Dec 19

The 2016 edition of the San Diego Winter Age Group Championship meet finished up yesterday after three days of exciting prelims and finals swimming competition.  Many thanks go to all the volunteers and officials who helped make this meet a success, and the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatic Center for providing a tremendous venue. In the final team competition, Rancho San Dieguito Swimming (5035) claimed the overall high point honors, with South Bay Aquatics (2563) coming in second, and  PAC Swim (2035) placing third.  As always, complete meet results and team scores are available on our Results page.

written by docbailey

Dec 15

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the estimated meet timeline, warm-up assignments, team job, and lane timing assignments for this weekend’s upcoming Winter Age Group Championship meet.  From the BBMAC Aquatics Director:

  • The BBMAC complex will open by 6:15 am on Saturday morning.
  • Other swim and water polo teams have practice on Friday evening.  No drop off or setup of team canopies will be allowed until Saturday AM.
  • No team or personal canopies will be allowed on the pool deck (inside the pool fences) this year.  Team canopies and tarps will only be allowed in the CHS quad areas.  Coaches will be allowed to set up canopies over the coaching tables and chairs on both sides of the main pool.

Programs will be available for sale on Saturday Am, and will contain all the psych sheets and meet timelines.

Timelines:   These are estimates only and subject to change…
  • SAT AM (Session 1) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 1:30 pm (1000s start at 11:30)
  • SAT AM (Session 2) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 1:20 pm (relays start at 1:00)
  • SAT FINALS (Session 3) – Start time TBA. Run time 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • SUN AM (Session 4) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 1:10 pm (500s start at 11:30)
  • SUN AM (Session 5) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 1:40 pm (relays start at 1:15)
  • SUN FINALS (Session 6) – Start time TBA. Run time 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • MON AM (Session 7) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 1:40 pm (1650s start at 10:45)
  • MON AM (Session 8 ) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 1:30 pm (relays start at 1:15)
  • MON FINALS (Session 9) – Start time TBA. Run time 2 – 2.5 hours.

The start time for finals will be set by the Meet Referee during the coaches’ meeting on Saturday.  There will be a minimum of a 2 hour break between the end of prelims and the start of finals.  Last year finals started at 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 4 pm on Monday.

Warmup Assignments: 

13 & Over Sessions (sessions 1, 4, 7) Both pool halves available for warmup

  • 7:00 – 7:40 am: SBA, HSA, PAC, PS, CAST, SDY, UTAH, TNT, WSST
  • 7:40 – 8:20 am: RSD, CCAT, SBSC, BSC, ICAC, IVDA, LTNC, all others

12 & Under Sessions (sessions 2, 5, 8) South pool warmup only

  • 9:00 – 9:40 am: RSD, CCAT, PS, MRA, TNT, SBSC, RAQ
  • 9:40 – 10:20 am: SDY, PAC, SBA, CAST, all others

Finals Sessions (sessions 3, 6, 9)  Both pool halves available for warmup

  • Open 60 minutes prior to finals:  No assigned lanes

Team job and lane timing assignments (PDF)

BBMAC Deck Layout Diagram (PDF)

written by docbailey

Nov 29

Here is the latest entry update for the 2016 San Diego Winter Age Group Championships…  As of 9 pm on Tuesday 29 November, the meet had reached 96% of capacity, with 767 total entries received.  In addition, entries from outside of SI Swimming hit the limit of 200 swimmers, so the meet is now closed to swimmers from outside of our LSC.  The meet will close out once we have 800 entries…so don’t delay if you want to enter this meet!

written by docbailey

Sep 23

The entry time standards for the 2016 Winter Age Group Championship meet, to be held December 17-19 in Coronado, have been announced.   The complete meet announcement and entry information is expected to be released shortly.

written by docbailey

Dec 22

The 2015 edition of the San Diego Winter Age Group Championship meet finished up yesterday after three days of exciting prelims and finals swimming competition.  Many thanks go to all the volunteers and officials who helped make this meet a success, and the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatic Center for providing a tremendous venue. In the final team competition, North Coast Aquatics (6565) claimed the overall high point honors, with Pacific Swimming (2133) coming in second, and  Rancho San Dieguito Swimming (1855) placing third.  As always, complete meet results and team scores are available on our Results page.

written by docbailey

Dec 21

IMG_2542Santa Claus made an unscheduled visit to the Monday night finals session of the 2015 WAGC.  He greeted swimmers and volunteers, and helped to hand out awards for the finals.  Here he is posing with the meet officials, who have (mostly) been good boys and girls.

