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Jun 18, 2018 - Second Place for SOCAL at June Age Group Championship
S ocal: Showing incredible balance between the girls (1,283 points) and boys (1,332 points) Socal came in second at the 2018 June Age Group Championships this past weekend at La Mirada. As is the cas...
Jun 14, 2018 - Garcia and Weber OC Atheletes Of The Year
Socal: I have always said that Socal was the place for every aquatic athlete regardless if it was swimming, Synchronized swimming or water polo. Recently we proved we are accomplishing exactly that....
Apr 22, 2018 - Journey Werner
Senior 2 swimmer, Journey Werner, recently committed to be a student-athlete at Masters University. Congratulations Journey! Coach Pickell
Apr 11, 2018 - Andrew Leong Sets Socal Record
The Socal swimmers have broken over 20 team records in the last six months. Unfortunately, I missed one during this fleury of records. At the spring JO's Andrew Leong broke the 13-14 year old boys 1...
Apr 4, 2018 - Furniss Commits to USC
Senior 1 swimmer, Quinn Furniss, continuing a family tradition committed to the Univesity of Southern California. Congratulations Quinn and FIGHT ON! Coach Pickell
Mar 27, 2018 - Wang Commits to Golden West College
Senior 1 swimmer, Michael Wang, has committed to be a student-athlete at Golden West College. Congrats Michael! Coach Pickell
Feb 13, 2018 - McCance Commits to UCSB
Senior 1 swimmer, Molly McCance, has committed to be a student-athlete at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Congrats Molly and go, Gauchos! Coach Pickell
Jan 22, 2018 - Socal Wins Red/White Championship
Socal: The SOCAL TEAM won their third winter championship meet this past weekend at Foothill High Scholl with a point total of 4,633.50. If you added the second team score (Gators) and the third team...
Jan 8, 2018 - Zinn Helps SCS Win Pacific All Star Meet
Socal: This past weekend in Snohomish, Washington Tona Zinn helped the SCS Zone win the 2018 Pacific Coast All-Star meet. Tona won the 200 IM and 200 Fly, was second in the 100 fly and 100 breaststrok...
Dec 20, 2017 - Socal Girls Win Sectionals
Socal: The Socal girls behind Elise Garcia's 128 points and Samantha Shelton's 92 points won the winter Sectional meet in Yucaipa this past weekend. The girls won all three relays and combined with t...
Dec 11, 2017 - SOCAL WINS WAG
Socal: Socal won the 2017 Winter Age Group Championship meet with a point total of 4,105. The girl's team ended up finishing first in their division with 2,245.5 points and the boy's team finished se...
Nov 8, 2017 - Garcia, Shelton and Zinn Break Records
Socal: At a very fast Kevin Perry Meet this past weekend Socal broke 6 team records. Samantha Shelton in her first meet with Socal broke the 17-18 200 Back Record (1:55.12), 200 Free (1:46.56) and ...
Oct 17, 2017 - Sidney Shimomura Commits To USAFA
Senior 1 swimmer, Sidney Shimomura, has committed to be a student-athlete at the United States Air Force Academy next year. She will join two Socal swimmers at the academy. Sophmore Tianna Jorgenson ...
Oct 17, 2017 - Nicholas Halphide Commits to UCSB
Senior 1 swimmer, Nicholas Halphide, has committed to be a student-athlete at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Congrats Nick and go, Gauchos! Coach Pickell
Aug 30, 2017 - Duzman Shines at Maccabi Games
Senior 2 swimmer Ethan Duzman recently won 10 medals at the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games in Miami, Florida. Ethan won Gold Medals in the 100 & 200 back, 500 free and two relays. He won a silver in the 100 ...
Aug 15, 2017 - Garcia Breaks Two Socal Records at Juniors
Socal: The team of Mandy Brenner, Emma Davidson, and Elise Garcia just returned from the Junior Nationals in New York. All three girls swam well and had fun visiting the Big Apple. Elise Garcia made ...
Oct 9, 2014 - Eastin Makes USA World Cup Team
Socal's Ella Eastin was named on the USA Junior World Cup team. Article below. http://swimswam.com/16-usa-swimming-juniors-to-compete-at-fina-world-cup-events/
Sep 21, 2014 - Four in a Row for Socal
Socal: All of the kids and most of the parents are too young to remember the Pittsburg Pirates theme when they won the 1979 World Series. The theme was ? WE ARE FAMILY?. Yesterday at the Orang...
Sep 18, 2014 - 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trial Standards
Socal: If you think the Olympic Games is the fastest swim meet every four years you would be wrong. The fastest meet is the USA Olympic Trials and today the qualifying standards were announced and ca...
Sep 11, 2014 - ELLA EASTIN COMMITS TO STANFORD
Being the Head Coach of Socal Aquatics is a blessing and I get many rewards from the efforts of my coaches every year. No more are as important then when the Socal Senior swimmers commits to a Univer...
