Oct 24

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A slight change was made to the by-laws and the summary due to the fact that SI Swimming does not have a coach committee, but a separate entity known as the Coach Association.  The documents linked for the by-laws and summary have been updated.

*** UPDATED ***

We will be voting to approve these proposed versions of the by-laws and the policy&procedure documents at the House of Delegates meeting at the end of November.  Below are the links to each of the documents as well as a document that summarizes the changes.  If you have any questions or concerns with the changes, please send email to gen-chair@si-swimming.org

SI ByLaws Nov17 update v4

SIPP November 2017 update v1

2017 San Diego Imperial Swimming House of Delegates By Law Change Summary

written by Kevin Lee

Oct 19

North Coast Aquatics has provided the following information regarding this weekends’s 10 & Under Mini / 11 & Over Distance Meet at the Alga Norte pool in Carlsbad:  The pool will be open to the public during the meet. As a reminder, the City of Carlsbad charges a $2 entry fee for all spectators. Any officials, coaches, and volunteers will NOT be charged this fee if you provide me (Kristyn Evans coachkristyn@ncaswim.com) with a list no later than 12:00 p.m. (NOON) on Friday, October 20th.  The City will be provided a list of entered swimmers ahead of time.

You may set up EZ-ups underneath the awning on the scoreboard end of the pool (deep end). Making Waves will be on deck for any suit/equipment needs.

Psych Sheets:

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • Saturday: Mini Meet starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 12:45 pm.
  • Saturday Mile Session:  Scheduled to start at 1:45 p.m. and will finish around 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 7:00 pm. (1000’s begin approx. 4:30 pm)

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Saturday AM: 0730-0810: NCA, PAC, PS, and RAQ.  0810-0850: All other teams.
  • Saturday Mile Session:  Open warmup starting at 12:30 pm.
  • Sunday:  0730-0810: NCA.  0810-0850: All other teams.

Lane Timing Assignments: 

LaneSaturday AMSunday
1PS / PSNCA / NCA
2PS / PSNCA / NCA
3SBA / SBANCA / NCA
4SBA / SBANCA / NCA
5HSA / HSARSD / RSD
6HSA / HSAIDVA / IDVA
7MRA / RAQHSA / HSA
8CSA / PACPAC / PS

written by docbailey

Oct 18

The Coach Donald Watkinds SWIM Award has been established to enable person(s) of diverse background, circumstance, or ability to participate in the sport of swimming. The Award pays swim related expenses for the chosen SISWIM athlete(s). The intent of the award is to encourage the growth of the sport of swimming via outreach to under-served and diverse Communities in the San Diego region.

Please find more information at this link.

written by Kevin Lee

Oct 17

The results of the Coronado Swimming Association-hosted Senior Meet held October 15 have been posted.

written by docbailey

Oct 17

The results of the Coronado Swimming Association-hosted 14 & Under Pentathlon held October 14 have been posted.

written by docbailey

Oct 15


San Diego Imperial Swimming receives a check for achieving LEAP3 from USA Swimming’s Chair of the Board, Jim Sheehan at Convention

USA Swimming awards checks to LSC’s which achieve LEAP3 status.  San Diego Imperial Swimming is the smallest LSC (based on number of swimmers) to achieve LEAP3.  Thank you to all our awesome volunteers who made this possible!

written by Kevin Lee

Oct 14

San Diego Imperial Swimming was fortunate to be able to send 4 athletes to the annual US Aquatics Convention which took place in Dallas, Texas this year.  Besides attending early morning swim practices, the athletes were active participants in many different committee meetings.   We are so proud of our athletes!

The attached photo shows our four athletes, (L to R), Elisabeth L., Maria D., Juli A., Jay O., along with Olympians Rowdy Gaines and Josh Prenot, at the USA Swimming Foundation Luncheon.

You can read our athlete reports on their convention experiences on this page.

written by Kevin Lee

Oct 12

Coronado Swim Association has provided the following information regarding this Saturday’s 14 & Under Pentathlon Meet and Sunday’s Senior Meet at the Coronado HS pool in Coronado:

Psych Sheets:

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • Saturday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 2:30 pm.
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 4:00 pm. (500’s begin approx. 1:45 pm)

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Saturday: 0730-0810: NCA, PAC, and SBA.  0810-0850: All others.
  • Sunday:  Open warmup.

