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The first day of Southern California Swimming’s Short Course Winter Junior Olympic Championships kicked off today in Santa Clarita, California. Beach Cities Swimming performed in 2 individual events and 4 relays, all timed finals. Alexandra Crisera swam the first event of the day with a fantastic time drop in her 400 yard individual medley and placing fifth overall in her age group with a time of 4:59.18. The second individual event of the day showcased Nikki Cooper’s 1000 yard freestyle with another best time of 11:17.06 and a fourth place...

Jasmine Margetts got the meet started by snagging a best time in the 200 back and couple tenths off her best 200 fly time. Both of these swims landed her in the top 8 for finals. In finals she swam the same time as she did in the morning in the 200 fly getting 8th place. In the 200 back she added 1.5 seconds to gain 8th place. Two difficult swims to do in the same day 40 minutes apart in both prelims and finals. (that's why we train folks).

Winter Age Group Championships has come and gone and Beach Cities had some amazing swims, amazing time drops, fast relays, and multiple top 10 finishes. The 13-14 girls 200 yard freestyle relay comprised of Jennie Bao, Shannon O’Brien, Riley Farrell, and Kathryn Doyle swam to a 9th place overall finish with a time of 1:48.68. The 13-14 girls 400 yard medley relay comprised of Kathryn Doyle, Jennie Bao, Hayley Winn, and Lauren Nielsen swam to an 8th place overall finish with a time of 4:25.51. Way to go girls!!! Saturday...

Winter Age Group Championships continued Saturday, December 14 and Beach Cities put up a strong fight. We kicked off prelims with an amazing swim by Shannon O’Brien placing fourth and making finals with a time of 1:02.60 and finaling 8th with a time of of 1:03.28. Prelims 100 back also saw Riley Farrell placing ninth and making finals with a time of 1:04.34 and finaling 10th with a time of 1:05.40. Kathryn Doyle also made the final cut swimming prelims with a time of 1:04.40 and making it back with...

The 2013 Southern California Swimming Winter Age Group Championships (Las Vegas meet) began yesterday at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center and Beach Cities raced hard and fast with top finishers in multiple events. The 7-10 boys had at least one swimmer place in each event and every swim was a time drop, the 11-12 boys had massive time cuts in multiple events and saw a swimmer final in an event, and the 13 and overs had multiple time cuts, swim offs, returns and placing at finals, and even more time...

Congratulations to our very own Beach Cities Stingrays who competed Sunday against the Rose Bowl Rays, Santa Monica Frogs, and SGV Stingrays. Our Stingrays had a great time and many of them not only swam in their first ever swim meet but over achieved and swam the 100 IM for the very first time! WOOHOO!!! Each Stingray swam a total of 4 events and were supported by some of Beach Cities own competitive swimmers. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Stingrays and one more BIG HUGE...

Beach Cities competed at the Alondra Aquatic Center October 11-13 for the first ever Torrance hosted IMR/IMX competition and took home the FIRST OVERALL in the IMX division and multiple Top 50 finishes in both the IMR and IMX divisions. Congratulations to Jasmine Margetts for winning first overall between all male and female age groups in the IMX division and to all swimmers that swam to personal best times! IMX Top 50 Winners 1. Jasmine Margetts - 4,225 14. Kai Scarlet - 3,058 15. Riley Farrel - 2,941 16. Roger...

Congratulations to BCS swimmers Roger Brown, Jasmine Margettes, and Kai Scarlet who each achieved Top 16 times for the 2012-13 Long Course season! This is an annual report of the Top 16 Southern Californian swimmers in each event and for each age group. Jasmine qualified for the 400 individual medley and 200 backstroke, Roger qualified for 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke, and Kai qualified for the 50 and 100 butterfly. To see all the Top 16 times, visit www.socalswim.com and check under Records >Top 16. GO BEACH CITIES!

Congratulation to Junior Olympic swimmers Peyton Heiden and Sierra MacDonald who placed in the Top 3 at the Hermosa Beach Triathlon on October 5. Both girls did an outstanding job with Peyton finishing 1st & Sierra finishing 3rd in the girls 14-17 year old division, although they are both only 12 years old. The race included a 1/4 mile ocean swim, 10 mile bike and 3 mile run. Here are some highlights and stats from the race: -Peyton placed 1st overall in Girls 14-17 year old division & 47th overall...

Beach Cities Swimmers competed at their very first tri-meet today in San Fernenado against Westside Aquatics and Los Angeles Swim Club. BCS had a great showing from all training groups and the coaching staff was very proud of the numerous best times and first timers that swam their hearts out today. Congratulations to the following swimmers that raced to at least one best time or swam a race for the very first time: Matthew Cullen, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Jake Sexton, Karli Wallace, Mara Muslea, Taylor Rose, Kate Allen, Katie Diaz, Peyton...