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 will be taking a two week break from the pool from August 22-September 5. During this time the coaching staff will be preparing for the new season. The new season will begin on Tuesday September 6th.
SDAC New Season Information 2016/2017
After carefully reviewing all the groups and the standards that must be met at all levels, the SDAC Staff has come up with the rosters for the levels of SDAC. All of the coaches have met and agreed upon these levels and the kids involved based off of the requirements and meets attended.
Group assignments have all been updated on the team’s website. Please login to your account to look for any changes. You can notice the changes under billing, since this reflects the group assigned.
If you feel that your child is misplaced, then please set up a meeting with myself after reviewing the standards for all the levels. We can then set up a tryout process for the individual child and move accordingly. We would do this during the first week of the new season.
Please keep in mind that we look at attendance, technique, work ethic and comprehension when we do move the swimmers from one group to the next. Once the new season begins, we will take another look at the swimmers during the very first month.
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.
August Practice Schedule after the 5th
August 8 – 19
Please remember that you must be a USA registered member in order to participate in a swim meet. You must register with USA swimming prior to the meet deadline. USA Swimming registrations are on-line for 2017. All swimmers in the competitive groups should be participating in swim meets.
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.
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Practice Changes for Home Water Polo Game Days Only
The Rancho Bernardo High School Men's Water Polo Team has started their season. Throughout the season several swim meets will be impacting the SDAC practice schedule. Home swim meets are scheduled on the following dates:
1. September 7th, 9th, 19th, 21st, 28th, 30th
2. October 7th, 12th, 19th, 21st
3. November 4th
One these dates, the practices times will be adjusted to the following:
1. Pre-Competitive 6:15 - 7:15pm
2. Age Group Development 6:15 - 8:00pm
3. Age Group Performance 6:15 - 8:00pm
4. Age Group Elite/Senior Development 6:15 - 8:00pm
5. Senior Elite 6:15 - 8:00pm