Aug 31, 2014 - Eastin Wins Twice at Pan Pac's
USA Swimming Team Captain, Ella Eastin, won two golds this pass week at the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui, HI. She won the 400 IM Thursday evening and last night she won the 200 IM in ...
Aug 29, 2014 - 12TH Annual Ocean Swim
Aug 25, 2014 - MONJAY VERBALLY COMMITS TO USC
One of my goals as the Head Coach of Socal is to give each swimmer the opportunity to continue swimming in college as student atheletes. Billy Monjay from the Senior 1 group recently commited to the U...
Aug 24, 2014 - SOCAL STARTS MONDAY
Socal: I hope everyone had a nice break from the pool and I look forward to seeing a bunch of rested and pumped up kids when we begin swimming again tomorrow. Last year was the most successful year fo...
Aug 17, 2014 - Ella Eastin Makes USA Junior Team
Despite fighting some illness Socal had three swimmers make finals and score points at the 2014 USA Summer Junior and Senior Nationals. In addition, Ella Eastin made the 2014 USA Junior Pan Pac?s ...
Aug 7, 2014 - Socal Senior Swimmers Swim Fast at Zone
This past weekend the Senior 1 & 2 group swimmers not at Nationals went to Clovis for the Western Zone Championship. There were over 100 teams in attendance, some even coming from as far as Hawaii...
Jul 28, 2014 - Socal 4th At Junior Olympics
Led by four swimmers that won individual events and a great team relay day Socal Aquatics finished in fourth place at the 2014 Junior Olympics in Thousand Oaks. The event winners were; Katie Glavino...
Jul 10, 2014 - Ella Eastin On Swimming World TV
Proving you can be talented in the pool and out Ella Eastin did a fantastic job representing her self and Socal on today's Swimming World Morning TV show this morning. Please take a minute to watch it...
Jul 1, 2014 - August Down Time
Socal: As we did last year Socal Swimming will be shut down from August 4 to August 24. We will begin practice again on August 25. Some swimmers in the Senior groups will train after August 4 to pre...
Jun 26, 2014 - Socal Swimmers Break 14 Records
Socal swimmers broke 14 more records including a few that were over twenty year old records. One swimmer, Matt Lee, broke six records! Jack Wright ? 7/8 200 Yard Free Record 2:42.05 (Broke Senior ...
Jun 25, 2014 - Matos, Lee, Light and Kendall Make NACC Team
Congratulations to Vincent Matos (12), Matt Lee (14), Aislinn Light (15) and Spencer Kendall (16) for making the Southern California team that will be going to the North American Challenge Cup in Vera...
Jun 23, 2014 - Black group June Invite update
Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed at the June Invite this weekend! The girls placed 1st overall , the boys placed 4th and the team combined placed 2nd!!! An outstanding achievement fo...
Jun 23, 2014 - SOCAL GIRLS WIN JAG!
Socal: After four days of completion SOCAL ended up scoring 2009 points and finished a close second to swim power Mission Viejo Matadors at the 2014 June Age Group Championships. The team was led by t...
Jun 10, 2014 - New Team Record/Swimmers of the Meet
Another one bites the dust!! Another team record goes down, Jack Wright broke the 7-8 boys 200 free record by four seconds. In other news from the SET Red/White meet, Brendan Lee and Aailayah Theos ...
Jun 2, 2014 - Swimmers of the Meet
Swimmers of the Meet for Goldenwest Blue/Red Meet May 30- June 1: The Black group had two swimmers of the meet this past weekend. Rachel Lee improved 7 of 8 swims and had a break through in the 1...
May 30, 2014 - Vince Matos Breaks Three More Records
Socal: Vince Matos has continued his assault on the 11/12 Socal records with three more at last weeks Speedo Grand Challenge meet. Vince broke three of the oldest records on the Socal books including...
May 19, 2014 - Six New Socal Record At CIF
Apr 28, 2014 - Five Socal Records Broken
Socal: The long course season started off with a bang this past weekend with five new Socal records. Pre-Senior 1 swimmer, Vincent Matos (12) broke the 800 Free (9:47.63) and 200 Back (2:28.18) 11-12...
Mar 10, 2014 - Socal swimmers swim fast at All Star Fesitval Meet
Socal Swimmers Taylor Inouye, Rachel Lee, Avery Stover, Gabby Valenti, and newcomers Katie Glavinovich and Timothy Lee were all selected to swim in the 2014 SCS All Star Festival Meet held at the Comm...
Mar 3, 2014 - Practice at Tustin Canceled Tonight
Due to the heater going off this weekend all practices at Tustin are canceled Tonight. Senior 1 / 2 practice at FHS is still on at 4:30. Master practice and Senior 1 / 2 practice is at FHS Tuesday AM....
Jan 27, 2014 - SOCAL WINS JO MAX CHAMPIONSHIP
Socal won the Red / White JO Max Championship at Foothill High School scoring 3,889.50 points in the process. I want to thank all of the people that volunteered their time to make the meet a big suc...
