Aug 09

South Bay Aquatics has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s JOMAX South Meet at the Mater Dei HS pool in Chula Vista:   CANOPIES ALLOWED ON DECK IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY.  Detailed meet information can also be found on Meet Mobile.

Psych Sheet:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • Saturday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 3:00 pm, plus any relays
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 1:00 pm, plus any relays
  • Detailed timeline download

Warmup Assignments: Saturday and Sunday:  7:30 am-8:10 am:  SBA and HSA.  8:10 am-8:50 am: Everyone else.

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneSaturdaySunday
1MRA / MRASDY / SDY
2CAST / CASTCAST / CAST
3SDY / SDYMRA / MRA
4HSA / HSAHSA / HSA
5HSA / SDACHSA / SBA
6SBA / SBASBA / SBA
7SBA / SBASBA / SBA
8SBA / SBASBA / SBA

written by docbailey

Aug 07

San Diego Imperial Swimming has achieved LEAP Level 3, which is the highest level available!  LEAP is USA Swimming’s LSC Evaluation and Achievement Program to aid LSC in reaching higher levels in governance.  This is quite an achievement that only 7 out of the 59 LSC’s across the country have achieved.   Thanks to the wonderful volunteers who have made this all possible!

written by Kevin Lee

Aug 07

Read this:

There’s an official who works a lot of the meets your team attends, and he’s become friendly with your teammate.  It makes you uncomfortable when the official gives your teammate congratulatory hugs or snacks from the officials’ hospitality room.  He doesn’t do this with any other swimmers.

Discussion Questions:

Is this kind of behavior by the official okay?

>Safe Sport says: While this kind of behavior is not against the rules, the apparent favoritism raises red flags.  It’s a good thing to have friendly officials, but singling out your teammate is going too far.

What do you do?

>Safe Sport says: You can ask your friend if it make him/her uncomfortable.  Talk with your coach and let him/her know how it makes you feel to see the official give your teammate this special attention.

What if the official is a parent or long-time family friend of your teammate?

>Safe Sport says: The behavior is more understandable if the official is a family member or family friend, however the official should practice professionalism and refrain from showing favoritism to a swimmer.  

What are the different roles an official serves in at a meet?

>Safe Sport says: Officials can be starters, watch strokes and turns, and serve as meet marshals.  Ask your coach to explain what each of these roles involve so you know what to expect from the people in white shirts!

Wrap It Up:

What are good ways to show appreciation to officials volunteering their time?

>Safe Sport says:  We couldn’t have meets without officials!  Respect their space and their judgments on the competition.  If you see an official taking their break, feel free to say THANKS for volunteering their time at your meet!

*For Coaches: If this official is not a relative of the swimmer, he is exhibiting grooming behaviors.  Talk with your swimmer about what’s going on and call Safe Sport to discuss if anything needs to happen.  

Talk with your swimmers about the different roles of everyone on deck at a meet: officials, meet marshals, timers, and other coaches.  Let them know what to expect from these individuals and where to bring concerns should they arise.  For more resources, visit www.usaswimming.org/toolkit or contact Safe Sport at (719) 866-4578 or safesport@usaswimming.org.  

written by Kevin Lee

Aug 07

We wish the 2017 SI Zone Team the best of luck at the Zone meet taking place in Roseville, CA this weekend!

written by Kevin Lee

Aug 06

The final results of the North American Challenge Cup, held 4-6 August 2017 at the UCSD Aquatics Complex in La Jolla have now been posted.

written by docbailey

Aug 06

The SI Swimming Long Course LSC Records and Long Course Junior Olympic Records have been updated.

written by docbailey

Aug 02

To all San Diego North American Cup Challenge swimmers,

We are excited for the San Diego All Star Team to be together starting Thursday August 3rd at UCSD. Competition and housing will be at UCSD–Warren Hall Conference Center Housing and Pool.  If you are not familiar with the campus, Warren Hall and the pool are located on the east end of campus. Here is the link to the campus map.  Look for the 5 star which is the Warren Conference Center.  There will be a coach at the conference center at 12 noon to welcome you.  This is considered a tri-meet and all athletes have been entered in events that made that most sense for this meet.  There may be some events that you don’t swim often.  We will have the event list at warmups on Thursday.

Please make sure your athlete brings towels, toiletries, appropriate clothing and sleepware.  In honoring the diversity of athletes at this meet, rooming was randomly assigned.  Your athlete may be with fellow San Diego swimmers or with swimmers from Southern California and Mexico.  This is a great opportunity for them to establish new friendships!!  Rooming lists are set and cannot be changed.  Additionally, there is no need for spending money as everything is covered with your $225.00 check!

Parents, please note that parking is enforced on Thursday and Friday.  For Saturday and Sunday, there is no need to purchase a permit.  If you have any questions or need to get a hold of me, my number is 619-636-8730.

