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Tim Murphy

Spring JOs (March 10-13, 2022) The 2021-22 Short Course racing season culminated with the SoCal Swimming Spring Junior Olympic Championships last weekend in La Mirada. With 31 athletes, BCS competed in the Small Team division and…drumroll…WON THE MEET! The Men also won the Small Team competition, with the Women finishing 2nd. Overall, the team finished 7th out of 43 scoring teams in the combined team competition, with the Women in 6th and the Men in 7th. Congratulations to all of our athletes and coaches on the big win! And thank...

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Sectionals Recap (March 3-6, 2022) I want to say a big congratulations to the 2022 Spring Sectionals Team - They earned a 3rd Place Finish in the Medium Size Team Division!!!!! x teams were at Sectionals from all of California and Nevada. We traveled down to Carlsbad in 2 Vans with 18 kids and 3 Chaperones. Thank you Kimberly, Robin and Aki for helping manage the troops, we can't do it without the help. We had some really cold, windy and rainy weather and still walked away with some amazing...

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Short Course Finale (March 5, 2022) Just learned a new word this morning: borasco - a sudden violent gust of wind, typically accompanied by rain, snow, or sleet. So that’s what it’s called! All that was missing on Saturday was the precipitation :-). We could not be more proud of our 70+ athletes (and their families) and the way they carried themselves throughout a challenging day of competition at the Short Course Finale meet in Torrance last weekend, especially our rookies! With the cold and blustery conditions on Saturday, it...

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2022 SCY Pac Comm Champs (February 25-27, 2022) Greeted by a traditional Pasadena winter weekend, with frost on the grass in the morning and warm sunshine in the afternoon, our Pacific Committee Championships team of 60+ athletes made a late surge on the third and final day of competition to vault into second place behind the perennially massive Rose Bowl squad in the combined team competition. Congratulations to all Pac Comm Champs participants. Check out the highlights below! Beach 1 It is always exciting to see members of the Beach...

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2021 was a banner year for Beach Cities Swimming, as we had 51 athletes post a BCS All-Time Top 10 time in at least one event! Congratulations to the following athletes: David Arnold Emery Arnold Eryn Arnold Santi Baranda Molly Beetner Kotaro Bell Farah Bowles Trent Bowles Jamie Brennan Bella Brito Gabi Brito Evan Brutscher Nic Buhl Macie Campbell Tyler Campbell Kyle Capili Isaac Chang Penny Chiu Alex Chun Griffin Colomer James Coyne Williams Criley Mia Crisera Brad Diaz Jake Everitt Kennedy French Meagan Gordon Sammie Hall Delaney Herr Ethan...

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Pacific Coast All-Star Meet On January 8, Southern California Swimming will take its top 32 11-14 year-old athletes to the Pacific Coast All-Star Meet in Pacifica, CA to compete against teams from Oregon and Pacific Northwest. Beach Cities Swimming is honored to have three athletes named to this year’s SCS Pacific Coast All-Star team: Bella Brito Gabi Brito Delaney Herr Coach Jack Alderson will also travel with the SCS Pacific Coast All-Star team as a member of the coaching staff. Congratulations to our athletes and coaches. Go, BCS! And go,...

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2021 Winter Sectionals Recap Senior 4 Senior 4 sent two swimmers to their first ever Sectionals. The group’s focus was WAG so we attended Sectionals for the experience of swimming at the next level meet while on about day 10 of taper but both Peyton and Farah did a great job at the meet. They enjoyed the team dinner and gift exchange and still raced well, just off their best times. Farah Bowles Farah nabbed her first Sectional hard cut at WAG in the 200 breast then chose the 100...

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2021 Winter Junior Nationals Recap Jamie Brennan This was Jamie's second Junior Nationals. Her first was just before COVID hit, and came down with a nasty flu while we were in Seattle. Here we are 1.5 years later, and trying to get ourselves set up for some fast racing. She was under the weather for KP, but bounced back and had some gutsy efforts in Texas. Jamie has National Cuts and International Team Trials Cuts. Pretty impressive stuff for this young lady. I am looking forward to the next few...

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2021 Winter Age Group Championships Recap Despite having a split squad last weekend (three athletes in Texas for Junior Nationals and half a dozen at home sharpening for Sectionals), Beach Cities Swimming still managed to bring the heat to an otherwise chilly weekend at the 2021 Winter Age Group Championships in Huntington Beach! The TEAM finished 3rd overall, with the Women in 2nd place and the Men in 4th. Congratulations to all who participated and poured their hearts out for themselves and their teammates! Beach 1 This is exciting for...

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March 2021 BCS vs. Alpha Dual Meet Recap On Friday, March 26, many of our athletes stepped on the blocks for LIVE competition for the first time in more than a year and they were clearly ready to rip! Congratulations to all who attended the dual meet vs. Alpha. There were so many great swims (see results below) and your coaches were thrilled to be able to watch you race again. We hope that many of you were able to enjoy the livestream of the event. Shout out to Alpha...