Jan 9, 2014 - Billy and Emily Make All Star Team
Based on the results from USA Swimming's December Nationals (Knoxville) and Junior Nationals (Greensboro) twenty-six athletes have been selected to represent CA-NV in a dual meet against Japan (Itoman...
Dec 17, 2013 - Polar Bear naming contest
Our Polar bear naming contest generated over 100 entries. Our winning name was submitted by Keeley Tully from the Barracuda Group. Her winning name was Snow Cap!! I will be collecting donations of t...
Dec 17, 2013 - !0 and unders Shine at Winter Age Group Champs
The 10 and unders did a great job swimming at the Winter Age Group Champs in Las Vegas. Their points were a big part of our fifth place team finish. We had 18 swimmers qualify to swim and 16 partici...
Dec 16, 2013 - Socal Swims Fast At Junior Nationals
The Socal Junior National team of William Monjay, Aislinn Light, Emily Jiang and Emily and Ella Eastin got home last night after a very successful championship in Greensboro, NC. There were 342 teams...
Dec 2, 2013 - Giant Polar Bear Giveaway and Toy Drive
Dear Parents and swimmers, Everyone has been asking me how they win the Big Polar Bear and baby mascot we have had at practice. Every year I donate toys to the Spark of Love Toy drive and th...
Nov 15, 2013 - Eastin Shines in China
Ella Eastin will be landing at LAX in about two hours after competing for the USA as an amateur in the last two World Cups in Tokyo and Beijing. A picture od Ella at the Great Wall is attached and a ...
Nov 14, 2013 - Yoshii and Jiang Sign with Universities
Socal: Yesterday was the first day Student Athletes could commit to a university. I am proud to announce that Emily Jiang committed to Princeton University and Sara Yoshii committed to Cal Baptist ...
Oct 21, 2013 - Emily Eastin and Coach Ben Picked For Olympic Training Camp
NATIONAL SELECT CAMP Each fall, USA Swimming brings 60 of the top USA Swimming member athletes in the nation for a once-in-a-lifetime camp experience. Swimmers are selected from the SWIMS database o...
Aug 29, 2013 - Eastin Wins Silver at JR. World Championship
Inspired by the fantastic good luck video produced by Sea Turtle Coach Laurie, Ella Eastin reached the awards podium again today wining a Silver Medal in the 200 IM at the 2013 Junior World Champion...
Aug 27, 2013 - ELLA EASTIN WINS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Socal's Ella Eastin won the 400 IM Gold Medal at the 2013 Junior World Championships in Dubai yesterday. Her time of 4:40.02 was also the Junior World Championship meet record. Ella will be swimming ...
Aug 23, 2013 - SOCAL SWIMMERS MAKE USA TOP 20 LIST
USA Swimming just released the USA Ranking for the top 20 swimmers for every age group in every event and Socal had 5 swimmers make the USA top 20 list. Vincent Matos (11) 100 Backstroke = 20 th 1:1...
Aug 15, 2013 - Socal Crushes Record Book
Socal: This summer during the Championship season Socal swimmers broke 21 club records! Ella Eastin (16) 100 Free 57.68, 200 Free 2:00.93, 400 Free 4:23.83, 100 Fly 1:01.57, 200 Fly 2:11.30, 200 ...
Aug 15, 2013 - Light and Monjay Win at NACC
Socal: Aislinn Light and Billy Monjay helped the Southern California team win the 2013 North American Challenge Cup last week in Seattle. Aislinn won the 100 and 200 backstroke and Billy won the 1...
Aug 15, 2013 - Socal Places 20TH at Junior Nationals
Socal: The Socal Junior National team placed 20th out of over 200 teams at the Junior National Championship held in Irvine last week. The team members were Dylan Payne, Billy Monjay, Ella Ea...
Aug 7, 2013 - Ella Eastin Makes USA Junior Team
Socal: Yesterday at the Junior Nationals in Irvine Ella Eastin (16) earned a spot on the USA Junior National Team that will be competing in Dubai later this month at the Junior World Championships. El...
Jul 29, 2013 - Socal Fifth at 2013 Summer Junior Olympics
Jul 1, 2013 - Socal Third at June Invite
Socal: The first of the six summer Championships meets was a big success for the Socal June Invite team. After four days of competition Socal finished in third place scoring 1,794 points finsihing ...
May 30, 2013 - Eastin and Payne Make All County HS Team
Socal swimmers Ella Eastin and Dylan Payne were recently honored as selections to the 2013 Orange County All-County swim teams by the Orange County Register. Dylan had the fastest 100 breaststroke in ...
May 27, 2013 - Zach Garcia Wins At Grand Challenge
Just minutes after Russian Olympic Medalist, Vlad Morosov, swam the fastest 50 meter free in the world this year (21.78 WOW!) Socal's Zach Garcia won the 11-12 100 breaststroke in an exciting come fro...
May 20, 2013 - NO PRACTICE MEMORIAL DAY
NO PRACTICE MEMORIAL DAY!
