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).
Winning matters! Does your individual production lead to team success? It’s not enough to be a regular starter or be a good role player. To be on this list, you have to be one of the best at PCC, one of best in the South Coast Conference (SCC), and damn near one of the best in the state. And it’s only fair to separate the best into three separate categories. The MVPs, the game changers, and the leaders in descending order. We’re also listing the …
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.
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 Lancers hosted an invitational for the best teams in Southern California and placed 5th overall out of 15 women’s teams and 13 men’s teams as competition heats up before the South Coast Conference (SCC) Swimming Championships.
Imagine a family setting up to see their star swimmer perform in the state championship. Their precious little pride and joy has been ahead the whole season, by any standards it would seem like they had it in the bag. Then a freshman comes from behind, steals both titles and breaks not one, but two school records. That freshman is Melissa Cienega.
Every second counts. When you measure yourself down to the millisecond, it is only through a strong work ethic, passion and sheer willpower that could make someone jump back into freezing water, before the sun is up, to shave off just half a second more from the night before.
Ariahn Givens, a sophomore two-sport water athlete at PCC, last year had one of her best yet. With water polo season ending and the swim season about to start, Givens hopes to improve on the progress she made last year.
The PCC swim team has high hopes and ambitious goals for 2016. The team, who placed 5th in state championships last year, looks to raise their rankings and beat individual school records. Terry Stoddard begins his 17th season as head coach with one overall goal: team success. “ We’re looking for improvement in our conference and to try to repeat our conference dual meet season,” he said. “We were fifth in state last year, as well as eighth, seventh and fifth in previous years so …
Women’s swimming eviscerated the competition at the Aquatic Center last Friday by defeating both LA Trade Tech College and Long Beach City College, extending their undefeated 6-0 record in the South Coast Conference.