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David Newberg

NEW COMMIT: Audrey Marcus of Santa Monica, Calif. has announced her decision to go out of state with commitment to swim at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts beginning in the fall of 2021. She is a senior at Santa Monica High School, and her swim club is Team Santa Monica under the direction of Coach Mohammad Khadembashi. She told Swimming World: “I am thrilled to announce my commitment to Babson College! As a student and a swimmer, the opportunity to continue from club swimming to be engage with the best...

David Newberg

Team Santa Monica’s Annalena Siering has announced her decision to remain in-state to swim for the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos beginning in the 2022-2023 season. She is a junior at Santa Monica High School and her older sister is graduating from UCSB in the summer of 2021. When Siering is not at school or training with TSM, she enjoys surfing on her longboard at Tower 26 in Santa Monica. When she arrives in Santa Barbara, she plans to earn a degree in Economics with the intention of pursuing a career...

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RMDA vs. TSM Senior Dual March 28-29, 2021 La Mirada LaRegional Aquatics Center, La Mirada, CA Short Course Yards Results on Meet Mobile: “OLDERS-2021CA RMDA – TSM Senior Meet” The senior squads from La Mirada Armada and Team Santa Monica met in a dual meet last weekend. The two teams are both known for their distance squads, which have historically been among the top swimmers in the country. During the meet, age-group standout Kayla Han from La Mirada maintained this tradition and threw down two personal best times, moving into...

David Newberg

Kristin Bartlett of Santa Monica, CA has announced her decision to remain in-state with a verbal commitment to swim at the University of California at Santa Barbara beginning in the fall of 2021. She is a senior at Santa Monica High School, and she swims club for Team Santa Monica under the direction of Coach Mohammad Khadembashi. I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at UC Santa Barbara! The outstanding academics and athletics UCSB provides was exactly what I was looking for. I’m so...

David Newberg

While meets are largely on hold worldwide right now due to the effects of COVID-19, and many teams are just getting back to practices, we still want to highlight and celebrate swim teams from around the country. This week’s BSN Sports Swim Team of the Week hails from the talent-rich Southern California area. Team Santa Monica is a year-round USA team whose mission is to “instill character and foster the skills and qualities necessary to achieve success at the highest level in the pool and in life.” Team Santa Monica...

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California-based Julianna Penner has verbally committed to Hawaii’s class of 2025. She’s a rising senior at View Point High School in Calabasas, Calif., and she’s part of Venezuela’s national team. I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic career at the University of Hawaii! It’s a dream to return to the state where I began my life and first learned to swim. I want to thank my family, coaches, teammates, and friends for all their love and support throughout this process. Go Bows!! TOP...

David Newberg

Up & Comers Team Santa Monica’s Zach Tower By Shoshanna Rutemiller Zach Tower, 12, of Team Santa Monica (Calif.) has done something many swimmers find difficult: he has found success in all strokes…at all distances! At the Mission Viejo ISCA Elite Showcase in February, Zach swam 10 individual events and placed first in the 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 yard freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 200 and 400 IM, and second in the 100 backstroke. Zach’s time in the 1000 free (10:02.28) makes him the fastest 12-year-old in the...

David Newberg

GBR’s Gordon Mason, an open water and distance specialist who trains with Team Santa Monica in California, will be part of the Arizona State class of 2024. TOP TIMES 400 free – 3:54.78 800 free – 8:09.31 1500 free – 15:33.98 500 free – 4:27.69 1000 free – 9:04.81 1650 free – 15:14.23 All of Mason’s top SCY times are from the 2018 Kevin B. Perry Invite in November. Last summer, Mason represented Team Great Britain at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, where he raced to a 42nd-place finish...

Iman Khadembashi

Dear TSM Families, I wanted to send a quick note to thank all of you for your high-level of participation and engagement in TSM in what has already been an incredibly busy and exciting 2019, and to make you all aware of our upcoming elections. What a great year so far… Our TSM Swim-a-thon last month was a great success (you can still donate!); The Olympic Training Center trip was a fantastic experience for those who went; “Get WET,” a new child water safety program spear-headed by Board Member Rufus Williams,...

At the 2015 USA Swimming Golden Goggles Awards, TSM's Jordan Wilimovsky joins Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte as the three finalists for Male Athlete of the Year category. In all, Jordan has been nominated in 3 categories, also including Breakout Performer of the Year and Male Race of the Year. In addition, Coach Dave Kelsheimer was nominated as one of five in the Coach of the Year category. Congrats to both and online voting is open thru 11/13/15... please vote now! Click here to see the nominees! Click here to...