May 10, 2013 - Eastin Sisters Help Crean Lutheran Win CIF D3
Socal: The Eastin sisters, Ella and Emily, both won two individual events and swam on two winning relays to lead Crean Lutheran to a CIF D3 Swimming and Diving Championship. The Crean Lutheran coach,...
May 4, 2013 - Records are Made to Be Broken
Socal: Records are made to be broken and some are broken sooner than later. It took 24 years for a Socal swimmer to break the boy?s 15-16 200 free record when Fernando Ferreira broke the record on ...
May 2, 2013 - Ferreira Breaks 24 Year Old Socal Record
Socal: During the prelims of the Pacific Coast League Championships Fernando Ferreira swam a 1:42.9 in the 200 Free breaking a Socal record from 1989. I expect more Socal records to be set at the l...
Mar 28, 2013 - New Socal Caps
CHECK OUT THE NEW SOCAL SILICONE CAPS - Black caps with GOLD logo. Order yours today. $15 each. We will be the only team with them! email barb to place your order. updates@socalaquatics.com
Feb 19, 2013 - Socal Places 8th at SCS Club Championships
Jan 22, 2013 - Winter JR Olympic News Flash
Winter Junior Olympic News Flash Congratulations! This was the most successful Winter Junior Olympics our club has had in the last four years. We had several swimmers make it back to final/consoles ...
Jan 18, 2013 - No Practice Monday
Socal: All groups except the Master and Senior Group will not have practice Monday. Enjoy the day off of school and swimming. Coach Pickell
Jan 9, 2013 - Friday Practice is at Beckman HS
Socal: All groups with the exception of the AM Masters will practice at Beckman HS on Friday at the following times: Sea Turtle / Minnows = 5 - 6 PM Beckman HS Barracudas = 6 - 7 PM BHS Black = 5 - 6:...
Jan 7, 2013 - Practice is Cancelled Tonight
I apologize for the late notice but practice is cancelled tonight.
Jan 7, 2013 - Emily Eastin Wins Four Gold and Two Sivler Medals
Emily Eastin was the star of a meet made up of All Stars. In the Pacific All Star meet in Santa Rosa, CA featuring the best swimmers from Southern California, Northern California, Oregon and Washingt...
Jan 3, 2013 - Emily Eastin Makes Pacific Coast All Star Team
Congratulations to Emily Eastin who was picked as a Pacific Coast All Star and will be leaving Friday to represent Southern California. Teams of 11-14 year olds from Oregon, Pacific, Pacific Northwest...
Dec 10, 2012 - PRACTICE CANCELED TONIGHT
Socal: Practice is canceled today due the water temp at Tustin being too low. The heater is fixed and the pool temp should be adequate to swim by Tuesday. Everyone will get credit today for the Polar...
Nov 19, 2012 - NATIONAL AND SECTIONAL TEAMS
Socal: I am proud to announce the National and Sectional Team for the 2012 Winter Nationals and Sectionals. As part of Socal's Speedo contract all of these swimmers will receive a free Speedo sweat su...
Nov 15, 2012 - Golden and Payne Sign Letter of Intent
Two Socal swimmers were rewarded for years of hard work when they signed College Letter of Intents yesterday. Dylan Payne committed to Duke University and Hailey Golden signed a commitment letter to...
Nov 14, 2012 - PRACTICE AT FOOTHILL TONIGHT
PRACTICE AT FHS TONIGHT
Nov 12, 2012 - Senior Swimmers Break 9 Team Records
Socal?s Senior group had a very successful weekend of swimming at the Kevin Perry Invitational this weekend in Fullerton. Ella Eastin (15) broke 5 Socal records in the 100 & 200 Back, 100 & 200 Fl...
Oct 31, 2012 - Halloween Costume Contest
Socal: The First Annual Halloween Costume contest was a big success last night and it was impossible to pick just one winner. In fact I wish we could give everyone a prize as the costumes were awesom...
Oct 25, 2012 - Halloween and Polar Bear Club
Socal: I am thrilled to announce we have 215 Socal swimmers entered in the meet we host November 3-4. This is a record amount of kids for us and the coaches are really excited about the energy ...
Oct 8, 2012 - Bruce Furniss Feature Speaker at Award Presentation
The Socal Award Presentation will be held from 2 ? 5 PM on Sunday October 21 at Tustin HS. The feature speaker will be Socal Coach Bruce Furniss. Bruce held 10 World Records and nineteen America...
Sep 30, 2012 - Socal Oct Newsletter
FIND OUT WHATS BEEN GOING ON - CHECK OUT THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER .
Sep 12, 2012 - USA SWIM DECK PASS
Download the free Deck Pass application today and connect with all your swimming friends. Share times , brag about your accomplishments, earn patches and set your goals in this new application th...
Sep 5, 2012 - Amber Theders Wins silver in Hawaii
Amber Theders came in second in the 13-14 age group at Monday's Waikiki 2.4 Mile Rough Water Ocean Race. Amber swam the 2.4 miles in 1:02.49 missing first place by .04. Ouch! She placed 70th out of ...
