Feb 08

Just a few updates to the 2017 March Sectionals meet information:

  • The Meet Referee will be Ted Olivieri (trackmdr@aol.com)
  • The Meet Admin will be Rene Patterson (rpatterson53@icloud.com). 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 (coachkristyn@ncaswim.com). Scratches must be received no later than 4:30 pm (PST) on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

written by docbailey

Sep 28

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


written by Kevin Lee

Sep 23

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

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

Aug 31

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!

NameClubNumber of Years Named to Team
Mitchell StoddardCollege Area Swim Team1
Carlson TempleCollege Area Swim Team1
Jordan PayneNorth Coast Aquatics3
Carlie StipeNorth Coast Aquatics1
Jordan BlitzPacific Aquatic Club1
Tin Andrew HuynhPacific Swim2
Parker SealeWind N' Sea Swim Team2
Dominick WallaceWind N' Sea Swim Team1


written by Kevin Lee

Jun 23

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!

written by docbailey

Jun 22

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:

SwimmerTrains or trained withCompeting at Trials forEvents
Summer HarrisonSDSUAztec Aquatics100 Fly
Taylor JohnsonSDSUAztec Aquatics50 Free
Riley SpitserBFSTBFST / SJSU400 Free
Sarah NowaskiCASTCAST800 Free
Tommy AndersonCASTNotre Dame / CAST400 IM, 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 IM
Micah OrnelasCASTHawaii100 Fly
Drew AviottiICACUniv of Kentucky1500 Free
Kendyl StewartNCANCA / USC100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Free, 50 Free
Andrew BradyNCANCA / Florida400 Free, 1500 Free
Grant SchenkPSAuburn400 Free, 1500 Free
Rochelle DongRSDRSD / Pennsylvania50 Free
Michael CohnRSDUCSD / RSD100 Back
Liam McCloskeyRSDRSD / Auburn100 Fly
Brandon CrabtreeSDYSDY50 Free
Nick KorthUCSDUCSD100 Breast, 200 Breast
Jamie BryanUCSDUCSD200 Breast
Michael SalazarHSAHSA / Ohio State100 Fly
Trent WilliamsSDACUC Berkley100 Free, 200 Free
Kevin MendozaIVDAIVDA / UCSB100 Fly

written by docbailey

Jun 05

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)
$12.00 General

Tickets can reserved at: https://www.tugg.com/events/107031

written by Kevin Lee

Jun 01

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!

written by docbailey

Feb 22

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.


written by Kevin Lee

Nov 05

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.

written by docbailey

Jul 31

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.

written by docbailey

Jun 02

SAA LogoUSA 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.

written by docbailey

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.

written by docbailey

Mar 05

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.

written by docbailey