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2019 Swim and Dive Information

Welcome to the 2019 Swim season!


The season will begin on February 12th. During the week we will have time trials.  Each swimmer will swim 100 Freestyle for time.  These times will be used to organize the training groups. Training groups will be posted later in the week.


The training groups will be:


Group 1: Monday – Friday 2:05 – 3:30 This group will consist of the top swimmers in the program who are not training with their club teams. This group will be chosen based on their ability to train and compete at the Varsity level, and factors such as speed, effort and attitude.


Group 2: Monday – Friday 3:30 – 4:30 This group will consist of the Junior Varsity and Frosh/Soph swimmers who are familiar with all 4 strokes and can do them legally.  This group is also available for swimmers who would otherwise be in group1, but have a 6th period.


Group 3: Monday – Friday 2:05 – 3:00 This group will consist of the swimmers who are new to the sport and may need additional help with getting their strokes and basic skills.  These swimmers will move up to other groups and will compete when ready.


Club Swimmers: You will be released to your club coaches for training.  Check in with the coaching staff each day for attendance purposes. Your attendance at all meets will be discussed individually, however league meets will be mandatory.


Your attendance is mandatory at all scheduled afternoon practices. If you don’t show up you will be marked absent. You must be ready to put forth your best effort each day.


Practices will be held over Spring Break (times TBA).


Grades: This is a class. You will receive a grade based upon your effort and attitude as well as your improvement over the course of the season. This is not an automatic A. Swim meets  will be treated like exams, if you miss one without approval, you will be graded accordingly.


Team suits, caps, Apparel:


Sonora Aquatics Website:

Website is continually updated with current information.


Athletic Clearance: 

Before participating in athletics at Sonora, students must be “cleared” for competition. You will need to log onto and register to begin the process.

1. Log onto and register. Complete everything online.

2. Download and print the physical form that is on  Sports physicals may also be completed by your doctor or, for $25 you may go to: Dr. Bob Wilkinson: 411 Atlas Street, Brea, CA (714) 672-969.

3. Turn in to the front office: printed copies of the completed documents, physical form and online completion letter signed. You may not get into the pool without this paperwork turned into the office.
If you have any questions about the clearance process please contact: Coach Lodding, Sonora Athletic Director, (562) 266-2031,

Player Information Sheets: Due ASAP so we can begin communicating immediately. Please fill out even if a returning player, we are updating all info for good communication.

We will be using MailChimp and Remind for communication. MailChimp uses eMail for communication and Remind uses texts for communication.
We will use your info from the Information sheet to add you to MailChimp.
For Remind, text @sonorasw to the number 81010, or go to from your smartphone browser and follow the instructions to sign up


Home Meet Rules:

  1. All members of the team will meet during 6th period and will help with the set-up for the meet.
  2. All members of the team will stay on the deck for the entire meet. If you are not swimming, you will be given a job to do to help the team. If you are not in the water, you should be cheering for your teammates.
  3. No one will be excused early (unless arrangements have been made in advance). Do not have your parents come and ask me. You  are part of the team and will stay with the team.
  4. You are expected to sit together as a team and cheer for and encourage your teammates.
  5. You will be expected to help tear down and clean up after each meet.  This is part of hosting a meet and every person on the team will help.

Away Meet Rules:

  1. Not all swimmers will be competing in all of the away meets. If you are not scheduled to swim, you must come to the pool deck to check in.
  2. If you are swimming, you will need to arrange your own transportation.
  3. If you are swimming, you will remain for the entire meet (unless arrangements have been made in advance). Do not have your parents come and ask me. You  are part of the team and will stay with the team.
  4. Every swimmer will help clean up the team area before anyone will be released at the conclusion of the meet.
  5. You will leave the team area cleaner than when we got there.
  6. You will be courteous to your hosts, including timing and snack bar volunteers.
  7. You will be respectful to the host school and represent Sonora High School in a positive way.

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Athlete Name _______________________________________ Year:  Fr. So. Jr. Sr




I have received and read the 2019 information packet. I am aware that missing team events, practices, and meets will adversely affect my grade. I understand that I will lose points towards the final grade if I leave meets early or fail to do my part to help with the event set-up and clean-up. I also understand that no late orders for apparel will be accepted. I will put forth my best effort an always strive to represent Sonora as an exemplary Student Athlete.


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Boys 2019 Water Polo Schedule

Click for Boys Fall Practice Schedule

September Calendar

October Calendar

Weekly Update: Amazingly Awesome Girls Water Polo

Starting August 19 GWP will be in the water during 6th period And Tu & Th Morning 6:00-7:20.

Also check out the new page under the Girls Water Polo tab.



Swim & Dive

CIF Championships Finals!


Boys 200 Medley Relay (Joey Kling, Josh Boynton, Jack Read, Geoffrey Balchowsky) - 18th Place!

Joey Kling 200 IM -  8th Place! 

Joey Kling 100 Back -  6th Place!

Alyssa Zolman - Diving - 12th Place!

Arlo Palmer - Diving - 9th Place!

Congratulations everyone!

To sign up for the Remind text messages:   Text the message @sonorasw to the number 81010

Remind text codes and email address for current boys water polo updates

Text to number 81010

Varsity text: @zwate
Frosh/Soph text: @zwater
JV text: @zwaterp

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