Aug 31, 2012 - Adam Florman Swims Alcatraz
Adam Florman for the second year in a row swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco last Sunday in the Swim with the Centurions ocean race. In the worst condition of the events history Adam finished 50 th ...
Aug 5, 2012 - Payne & Theders Swim Fast In Canada
Socal swimmers Amber Theders and Dylan Payne representing Southern California swam fast and scored valuable points for the SCS team in the North American Challenge Cup this pass weekend in Edmonton,...
Jul 31, 2012 - Dave Hayes & Christian Hanson Complete Ironman Triathlon
Socal: Two Socal Master swimmers competed and finished the 2012 Full Vineman Ironman Triathlon this past Saturday is Sonoma County. The event consisted of a 2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Bike race and a...
Jul 30, 2012 - Socal Finishes 11th at 2012 Summer JO's
Jul 23, 2012 - Second Place For JO Max Team
Socal: The Socal JO Max team placed second behind NOVA at Canyon HS meet this weekend. It was truly a team effort with too many great swims to point them all out. We had a number of kids qualify for ...
Jul 3, 2012 - Dylan Payne Makes North American Challange Cup Team
Socal: Pretty good week for Socal Aquatics. Former Socal swimmer, Charlie Houchin, makes the Olympic Team, we win the first annual Orange Cup championships and now Dylan Payne has been selected to re...
Jul 1, 2012 - SOCAL WINS ORANGE CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Socal: Congratulations to all the swimmers and parents that helped Socal win the first annual Orange Cup Championship. It was truly a TEAM effort and every swimmer, coach and parent helped win the cha...
Jun 28, 2012 - Charlie Makes Olympic Team
Socal: For those of you who don't already know former Socal Swimmer Charlie Houchin qualified for the 2012 USA Olympic Team placing 6th in a very fast 200 Free Final. Charlie will swim on the USA 800...
Jun 22, 2012 - USA Olympic Swim Trilas ON NBS Nightly
Socal: The fastest swim meet in the world will begin next Monday in Omaha when the USA Olympic Swim Trials begin and they will be shown on NBS every night at prime time. 8PM. I recommend everyone wat...
Jun 14, 2012 - THURSDAY & FRIDAY PRACTICE AT FOOTHILL
Socal: I was just informed by the Tustin School District that due to the Hillview Graduation services at Tustin Friday WE WILL PRACTICE AT FOOTHILL ON FRIDAY. All practices today and Friday will be a...
Jun 11, 2012 - Coaches In Training?
Delaney Demsher and Kelly Hungerford got to be Coach for the Day last week. They experienced the rigors of what it is like to be a coach. And their brave coaches, Coach Vickie and Coach Amber, ...
Jun 7, 2012 - Make The Olympics Charlie!
Socal: Former Socal swimmer, Charlie Houchin, now training in Florida will be leaving for the USA Olympic swimming trials on June 22 and will be attempting to make the US Olympic team on June 25 in ...
Jun 5, 2012 - Adult PM Summer Lap Swimming
SUMMER PM LAP SWIMMING FOR ADULTS June 18th - July 27th Come swim 6-7pm at Tustin HS. $65 for all 6 weeks. Click here for info/registraton form and US MASTERS form or email us . Only 20 spots ...
Jun 1, 2012 - Orange Cup Swim Meet
Socal: I am very excited to introduce a new meet were going to host Saturday June 30, at Tustin High School. The meet will be the first annual Orange Cup Swim Meet and we want to win it. The meet...
May 27, 2012 - Swim-A-Thon Results
May 22, 2012 - Summer Practice Schedule
Socal: The summer practice schedule will start on June 18 and will go to August 3. Due to the high school pool closures we will practice at the Boy Scout pool in Irvine Ranch Park for the first three...
May 13, 2012 - SOCAL HS SWIMMERS CIF RESULTS
Socal: We had a number of Socal Swimmers finish the High School Season with some fantastic results yesterday at the CIF Finals. The following people scored points for their respective High School...
May 5, 2012 - SOCAL High School Swimmers Excel in League
Apr 18, 2012 - Spring Socal Newletter
CLICK HERE for the Spring Socal Newsletter. Stay up-to-date on spring events, see what your swim group is doing and hear from our Head Coach, Steve Pickell.
Apr 6, 2012 - Socal Moves To Tustin HS
Socal: Starting next Monday, April 9, practices for the Sea Turtles, Minnows, Barracudas, Black, Silver, Gold and Pre-Senior will be moved to Tustin HS at their regular time. The Socal Calendar i...
Mar 29, 2012 - FRIDAY PRACTICE AT FOOTHILL
Socal: Tomorrow's (FRIDAY) practice for all groups has been changed to FOOTHILL HS. The calendar has been changed to reflect the change in location. Coach Pickell
Feb 27, 2012 - Socal All Stars
SOCAL Aquatics members, Gabby Valenti and Brooke Maxson at the Southern California Swimming All Star Swim Festival on February 25, 2012. This meet features 192 of Southern California's rising stars. T...
