Jun 02

*** Note: the link to the Doodle Poll has been corrected ***

An instructional clinic for new USA swimming officials has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th.   The clinic will be held at the swim office, 3511 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 405, and is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.  The clinic should last approximately 2 hours.

Please respond to the Doodle poll if you are interested in attending the clinic: http://doodle.com/3iysgks6bidsqs4v

Send email to Kevin if you have any questions.

written by Kevin Lee

May 28

Thanks to everyone who has submitted a nomination so far.  The deadline is coming up, so if you are thinking of a nomination, please submit it soon!

We are reinstating our SI “official of the year award”.   The award will be presented at Long Course JOs to the person whom the coaches, officials, and members feel has done an exemplary job for us this year.   Please submit your nomination along with a few sentence description of your reasons for nominating to the officials committee (sdi-officials-committee@googlegroups.com) by June 1st.    The officials committee (members can be found at Officials Committee) will then review the nominations and select the honoree for the 2015 swim season.

written by Kevin Lee

Apr 15

An instructional clinic for new USA swimming officials has been scheduled for Thursday, April 30th.   The clinic will be held at Rancho Arbolitos Swim&Tennis Club, 14343 Silverset St, Poway, and is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.

Please respond to the Doodle poll if you are interested in attending the clinic: http://doodle.com/y7fa9e2xywnh39d9

Send email to Kevin if you have any questions.

written by Kevin Lee

Feb 06

A very nice and detailed obituary for John K. Riess, former General Chair of this LSC, can now be found online.

A Celebration of Life for John K. Riess will be held Tuesday, February 17, at 1 p.m. at North Chapel, Liberty Station, 2881 Roosevelt Road, San Diego, CA 92106.  A reception will follow at Mission Bay Yacht Club, 1215 El Carmel Court, San Diego, CA 92109. Interment will take place privately at Miramar National Cemetery.

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donations to one of John’s favorite causes:

  • Brain cancer research at the University of California San Diego, Moores Cancer Center.  Please make checks payable to Dr. Santosh Kesari Brain Cancer Research Fund, noting that the gift is in memory of John Riess. Checks may be mailed to UCSD Cancer Center, 3855 Health Services Drive, MC 0819, La Jolla, CA 92093. To donate online, visit Dr. Kesari’s webpage.
  • Relay for Life, Rancho Penasquitos. Please consider donating a tribute or sponsoring a luminaria in honor of John. His daughter Sandy will walk during the relay in his memory. Learn more or donate here  www.relayforlife.org

written by docbailey

Jan 19
I’m sorry for the late notice, but I’m going to hold an officials clinic after the Saturday session of the HSA 12&O swim meet this coming weekend (January 24).  It will be at the Granite HIlls HIgh School, same as the swim meet.  You can apprentice at the morning session and attend the clinic afterwards.
If you cannot attend the meet and would like to just attend the clinic, I’m not positive of the timing yet.  I would like to start the clinic during the 500 free’s which are scheduled to start around 12:30.  Plan on the clinic going from 12:30 to 2:30.
I have a Doodle poll set up.  Please enter whether you can attend the clinic or not here: http://doodle.com/z3eqsxyu2sera7eb

written by Kevin Lee

Nov 25

An instructional clinic for new USA swimming officials has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec 3rd.   The clinic will be held at Qualcomm Headquarters, 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, in Cafe S (the cafeteria in Building S) and is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.   The Qualcomm campus has many different buildings, so please refer to this map for more details.  There is a guard at the entrance to the parking lot.  Just tell the guard you are going to a USA Swimming Officials clinic in building S.

Please respond to the Doodle poll if you are interested in attending the clinic: http://doodle.com/9hs8eaiv53fqgrv7

Send email to Kevin if you have any questions

written by Kevin Lee

Oct 10

Everyone interested in becoming an official is welcome to join us at the Officials Clinic taking place on Monday, October 13th at the Magdalena Ecke YMCA, 200 Saxony Rd., Encinitas, CA 92024.  No need to register.  The clinic will begin at 6:30PM and will last approximately 2 hours.

