Notes for 6-14-18

This note is in place of the weekly “Jen's notes”. There was a little more info this week, and Jen Davies has had a super busy week, so I decided to put this one together send it out.

New swimmers:

First of all I would like to welcome the new swimmers who have recently joined the team for the summer special. We know you'll have many questions as you get rolling here, so here are a few points of contact for you:

Heather Giordano - board member, for general questions about the team and swimming in general.

Melissa Holden - treasurer, for questions about financial things

Dave Kilmer - head coach, for questions about coaching, group placement, general practice questions, schedule, meet questions.



For those of you that were around prior to 4 weeks ago, you know that Coach Tabitha recently left with her family for Alaska (Military relocation).  Since then you've seen a few new faces on deck (as well as some old ones). In May I had announced the hiring of Marina Preiss as one of our new coaches. Unfortunately, soon after hiring, she took a job in Austin Texas, so, sadly, this did not work out.

Here are the coaches you'll see working with novice through level 2:

David Newman. David swam for CAST for a number of years He recently graduated from the University of Utah, and is pursuing his masters degree. He began coaching 4 years ago in the summers with another local team while he was still swimming. The last 2 summers he has coached with CAST.

Cassidy Holden: Cassidy has been coaching straight through since last summer. She recently finished her first year at SDSU. After hanging up her competitive swimming towel, she's been continuing her love for swimming, by working with the developing swimmers. You'll see her just about any day you're at the pool.

Taylor Lynch: Taylor just completed her sophomore year at Liberty University, and will be helping on deck on Mondays. Taylor swam from age 5 to 19 and after her first year of collegiate swimming had switched to diving, but recently had to hang up her towel due to a shoulder injury. She is now one of the lead lifeguards at the Kroc center, so you may see her at the pool in other roles.

Pete Anderson: On Tuesdays and Thursdays (for the time being), Pete Anderson will be working with the novice group to help give them a great start to their future in swimming. Pete, although retired, wanted to help us out, and for now will be working with the kids 2 days a week. Pete Swam for legendary Doc Counselman at the university of Indiana in the 60's. He has held multiple American and world records as a masters swimmer, and has had numerous stints coaching swimmers throughout the years.

And of course you'll see myself (Coach Dave) and Coach Dawnella working with level 3-4-5

Meet this weekend : Splash and Dash

This meet is in Coronado. It is 4 days of heats and finals with some really tricky twists that make it different from most meets. Originally there was going to be a AA session, then an A session and then finals each day. Due to smaller than anticipated numbers, the A session has been integrated into the AA session. The events are still separated, but it's all one morning session.

A quick example: the AA 200 fly's swim, and then the A 200 fly's swim then they move on to the 100 free's AA's first and then the A 100 free's.

There is a detailed day to day timeline on the SI swimming website. Don't be fooled by the event numbers – they jump around. the day to day timelines are the way to go.

Prelims will begin at 9:00 am each day and finals will begin at 4:30 on Fri-Sat-Sun, and 4:00 on Monday. The prelim sessions are fairly short, so those who qualify for finals will have long breaks to rest before their evening swims.

AM warmup: Friday be there at 7:30; Saturday-Sunday-Monday be there at 6:50.

PM warmup: for finalists, be there 1 hour prior to the start of 3 days 3:30 and 3:00 on Monday.

As always we want swimmers to check in with the coaches each time they are getting ready to leave in order to make sure everyone is on the same page as to when the swimmer needs to return.

Suits: we recommend team suit in the AM and championship type suit in the PM.



The Swim-O-Rama took place last Friday and Saturday with a makeup swim on Tuesday. If you still need to make up your swim contact me (coach Dave).

There are great prizes to be can still go out and solicit donations. In order to have your donations count for prizes, they must be turned in by the 20th. (next wednesday).

You can either bring your donations in an envelope to the pool or have your sponsors donate online on the Swim-O-Rama page.

We will have a team-help-day where all of the swimmers work together, as well as the prize handout on the last Friday of June. (more info will be available on this as we get closer)


Summer Schedule

In the summer, the schedule doesn't change much for level 2 on down. It does change a lot for level 3 on up. Please see the “Schedule” tab on our website in order to print out the June calendar. The July Calendar will be up in about a week.


That's all for now – See you at the pool!

  • Coach Dave