Greg Spire/San Diego NACC All Stars Head Coach

Our itinerary is as follows:

Thursday:

  • Lunch will be available starting at 12 noon.  Checkin will be at 4PM with Warmup starting at 5PM.  Please allow enough time to check in promptly at 4PM.
  • 4:00–Dorm check-in at Warren Conference Center
  • 5:00—Warmup at Triton (Competition) Pool available for warm-up, 5:00-6:30pm
  • 7:30pm—dinner

Friday and Saturday:

  • 7:00–breakfast
  • 7:30-9:00am–warm up in Triton Pool
  • 9:00am–prelims start
  • 9:00am-12:00pm—warm up available in lanes 8-11 of the Canyonview Pool
  • 12:00noon–lunch
  • 3:30-5:00pm–warm up for finals
  • 5:00—finals start
  • 7:30–dinner

Sunday:

  • 7:00am–breakfast
  • 7:30-9:00am–warm up in Triton Pool
  • 9:00am–prelims start
  • 9:00am-12noon–warm up available in lanes 15-18 of Canyonview Pool
  • 12:00noon—lunch
  • 3:30-5pm–warm up for finals
  • 5:00–finals start
  • 7:30—dinner and room checkout
  • 7:30-10pm–social event in dining hall.  Required for all San Diego Imperial Swimmers
  • 10pm—Parent pickup

written by docbailey

Aug 02

Both teams were selected based on the swimmers’ performances at the SI Long Course Junior Olympics held this past weekend.  The Western Zone Team is made up of 14 and under swimmers and will be competing against other all star teams from different LSC’s within the Western Zone.  The North American Challenge Cup (NACC) is made up of 11-18 year old swimmers and will be competing against all star teams from Southern California and Mexico.

The Western Zone Meet is taking place in Roseville, California, August 9-12 and the NACC meet will be taking place  at UCSD August 4-6.

Congratulations to the swimmers!  We wish both teams and coaching staffs the best of luck!  Swim fast!

Zone TeamNACC Team
Aidan SimpsonKeirlyn MullicaAidan SteelJeffrey Keppler
Ashley ArnasKen EckelArielle BrotmanKai Zeger
Ashley RoweKyle WongAustin HellicksonKrystal Lieu
Austin LathropLan ZhuAva BurgerLeanne Lam
Caden DangLucius BrownCameron HoMadeleine Ren
Cameron CollinsMasato KoyamaCaryn TelferMaja Palmroos
Carlos Munoz RenteriaMason MorrisCasey DangMaria Pia Davila
Caspar LightnerMcLean HallCassidy LiuMatthew Alvidrez
Catherine RoweMeilene HanakiCathal RyanMatthew Makepeace
Cecilia HagewoodMinh-Uyen DangCharlotte CongMia Kragh
Charlotte ZhangNicholas BaiChristopher NagyMichael Mulder
Christopher ManuelNoelle HarveyColby HughesMiko Baron
Cormac RyanPablo EstradaDylan ApseyNatalia Boese
Delaney AlonsoPaola CastilloEdward ZhangNatalie Le
Ederick WongRachel MunchEmmy LuuNathaniel Parsons
Emily LundgrenRevere SchmidtFrederick LiuNoah Snyder
Grant HawthorneRobert Andrews IIIGeorge JenovPhoebe Betts
Greyson DaviesSarah HardinGillian SwiftRachel Yang
Ian PalmroosShelby YeagerHannah WongStefan Prestrelski
Isabella Chavez-VarelaSofia Chavez-VarelaIsabel LuuSydney Straight
Isabella CoxTalia CerceoJacob RitterTatiana Smider
Julien RousseauTaylor LyonVivian Seto
Katherine HuangTiffany Shields
Kathryn HazleTroy Schalge Jr
Yuma Dugas
Head CoachKevin EslingerHead CoachGreg Spire
Asst CoachesJohn BixlerAsst CoachesMichael Benedick
Kristyn EvansPaul Folts
Nikie Peterson LopezCathy Elgas
Troy Marcikic
Pam Eaton
Jason Hundley

written by Kevin Lee

Aug 01

Update:  The Wavehouse Swim Team will be having a memorial for Don today (August 1) beginning at 4pm, at the City Heights Recreation Center.

 

The San Diego Imperial swimming community lost one of its own on Thursday, July 27th.  Don Watkinds, head coach of the Wavehouse Swim Team, president of the San Diego Imperial Coaches Association, member of the San Diego Imperial Board of Directors and Disability Chair.  Some more background on Don can be found in this SwimSwam article.

When we receive information regarding Don’s memorial service, we will be posting on the si-swimming.org website.

