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On April 15, 2021, the California Department of Public Health issued revised guidance related to spectators for indoor sports. Beginning on April 19, schools in the Sweetwater District may develop site-specific plans that adhere to the following limitations for indoor sports:

  • TWO (2) spectators per participating student-athlete to watch INDOOR athletic events (i.e. Basketball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Gymnastics)
  • These spectators shall be limited to members of the student-athlete’s specific household.

ALL SPECTATORS MUST abide to the following protocols:

  • Prior to entry to the District facility:
    • Complete a specific District-issued waiver
      • Any spectators under age 18 must have parents sign the waiver STUDENT PARTICIPANT LIABILITY RELEASE.
    • Submit to an on-site health screening
  • Once in the venue:
    • Household members sit together
    • Wear face coverings at all times
    • Maintain at least six feet of physical distance from other spectators.

The host (home) school will be the final arbiter of spectator admissions. The administration of visiting (away) schools must coordinate with home schools regarding spectator admissions.

There will be no eating in the venues and no food or drink concessions will be available.

In an effort to prevent crowding, restroom usage at events will be monitored.

Athletic events in the Sweetwater District may have additional observers (i.e. coaches, scouts, media personnel, other staff or student participants). These observers must follow the spectator protocols. Each site will develop gate lists for approved observers.

Site administration may direct any observer or spectator not adhering to the health and safety protocols to exit the premises.

Please refer to the Sweetwater Athletics Update issued on March 17, 2021 for guidance related to spectators for OUTDOOR events. That guidance remains in effect.

For aquatic sports, the spectator policies at the individual pool venues must be followed. Please contact the pool directly to determine their spectator policy.

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To the Sweetwater Athletics community, thank you for your patience. The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to present some extraordinary challenges. We will continue to proceed in an abundance of caution to protect our students, coaches and families.

If you have any questions regarding Sweetwater Athletics, please contact us at (619) 796-7720.

Game Schedule – April 2021

19th Softball Monte Vista @ SOH 4:00 PM Varsity
20th Boys Soccer Bonita Vista @ SOH 3:00 PM V & JV
20th Boys Volleyball Morse @ SOH 3:30 PM Varsity
21st Softball Chula Vista @ SOH 3:00 PM Varsity
21st Baseball Monte Vista @ SOH 3:30 PM Varsity
21st Boys Basketball Sweetwater @ SOH 6:00 PM Varsity
22nd Coed Tennis Hilltop @ SOH 3:00 PM Varsity
22nd Boys Volleyball Patrick Henry @ SOH 3:30 PM Varsity
23rd Girls Basketball Hilltop @ SOH 6:00 PM Varsity
26th Softball Morse @ SOH 4:00 PM Varsity
27th Boys Soccer Hilltop @ SOH 3:00 PM V & JV
28th Softball Mar Vista @ SOH 3:00 PM Varsity
28th Girls Basketball San Ysidro @ SOH 6:00 PM Varsity
29th Boys Soccer Eastlake @ SOH 3:00 PM V & JV
29th Wrestling Hilltop @ SOH 3:00 PM Varsity
29th Boys Volleyball Mission Bay @ SOH 3:30 PM Varsity
30th Boys Basketball Castle Park @ SOH 6:00 PM Varsity

*Games scheduled are also dependent on finalized teams for both Southwest and the Visiting Team*
*Schedules are subject to change due to COVID developments and district updates*





Athletics Update 2/3/21

Athletics Clearance Checklist (PDF)

COVID-19 Testing Info

Good Morning Southwest School High Community, with the lifting of the regional stay at home order, our district has approved the start of the following Season 1 Purple Tier sports scheduled to begin in February:

  •  Boys and Girls Cross Country    Monday, February 8
  •  Boys and Girls Swim and Dive   Tuesday, February 16

To maintain sufficient health and safety measures during practices and competitions, the
following protocols will be implemented:

Cross Country:

  • Team size limitations will be reviewed with coaches and site administrators.
  • Site administrators and coaches should make every effort to minimize large gatherings, including assigning students to alternative days of practice.
  • At competitions, varsity and junior varsity start times should be staggered to allow students to arrive at and depart from the venue in separate groups.

Swim and Dive:

  • Team size limitations will be reviewed with coaches and site administrators.
  • Each of the pools have additional health and safety guidelines, including limited access to changing rooms (student-athletes should come to the pool with their swimsuits on), prohibitions on food inside the venues and no admittance of spectators.

In all cases, the following safety protocols must be followed:

  • Daily health screening procedures for all participants (student-athletes and coaches)
  • All participants (coaches and students) must wear face-coverings at all times
  • Participants must always maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance
  • Participants must bring their own water; there will be no access to on-campus drinking fountains
  • No spectators will be allowed at practice and competitions
  • No District transportation will be provided to venues for practice or competitions

Further, student-athletes must present negative COVID-19 tests at the start of the season and at three- week intervals throughout the season. Any reports of positive COVID-19 cases and/or close contacts with positive COVID-19 cases among student-athletes or coaches may result in teams being mandated to quarantine for up to 14 days and possible forfeiture of scheduled competitions.

