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Tim Murphy

The hot weather continued down in Irvine for Jr nationals, and Beach Cities was once again in fine form! Beach Cities had 3 Individual qualifiers competing in Irvine, Bella Brito, Delaney Herr and Jack O’Shaughnessy. This was their last meet before the summer break and the last meet of Long course season. I’m beyond proud of these three athletes, they have had an incredible season full of ups, downs and plenty of learning opportunities. I hope they get some well-deserved rest because the short course season is going to be...

Tim Murphy

Beach Cities took 11 Athletes up to Sacramento for Futures and it was a hot week in and out of the pool! Before I get into the meet ReCap I want to say a big thank you to all 11 athletes for making the trip so easy, and for making it very memorable for me. This was my last swim meet with a lot of these athletes and I will remember it very fondly! Another big thank you to Kimberly Crisera for being a world-class chaperone! Okay now onto the...

Tim Murphy

Summer Age Group Championships (July 20-23, 2023) We are the champions, my friends. We did it. The athletes made it happen with their effort throughout the season and, then, with their grit and determination over a grueling four day prelims/finals competition. The parents laid the foundation by prepping and hosting a fabulous meet, not to mention supporting their young athletes throughout the season and at the meet. The coaches did what they do best and guided our young athletes to yet another level of excellence in swimming. It takes a...

Tim Murphy

Summer Pacific Committee Championships (July 14-16, 2023) This meet had a different feel this year, as there was no maximum time standard in any event (historically, this was an AG Champs max meet) and there were several events with no minimum time standard, for the first time ever. Nevertheless, our team of 88 athletes made beautiful music in the pool, much like the 88 keys on a piano, to claim a podium team finish in 3rd place overall (Women 2nd, Men 3rd). Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed...

Tim Murphy

June Age Group Invitational @ Irvine (June 16-19, 2023) Your BCS squad headed to Orange County for this year’s vintage of the June Age Group Invitational, featuring headliners such as the nearly 300-strong Irvine Novaquatics (meet host) and the Santa Clara Swim Club, with its rich swimming history. In the end, NOVA’s army of athletes proved to be too great a force to reckon with, but your BCS athletes charged hard to a 2nd place combined team finish, with both genders finishing in 2nd place, as well! The Women’s competition...

Tim Murphy

Our very own Gabi Brito was recently featured in SwimSwam's "Weekly Wonders of Age Group Swimming!" https://swimswam.com/weekly-wonders-of-age-group-swimming-6-9-2023/ Gabi Brito, 12, Beach Cities Swimming (CA): Brito fired off six lifetime bests at the TORR Last Chance meet in Torrance, Calif., highlighted by her performance in the 200 IM. The Beach Cities Swimming product took off two seconds from the PB she set in April at the Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions (2:27.67) in 2:25.50, moving her into a tie for 60th all-time! in the girls’ 11-12 age group. Brito also...

Tim Murphy

Congratulations to the following BCS athletes and coaches for being picked for 2023 USA Swimming Select Camps! Kotaro Bell - National Diversity Select Camp (May 4-7, 2023 @ U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO) Peyton Kuo - National Diversity Select Camp (May 4-7, 2023 @ U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO) Eryn Arnold - Western Zone Select Camp (June 15-18, 2023 @ San Diego State University in San Diego, CA) Gabi Brito - Western Zone Select Camp (June 15-18, 2023 @ San...

Tim Murphy

Fifty (50) BCS athletes blazed to Top 10 Short Course Times in 2022-23. Congratulations to everyone who made the list! BCS Top 10 SCY Lists GIRLS Eryn Arnold Jamie Brennan Bella Brito Gabi Brito Penelope Chiu Mia Crisera Mikaela D'Adamo Sarah Diethelm Meagan Gordon Sammie Hall Delaney Herr Hana Imai Tiara Jackson Catalina Kahan Avalon Kim Hailey Kuo Mikki Maemura Madie Malone Adelei Mosteller Heather O'Brien Brooke Patel Kayla Sun Andi Taylor BOYS Aidan Barrett Kotaro Bell Anderson Bennett Fred Brown Evan Brutscher Tyler Campbell Kyle Capili Isaac Chang James...

Tim Murphy

Spring Age Group Championships @ Rose Bowl (March 16-19, 2023) Congratulations to all of our athletes on an outstanding performance in Pasadena last weekend! Everyone made big contributions to an overall 4th place team result (Women 6th, Men 3rd). To put it into perspective, the three teams ahead of us were 3rd (SAND), 12th (NOVA) and 26th (MVN) in the 2022 USA Swimming Club Excellence standings. This is a huge accomplishment! In addition, we were 439 points clear of our team total at last year’s competition, which was more than...

Tim Murphy

BCS was fortunate to host John O'Sullivan on March 15, 2023 to meet with our coaching staff, board members, athletes and their families. John O’Sullivan is an internationally known TEDx Speaker and the founder of the Changing the Game Project, which he started in 2012. -Author of two #1 Bestselling books Changing the Game and Every Moment Matters and leading youth sports blogger -Host of the Way of Champions Podcast, one of the top-rated podcasts in the world for coaches. -Former collegiate and professional soccer player, and has coached for...