Feb 24, 2012 - Ryne Spejcher Stars In College Championships
Socal: At the recent parent meeting I mentioned two of the team goals was to help age group swimmers become successful High School swimmers and to help High School swimmers become successful college s...
Feb 20, 2012 - Socal Places Second at JO MAX
Socal: I hope everyone is enjoying a day off from the pool today. The Socal swimmers, parents and coaches earned a vacation day after a very successful Socal JO MAX meet both in and out of the pool. ...
Feb 17, 2012 - Gabby Valenti & Brooke Maxson Make SCS ALL STAR TEAM
Congratulations to Gabby Valenti and Brooke Maxson for making the Southern California Swimming All Star team. They will be swimming in the SCS All Star meet February 25 at East LA College. Great ...
Feb 14, 2012 - Socal Older JO Results
Socal: The 13 and over Socal JO team led by Brooke Maxson and Dylan Payne came in 20th place this pass weekend at the Winter JO Championships. There were over 65 teams from California and Nevada ...
Feb 3, 2012 - Friday Knight Bites
It Friday and you know what that means . . . Friday Knight Bites is coming again to North Tustin; the Foothill Athletic Department is hosting Gourmet Food Trucks in the front parking lot at Newport an...
Jan 26, 2012 - Socal Group Standards
In an effort to provide parents and swimmers a better understanding of what the criteria is to qualify for a different training group the coaching staff met last week to define the standards that are ...
Jan 24, 2012 - OnDeck App for Parents
Dear Parents and Swimmers, Team Unify (our teams website) has launched their popular App, "OnDeck" for Parents for Android too. OnDeck: Revolutionary Mobile Power Thousand's of swim parents around t...
Jan 12, 2012 - Socal Water Polo Invite
SOCAL Water Polo invites any swimmers (10&under or 12&under) who are interested at the end of their 7pm practice to go under the lane lines and learn a little bit about egg beatering and handling a wa...
Dec 21, 2011 - Socal Sectional Team
Socal: I wanted to congratulate the Socal Team that just finished participating in the California & Nevada Senior Winter Championships (Sectionals). The team was made up of four girls, Brooke Max...
Dec 13, 2011 - Two Time Gold Medalist Joins Socal Coaching Staff
Socal: I am very excited and proud to announce that my good friend, former USC teammate, and two time Olympic Gold Medalist, Bruce Furniss, will be joining the Socal coaching staff starting tonight. B...
Dec 13, 2011 - Socal Finishes 10th In Las Vegas
Socal: The Socal Winter Age Group Championship team that just returned from Las Vegas finished in 10 th place with 840 points. In 2010 we finished in 13 th with 286 points. We continue to im...
Nov 28, 2011 - Polar Bear Hot Cocoa Night Tuesday
Socal: As part of the Polar Bear Contest the Socal Board of Directors will be providing Hot Cocoa after practice tomorrow night (Tuesday) at Beckman High School. Coach Pickell
Nov 15, 2011 - WEDNESDAY PRACTICE IS AT FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL
SOCAL: Due a CIF Semi-final water polo match at Beckman featuring Tustin High School on Wednesday we will be practicing at Foothill High School at your regular times tomorrow. Sea Turtles - 5 - 6 P...
Nov 7, 2011 - Great Job Socal Swimmers and Parents!
Socal: Despite some challenging weather the Socal parents put on a fantastic swim meet this past weekend. Thank you! A special thank you to the Meet Manager, Shannon Valenti, club President Pat Sn...
Oct 20, 2011 - Charlie wins Second Gold at Pan Ams
Charlie Houchin won his second Gold medal for the USA at the Pan American games in the 4 x 200 Freestyle relay. Congratulations Charlie! Coach Pickell
Oct 18, 2011 - Charlie Wins Gold at Pan American Games
Socal: Charlie Houchin representing the USA wins Gold at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Charlie won the gold in the 400 Meter Freestyle going 3:50.9. He will be swimming for a...
Oct 6, 2011 - Socal's 2011 Swimmers of the Year
View this great article about our 3 swimmers of the year, Emily Konishi, Brooke Maxson and Fernando Ferreira-Velazquez.
Sep 14, 2011 - Socal Newsletter Sept 2011
Click here for the latest edition of Socal's Newsletter.
Sep 6, 2011 - Adam Florman Finishes Alcatraz 1.5 Mile Ocean Swim
Ten year old Socal Pre-Senior swimmer, Adam Florman, finished 104 out of 250 swimmers in the recent Alcatraz to San Francisco ocean race last week. Adam was the youngest swimmer in the event a...
Sep 4, 2011 - Socal Adds 20 New Swimmers
Socal: What an exciting first week of practice for the Socal team. We had 20 new swimmers join Socal this week. I want to welcome all of the new families to the Socal family and I hope you enjoy...
