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 2018/2019
The new groups will go into effect on September 1st and new fee structures will begin at this time.
SDAC will be taking a two week break from the pool from August 20-September 3. During this time the coaching staff will be preparing for the new season. The new season will begin on Tuesday September 4th. Since the first day of the new season has a home water polo game, please show up at 6:15pm.
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. Promotions are as follows:
Pre-Competitive to AGD: Dobson, J. Gao, Garre, Joyce, Lloyd-Jones
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.
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.
Please feel free to contact the SDAC Staff with any questions that you might have regarding group placement.
San Diego Imperial Swimming has moved to a virtual office. As part of this transition, they will have a new postal address:
San Diego Imperial Swimming
PO Box 1347
Fallbrook CA 92088
And the new phone number (760)-525-3748.
The email address will remain the same: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the closing of the swim office the registration process for new athletes has changed. Each team will now be responsible for verifying the date of birth of their athletes. All new members must fill out a USA Swimming registration form and bring it along with one of the following (Original Birth Certificate with Embossed Seal, Certified Copy with Embossed Seal or Passport) to a registered USA Swimming non-athlete member). The information will be verified and a San Diego-Imperial Swimming Swimmer verification form will be filled out. This form along with the registration form must be turned in together for all new athletes in order to be registered with USA Swimming and to compete in swim meets. Coach Tim will handle this process.
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 finally 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. September 4th, 11th, 18th, 20th, 26th, 28th
2. October 2nd, 24th, 26th, 30th
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
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.