Although officially finishing in second place at the South Coast Conference Championships, the Pasadena City College women's swim team was a first in event victories, school feats, and awards at the 3-day meet held at Cerritos College April 21-23.
David Jimenez is king of the backstroke in the South Coast Conference after his two event wins highlighted the Pasadena City College men's swim team's performance at the conference championships held April 21-23 at Cerritos College.
The Pasadena City College women's team won four of the five events performed Thursday on Day 1 of the South Coast Conference Swim Championships held at Cerritos College. The Lancers led the team competition with 192 points, three ahead of SCC dual meet champion Mt. San Antonio during the SCC finals that continue Friday-Saturday, April 22-23.
The 16th Pasadena Invitational continued the meet's traditon of bringing out the best in swimmers across the state as evidenced by the 27 meet records broken in the past two years of the event, including nine at this year's meet. The PCC women's team didn't set a record but it did perform its highest finish ever in its host event by taking fourth place out of 22 teams.
It came down to the final event, and that's how close it was for the Pasadena City College women's swim team Friday as the Lancers saw their South Coast Conference dual meet winning streak snapped at 18. PCC lost to Mt. San Antonio by the slimmest of margins, 138-136, as the Mounties also won the conference dual title over the defending champion Lancers.
The Pasadena City College women's swim team continued to show its depth and versatility Friday when the Lancers won 13 of a possible 15 events and extended their South Coast Conference dual meet winning streak to 18 dating back to 2014. PCC downed Cerritos, 156-121, and defeated Rio Hondo, 171-88, in a home double dual at the Aquatic Center.
The Pasadena City College men's swim team is beginning to see improvement as evidenced by its best showing of the season in a South Coast Conference double dual meet held March 18 held at Chaffey College. The Lancers defeated host Chaffey, 150-97, and downed El Camino, 160-83. A PCC swimmer won in a season-best 11 out of the 15 events.
The Pasadena City College women's swim team placed third out of seven squads participating in the 11th Mariner Invitational meet held at College of Marin on March 12. The Lancers also lost to Diablo Valley, 89-71, in a dual meet at DVC on March 11 as part of PCC's annual trek to Northern California.
The Pasadena City College women's swim team keeps coming up big in South Coast Conference dual meets. The Lancers extended their program win streak to 14 consecutive conference duals and have won 17 of their last 18 dating back to 2014 by sweeping a double dual against East Los Angeles and Long Beach City Colleges Friday at the Aquatic Center.
Sophomore Liza Echeverria won the 200-yard breaststroke event and helped the Pasadena City College women's swim team place fourth at the 17-team, Mt. San Antonio Invitational held Feb. 26-27.
After two of the greatest years in Pasadena City College women's swimming, the Lancers and head coach Terry Stoddard are wondering what they can do for an encore. In 2014-15, PCC went 15-1 in South Coast Conference dual meets and finished sixth and then a PCC best-ever fifth last year at the CCCAA State Championships.