Sep 21

The next LSC Board of Director’s meeting will take place on Monday, September 26, starting at 7:45PM at the Swim Office.  It is open to everyone and is a great way to get to know what is going on in our LSC.  If you are interested in attending the meeting “virtually”, a teleconference will be set up.

Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3580

Access Code: 126668
A couple of things that can be reviewed prior to the meeting are the minutes from the previous meeting and the consent agenda for this meeting.  The consent agenda contains the reports from the different committees so that we only go over the things that need discussion during the meeting.  Here are links to the important documents:

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 15

The Wave House San Diego Swim Team is seeking a dedicated and passionate Coach to be responsible for running practices, advancing swimmer technique and endurance, attending meets where Wave House Swimmers are participating, and developing new swimmers.  The Wave House is a year-round competitive swim team, and currently practices 5 days a week at the City Heights Pool.  For more information, see the complete announcement or contact Peggy Dermody: or 619-885-0376.

written by docbailey

Sep 13

The purpose of this event is to educate swimmers and parents about USA Swimming and to
provide a fun environment for a swimmer’s F.I.R.S.T. competition.  Please see the flyer here.

Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and San Diego Imperial Swimming

GENERAL INFORMATION: Teams may enter up to 6 swimmers. Outreach/Diversity should take precedence when selecting your athletes. The meet will be capped at 54 swimmers. All athletes must have a coach in attendance for the clinic and the meet.

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 12

Read this:

You’ve been a part of your team for a few years, and a bunch of new swimmers just joined the team this fall. At first, they seemed really nice, but over the past few weeks, the team has become very clique-y. Some of the new swimmers don’t know the rules and are taking snaps in the locker room and telling dirty jokes. A few of your old teammates have joined in. You used to think that your team was a really positive one, but now you’re not so sure.

Discussion Questions:

What’s going on in this situation?
>Safe Sport says: This seems like a team culture issue. “Culture” is the way the team interacts, the values it has, and the way the team goes about its business. When the new swimmers joined the team, perhaps they didn’t pick up on the culture of the team or weren’t told what the rules and expectations are.
>Taking photos in the locker room is against the rules!

What do you do?
>Safe Sport says: Be a force for the positive things about your team! Be the kind of teammate you want to have and use phrases like “We don’t do that here or treat each other that way,” and “You know that’s against the rules.”

Do you have to tell your coach?
>Safe Sport says: Yes, you should tell your coach what’s going on. He/She probably knows that something isn’t right, but tell your coach how your teammates are making you feel about being a part of the team and coming to practice.

Wrap It Up:

What are some good ideas to build up a positive team culture?
>Safe Sport says: First, talk about it! Talk about the team you want to be. Encourage your teammates during practice, make a new friend on the team, and say “thanks” to teammates who do the right thing.

*For Coaches: You’ve worked hard to develop a good culture on your team! Talk about it with your swimmers and encourage kindness and positivity from warm-up through the end of the practice. Address the issue of taking pictures in the locker room according to your team policy. For more resources, visit or contact Safe Sport at (719) 866-4578 or

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 11

Congratulations to the following members of San Diego-Imperial Swimming who have been named to USA Swimming’s 2016-17 Scholastic All-American team!   These athletes will be recognized on the USA Swimming website and each will receive three certificates – one for the swimmer, one for their club, and one for their school. Each member will also receive a commemorative bag tag.  To be eligible, swimmers must have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA for the academic year (sophomore and above) and must meet a minimum qualifying time standard.  The SI swimmers named to the 2016-17 team:

  • Julissa Arzave (SBA) – 1st yr
  • Jordan Blitz (PAC) – 2nd yr
  • Anna Brooker (NCA) – 1st yr
  • Amelia Cho (RSD) – 1st yr
  • Leah Coffin (RSD) – 1st yr
  • Pierce Dietze (WSST) – 1st yr
  • Juliana Fox (PAC) – 1st yr
  • Leanna Gharbaoui (PAC) – 1st yr
  • Julee Keenan-Rivers (NCA) – 1st yr
  • Justin Lee (NCA) – 1st yr
  • Danielle Nowaski (CAST) – 1st yr
  • Tegan Preston (NCA) – 1st yr
  • Rachel Rhee (RSD) – 1st yr
  • Mitchell Stoddard (CAST) – 2nd yr
  • Carlson Temple (CAST) – 2nd yr
  • Lindsay Turner (NCA) – 1st yr
  • Dominick Wallace (WSST) – 2nd yr
  • Michael Xu (PAC) – 1st yr

written by docbailey

Sep 09

Please join us in attending the Celebration of Life in memory of Coach Don Watkinds on October 21 in San Diego.  See this flyer for more details: DonCelebration

written by Kevin Lee

Sep 06

The December Sectionals meet (14th-17th), which previously needed a host, will be held in Yucaipa, Ca. at  Crafton Hills College, hosted by the Yucaipa Swim Team.

written by docbailey

Sep 06

The South Bay Family YMCA is looking to hire a swim coach.  For more details, click here.

written by docbailey

Sep 01

The swimmers of WAVE swim team are hosting a swim-a-thon to raise funds to cover pool fees and a new coach.  The swim-a-thon will be held on Friday, September 8th from 4PM to 6PM at the City Heights Recreational Pool.  Facebook Link

written by Kevin Lee

Aug 29

As we are in that awkward time of the swimming calendar between the end of one season and the beginning of another, it seems like a good time to reflect on the previous year’s accomplishments.  With that in mind, below are links to the SI Top 10 times rankings, broken down by swim course, age group, and gender, as of today.  These rankings include results for all known sanctioned, approved, and observed meets which took place during the 2016-2017 swimming year and were uploaded to the USA Swimming SWIMS database.  As always, if you find what seems to be an error in the rankings, please let your SWIMS Times Officer know so he can research and correct them.

written by docbailey

Aug 25

The CA-NV Sectional Committee met Wednesday, August 3, to discuss December 14-17, 2017 Sectional meet.  At this time there are no bidders to host the meet.  The Committee voted to accept bids up to Friday, September 1.  If no bidders step forward by that date, the meet will be canceled for 2017.  If your Club is interested in hosting the CA-NV December 2017 Sectional meet, please send your bid to Denna Culpepper,, by midnight, September 1, 2017.  

written by docbailey

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

Aug 23

Three winter season short course meets were not bid upon by any club during the summer bid process.  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

SI Swimming is looking for host clubs for these meets, with bids and “proof-of-water” due by 2:30 pm Tuesday, September 19.  For more information, please contact the SI Swim Office.

written by docbailey

Aug 14

The final SI Swimming meets of the summer and the 2016-2017 swimming year are complete!  The results of the ICAC-hosted JOMAX North Meet and the SBA-hosted JOMAX South Meet, both held August 12-13, have been posted.

written by docbailey

Aug 09

Mary Redmond has provided the following information regarding this weekend’s ICAC JOMAX North Meet at the Palomar College pool in San Marcos:   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, plus any relays
  • Sunday: Starts at 9:00 am, ends approximately 12:30 pm, plus any relays
  • Detailed timeline download

Warmup Assignments: Saturday and Sunday:  0650-0730: ICAC. 0730-0810: PS & RAQ.  0810-0850: RSD & RST.  Teams not listed may choose their time to warmup.

Lane Timing Assignments:


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