The Duke-bound senior captured the 100-yard breaststroke at the CIF Division 1 finals in a county-leading 55.28 seconds. He also clocked the second-fastest 100 butterfly in the county this season with a 48.71, which took fourth. Both times rank in the top-five in county history.
RIVERSIDE – The CIF-SS Division 1 swim championships seem to rage faster every season.
"You can't breathe in this," Corona del Mar girls coach Doug Volding said after Saturday night's edition at Riverside City College. "There are so many great teams and swimmers in Division 1."
But despite another sizzling finals, wh
RIVERSIDE – The Troy aquatics program has put together a year to remember.
The Warriors captured the CIF-SS Division 4 girls water polo title earlier this year.
On Saturday, Troy again reached the summit, edging Ayala of Chino Hills, 207-201, to take the girls team competition of the CIF-SS Division 2 swim championships at
LEADING O.C. BOYS SWIM TIMES, RECORDS, RANKINGS
(updated May 11, after Div. 2 finals)
BOYS SWIMMING 200 medley relay (O.C. record 1:32.88) – CdM 1:33.06 #2 all-time
200 free (O.C. record 1:33.83) – Kao (Ken) 1:36.76 #4 all-time
RIVERSIDE Sometimes victories don't arrive as a championship plaque or first-place medal.
They emerge as a swimmer jumping into the arms of her coach after a long-pursued time-drop.
They are found in the swimmer walking to the starting block with a bandage covering five stitches in her heel.
And they flow from a winded sw
RIVERSIDE – Upon further review, Ella Eastin didn't just shatter the Orange County record in the 200-yard individual medley at the CIF Division 3 swim finals Thursday night.
She also set the national independent/private high school record, Swimming World confirmed Friday.
The Crean Lutheran sophomore blazed to a life
RIVERSIDE - Troy's girls swim program brought four years of improvement to Friday's CIF Division 2 prelims.
The Warriors unleashed that speed at Riverside City College.
Troy positioned itself to contend for its first team championship Saturday by qualifying two relays for finals, earning five individual swims in the "big fi
RIVERSIDE – They're all over the Orange County record book, and working their way into the nation record book. And now their school is part of the CIF-Southern Section's list of team champions.
Crean Lutheran's duo of Lindsey Engel and Ella Eastin continued to rewrite county history Thursday night -- while Eastin also
RIVERSIDE – There's a belief that CIF swim championships can be won, or lost, in prelims.
Corona del Mar's girls and Capistrano Valley's boys didn't win anything official at the Division 1 prelims Thursday, but they positioned themselves well for a title sprint at Saturday's final.
Both teams flashed their freestyle speed a
RIVERSIDE – Lindsey Engel didn't want to wait for finals. She wanted to blaze to records in prelims.
Not record, records.
The Crean Lutheran junior did just that at the CIF-SS Division 3 swim prelims Wednesday night.
She became Orange County's new queen of speed by setting county records in the 50- and 100-ya
USA water polo has selected highly-successful Serbian Dejan Udovicic as its men’s coach through the 2016 Olympics, the Huntington Beach-based federation announced Tuesday.
Udovicic guided Serbia to bronze medals at the past tw
Welcome to Hot Shots Overtime - a daily slideshow of photos from events held all over the county. This slideshow features photos from tennis games and CIF-SS Division 1 diving finals held on Tuesday (May 7, 2013).
RIVERSIDE – Mark Anderson of El Toro and Alexandra Caplan of Mission Viejo achieved historical three-peats with plenty of style Tuesday at the CIF-SS Division 1 diving championships.
Anderson closed out a dominating, 11-dive performance at Riverside City College by scoring three perfect 10s on his last dive.
RIVERSIDE – Those freshman jitters never stood a chance. That challenging front, 31/2 somersaults dive was conquered.
And that television camera zeroed in on his every move didn't appear to be a distraction.
Troy's Cristian Herrera was a freshman only on paper Monday at the CIF-SS Division 2 diving championships, bec
Welcome to Hot Shots Overtime - a daily slideshow of photos from events held all over the county. This slideshow features photos from the CIF-SS Division 2 boys and girls diving finals held on Monday (May 6, 2013).
1. University 7-0
2. Corona del Mar 7-2
3. Capistrano Valley 5-2
4. Northwood 5-3
5. Santa Margarita 8-0
6. Los Alamitos 5-1
7. Mater Dei 7-1
8. Edison 4-6
9. Tesoro 4-3
10. Dana Hills 7-0
10. Villa Park 10-0
Corona del Mar High School
The Louisville-bound senior captured the 100-yard freestyle in a county-leading and meet record 45.95 seconds at the Pacific Coast League finals and also won the 200 freestyle in 1:41.37. Garkani also lead the county in the 200 free with a 1:40.88.
He is the captain of the swim team and will attend and swim next year at MIT. He also swims club for Irvine Novaquatics and was selected boys co-swimmer of the meet at Foothill Swim Games. He is taking AP English literature, government, statis
Welcome CIF Central, OCVarsity's landing page for coverage of the 2013 CIF-SS swimming and diving championships in Riverside. For live updates, follow Dan Albano on twitter: @ocvarsityguy
LA HABRA – The storylines for next week's CIF-Southern Section swimming and diving championships began to emerge Saturday with the release of the swimming entries.
If Orange County's record-setting league finals performance was an indication, local aquatics fans will have plenty of action to follow as the stage moves to Riverside.
Corey Okubo arrived at the Pacific Coast League swim finals with lofty goals. But the University junior still didn't expect to surpass those times the way he did Friday at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.
Okubo smashed one of Orange County's legendary swim records, out-dueled friendly rival Michael Chang of Northwood and
Welcome to Hot Shots Overtime - a daily slideshow of photos from events held all over the county. This slideshow features photos from boys and girls league championship swim meets held on Friday (May 3, 2013).