Michael Humphrey is from Pasadena, California, and has been swimming his whole life. He participated in swim clubs growing up and as a young adult he joined the men’s swimming and diving team at Pasadena City College. The last swim meet at PCC was in March against Chaffey. Lancers won with the score of 194-49 and Humphrey gained three wins: the 1000 yard freestyle (10:25.49), the 100 yard butterfly (56.11), and the 200 yard individual medley (2:09.33).
As a part of their reaction to COVID-19, PCC suspended sports games and practices for an indefinite amount of time following the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAAs) unanimous vote last Thursday. This decision is suspending seven sports which will affect 109 athlete’s overall at PCC.
PCC’s swim teams came out strong at their meet against the Chaffey Panthers last Friday, placing first in the first eight events. In total, there were 27 events, and collectively both teams dominated in a total of 23 events–12 wins for the womens’ team and 11 wins for the mens’ team.
Carmen Ung’s story is the perfect example of a champion in the making. She is a freshman at PCC, but has already broken two school records: 100 breaststroke — which she held from almost all the previous competitions she was in and breaking her own school record over time — and 200 breaststroke from the record set two years ago by Jocelyn Jo.
As state championships took place last week at De Anza College, PCC’s best swimmers and their head coach Terry Stoddard felt satisfied with the results, even though this time around there weren’t any winners. Both PCC women and men placed 21st overall out of nearly 40 other colleges, with 47 and 49 points respectively.
The last swimming competition at Mount San Antonio College on Thursday was quite a success for the swim teams at PCC. Carmen Ung, the fastest swimmer on the women’s team, won three awards in all three events she participated in at the South Coast Conference (SCC) Championships, taking gold in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, and although the men’s team didn’t win any events, they placed third.
With the help of a couple of star freshman swimmers, the Lancers earned three wins and a loss in their first meet of the season held at Pasadena City College (PCC) on Friday.
This season of swimmers from PCC’s swim team are recognized for bringing home 13th place at the State Championship as well as breaking alumni records that have been recognized in PCC’s sports Hall of Fame. As this season comes to a close, the most memorable highlights are shared as the swim team says farewell to a few swimmers. Coach Stoddard is proud of the leadership from Samuel Jo as well as the effort Sydney Odent, Ryan Wang, and Roman Rostomyan put into their events at …
Jocelyn Jo is underwater. She is swimming as fast as she can, her arms positioned in a glacial-like state, pushing towards the waves of the blue, crystalline swimming pool. As each movement is made, she exhales accordingly to catch her breath and continue forward, often towards victory.