Tag archives: swimming

Swimming Team Earns Academic Accolades 
By Scott Craig   |   August 1, 2023

The Westmont women’s swimming team has capped off an historic season by being named Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. The teams were selected on the basis of their spring 2023 team grade point averages. The Warriors posted a team GPA of 3.38.  The CSCAA also selected Ella Chaisson […]

Swimmer Leave Their Mark
By Scott Craig   |   February 21, 2023

Westmont women’s swimming finished ahead of all other NAIA teams in the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championships Feb. 8-11 at East Los Angeles College. In their fourth year, the Warriors were able to beat Fresno Pacific and Alaska-Fairbanks, which have been their biggest rivals. The meet also provided an opportunity to honor Westmont’s graduating seniors, […]

Congrats are in Order
By Nick Masuda   |   November 23, 2021

The Carpinteria High School boys’ water polo team won its first-ever CIF title with a 12-9 win over Burbank on Saturday afternoon, riding Asher Smith’s seven goals. It’s the school’s second CIF title of the calendar year, as the Carpinteria boys’ swimming team also took home the championship in the spring. Giving Hugs for Thanksgiving […]

Hope Remains Though Seasons Delayed by Pandemic
By Scott Craig   |   December 31, 2020

Westmont’s fall and winter athletic seasons have seen limited action, but several sports have offered inspirational moments. Prioritizing the health and safety of its student-athletes, Westmont decided to play contact sports only against opponents who test for COVID-19 before all athletic contests. Men’s and women’s cross country were the only fall teams to compete, as […]

Warrior Honored at Swim Meet
By Scott Craig   |   January 9, 2020

On January 4, Westmont swimmer Allison Gonzalez, the only senior on the Warrior’s inaugural team, earned the Chris Knorr Leadership Award, recognizing her commitment and leadership. The award and swim meet are named after a former California Lutheran swimmer who died of brain cancer in 2013 before he graduated. “Allison is a consistent ray of […]

Going for Gold
By Richard Mineards   |   August 22, 2019

Peripatetic Summerland twosome Marv and Gray Bauer are looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics next year with special interest. Their granddaughter Miki Dahlke, a senior at Harvard, has just qualified for the Olympic trials in the 200-meter freestyle at the Phillips 66 National Championships at Stanford University. Hailing from Mill Valley, where she attended Tamalpais […]

When Sharks Look up
By Mitchell Kriegman   |   November 1, 2018

“There’s no angry way to say microbubbles,” Bill Murray said, not the real Bill Murray, just someone pretending to be Bill Murray on Twitter. Does it matter? It’s true even if he didn’t say it. I think that’s one of the reasons in these troubling times microbubbling is so gratifying. The best form of microbubbling […]

Women’s Swim Coach Dives In
By Scott Craig   |   November 1, 2018

Westmont is excited to begin its first women’s swimming team in fall 2019 with its newly hired head coach, Jill Jones Lin.  “Jill has a strong pedigree in both swimming and Christian leadership,” says Dave Odell, Westmont athletic director. “Her energy and enthusiasm is palpable. She also has a strong understanding of athletics as part […]

Grants Launch New Sports
By Scott Craig   |   August 23, 2018

A philanthropic family from Tacoma, Washington, has given Westmont $575,000 as seed money to launch women’s swimming and men’s and women’s golf beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. The Tom and Meg Names Family Foundation awarded a $500,000 grant to the swimming program, and the Names Family Foundation has donated $75,000 toward the creation of […]

Goggles, Golf Clubs Coming to Westmont
By Scott Craig   |   July 26, 2018

Westmont will offer women’s swimming and men’s and women’s golf beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, bolstering an already successful collegiate athletic program. The college earned sixth place in the 2018 NAIA Learfield Directors Cup final standings, the best finish in its 80-year history. The cup measures overall success by awarding points to each sport […]

Montecito Polar Bear Swimmers Return
By Joanne A Calitri   |   January 11, 2018

The first day of 2018 found Montecito with a bright-blue and sun-filled morning sky, balmy with a breeze at 72 degrees, thanks to our brave firefighters who abated the Thomas Fire to 92 percent containment. It also heralded the reunion of the Miramar Beach Club’s Annual Polar Bear Swimmers, who met at Butterfly Beach down […]