Students may access COVID-19 tests from their personal healthcare providers or  go to a COVID-19 testing site managed by San Diego County.

Please click this link for more information about the San Diego County COVID-19 testing sites:

Register My Athlete (RMA) is currently open for clearances for both Girls and Boys Cross Country and Girls and Boys Swim/Dive. Student-Athletes cannot participate in athletics unless they are cleared and academically eligible.

To be considered cleared to participate, the following items are required:

  1. A Physical Exam record using the SUHSD physical form and a doctor’s stamp
  2. The SUHSD COVID-19 Waiver from RMA printed with physical signature
  3. Printed student-athlete profile page with physical signature
  4. A Negative COVID-19 test dated after January 15 sent to &
  5. A minimum 2.0 in both scholarship and citizenship on last semester’s report card

We will allow for on campus clearances on the following days.

  • Cross Country: Wednesday, February 3 and Monday, February 8 from 3PM – 5PM, Main Gate Entry
    • Boys Coach –
    • Girls Coach –
  • Swim and Dive: Wednesday, February 10, and Tuesday, February 16 from 3PM – 5PM, Main Gate Entry
    • Boys Coach –
    • Girls Coach –

For clearance assistance after these dates please email the athletic director at

Please contact your sport coach if you have sport specific questions and for practice start times and locations.
Please contact me if you have general questions. Thank you

Dr. Jason R. Snyder, Athletic Director
(619) 628-3663

Southwest High School
Home of the Raiders
1685 Hollister Street • San Diego, CA • 92154-4548
Tel: (619) 628-3600 • Fax: (619) 423-8253

Season 1 Sports 

(December – March/April)

Season 2 Sports

(March – June)

Girls Field Hockey Girls Lacrosse
Girls and Boys Volleyball Girls and Boys Swim and Dive
Girls and Boys Cross Country Girls and Boys Track and Field
Girls and Boys Water Polo Girls and Boys Wrestling
Co-Ed Football Girls and Boys Basketball
Co-Ed Gymnastics Girls and Boys Soccer
Co-Ed Roller Hockey Softball and Baseball
Co-Ed Sideline Cheer Co-Ed Tennis
Co-Ed Competitive Cheer


Guidelines in Place for On-Site Conditioning Sessions:

  • Coaches host virtual meetings for interested students
  • Coaches submit student cohort rosters for check-in and daily attendance
  • Coaches have current, valid Coaches Card, including all COVID related training
  • Maximum 14 player cohort(s), 1-2 coaches ONLY
  • Outdoor facility use ONLY – No indoor activities
  • No locker room, weight room use
  • Separate restroom for each sport/cohort
  • Separate entry and exit gate for each sport/cohort
  • Separate outdoor facility space assigned to each sport/cohort
  • 6-ft physical distance between coaches and students at all times
  • No use of equipment, balls
  • Conditioning activities ONLY, no sport-specific drills
  • Mask must be worn by coaches and all student-athletes
  • ONLY masks that cover the nose and mouth entirely are allowed – no face shields, bandanas
  • Students bring own water/water bottles – no drinking fountains
  • Students bring own towels, gym bags – maintain 6 feet apart
  • Students must report on time to check in. No late entry allowed.
  • Students must exit the campus/be picked up immediately after their session
  • No loitering on campus allowed
  • No spectators allowed (parents/friends/siblings/assistant coaches)
  • Health screening with temperature checks upon entry – all coaches and students
  • Hand sanitizer and additional masks to replace possible wear and tear during conditioning available for each cohort
  • COVID – Participation Waivers on file – all coaches and students

We appreciate the support and patience you have demonstrated as we waited to receive updates from the San Diego County, CIF Office, and SUHSD District Athletics Office regarding our district-wide Athletics Return-to-Play plan.

For more information or assistance, please email our Athletic Director, Jason Snyder @


Thank you,

Southwest High School Athletics

Athletics Staff

Athletic Director: Dr. Jason Snyder

(619) 628-3663

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Requirements for Participation

Students participating on athletic teams must meet high academic, citizenship and attendance standards. Grades are checked each grading period (every six weeks) and require a 2.0 in scholarship and citizenship, passing at least four classes. This is in accordance with CIF standards.

The following sports are co-ed:

  • Roller Hockey
  • Football
  • Wrestling

Paying for Athletics 

Winter Sports Information

Spring Sports Information

SOH Coach Directory 2019-2020 (PDF)

CIF Participation Survey [PDF]