NBCSN). Link to coverage HERE.
Good luck to all of our San Diego-Imperial swimmers. Swim fast and enjoy the experience!
From Senior Chair Dave Kilmer:
The first thing someone says when they find out a swimmer is going to trials is something like, “I hope you make the Olympics”, or “Do you think you’ll make it to Rio?”. The reality is that only about 40-45 US swimmers will qualify for the Olympics, and 20-25 of those will likely be those who’ve been to previous Olympics….so about 20 new qualifiers out of 400,000 U.S. swimmers (that’s 1 out of every 20,000!).
Just to be one of the 1,700 swimmers at the trials is an incredible feat. Basically it represents the top ½ of 1% of the swimmers in the US. The Olympic Trials in Omaha is, by far, the premier swimming meet in the US. With 10-14,000 fans in the stands FOR PRELIMS, it dwarfs all other meets!
Most swimmers at Olympic Trials are going because it is the most awesome meet in the US since the Olympics were here in 1996. While most don’t have a great shot at the Olympic team, one San Diego swimmer potentially could have a shot – Kendyl Stewart from NCA / USC is seeded 3rd in the 100 Fly.
Here’s who else from San Diego to watch for:
|Swimmer||Trains or trained with||Competing at Trials for||Events
|Summer Harrison||SDSU||Aztec Aquatics||100 Fly
|Taylor Johnson||SDSU||Aztec Aquatics||50 Free
|Riley Spitser||BFST||BFST / SJSU||400 Free
|Sarah Nowaski||CAST||CAST||800 Free
|Tommy Anderson||CAST||Notre Dame / CAST||400 IM, 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 IM
|Micah Ornelas||CAST||Hawaii||100 Fly
|Drew Aviotti||ICAC||Univ of Kentucky||1500 Free
|Kendyl Stewart||NCA||NCA / USC||100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Free, 50 Free
|Andrew Brady||NCA||NCA / Florida||400 Free, 1500 Free
|Grant Schenk||PS||Auburn||400 Free, 1500 Free
|Rochelle Dong||RSD||RSD / Pennsylvania||50 Free
|Michael Cohn||RSD||UCSD / RSD||100 Back
|Liam McCloskey||RSD||RSD / Auburn||100 Fly
|Brandon Crabtree||SDY||SDY||50 Free
|Nick Korth||UCSD||UCSD||100 Breast, 200 Breast
|Jamie Bryan||UCSD||UCSD||200 Breast
|Michael Salazar||HSA||HSA / Ohio State||100 Fly
|Trent Williams||SDAC||UC Berkley||100 Free, 200 Free
|Kevin Mendoza||IVDA||IVDA / UCSB||100 Fly
A great way to get psyched up for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio! USA Swimming is holding a local screening of The Last Gold: The Greatest Untold Story in the History of Olympic Swimming. Narrated by Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies, The Last Gold reveals one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic history. The documentary details the heroic efforts of the women’s 1976 U.S. Olympic swim team as they compete against the systematically doped East Germans in a race to win the last gold.
Monday, July 11 7:00PM – 8:38PM
at AMC Palm Promenade 24
770 Dennery Road, San Diego, CA, US, 92154, US (map)
Tickets can reserved at: https://www.tugg.com/events/107031
Thanks to some updates from SI Swimming coaches, we have updated our list of local Olympic Trials qualifiers. Here are the swimmers from our LSC who have qualified:
- Rochelle Dong (RSD) – 50M Free
- Taylor Johnson (UNAT) – 50 M Free
- Riley Spitser (BFST) – 400 M Free
- Kendal Stewart (NCA) – 100 M Back, 100 M Fly
- Summer Harrison (UNAT) – 100 M Fly
- Grant Schenk (PS) – 400 M Free, 1500 M Free
- Andrew Brady (NCA) – 1500 M Free
- Liam Mccluskey (RSD) – 100 M Fly
- Tommy Anderson (CAST) – 100 M Back
- Michael Cohn (RSD) – 100 M Back
Congratulations to all on your achievement, and good luck at Trials!
Please congratulate Carlos Davila for being our 2016 Outstanding Service Award recipient! This award is sponsored by Phillips 66 and USA Swimming.
As the lead timing operator, key administration official and equipment manager for San Diego Imperial Swimming, Carlos Davila has been instrumental in the smooth execution of meets for the last 6+ years. He is the first one to show up at the meets and the last one to leave. He is tireless in his efforts at keeping all the equipment in prime running condition. He is also an expert at debugging issues on the fly and getting the meet running if any problems come up. Carlos is shown receiving his award at the SI SC Junior Olympics from Kevin Lee – SI General Chair.
The In-water Skills Checklist for swim coaches’ Safety Training has been updated. Coaches and clubs should make sure to use the updated form since the approval agencies have changed.
The deadliine for USA Swimming’s Scholastic All-America Program – which recognizes athletes who excel both in the classroom and in the pool – is approaching fast. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the 2014-15 school year and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming athlete member at the time of the swim and at the time of the application. The application must be completed by August 15.
For more information about the program and the full list of requirements, click here.
For time cut standards, click here.
For the link to the application, click here.
USA Swimming has announced the details of its 2014-15 Scholastic All-America program. The team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete. Eligible times must be swum between August 16, 2014 and August 15, 2015 and be posted in SWIMS. Applications will be available online on the USA Swimming website beginning June 1, and must be completed by August 15.
Click for more details on the 2014-15 Scholastic All-America program.
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.
Florida Swimming is inviting swimmers to the first National Age Group Open Water Invitational, to be held April 25, 2015 in conjunction with the Open Water Festival at Miromar Lakes (fresh water) in Florida. For more information, download the meet announcement.