Swimming to State Championships
Santa Monica College's (SMC) Men's Swimming team won the Western Conference championship on Saturday, April 20 at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center in Santa Clarita, California. SMC finished with 710.5 points, while Ventura College scored 621 points. This is the Corsairs' first conference championship since 1990.
The Men's team won nine individual events and three relays. Matt Holt, who won both the 500-yard freestyle and the 1650-yard freestyle, was awarded Swimmer of the Meet. Head Coach Brian Eskridge was also chosen as Western State Conference Coach of the Year.
The Women's team won fourth place, improving from last year's seventh place finish.
State Championships will take place this weekend, from May 2 to May 4. Six individuals and all five relays qualified on the men's side, while three individuals and four relays qualified on the women's side.