Aug 31, 2011 - Four Time Olympic Medalist, Kaitin Sandeno, To Speak at Socal Banquet
Socal: I am very happy and excited to announce that four time Olympic Medalist, Kaitlin Sandeno, will be the guest speaker at the 2011 Socal Aquatics Awards Banquet, Sunday, September 18 at the Bo...
Aug 22, 2011 - Coach Amber Oland Wins Silver
Socal: Coach Amber Oland won a Silver Medal today as part of the USA University Games water polo team in Schenzhen , China . Amber played every game for the US in goal and was...
Aug 1, 2011 - SOCAL Places 9th AT JO'S
Socal: Led by a strong showing from the 13-14 girls, a incredible meet for one 14 year old boy and a breakout swim meet from Coach Oland(s) 10 & unders, Socal came in 9 th in this Summers JO?s with...
Jul 24, 2011 - Charlie 14th at World Championship
Socal?s Charlie Houchin placed 14 th in the World Championships in Shanghai today. I know he was disappointed that he did not make top 8 but being the 14 th best swimmewr in the world is a fantas...
Jul 15, 2011 - Follow Charlie on Twitter
Socal: As most of you know Socal?s Charlie Houchin will be competing in the World Championships for the US Swim Team next week in Shanghai , China . You can follow his progress by...
Jun 29, 2011 - Socal 9th Place at June Invite
SOCAL: I hope everyone is having a fun time at Wild Rivers today. Socal had its highest finish in a Championship Meet this pass weekend when we scored 864.5 points and came in 9th Place in the Jun...
Jun 6, 2011 - June 5th Week 3 of Charlie's Training
Week 3 of Charlie's Training.
May 28, 2011 - May 22nd - Week 2 of Charlie's training
Week 2 Video
May 19, 2011 - Jacey Yankowy Wins Gold
Our very own Jacey Yankowy wins Gold in the Special Olympics Regional Games . Jacey won "Gold" in all four events she was entered in! The IM, 50 breast, 50 free and the IM relay with her teammate...
May 17, 2011 - Week 1 Training - Charlie Houchin
May 11, 2011 - Charlie Houchin on Deck Thursday
Socal: Socal?s USA National Team swimmer Charlie Houchin will be on deck Thursday from 4 ? 6 PM coaching. I am sure if you bring a Socal shirt he will sign it. Coach Pickell
May 8, 2011 - USA National Team Swimmer Joins Socal
Socal: I am very excited to announce we have a new swimmer at Socal. USA Swimming National Team Member, Charlie Houchin, swam his first practice at Socal yesterday when he joined the Senior Group...
Mar 28, 2011 - Jacey Yankowy brings home three 1st places
This past weekend, on Sat. March 26th, Jacey swam in the FAST + Coaches Oats Scrimmage for Special Olympics at the Janet Evans Aquatic Center . Jacey brought home 1st place 50 free, 1st place ...
Mar 23, 2011 - Wednesday / Thursday / Friday Practice is at Foothill
SOCAL: The Tustin Pool is going to be down until the weekend so all Socal practices will be at Foothill for the remainder of the week at their regular time?s. The calendar on the web site is up to da...
Mar 21, 2011 - Tuesday and Wednesday Practice Change
The Tustin Pool is still down and the High School meet that was to be held at Tustin has been postponed. The THS swim team cannot practice at Beckman due to a swim meet at the BHS pool so they will b...
Mar 20, 2011 - Practice Monday (03/21) at Foothill
Socal: Due to the heater at Tustin being down all practices Monday will be at Foothill at their regular times. Coach Pickell .
Mar 1, 2011 - Olympians On-Deck at Socal
Jason Lezak and Christine Jennings were at our Feb meet. They inspired a new generation of swimmers while signing autographs and posing for pics. USA swimming is kicking off a series of 60 national...
Feb 25, 2011 - 2011 Spring JO Slideshow
Feb 21, 2011 - SOCAL SECOND PLACE IN JO MAX MEET
SOCAL finishes second in the JO Max Meet! Congratulations to the coaches and swimmers for an excellent weekend of swimming in miserable conditions. I want to thank the whole Socal Nation for runnin...
Feb 7, 2011 - Brooke Maxson - Spring JO's
Brooke went 6 for 6 on best times and finished in the top 6 in 5 events including a 2 nd place finish in the 200 free going 1:59.7. She also went 25.9 in the 50 and 55.1 in the 100 free just missin...
Jan 14, 2011 - 2011 Socal Short Course JO Team
Congratulations to the following people who made the 2011 Socal Short Course JO team. The Short Course JO meet has the toughest qualifying times of any local age group swim meet. There is only one ...
Dec 14, 2010 - SOCAL TEAMS PLACES 14TH AT WAG CHAMPIONSHIP
The SOCAL Winter Age Group Team finished 14 th out of 45 teams in Las Vegas this past weekend. We have improved with each year. In 2008 we came in 40 th with 86 points. We had a number of indivi...
Nov 28, 2010 - Congratulations to Alison Mattias
Proving that Cross Training does work SOCAL Varsity Swimmer and Foothill HS freshman Alison Matttias finished 18 th in the CIF State Cross Country Championships, leading Foothill High School to a ...
