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2015 Boys Swimming Archive Stories

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  • JSerra beats out Crean Lutheran for first state title BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - They burst onto Orange County’s swimming scene as freshmen, instantly helping turn a school into a powerhouse. They stayed champions the next season, but after a high-profile transfer in their ranks, they persevered to stay contenders without as much of the spotlight. And so went the story of JSerra’s girls until the
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • State swim/dive: Finals top-8 results (JSerra girls claim first California title) BY DAN ALBANO
    BOYS SWIMMING CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships At Clovis West Finals Final team standings – 1. Northgate 192; 2. San Ramon Valley 133; 3. Oak Ridge 123;
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • State title comes with a twist for Crean's Young BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - Colten Young’s favorite dives are twisters. So with a chance Saturday to seal a convincing victory at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships with a twister, he was in perfect position. The Crean Lutheran sophomore hurtled toward the end of the 1-meter springboard in the 11th and final round, leape
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • CIF state/dive: Prelim results, girls diving results BY DAN ALBANO
    PHOTOS: Trojan club teammates Michelle Lee of Fairmont Prep, Olivia Rosendahl of Immaculate Heart and Carly S
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • O.C. swimmers positioned for impact at state finals BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - Orange County’s small but determined fleet of swimmers had its reasons Friday for arriving at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships. JSerra’s Kaitlyn Albertoli came for a chance to race after a health scare last week. Teammate Karli Thuen wanted another attempt at improving her times
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Fairmont Prep's Lee finishes eighth in state BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO - Die-hard aquatics fans know Michelle Lee for mentoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on a celebrity diving show a few years ago. “It was really fun and I’m happy I got to do that,” Lee said of her time on the short-lived series “Splash”. Lee stays in touch with the basketball legend thro
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Notes: Crean Lutheran, JSerra girls contenders for state title BY DAN ALBANO
    FRESNO Crean Lutheran and JSerra’s girls are both expected to contend for team titles at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships, which begin in earnest Friday afternoon with swimming prelims at Clovis West. Both Orange County powers are at full-strength for the two-day meet. JSerra’s roster has been bolster
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • State swim/dive: Team Orange County for Fresno (with relay swimmers) BY DAN ALBANO
    Capistrano Valley swimmers get a look at the awards podium before the start of the inaugura state swim and divivng championships BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING O.C. entri
    Thu May 21, 2015
  • State swim/dive: Schedule for Friday, Saturday BY DAN ALBANO
    SCHEDULE CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships At Clovis West High, Fresno Friday Girls diving final, 8:30 a.m. Swimming prelims, 2:30 p.m.
    Thu May 21, 2015
  • State swim: Crean's Ella Eastin to race with cut hand, Foothill's Kendall scratches BY DAN ALBANO
    Recently-crowned national record holder Ella Eastin of Crean Lutheran plans to race at the inaugural state swim meet Friday and Saturday in Fresno with a cut finger, said Steve Pickell, he
    Thu May 21, 2015
  • Swim: Costa Mesa-based club seeking age-group coach BY DAN ALBANO
    Costa Mesa High-based Costa Mesa Aquatics Club is seeking age-group swim coaches for its year-round team. The positions are part-time with opportunities to become full-time. For more information, conta
    Wed May 20, 2015
  • CIF breakdown: University met expectations with winning formula BY DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE Expectations were soaring for University’s boys swimming team at CIF-SS Division 1 finals. Point projections based on a scoring of prelims established the Pacific Coast
    Wed May 20, 2015
  • CIF swim: Segerstrom boys chart progress at CIF BY DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE When Jake Espinoza arrived at Segerstrom as a freshman, he could float but not swim. "I would stay afloat but that's the best I could do," he said. "I didn't even know there wer
    Mon May 18, 2015
  • Complete psych sheet for inaugural state meet BY DAN ALBANO
    Clovis Swim Club HY-TEK's MEET MANAGER 5.0 - 10:02 AM 5/18/2015 Page 1 2015 CIF Swim & Diving State Championships - 5/22/2015 to 5/23/2015 Psych Sheet Event 1 Girls 1 mtr Diving Name Yr School 1 Sherwood-Souza, Carly JR WERN-D1 564.55 2 Rosendahl, Olivia SR IMMU-D3 524.95 3 Lee, Michelle FR FAPR-D4 4
    Mon May 18, 2015
  • Small but excited O.C. group headed to state meet BY DAN ALBANO
    Most Orange County swimmers who automatically qualified for this week’s inaugural state championship meet declined the invite, but enough accepted to form a small and intriguing armada bound for Fresno. The psych sheet released Monday was highlighted by several swimmers from Crean Lutheran’s CIF-SS Division 2 championship gir
    Mon May 18, 2015
  • Boys swim AOW: Edgar Chin, Fairmont Prep BY DAN ALBANO
    Edgar Chin Fairmont Prep The junior set a meet record in the breaststroke in a state-qualifying time and won the 200 individual medley at the CIF Division 4 finals.