Lane Timing Assignments: 

LaneSaturdaySunday
1NCA / NCAPS / PS
2NCA / NCAPS / PS
3NCA / NCAPS / SBA
4NCA / NCASBA / SBA
5SBA / SBASBA / CAST
6SBA / SBACAST / ICAC
7PS / PSHSA / HSA
8PS / PACPAC / PAC
9PAC / SDYNCA / NCA
10CAST / HSAMRA / SSD

written by docbailey

Oct 07

The Swim Office will be closed on Monday, October 9 in observance of Columbus Day.

written by docbailey

Oct 02

The meet announcement and entry time standards for the 2017 Winter Age Group Championship meet, to be held December 16-18 in Coronado, have been released by San Diego-Imperial Swimming.  Due to the immense popularity of the meet (over 800 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!  Entries will be accepted beginning October 10, 2017.

written by docbailey

Oct 02

The 2017-2018 swimming year is underway in San Diego, with the first two meets of the year completed on Saturday!  The results of the Pacific Swim-hosted Freestyle Festival North Meet and the Heartland Swim Association-hosted Freestyle Festival South Meet, both held September 30, have been posted.

written by docbailey

Sep 28

The first ever Don Watkinds Memorial F.I.R.S.T meet was held last weekend at the Kroc Aquatics Center.  This meet is meant to introduce swimmers and their families to the wonderful world of competitive swimming.  As the first meet for these swimmers, they were introduced to how meets work, what their responsibilities are and the officials roles at meets.  The parents also learned that San Diego Imperial Swimming is run by volunteers and they got their first opportunities to volunteer as timers, head timer and runners.  Thanks to Krissy Payton and Mary Redmond for setting this event up and to Paradowski’s Swim for their generation donations to the swimmers’ goodie bags!

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 27

Heartland Swim Association has provided the following information regarding this Saturday’s Freestyle Festival South Meet at the Granite Hills HS pool in El Cajon:  Meet Mobile will be available at this meet.  Coaches are reminded that awards for 13/Over Swimmers must be requested by the coach in advance of the beginning of the afternoon session.

Psych Sheets:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • AM Session: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 12:25 pm. (500s begin about 11:35).
  • PM Session: Warm-ups will begin at end of AM session- approximately 12:30 pm. We anticipate beginning the afternoon session at 1:30 pm- end approximately 4:20 pm (500’s begin approx. 3 pm)

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Morning: 0715-0800: HSA and SBA.  0800-0845: Everyone else.
  • Afternoon: 12:30-1:15: All Teams.

Lane Timing Assignments: (Using 10 lanes)

LaneSaturday AMSaturday PM
1HSA / HSAHSA / HSA
2CSA / WSSTHSA / HSA
3SDAC / SDYSDY / SDY
4SDY / SDYSBA / SBA
5SBA / SBASBA / SBA
6SBA / SBACAST / CAST
7SBA / SBACAST / CAST
8CAST / CASTWSST / WSST
9MRA / IVDACSA / IVDA
10MRA / MRAMRA / SSD

written by docbailey

Sep 27

Pacific Swim has provided the following information regarding this Saturday’s Freestyle Festival North Meet at the Poway Community pool in Poway:   

Psych Sheets:

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • AM Session: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 1:00pm. Check-in opens at 7:15am.
  • PM Session: Starts no earlier than 2:15 pm, and an hour and a half from the conclusion of the morning session. (Two 40 minute Warm Ups + 10 Minutes)  Estimated Start @ 2:30pm, ends approximately 5:50pm. Check-in opens at 12:30pm.
  • Detailed timeline download

Warmup Assignments: 

  • Morning: 0700-0735: PS.  0735-0810: NCA, PAC, RST.  0810-0845: Everyone else.
  • Afternoon: 1:00-1:40: PS, PAC.  1:40-2:20: Everyone else.

Lane Timing Assignments: (Using 10 lanes)

LaneSaturday AMSaturday PM
1ICAC / RSTRAQ / CALI
2PAC / PACNCA / NCA
3MEYR / MEYRNCA / NCA
4PS / PSPS / PS
5PS / PSPS / PS
6PS / PSPS / PS
7NCA / NCAPS / MEYR
8NCA / NCAICAC / ICAC
9RAQ / RAQPAC / RST
10CALI / FASTPAC / PAC

written by docbailey

Sep 27

We are sorry to report that Coach Raymond Julian of PQAC recently passed away.  My family was blessed to have been coached by Coach Ray.  He was loved by his swimmers and will be greatly missed.  Information regarding his memorial service and celebration of life paddle out can be found here: About Coach Ray

written by Kevin Lee