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 si-swimming.org website.

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


written by Kevin Lee

Jul 19

The USA Aquatics Convention is an annual event where athletes, coaches, officials and other volunteers gather to learn new ideas and network with others from around the country.  San Diego Imperial Swimming has just instituted a new program where a coach will be selected to receive a $1000 stipend towards attending the convention.  A single coach will be selected from the applications by the board of directors to attend each year.  In order to be eligible, the coach should have been coaching within the LSC at least 3 years and not be attending the convention in any other capacity (for the LSC, the Western Zone, USA Swimming, or any other organization).  To submit to be considered for this years convention, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/EcLPlv4NhJKtlRTk1.  We are hoping to announce the winner at Long Course Junior Olympics, so please submit your application by Wednesday, July 26th.  If there is some reason you may have difficulty completing the application by the deadline, please send email to: generalchair@si-swimming.org 

written by Kevin Lee

Apr 13

Mission Valley YMCA  is seeking a coach to work with various group levels. The position is approximately 15 hours per week plus some weekends.   MVY is looking to fill the position with someone with some experience and has a current USA coaching card. Please email Jose Gallardo: jgallardo@ymca.org with any questions about the position. Job opening is available immediately.  Please apply at: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=YMCASANDIEGO&cws=1&rid=8469

written by docbailey

Mar 25

Pacific Swim Team located in Poway, California is seeking coaches for all group levels. The position is approximately 25 hours per week during the Summer.   PS would like coaches with some experience and a current USA coaching card. Please email dimolenaar@me.com with your resume. Job openings are available immediately.

written by docbailey

Mar 10
Swim San Diego is seeking part time coaches for their La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo/Poway sites.  These positions are hourly.  Applicants will need to become a registered USA Swimming coach which the team will assist with.  Hours for the spring will be in the afternoon and hours in the summer will be both mornings and afternoons.   All interested applicants should email their resume to gspire@yahoo.com and indicate their location preference.  Swim San Diego is looking to fill these positions immediately.

written by docbailey

Jan 20

The Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team is looking for 2 experienced age-group swim coaches to work with their 12 & under swimmers.  Successful candidates will have a minimum of two years of coaching experience, as well as experience coaching age-group swimmers ages 6 to 12 years old, with a USA registered swim program. Coaching duties include daily practices, attendance at 1-2 weekend swim meets per month, regular staff meetings, and swim team administration duties. ASCA membership, CPR/AED, Lifeguarding and additional certifications are preferred. Positions open immediately.  Please send a letter of application, resume, and three professional references to:  Head Coach Joe Benjamin  jbenjamin@bgcsandieguito.org  or Head Age Group Coach Nicole Douglas  ndouglas@bgcsandieguito.org

written by docbailey

Nov 18

Oceanside Swim Club is accepting resumes for an Assistant Coach position with their team.  OSC is non-profit organization run by an elected Board of Directors, and is looking for applicants who are interested in expanding and growing with the club.  Applicants will need to pass a background check and obtain proper certification with USA Swimming.  All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to oceansideswimclub@gmail.com

written by docbailey

Nov 14

Pacific Swim Team located in Poway is seeking coaches for all group levels.  We are looking for coaches with experience and a current USA coaches card.  Please email dimolenaar@me.com with your resume.  Job openings are available immediately.

written by docbailey

Oct 20

SBA is seeking a part time Age Group coach. SBA is looking for a coach that is available evenings Mon-Fri 2 hours 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and some Saturdays, mornings + approximately 2 weekends a month for meets. Primary position is working with swimmers who are mostly 12 and under Junior Olympic level swimmers and higher. This position is the lead position at the facility and must be able to mentor and assist additional staff and work with pool staff and parents. ASCA Level 2 or equivalent and 4 years previous coaching experience is desired. This is a salaried position; pay is based on experience. Must meet USA Swimming requirements for coaching certification.  Send resumes to or for more information contact Tom Paradowski, coachtom@southbayaquatics.org.

written by docbailey

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 22

CAST is seeking a part time coach. This is a salaried position. CAST is looking for a coach that is available evenings Mon-Fri 3-3.5 hours and Saturdays 2.5 hours + approximately 2 weekends a month for meets. The job will be assisting the head coach and age group coach. Primary position is working with swimmers who are mostly ABC level 13-16 year olds, while also working with younger developing swimmers.  Pay is based on experience. For more information contact Dave Kilmer:  dave@castswim.com

written by docbailey

Sep 19

North Coast Aquatics is seeking part-time coaches. This is an hourly position with the potential to work into a salary role over time. NCA is looking for coaches that are available evenings Mon-Fri and some Saturdays. Pay is hourly and based on experience. For more information contact: Michael Galindo at coachmickey@ncaswim.com

written by docbailey

Aug 17

San Diego Aquatic Club is looking for an assistant swim coach to work with its year round swim program. Currently SDAC practices out of Rancho Bernardo High School in northern San Diego county. Hourly compensation will be commensurate with experience. A minimum of 10 hours per week in the early evenings and some weekends is expected. Up-to-date certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Water Safety for Swim Coaches (we can help if needed) are required, and a competitive swimming background or coaching is preferred. Interested parties should submit a resume, cover letter, two references, and contact information to timoelgoetz@sbcglobal.net or go to www.swimsdac.com for further information.

written by docbailey

Aug 02
NCA is looking for assistant coaches to work with their age group and senior programs starting in August.  As one of the first coach owned clubs, NCA is always on the look out for innovative and hard working coaches to join its staff. These positions are hourly with review after 90 days and range between 10-20 hours a week. Please email coachmickey@ncaswim.com with a resume if you are interested in applying.

written by docbailey

Jun 28
Swim San Diego is seeking a part time novice coach.  The position is hourly with the summer schedule Tue/Thu 6PM to 7:30PM, and Friday 5 to 6PM.  Applicants will need to become a registered USA Swimming coach which the team will assist with.  The position may lead to more hours in the fall.  All workouts are at UCSD with the Tue/Thu practices in the indoor pool and the Friday practice in the outdoor pool  All interested applicants should email their resume to gspire@yahoo.com.  Swim San Diego is looking to fill the position immediately.

written by docbailey