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College of the Canyons swim & dive had one of its most successful seasons in program history, seeing swimmers qualify for five events at the CCCAA state championships, bringing home an individual conference title and winning the first conference meet in program history. COC’s men's team claimed the top spot in a program-record six events to win the Western State Conference (WSC) meet hosted by L.A. Valley College on March 29. The historic victory came by the slimmest of margins with the Cougars able to edge out second place Bakersfield College 130-129. At the WSC Championships, sophomore Rowdy Feather won an individual conference title in the 200-yard backstroke at a time of 1:54.58. He also finished runner-up in both the 400-yard IM (4:15.83) and 200-yard IM (1:56.86) to end the meet with a team-high 54 event points. That mark ranked fifth among the conference's 104 entries, with four swimmers tied for the meet lead at 57 points. Feather’s time in the 200-yard IM also represented a new school record. As a team, COC’s men’s squad finished sixth in the WSC while seeing five swimmers combine to qualify for a school-record nine events at the state meet. Feather went on to finish runner-up in the men's 400-yard Individual Medley at the 2019 CCCAA Swim & Dive State Championships to represent the best individual finish at a state meet in program history. Feather ended his two-year Cougar career with a pair of individual conference titles and two state championship meet appearances. COC’s women’s squad finished ninth at the conference finals, after placing in the top-five at two previous WSC events. At season’s end, Feather earned All-American honors in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard IM and 400-yard IM. COC freshman Emilio Santoyo was named an All-American in the 100-yard backstroke. COC’s 200-yard IM and 400-yard IM relay teams of Santoyo, Feather, Miguel Martinez and Ian Werner were also honored with All-American designations.

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College of the Canyons concluded the 2018 season with three individual conference titles while seeing three swimmers qualify to compete at the CCCAA State Championship meet hosted by De Anza College. Sophomore Jennifer Yamauchi continued to cement her status as the most successful female swimmer in COC swim & dive program history by bringing home individual WSC titles in the 100y backstroke (1:01.35) and 200y backstroke (2:11.68) events. She also set a new school record in the 200y butterfly (2:31.17) to place second in the WSC. As a team, the women’s squad placed ninth. On the men’s side, freshman Rowdy Feather won an individual conference title in the 400y individual medley (4:16.27) and finished runner up in the 200y backstroke (1:54.56). Those results helped the men’s team to a fifth place team finish in the conference standings. At the state championship meet, Feather placed seventh in the men's 200y backstroke event with a school-record time of 1:54.08. The freshman also finished 14th in the men's 400 individual medley (4:15.55) and 14th in the men’s 100y backstroke at a time of 53.91. Yamauchi placed 16th in the women’s 100y backstroke (2:21.01) at the state meet. At season’s end Yamauchi was also named an All-American in the 200y backstroke. She was joined by fellow All-American selections Feather (200y backstroke & 400y IM), Kenny Payne (1,650y freestyle), and the 400y IM relay team of Feather, Miguel Martinez, Payne and Ian Werner. Canyons did not compete in dive events during the 2018 season.

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The College of the Canyons men’s and women's swim & dive programs continue to find success. The women’s team finished in eighth place in the Western State Conference, but made history as freshman Jennifer Yamauchi became the first individual conference champion in school history after clocking a time of 1:01.11 to set a new school record and win the 100-yard backstroke event. Yamauchi also qualified to compete in two events at the CCCAA State Championship meet. The COC men's swim & dive team finished in sixth place in the Western State Conference, while seeing two student-athletes combine to win three individual conference titles. Freshman Jessie Kim brought home conference championships in the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke events. COC sophomore William Karren also won a title in the 100-yard butterfly event. Kim and Karren both qualified to compete at the CCCAA State Championship meet.

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The 2016 College of the Canyons swim & dive program turned in one of the most successful seasons in school history! Head coach Sean Kakumu guided the men’s team to a school-best third place finish in the Western State Conference (WSC) standings, while also seeing his swimmers set several new program records. Sophomore All-American and Western State Conference (WSC) Male Swimmer of the Meet Griffin Scott made the biggest splash, by becoming the first swimmer in school history to win that award. Along the way he also racked up individual conference titles in the 200y Individual Medley and 100y Butterfly, before combining with teammates William Karren, Naphong Aneksirikul and Ryan Swindell to help COC take titles — and establish new school records — in both the 200y Medley Relay and 400y Medley Relay. Karren also won a conference championship in the 50y freestyle event. Scott went on to compete at the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships in the 100y and 200y Butterfly, as well as the 200y Individual Medley. His fifth place finish in the 200y Butterfly at the state meet also represented a school best mark. Karren qualified for the State Championships in the 100y Backstroke, 50y Freestyle and 100y Butterfly. COC's 200y and 400y medley relay teams, and the 400y Freestyle relay team (Karren, Aneksirikul, Scott and Swindell) also qualified for the state meet, representing the largest contingent COC has ever sent to the State Championships. At season’s end Scott was named a CCCAA All-American in the 100y Butterfly, 200y Butterfly and 200y Individual Medley. The team of Scott, Karren, Aneksirikul and Swindell also earned All-American honors in the 400y Freestyle Relay, 800y Freestyle Relay, 200y Medley Relay and 400y Medley Relay. On the women’s side, Canyons finished in seventh place in the WSC. Sophomore Jessica Yamauchi had the highest individual finish with her second place finish in the 200y Individual Medley. She followed up that effort with a fourth place finish in the 100y Backstroke and fifth place finish in the 200y Backstroke at 2:26.90. Breanna Hummitzsch also set a school record in the 200y Breaststroke while finishing in 10th place. Canyons did not participate in dive events during the 2016 season.

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Led by Interim Head Coach Sean Kakumu, the COC men’s and women’s swim teams both finished the season in seventh place in the Western State Conference (WSC) standings. Highlights of the season included the Cougars’ hosting of WSC Meet No. 1 at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center in February, and the program’s first ever appearance at the annual Pasadena Invitational swim meet in April. Individually, Philip Wong advanced to the 2015 CCCAA State Championship meet after qualifying in both the 100y Butterfly and 200y Butterfly. However, it was the performance of freshman diver Alexis Kearns that stood out most. Kearns, who only began diving during the fall 2014 semester, went on to make her mark in the COC history books by winning the 2015 WSC championship in both the women's 1-meter and 3-meter dive events. The Quartz Hill High School product went on to place sixth in both events at the CCCAA SoCal Championships to earn an automatic bid to the State Championships. At the state meet, Kearns placed 14th in the women's 1-meter dive event and 15th in the women’s 3-meter dive event.

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