written by docbailey

Dec 18

The great staff at the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex have been able to find and obtain an additional starting block for this weekend’s WAGC meet.  This block will allow us to run 9 lanes during the prelims of the older events (sessions 1, 4, and 7), shortening the length of those sessions.  We will still run 8 lanes for the younger prelims and finals.  The new timeline:

  • SAT AM (Session 1) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:20 pm (1000s start at 12:00)
  • SAT AM (Session 2) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 2:15 pm (relays start at 1:45)
  • SAT FINALS (Session 3) – Start time TBA. Run time 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • SUN AM (Session 4) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:30 pm (500s start at 12:10)
  • SUN AM (Session 5) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 2:45 pm (relays start at 2:00)
  • SUN FINALS (Session 6) – Start time TBA. Run time 3 hours.
  • MON AM (Session 7) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:20 pm (1650s start at 11:30)
  • MON AM (Session 8 ) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 2:45 pm (relays start at 2:15)
  • MON FINALS (Session 9) – Start time TBA. Run time 2 – 2.5 hours.

written by docbailey

Dec 18

The 2016 SI Swimming All-Star Team will be competing in the annual All-Star Meet, which this year will be a dual meet against the Sierra Nevada All-Star Team on January 16-17 right here in San Diego!  Our All-Star team will be selected at the the upcoming Winter Age Group Championship meet in December from the eligible SI swimmers with the best performances at the meet. The key word here is “eligible” – and to be eligible for selection, each interested swimmer must submit an All-Star Team Application prior to the completion of the Sunday preliminary events at the Winter Age Group Championships on Dec 20, 2015.  The team will consist of up to 24 girls and 24 boys – 8 each in the 10 & Under, 11-12, and 13-14 age groups.

Selection Criteria: Based on the performance of the swimmers’ best six finishes at the Winter Age Group Championships in events that are to be swum at the All Star Meet (designated in WAGC format with a star), the following criteria will be used:

  1. Two first place finishes among SI swimmers in an event – automatic qualification.
  2. Single first place finishers fill the remaining slots (max of 8), with next highest place finish being used (if necessary) as a tie breaker.
  3. If still less than 8 have qualified, scores will be awarded in swimmers’ best six qualifying races and the lowest scores will fill the remaining spots on the roster. IMX scoring will be used. Scores will be given to non-participants in the meet who competed in another SI swim meet in December.
  4. Note: Coaching staff reserves the right to select team in the event of circumstances beyond those described above.

written by docbailey

Dec 15

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the estimated meet timeline, warm-up assignments, team job, and lane timing assignments for this weekend’s upcoming Winter Age Group Championship meet.    From the BBMAC Aquatics Director:

  • The BBMAC complex will open by 6:15 am on Saturday morning.
  • Other swim teams have practice on Friday evening, and there will be a Coronado HS women’s water polo game on Friday night until approx. 7:00 pm.  After the water polo game, the deck will be reconfigured, and needs to be kept clear so equipment can be moved/setup, and tarps placed over the pool.
  • There will not be any setup or leaving of canopies on the pool deck before that time.
  • Due to the size of the meet, Coronado HS will open additional space for tarp setup in the Quad area – (see the CHS diagram).
  • Teams may drop off canopies in the Quad area after 4:00 pm on Friday.
Timelines:  These are estimates only and subject to change…we may be able to run 9 lanes in prelims for sessions 1, 4, and 7, which will shorten the time of those sessions) are as follows:
  • SAT AM (Session 1) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 3:00 pm (1000s start at 12:30)
  • SAT AM (Session 2) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 2:15 pm (relays start at 1:45)
  • SAT FINALS (Session 3) – Start time TBA. Run time 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • SUN AM (Session 4) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 3:00 pm (500s start at 12:40)
  • SUN AM (Session 5) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 2:45 pm (relays start at 2:00)
  • SUN FINALS (Session 6) – Start time TBA. Run time 3 hours.
  • MON AM (Session 7) – Start 8:30 am, Finish 2:40 pm (1650s start at 11:40)
  • MON AM (Session 8 ) – Start 10:30 am, Finish 2:45 pm (relays start at 2:15)
  • MON FINALS (Session 9) – Start time TBA. Run time 2 – 2.5 hours.

