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Beach Cities Swimming held its annual swim banquet at the Crown Plaza in Redondo Beach on Sunday, March 9. It was a gorgeous venue and the team dried off and got all dressed up to celebrate their amazing accomplishments! Participation awards were given to each swimmer in attendance and individual awards were presented by each group coach. The evening featured a silent auction that raised over $6,000 for the club, a sit down dinner, an awesome slide show recapturing the memories from the past year, an incredible key note address...

When it rains it pours... and boy did it! But that couldn't stop Beach Cities from giving it their all today at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. Even though lightening would eventually close down the meet for the finals session, the swimmers braved the rain during prelims and put up great competition for our committee. The swimmers were separated by 12 and Unders on the South course and 13 and Overs on the North Course. There were some great swims on both ends. Congratulations to all of the swimmers that...

The 2014 Pacific Committee Championships kicked off on Friday, February 28 at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena, California. Beach Cities own Nikki Cooper, Sean Keegan, and Kai Scarlet faced the weather and gave it their all. Heavy rain couldn't stop these fearsome athletes from swimming to best times in each of their prospective races. Nikki swam the 400 IM in 5:15.62, dropping 16.78 seconds off of her best time. Sean also swam the 400 IM and dropped 22.88 seconds for a best time of 5:04.80. Kai swam the...

SCS Club Championships concluded on Monday, February 18th after three awesome days of competition. The 200 freestyle races kicked off the day with Ryan O'Shaughnnessey and Alex Crisera representing BCS. Ryan swam the Boys 5-10 age group for a 22nd place finish in prelims and a time of 2:20.14 and Alex swam the Girls 11-12 age group dropping 1.61 seconds for a best time of 2:05.99. GREAT SWIM!! Kai Scarlet competed next in the Boys 5-10 100 fly. He dropped .36 seconds off of his seed time in prelims and...

Day two of SCS Club Championships kicked off today at East LA College and Beach Cities Swimming had a great showing from multiple training groups. The day kicked off with Kai Scarlet and Ryan O'Shaughnessey both swimming hard and strong in the Boys 5-10 year old 200 IM. Ryan raced to a 20th place finish in prelims with a time of 2:39.46. Kai was seeded 4th in the prelims but raced to a 3rd place seed for the championship finals. Coming back for finals he swam smarter and stronger, finishing...

Southern California Swimming kicked of the 2014 Club Championship Meet today at East Los Angeles College. This meet, also know as Super JOs, features the top 32 qualifiers from the Winter Junior Olympic. Those top 32 swim prelims and only the top 8 from prelims making it back later that night to swim again for a single championship final heat. Beach Cities Swimming was proudly represented on day one with stand out swims from Sean Keegan, Kai Scarlet, Kathryn Doyle, Caleb Gorman, Ryan O'Shaughnessey, and Nikki Cooper. Sean Keegan kicked...

Rebecca Soni just announced her retirement from competitive swimming this week and you may wonder what a six-time Olympic medalist may want to do right after such a decision.... visit Beach Cities Swimming, of course!! Soni is the former world record holder in the 100 meter breaststroke (short and long course) and the 200 meter breaststroke (short and long course), and is the first woman to swim the 200-meter breaststroke in under 2 minutes 20 seconds. As a part of the American team, she currently holds the world record in...

Winter Junior Olympics wrapped up the final day of competition Monday and had some outstanding swims by Beach Cities. The bag of medals is very heavy!! The final session kicked off with the 11-14 boys racing in the 100 yard freestyle. Roger Brown locked in a 6th place finish in prelims and came back for finals with a 5th place overall finish and a best time of 1:00.30. Great swim, Roger!! The 11-12 boys also competed in the 50 yard butterfly and showcased Roger Brown with an excellent time drop...

Day three of the Southern California Winter Junior Olympic Championships showcased some phenomenal performances from all ages and some edge of your seat relay races. Many of the swimmers made it back for finals and not only dropped time in prelims but came back to drop even more time in finals. The 7-10 boys kicked it off with the 50 yard breaststroke. Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Kai Scarlet, Brad Diaz, and Mason McEwen represented BCS in the prelims. Brad Diaz dropped 1.5 seconds for a best time of 41.69, Mason McEwen made...

Southern California Swimming’s 2014 Winter Junior Olympics continued with day two in sunny Santa Clarita and Beach Cities had some outstanding performances from all age groups. The meet kicked off with Jennie Bao and first time JO swimmer Sophie Kuehler swimming the girls 13-14 100 yard breaststroke. Sophie placed 9th in prelims with a time of 1:12.52 and locked in a first alternate position for the 100 breast finals. The next event featured superstar Emily Pitman and breakout star Jamie Brennan in the 7-10 girls 50 backstroke. Emily finished 10th...