If you think that swimming is easy, think again

Share: There’s a common misconception about swimming as a sport and how easy it must be because people go swimming all the time. But in reality, getting into a pool for fun and slowly paddling across the water is utterly different from swimming competitively. “Everyone thinks it easy, they think that swimming up and down the pool is so easy, but it’s a lot harder than it looks,” sophomore swimmer Emily Padilla said. There are an abundant amount of obstacles that swimmers have to overcome …

Retiring the speedo: PCC swimmer moves on to UCLA

Share: Michael Humphrey is from Pasadena, California, and has been swimming his whole life. He participated in swim clubs growing up and as a young adult he joined the men’s swimming and diving team at Pasadena City College. The last swim meet at PCC was in March against Chaffey. Lancers won with the score of 194-49 and Humphrey gained three wins: the 1000 yard freestyle (10:25.49), the 100 yard butterfly (56.11), and the 200 yard individual medley (2:09.33).  Follow:

PCC swimming team placed third at the South Coast Conference

Share: The last swimming competition at Mount San Antonio College on Thursday was quite a success for the swim teams at PCC. Carmen Ung, the fastest swimmer on the women’s team, won three awards in all three events she participated in at the South Coast Conference (SCC) Championships, taking gold in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, and although the men’s team didn’t win any events, they placed third. Follow:

Swim breaks alumni records at State Championship

Share: This season of swimmers from PCC’s swim team are recognized for bringing home 13th place at the State Championship as well as breaking alumni records that have been recognized in PCC’s sports Hall of Fame. As this season comes to a close, the most memorable highlights are shared as the swim team says farewell to a few swimmers. Coach Stoddard is proud of the leadership from Samuel Jo as well as the effort Sydney Odent, Ryan Wang, and Roman Rostomyan put into their events …