    Mon May 18, 2015
  • State swim: First look at the Southern Section entries BY DAN ALBANO
    Many of Orange County's top swimmers have declined spots in the inaugural state meet but not all. Several standouts, led by newly-crown national record holder Ella Eastin and the Crean Lutheran girls, will race on this coming week in Fresno. Two-time Division 1 champion Tyler Lin of Corona del Mar and the JSerra girls also highligh
    Sun May 17, 2015
  • CIF swim: Division 1 results, disqualifications updates BY DAN ALBANO
    Photo courtesy of Heston Quan Here's a first-look at the Div.1 results swim results that included disqualifications to the Fountain Valley and Woodbridge girls. Woodbridge'
    Sat May 16, 2015
  • Santa Margarita girls, University boys dominate BY DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE – Katie McLaughlin fired up her teammates for Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 1 swimming finals by passing out temporary tattoos. Santa Margarita wore them on their cheeks like war paint. After a finals sessions packed with five national records, including one by McLaughlin and teammate Grant Shoults, and t
    Sat May 16, 2015
  • Crean Lutheran's Eastin leads pack in record day at Division 2 swim finals BY DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE – The CIF-SS Division 2 swimming finals dished out the rarest of treats for aquatics fans Saturday. There was a national record courtesy of Crean Lutheran’s Ella Eastin in the 200 IM. A drag-out duel for the championship plaque for Crean Lutheran’s girls. A rare double for Laguna Beach’s boys. And
    Sat May 16, 2015
  • CIF swim: Division 2 finals results (Crean girls, Laguna boys, Ault) BY DAN ALBANO
    Laguna Beach's Division 2 boys BOYS SWIMMING CIF-SS Division 2 Finals At Riverside City College Final team standings: 1. Laguna Beach 219; 2. Murrieta Va
    Sat May 16, 2015
  • CIF swim: Crean girls, Laguna boys strike gold, Ella Eastin sets national record BY DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE It's all over here from the CIF-SS Division 2 swim finals and it was an amazing morning for rare water feats. Crean Lutheran completes its "Crean sweep 3-peat" featuring a national private school record in the 200-yard individual medley by Ella Eastin -- a stunning 1:53.90 for the Stanford bound senior. Eastin la
    Sat May 16, 2015
  • CIF swim: Division 4 finals results BY DAN ALBANO
      BOYS SWIMMING CIF-SS Division 4 Finals At Riverside City College Final team standings: 1. Cerritos 279; 2. Malibu 255; others: 16. OV 72; 17. Fairmont 44; 28. Seg 21 CAST CIF State qualifying time    200-yard medley relay – 1. Cer 1:38.00; others: 7. OV 1:46.22;  
    Sat May 16, 2015
  • Fairmont Prep's Chin ecstatic over record-setting win BY DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE - Edgar Chin powered his hands into the wall, turned toward the timing board and unleashed a primal scream of colliding emotions. The promise the Fairmont Prep swimmer showed early in the CIF-SS Division 4 finals Friday night had been realized and his worries washed away in a flash. The junior broke the 12-year-o
    Fri May 15, 2015
  • Friendly rivals could turn in thriller in 500 freestyle BY DAN ALBANO
    RIVERSIDE - Swimming fans sometimes visit the concessions or restrooms during the distance events, but that would be unwise Saturday night when the finals of the boys 500-yard freestyle arrives at the CIF-SS Division 1 meet. On a night full of record-setting promise, fans should tune in to see if Capistrano Valley’s Nick Norman
    Fri May 15, 2015