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Justin Max

Last weekend BCS sent 36 athletes to the AAPI Lunar Festival meet down in Mission Viejo. The meet had a little bit different format that included prelims, finals, and distance sessions spread over 4 days (Friday-Monday) which made it a unique challenge for our athletes (and coaches) who competed across the entire meet. Despite the challenge, our athletes stepped up in a big way and we had 14 of our 36 athletes bring home individual event wins, and we walked away as the 3rd place overall team! This meet served...

Justin Max

Last Sunday, BCS sent 40 athletes to the SGAC/BAY February meet in South Gate. The meet was an indoor competition, which made it a unique opportunity for our athletes and coaches. Indoor racing comes with a whole host of issues that we usually don’t have to contend with when racing outdoors (air quality, crowded decks, increased ambient noise volume, etc); but our squad did a great job of adapting to their environment, and put together a whopping 85% lifetime best swims across the course of the day. Not only that,...

Justin Max

Last weekend, BCS sent 148 athletes to the 2024 Polar Plunge meet in Torrance. Despite the wintry title, we were greeted with clear skies and 70-degree weather, and our athletes took advantage in a big way. All together we racked up 378 new lifetime best swims, and we had 8 different athletes combine to take home 13 event wins! This meet marked the return to competition following the holidays for many of our athletes, and we certainly got the 2024 campaign off to a great start! Please click HERE to...

Tim Murphy

Beach Cities Swimming had 6 athletes selected for the January 2024 All-Star meets. Pac Coast All-Star Team: Eryn Arnold Gabi Brito Jake Everitt SCS All-Star Festival: Olivia Chi Avalon Kim Kayla Sun Our very own Coach Greg Manvelian will serve as a member of the Pac Coast All-Star staff this weekend and Coach Mary Mitchell will serve on the SCS All-Star Festival staff. Congratulations, TEAM! P.S. The Pac Coast All-Star meet is taking place in our backyard this year, if anyone would like to go watch/support. Meet starts at 2pm...

Justin Max

December has been a very busy month for our Beach Cities athletes! In addition to the Winter Age Group Championships (WAGs) in San Clemente, BCS had senior athletes compete at two additional championship meets throughout December. First, we sent five athletes to the Winter Junior National Championships West in Westmont (Chicago), Illinois; and then we wrapped up our 2023 competition schedule with 13 athletes competing down in Huntington Beach in the Speedo Sectionals meet at Golden West College. Junior Nationals is one of the most competitive meets in the country...

Tim Murphy

Winter Age Group Championships (December 8-10, 2023) BCS athletes battled an extremely competitive field at this year’s edition of the Winter Age Group Championships, once again in beautiful San Clemente. After two days of racing, the team found themselves firmly in 4th place in the team competition and went on to finish in 4th (combined/women/men) when all was said and done, just off the podium behind the juggernauts of NOVA, ROSE and AZOT. Congratulations, athletes! Last weekend we witnessed two BCS athletes become first-time Sectionals qualifiers (Kayla Sun - 100...

Tim Murphy

Beach Cities Swimming is back on the board after a one year hiatus, as the team achieved Bronze level recognition in USA Swimming's 2023-24 Club Excellence rankings. Congratulations to all athletes, coaches and families on this prestigious honor! Of all the teams in Southern California Swimming, the largest Local Swimming Committee (LSC) in the country, only 10 outscored BCS. Well done, Team! 2023-24 Club Excellence Results SwimSwam article about USA Swimming's Club Excellence results

Tim Murphy

Four BCS student-athletes were awarded the prestigious Scholastic All-America honor by USA Swimming for the 2022-23 season! The Scholastic All-America program celebrates the exceptional achievements of our sport's best and brightest student-athletes, both in the classroom and the pool. For more about the Scholastic All-America program, CLICK HERE. Congratulations to the following BCS student-athletes: Bella Brito Delaney Herr Peyton Kuo Lily Neumann Here is a link to a story about the Scholastic All-America program from SwimSwam and another from the SoCal Swimming website. Keep up the excellent work, Team!

Tim Murphy

BCS student-athlete Bella Brito lands at #14 on SwimSwam's Way Too Early Recruit Ranks: Girls High School Class of 2025! https://swimswam.com/way-too-early-recruit-ranks-girls-high-school-class-of-2025/ "Brito brings a very similar skillset as Scott to the table, as the two swimmers own near-identical breaststroke times while also having a pedigree in the 200 IM and the sprint free events. Brito is second to only Mellott in the 100 breast, is 2:10-low in the 200 breast, and has a sub-1:59 200 IM and a sub-23 50 free to boot. She projects as an elite breaststroker who...

Tim Murphy

Summer Pacific Committee Finale (July 29, 2023) BCS athletes took the cake at the Summer Pac Comm Finale, outpacing Rose Bowl in the combined team competition, with our young Women in 1st and our young Men in 2nd! This was also an opportunity for some of our more advanced Pre-Compers to get a taste of competition. Congratulations to all who participated in the meet at Occidental College. On to the highlights! Marlin A All Marlins swam the 50 Fly 50 Back 50 Breast and 100 I.M. except for 8 and...