The clinic will be held in Conference Room D.  The best way to get to the room is as follows:

Park in the main entrance and enter the front doors.  Walk past the registration desk (on left) take a right, down the hallway.  At the end of the hallway, go left (fooseball table on left and basketball gyms in front).  At end of this hall, stairs will be located on left.  The Conference room is at the top of the stairs on the left (you will essentially make a U-Turn to the left).  Don’t go down the hallway in front or to the left.

Ask the MODs (Managers on Duty – black shirts) for directions if you get lost.

written by Kevin Lee

Oct 01

The date has been set for the upcoming officials clinic, Monday, October 13th.  The clinic will be held at the Magdalena Ecke YMCA in Encinitas from 6:30-8:30.  If you cannot attend this clinic, please send email to Kevin Lee at kevindlee@gmail.com so we can keep track of folks still waiting for a clinic.

written by Kevin Lee

Aug 05
The next officials clinic is scheduled for Thursday, August 14th, starting at 6:30PM.  It will take place in room B-55 on the Ramona High School campus.   B-55 is directly in front of the pool with a parking lot located right in front of the B building.  (Easily distinguished from the Google Earth picture).  The B building is labeled with a large Auto Shop sign on the facade. (West end of the RHS Campus).
The RHS address is 1401 Hanson Lane, Ramona, CA 92065.
Please send email to Kevin if you have any questions.

written by Kevin Lee

Mar 12

An instructional clinic for new USA swimming officials has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 26th.   The clinic will be held at Qualcomm, 5535 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, in room S-230C and is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.   The Qualcomm campus has many different buildings, so please refer to this map for more details.  Click on the “Path to Building S” for more details on how to get to the actual conference room.

Please respond to the Doodle poll if you are interested in attending the clinic: http://doodle.com/a97v5yfyietthzfa

Send email to Kevin if you have any questions.

written by Kevin Lee

Oct 21

We have two separate opportunities for new officials to attend the introductory stroke/turn clinic on different dates and at different locations.

The first is immediately following the Saturday session of the FAST C Meet at Fallbrook High School on November 2nd.  The timing of the clinic is dependent on the completion of the meet.  This is an excellent opportunity for new officials to get a shadow session and their clinic completed in a single day.  C meets make the best training sessions.  If you are interested in attending the Fallbrook clinic, please RSVP by going to this link: http://doodle.com/85vv4wq8ezdmfeci
The second clinic option is taking place on Wednesday, November 13th at the Swim Office at 1511 Morena Blvd starting at 6:00 PM.  Please RSVP for this clinic by going to this link: http://doodle.com/kf4mag6izpe49ubc

written by docbailey

Jun 07
An instructional clinic for new USA swimming officials has been scheduled for 6:30pm on Thursday, June 27.   The clinic will be held at the Swim Office (aka All-Sports Office), 1511 Morena Blvd in San Diego.  Prospective attendees are asked to RSVP in advance at http://www.doodle.com/cvqmnehck4bi927r.  (if no one RSVPs, the clinic will be cancelled)  Call the SI Swimming office at 619-275-1292 for additional details.
 

written by docbailey

Mar 18

An instructional clinic for new USA swimming officials has been scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 27.   The clinic will be held at the new swim stadium at Granite Hills High School, located at 1719 East Madison Ave in El Cajon.  Call the SI Swimming office at 619-275-1292 for additional details.

written by docbailey

Mar 08

The Swim Office is happy to announce that they have embroidered Official’s jackets back in stock in both S, L and XL sizes. Jackets are available for the low cost of $20.

written by docbailey

Jul 19

An instructional clinic for new USA swimming officials has been scheduled for 6:30pm on Monday, July 23rd.   The clinic will be hosted by Pacific Swimming and will be held at the Rancho Arbolitos Swim and Tennis Club, located at 14343 Silverset Street in Poway.  Call the SI Swimming office at 619-275-1292 for additional details.

written by docbailey