Aug 24

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the final draft of the Junior Olympic Time Standards for the 2018 competition year.  Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are recomputed annually to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event (or 16 swimmers in the long distance freestyle events), based upon the average results for the event over the past 3 – 5 years.  These time standards can, and often do, change by small amounts from year to year in order to keep up with advances (and rarely declines) in the various age/gender groups.

Note: These draft time standards have not yet been approved by the SI Swimming Board of Directors, and will be voted upon at the upcoming Board meeting in September.

written by docbailey

Sep 24

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the final draft of the Junior Olympic Time Standards for the 2017 competition year.  Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are recomputed annually to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event, based upon the average results for the event over the past 3 – 5 years.  These time standards can, and often do, change by small amounts from year to year in order to keep up with advances (and sometimes declines) in the various age/gender groups.  Note: These draft time standards have not yet been approved by the SI Swimming Board of Directors, and will be voted upon at the upcoming Board meeting in October.

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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.

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Aug 30

A few posts back I announced the draft 2016 JO time standards and boasted that these were unlikely to be changed, except for an administrative error.  Well…we found an administrative error in the 13-14 boys SCY times, so those needed to be corrected.  The corrected JO time standards sheet and a time change analysis are posted below.

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Aug 25

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the final draft of the Junior Olympic Time Standards for the 2016 competition year.  Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are recomputed annually to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event, based upon the average results for the event over the past 3 – 5 years.  These time standards can, and often do, change by small amounts from year to year in order to keep up with advances (and rarely declines) in the various age/gender groups.  Note: These time standards have not yet been approved by the SI Swimming Board of Directors, and will be voted upon at the upcoming Board meeting in September.  However, it is unlikely they will change unless an administrative or computational error is discovered.

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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.

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Oct 09

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has approved and released its 2015 Junior Olympic Time Standards.  Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are recomputed annually to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event based upon the average results for the event over the past 3 – 5 years.  These time standards can, and often do, change by small amounts from year to year in order to keep up with advances (and sometimes declines) in the various age/gender groups.  An analysis of which time standards were changed is also available.

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Aug 28

The entry time standards for the 2014 Winter Age Group Championship meet, to be held December 20-22 in Coronado, have been released.   The major changes include elimination of the “half distance” time standards for the 11-12 200s of strokes and 400 IM.  Time standards which have changed from 2013 are highlighted in orange.

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Apr 23

Acting on a request from one of our coaches, SI Swimming has published updated 2014 Junior Olympic Time Standards that now show the time standards for the 4 11-12 age group events that were added to this year’s Long Course Jr Olympics (200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 IM). Nothing else has changed, we promise.

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Feb 07

Junior Olympics Meet Director Mary Redmond has announced that swimmers who make new qualifying times for SCJOs at the 2014 Senior Classic will be able to make a late entry into SCJOs.  Only swimmers who make a new SCJO cut will be eligible to enter using their Senior Classic time – swimmers are not allowed to update times for SCJO events they have already qualified for.  More information is available on the SC Junior Olympics/Senior Classic Entry Form.

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Sep 08

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the final draft of the Junior Olympic Time Standards for the 2014 competition year.  Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are recomputed annually to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event based upon the average results for the event over the past 3 – 5 years.  These time standards can, and often do, change by small amounts from year to year in order to keep up with advances (and sometimes declines) in the various age/gender groups.  Note: These time standards have not yet been approved by the SI Swimming Board of Directors, and will be voted upon at the upcoming Board meeting in September.  However, it is unlikely they will change unless an administrative or computational error is discovered.

written by docbailey

Oct 21

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the final draft of the Junior Olympic Time Standards for the 2013 competition year.  Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are recomputed annually to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event based upon the average results for the event over the past 3 – 5 years.  These time standards can, and often do, change by small amounts from year to year in order to keep up with advances (and sometimes declines) in the various age/gender groups.  Note: These time standards have not yet been approved by the SI Swimming Board of Directors, and will be voted upon at the upcoming Board meeting in November.  However, it is unlikely they will change unless an administrative or computational error is discovered.

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Nov 01

USA Swimming has announced the swimmers who were selected as members of its 2010-2011 Scholastic All-America Team. 23 swimmers from San Diego-Imperial Swimming applied and were accepted for this honor, which goes to high school age swimmers in grades 10-12 with a national qualifying time and an academic GPA of over 3.5. Our SI All America Team members are, in no particular order:

Thomas Anderson – CAST   Sara Lenhoff – HSA
Luca Casimiro – CAST           Veronica Meyer – HSA
Ambert Sawaya – CAST         Justine Panian – ICAC
Eric Hedlin – NCA                  Kathryn Anderson – SDAC
Jameson Lyon – NCA           Samantha Allen – SDAC
Josh Mangus – RSD              Kendyl Stewart – NCA
Mitchell Huxhold – SDAC    Rochelle Dong – RSD
Daniel Ettelson – PS              Justine Maher – SBA
Nguyen Hong – RSD             Nicole Skaggs – RSD
Trent Williams – SDAC         Amanda Buxbaum – PS
Roslyn Kackman – PS           Margaret Guo – NCA
Molly Barry – NCA

Congratulations to all these fine student-athletes! And special recognition goes to the 3 swimmers listed in bold print – those swimmers have qualified for the All-America Team all three years (out of three) in which they were eligible!

written by docbailey

Oct 27

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the final draft of the Junior Olympic Time Standards for the 2012 competition year.  Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are recomputed annually to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event based upon the average results for the event over the past 3 – 5 years.  These time standards can, and often do, change by small amounts from year to year in order to keep up with advances (and sometimes declines) in the various age/gender groups. For 2012, approximately 50% of the time standards were changed, with almost all of the adjustments resulting in faster time standards.  Note: These time standards have not yet been approved by the SI Swimming Board of Directors, and will be voted upon at the upcoming Board meeting in November.  However, it is unlikely they will change unless an administrative or computational error is discovered.

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Apr 12

The qualifying times (also known as “cut” times) for the 2011 Western Zone Age Group Championships have been published and are available for download. This year’s Western Zone Championships will be held August 9-13 in Clovis, CA.

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