Feb 05

Dan Thomas is the developer of an Android cell phone app which can record and track swimmer’s times and view official time standards. The latest release of his FREE app now includes the San Diego-Imperial Swimming time standards. More information is available at the developer’s website, www.MySwimmingTimes.com.  Anyone who wants to install the app on their Android phone can either search the Android Market for MySwimmingTimes or simply click the link to view more information about the app in the Android Market.

written by docbailey

Sep 28

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the new Junior Olympic Time Standards for the 2011 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 2011, approximately 30% of the time standards were changed, with almost all of the adjustments resulting in faster time standards.

written by docbailey

Sep 17

USA Swimming has announced the qualifying time standards for the 2012 Olympic Trials.  According to data currently in the USA Swimming times database (SWIMS), a total of 9 SI swimmers (4 men, 5 women) are currently qualified in an Olympic Trials event(s).

written by docbailey

Jul 27

The meet event file for our upcoming long course Junior Olympics has been updated.  It was pointed out that the entry qualifying time for the 13-14 Boys 200M Butterfly in the “old” file was incorrect at 2:51.19.  The correct time standard for this event is 2:51.99, and the Meet Event file has been updated.  Teams are advised to download the “new” meet entry file before submitting their JO entries – but it will only affect 13-14 boys entries in the 200M fly!

written by docbailey

Nov 03

Due to popular request, the SI Swimming ABC and JO Time Standards have been published in a consolidated, easy to read format.  Choose Short Course Yards (SCY) or Long Course Meters (LCM) and print and enjoy! 

And where do these time standards come from?  By rule, our San Diego ABC time standards are set to equal those published by our large neighbor LSC to the north, Southern California Swimming.  They call their time standards Blue-Red-White, but other than that they are identical. These time standards are very stable and rarely change from year to year.  Having equivalent time standards makes it easier for swimmers to enter and compete in the other LSC’s swim meets.  On the other hand, our Junior Olympic time standards are set locally here in San Diego and are crafted to select approximately the 24 fastest swimmers in each event based upon the average results in 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 groups.

written by docbailey