We are a community-based aquatics program dedicated to providing the youth of North County San Diego, including Rancho Bernardo and Rancho Penasquitos, the opportunity to be the best that they can be. A professional staff guides all of SDAC's aquatics Programs.
SDAC offers the following programs: pre-competitive swim program, competitive swim program, pre-competitive summer swim team and private lessons. Please see our Programs page fora description.
The SDAC Team Handbook and the Tryout Information should help to answer questions you may have. On behalf of SDAC, the entire coaching staff welcomes you to the SDAC family.
Sincerely, SDAC Staff
SDAC New Season Information 2021/2022
SDAC will be carefully reviewing all the groups and the standards that must be met at all levels within the next couple of weeks. The SDAC Staff will be coming up with the rosters for the levels of SDAC. Group assignments will all be updated on the team’s website in the month of August.
The new groups will go into effect on September 1st and new fee structures will begin at this time.
All new age group development swimmers should plan on purchasing a mesh bag, swim fins, pull buoy and swim paddles (small blue or small red) from Paradowski's Swim and Sport.
SDAC will be taking a two week break from the pool from August 23 - September 6. During this time the coaching staff will be preparing for the new season. The new season will begin on Tuesday September 7th.
USA Swimming requires that all families review the team’s MAAPP policy yearly and sign the acknowledgement form yearly. All teams are required to keep this information on file. Please review the information and return the acknowledgement of receipt form. You can find this information under the forms section of the website. Please read the MAAPP policy and return the acknowledgement of receipt form as soon as possible. NO EXCEPTIONS!
New Athlete 2021 Registration Process
Beginning September 1, 2019 all athlete registrations must be sent from each team as a batch file through Team Unify USA Swimming Registration. Individual registrations sent in by parents will no longer be accepted. Only SDAC coaching staff can send in USA Swimming registrations. You can find this information under the Parent Section of the website.
The SDAC Store for all your swimming needs is all set up at Paradowski’s Swim and Sport. You are now able to purchase, training paddles, training suits, competition suits, team bags, team parkas, team caps, etc all from the Paradowski’s Swim & Sport website. Please take a moment to check it out and show some team spirit at the next meet.
The SDAC Store for team apparel is complete. You are now able to purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, hats, shorts, pants, etc all from our on-line store. Please take a moment to check it out and show some team spirit at the next meet.
Time Standards 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 change annually to reflect changes in the size and performance of various age groups.
Have you ever wanted to be able to follow your kid’s progress and connect to the team? Here is an app for you. It is powered by our web host “TeamUnify.” I encourage everyone to do the same, but use the parent app.
Swimmers and Parents from USA Swimming You have just joined a community of 300,000 dedicated beginners, competitors and Olympic swimmers who all share a passion for our sport. You'll swim together, track times and rankings, share tips and training advice, and most importantly, have fun. The USA Swimming kit includes information on what to expect at a swim meet, how to interact with your child's coach and how to track times and help your child get the most out of swimming. You'll also find discount offers from USA Swimming sponsors and a fun video that you can customize to include your child. Whether this is your first experience as a swim mom or dad, or if you've raised a whole swim team, make sure you are taking advantage of all USA Swimming offers!
USA Swimming's "Deck Pass" Swimming has long been a sport about achievements. Now, with the launch of USA Swimming?s ?Deck Pass??, a new online and mobile application, swimmers can easily connect with one another and share their achievements with other members of the swimming community.
Deck Pass? is an innovative digital application that lets swimmers track their best times, set goals and earn digital patches for their accomplishments in the pool. It?s easy, free to use and is designed to let swimmers capture what they?re accomplishing in the water online and then share with their friends and family. Users can access Deck Pass? online or via a free mobile application.
Practice Changes for Game Days Only
The Rancho Bernardo High School Boy's Water Polo Team has started their season. Throughout the season several games will be impacting the SDAC practice schedule. Home games are scheduled on the following dates:
1. August 19th
2. September 1st, 7th, 14th, 16th, 29th
3. October 1st, 6th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 27th, 29th
One these dates, the practices times will be adjusted to the following:
1. Pre-Competitive 6:30 - 7:30pm
2. Age Group Development 6:30 - 8:00pm
> 3. Age Group Performance 6:30 - 8:00pm
4. Age Group Elite/Senior Development 6:30 - 8:00pm
5. Senior Elite 6:30 - 8:00pm
In addition, there are several water polo tournaments scheduled at the Rancho Bernardo pool. During these dates we will not be having practices for all levels. These dates will be announced at a later date.