Oct 28, 2010 - Pumpkin Meet Video
Below is a link of a video filmed at the Pumpkin Meet this weekend by Coach Jeremy. http://gallery.me.com/jyorba/100118 Coach Pickell
Oct 26, 2010 - 2010 Team Picture
2010 Team Picture
Oct 25, 2010 - Pumpkin Meet
We had a few swimmers score some pumpkins this weekend. Way to go!!
Oct 25, 2010 - The Old and The New
Socal's Oldest and Youngest Swimmers. Steve Jennings has found the fountain of youth by being one of our long time Masters Swimmers. Jack Wright - will be participating in his first swim meet in Novem...
Oct 22, 2010 - Swimmers of the Year
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2010 SWIMMER(S) OF THE YEAR. It was a tough decision for the coaches, but they were able to narrow it down to 2 swimmers this year. Josh Franklin and Brooke Maxson. Be sure ...
Oct 18, 2010 - Banquet and Coach Jeremy's Video
I wanted to thank everyone that came to the banquet last night. Driving home I knew I had forgotten something and that was to thank Pam Maxson for organizing the banquet. She did a great job and n...
Sep 14, 2010 - Socal Fall Newsletter
Click here for the Latest Edition of Socal News Written, Edited and Published by Sara Hungerford . (Another amazing Socal parent volunteer)
Aug 3, 2010 - Socal in Top 25 at JO's
The 2010 Junior Olympics ended yesterday and Socal made quite a splash. In 2009 we finished 35 th with 26 points. This year we moved up to 23 with 92 points. Everyone that swam did there best tim...
Jul 28, 2010 - SOCAL SUMMER JO TEAM
Last year we had 14 swimmers entered in the Summer JO?s. This year we have 37. Incredible improvement due to hard consistent work by the Socal Coaches and swimmers. We also have a number of people...
Jul 26, 2010 - JO MAX SLIDESHOW
Check out the pictures from the JO Max meet last weekend . Email Barb if you want a copy of any of the pictures.
Jul 12, 2010 - SOCAL 3.5+ GPA Club
Its not too late to turn in a copy of your report card to your coach. Swimmers in grades 6-12th with Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher will be recognized for their hard work at our annual ba...
Jun 28, 2010 - SocaL Places 11th In June Invite Meet
I would like to congratulate all of the swimmers that swam in the June Invite meet this weekend. We improved in the team results from 24 th place in 2009 to 11 th place in 2010. There were 48...
Jun 21, 2010 - Jacy Yankowy Wins Gold!
Socal Swimmer Jacey Yankowy recently competed in the 2010 Summer Special Olympics and won Gold in the 50 Breaststroke, 50 Backstroke and was on the Gold Medal relay team. Congratulations to Jace...
May 14, 2010 - Think Tank Aquatic Analysis Center
Think Physical Therapy located in Tustin just opened up a new facility that includes a state of the art aquatic analysis center specifically designed to do Real-time Underwater Stroke Analysis and...
May 12, 2010 - Socal Newsletter
Check out our first NEWSLETTER FOR THE YEAR . Thank you for all your hard work Sara!!
Mar 24, 2010 - Team Logo Gear Store
Our NEW ONLINE Team Logo Gear Store is now available. Place orders for your swimmer - Team Suits, Caps or Team Spirit Wear all online. Simply login, go to Team Store, Logo Gear - Place order, an...
Feb 25, 2010 - NEW Online Equipment Store
Socal is excited to announce that we are now a Get Out Swim (powered by Team Unify) Premium Team!! By going Premium, our members get 40% off everything on the site, plus no sales tax and no shipping ...
Feb 22, 2010 - SOCAL PLACES 2ND IN THE JO MAX MEET
I want to congratulate the SOCAL swimmers and the SOCAL parents for an incredible swim meet both in and out of the water. We accomplished the goal of placing second in the swim meet with 8,875.50 tot...
Jan 6, 2010 - 2010 SWIM GUIDES
They are finally here! The 2010 SWIM GUIDES are in and are available for purchase. Just $4 each. It contains all the Southern California Swimming information for the year - Calendar of swim meet...
Dec 14, 2009 - WAG Champs
Here is a funny picture of the SOCAL WAG team with SANTA ...on his motorcycle! What happens in VEGAS doesn't always stay in Vegas!
Nov 4, 2009 - Socal SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
CONGRATULATIONS, FERNANDO FERREIRA-VELAZQUEZ OUR 2009 SWIMMER OF THE YEAR!
Oct 8, 2009 - 2009 TEAM PICTURE
TEAM PICTURE 2009
Sep 24, 2009 - New Swim Suit Rules
FINA and US Swimming have posted the new rules regarding swim suits and they can be found on the web site under documents.
May 28, 2009 - Team Building @ Memorial Meet
Our swimmers did their best at our Memorial Meet!! Team Work and Friendships are a big part of our TEAM.