Warmup Assignments: 

13 & Over Sessions (sessions 1, 4, 7) Both pool halves available for warmup

  • 7:00 – 7:40 am: NCA, RSD, HSA, CAST, PAC, WSST, SDY, WAVE, RAQ, MRA, BFST
  • 7:40 – 8:20 am: PS, SBA, SBSC, TNT, FAST, RMAV, SASO, IVDA, VISN. WILD, all others

12 & Under Sessions (sessions 2, 5, 8) South pool warmup only

  • 9:00 – 9:40 am: NCA, RSD, TNT, SBSC, FAST, MRA, RAQ, VISN, WAVE
  • 9:40 – 10:20 am: PS, PAC, CAST, SASO, HSA, IWV, SDAC, QFS, WILD, all others

Finals Sessions (sessions 3, 6, 9)  Both pool halves available for warmup

  • Open 60 minutes prior to finals:  No assigned lanes

Team job and lane timing assignments (PDF)

BBMAC Deck Layout Diagram (PDF)

 

written by docbailey

Nov 30

The 2015 WAGC meet is now closed to further entries, due to an unprecedented demand from both SI and out-of-district swimmers.  Unfortunately this is a good news / bad news story – good news in that this meet has grown and generated such interest from teams throughout the West, and bad news in that we have to turn away increasing numbers of swimmers and clubs who would like to attend this meet.

written by docbailey

Nov 27

The 2015 edition of the Winter Age Group Championships has received over 200 entries from swimmers outside of the San Diego-Imperial LSC, and is now closed to outside entries.  Entries from SI swimmers will continue to be accepted until the meet capacity is reached.

written by docbailey

Nov 26

Entries for the 2015 San Diego Winter Age Group Championships continue to roll in.  As of 10 PM on 25 November, the meet had reached 61% of capacity, with 154 of the 492 total entries received from outside of SI Swimming.  As a reminder, entries from outside of SI Swimming are limited to no more than 200 swimmers, and the entire meet is limited to 800 swimmers.  After that, entries will be closed…so don’t delay if you want to enter this meet!

written by docbailey

Nov 19

The 2016 SI Swimming All-Star Team will be competing in the annual All-Star Meet, which this year will be a dual meet against the Sierra Nevada All-Star Team on January 16-17 right here in San Diego!  Our All-Star team will be selected at the the upcoming Winter Age Group Championship meet in December from the eligible SI swimmers with the best performances at the meet. The key word here is “eligible” – and to be eligible for selection, each interested swimmer must submit an All-Star Team Application prior to the completion of the Sunday preliminary events at the Winter Age Group Championships on Dec 20, 2015.  The team will consist of up to 24 girls and 24 boys – 8 each in the 10 & Under, 11-12, and 13-14 age groups.

Selection Criteria: Based on the performance of the swimmers’ best six finishes at the Winter Age Group Championships in events that are to be swum at the All Star Meet (designated in WAGs format with a star), the following criteria will be used:

  1. Two first place finishes among SI swimmers in an event – automatic qualification.
  2. Single first place finishers fill the remaining slots (max of 8), with next highest place finish being used (if necessary) as a tie breaker.
  3. If still less than 8 have qualified, scores will be awarded in swimmers’ best six qualifying races and the lowest scores will fill the remaining spots on the roster. IMX scoring will be used. Scores will be given to non-participants in the meet who competed in another SI swim meet in December.
  4. Note: Coaching staff reserves the right to select team in the event of circumstances beyond those described above.

written by docbailey

Aug 25

The meet announcement and entry time standards for the 2015 Winter Age Group Championship meet, to be held December 19-21 in Coronado, have been released by San Diego-Imperial Swimming.  Due to the immense popularity of the meet (over 850 swimmers attended the meet last year), many time standards are faster than last year.  It is highly likely that this meet will close out before the entry deadline, so early entries are encouraged!

written by docbailey

Dec 22

The 2014 edition of the San Diego Winter Age Group Championship meet finished up today after three days of exciting prelims and finals swimming competition.  Many thanks to all the volunteers and officials who helped make this meet a success, with special thanks to Coronado-Navy Swim Association for the hospitality, and the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatic Center for providing a tremendous venue. In the final team competition, North Coast Aquatics (5659) claimed the overall high point honors, with Rancho San Dieguito Swimming (4011) coming in second and South Bay Aquatics (2200) placing third.  As always, complete meet results and team scores are available on our Results page.

written by docbailey