Mar 14

This is a reminder that the applications for the Western Zone Diversity and Inclusion Select Camp are due on March 20th.  The applications can be accessed here:

written by Kevin Lee

Feb 20

The 2018 Western Zone Diversity and Inclusion Select Camp will be held June 14-17, 2018 at San Diego State University!

Western Zone Diversity Select Camp Eligibility: Any swimmer who represents an ethnically under-represented population that is less than 10% of the current USA Swimming membership is eligible for this camp. including African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Outreach (low income), LGBTQ, or diverse in another way.

Athletes must be born between June 15, 2001 and June 14, 2004.

It is recommended that athletes have at least an AA time.

2 Athletes and 4 alternate athletes will be selected.  If there are additional openings, the alternate athletes will be considered to attend the camp.

Athlete Application

2 Adults will be selected.  Since San Diego Imperial is hosting the camp, Krissy Payton, Diversity and Inclusion Chair will automatically be attending the camp.  The LSC will choose 2 additional adults to attend, with at least 1 being a coach.

Adult Application

Applications are due by March 20th.  Please submit applications to Krissy Payton .

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 13

The purpose of this event is to educate swimmers and parents about USA Swimming and to
provide a fun environment for a swimmer’s F.I.R.S.T. competition.  Please see the flyer here.

Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and San Diego Imperial Swimming

GENERAL INFORMATION: Teams may enter up to 6 swimmers. Outreach/Diversity should take precedence when selecting your athletes. The meet will be capped at 54 swimmers. All athletes must have a coach in attendance for the clinic and the meet.

written by Kevin Lee

May 02
DAAA Regional Swim Camp
(Dwarf Athletic Association of America)
May 27  2:30 – 5:00
Kearny Mesa Pool
For parents and swimmers.
includes a short meet
This will be a very condensed version of our new “Welcome to SI Swimming” Camp
(It is After the MRA C Meet)
ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HELP??…Coaches or Officials or……
 Any questions contact:
Donald Watkinds
Head Coach
The Wave House San Diego Swim Team

written by Kevin Lee

Oct 10
An incident recently occurred at our recent Freestyle Festival hosted by PS.  During the starting instructions (“take your mark”), a swimmer prematurely entered the pool.  The officials allowed the swimmer to get back on the blocks and swim the race.  When the swimmer had fallen into the pool an unidentified person behind the blocks was heard to have said, “It is because he’s Mexican”.  The parents heard the comment and were very upset.  The parents notified their child’s coach, who in turn, notified the Meet Referee.  Proper protocol was carried out by the Meet Referee.  Safe Sport and the Diversity & Inclusion committees were notified in order to open a discussion on how to best recover from such an incident.

The aforementioned comment is not representative of the culture in San Diego Imperial Swimming.  Racist, sexist, derogatory, or any other non-inclusive outbursts are unacceptable behavior throughout all of USA Swimming.  We intend to make our LSC diverse and inclusive in the best interest of all of our members.  Please join us with your words and actions to move us toward this goal.  Thank you.

Kevin Lee – General Chair
Jolyn Yanez – Safe Sport Chair
Krissy Payton – Diversity and Inclusion Chair

written by Kevin Lee