In lieu of cards and flowers, it has been requested to make donations to the Challenged Athletes Foundation


written by Kevin Lee

Jul 30

The final results of the San Diego-Imperial Swimming-hosted Long Course Junior Olympics held 27-30 July at the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex in Coronado have been posted.  This year featured a very close battle for the top team honors, with a very talented Rancho San Dieguito Swimming winning the overall team championship with 4571.5 points, followed by North Coast Aquatics with 4112 points and South Bay Aquatics (2770.5).  A number of new JO and SI records were set – more on those in an upcoming article.  Individual High Point winners were:

  • 10&Under Girls: (tie) Sarah Hardin of San Diego YMCA and Isabell Chavez-Varela of South Bay Aquatics
  • 10&Under Boys: Nicholas Bai, Unattached
  • 11-12 Girls: Ashley Rowe of Pacific Swim
  • 11-12 Boys: Ian Palmroos, Unattached
  • 13-14 Girls: Laney Hall of Heartland Swim Association
  • 13-14 Boys: Carlos Munoz Rentaría of Rancho San Dieguito Swimming
  • 15-18 Women:  Juli Arzave of South Bay Aquatics
  • 15-18 Men: Brandon Kulik of Rancho San Dieguito Swimming

written by docbailey

Jul 25

San Diego-Imperial Swimming has released the estimated meet timeline, warm-up, team job and lane timing assignments for this week’s upcoming Long Course Junior Olympics championship meet.  Be aware of the Coronado BBMAC facility policy that no team/individual canopies will be allowed on the pool deck.  Teams may set up their “campsites” and canopies outside the pool fence after 7 pm on Wednesday evening.  We are looking forward to a fast and exciting meet!

Timelines: Officials have decided that we will NOT be doing chase starts during prelims this year.  The approximate timelines are:

  • Thursday:  Prelims start 9:00 am,finish about 2:00 pm.
  • Friday: Prelims start 9:00am, finish 2:30 pm.
  • Saturday: Prelims start 9:00am, finish 1:45 pm.
  • Sunday: Prelims start 9:00am, finish 2:00pm. (800s start about 11:45 am)
  • By rule, finals start no earlier than 2 hours after the conclusion of prelims.  Each day’s finals should run about 2.5 to 3 hours.

Detailed Timeline (PDF)

Team job and lane timing assignments (PDF)

Warmup Times for Prelims:

  • Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun: 7:00 – 8:00 am – 13/Over swimmers – All Teams.  8:00 – 8:45 am – 12/Under swimmers – All Teams

Warmup Times for Finals:  Thur, Fri & Sat:  4:00 pm.  Sunday: 3:00 pm

Start Times for Finals:   Thur, Fri & Sat:  5:00 pm.  Sunday: 4:00 pm

written by docbailey

Jul 25

At at the most recent SI Swimming Board meeting, the 2017-2018 Winter Season Meet Schedule was approved.  However, three meets were not bid upon by any club, so the Program committee will be putting those meets out for a “re-bid” process, with bids due by 2:30 pm Tuesday, September 19.  Those 3 meets are:

  • Oct 21-22 10&Under B/C Mini Meet and 11&Over Distance Meet
  • Nov 11 or 12 C All Ages Meet
  • Jan 12-14 A/B All Ages Meet

written by docbailey

Jul 23

The results of the Fallbrook Associated Swim Team-hosted C All Ages Meet held 22-23 July 2017 at the Fallbrook HS pool in Fallbrook have been posted.

written by docbailey

Jul 20

Fallbrook Associated Swim Team has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s C All Ages Meet at the Fallbrook HS pool:   Detailed meet information can also be found on Meet Mobile.

Psych Sheet:  Available for download

Estimated Meet Timeline:
  • Saturday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 1:15 pm
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 12:15 pm

Warmup Assignments: Saturday and Sunday:  7:15am-7:45am:  FAST. 7:45am-8:15am:  RST, ICAC, PQAC, RAQ, SDAC.  8:15am-8:45am: NCA, PS, WAVE, HSA, BFST.

Lane Timing Assignments:

LaneSaturdaySunday
1PQAC / PQACHSA / HSA
2PS /PSPS / PS
3NCA / NCANCA / NCA
4NCA / NCANCA / NCA
5RSD / RSDRST / RST
6RST / RSTRSD / ICAC

written by docbailey

Jul 20

The 2017 Official of the Year Nomination are now being accepted from the San Diego / Imperial swim community. The award will be presented to the person whom the coaches, officials, and members feel has done an exemplary job for the season.   Please submit your nomination along with a short description supporting your nominating to the officials committee (sdi-officials-committee@googlegroups.com) by August 1st. The officials committee (members can be found on the SI website) will then review the nominations and select the honoree for the 2016 – 2017 swim season.

 Thank you for your thoughtful nominations.
John Smigal
San Diego / Imperial Officials Chair

 

written by Kevin Lee