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Tom Elias (left) and Tripp Schwenk at the medal presentation.

Sports, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Swimming

Mirror Columnist Claims Four Medals At Transplant Games

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:22 am

Santa Monica Mirror columnist Tom Elias has returned home with a bunch of medals from the bi-annual Transplant Games of America in Houston, TX, held July 12-15.

Team Santa Monica swimmer and Samohi student Serafina King has been selected to represent the United States at the  2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Swimming, Team Santa Monica, Serafina King

Samohi Student Overcomes Odds To Become National Champion

Posted Apr. 19, 2014, 9:33 am

Serafina King wasn’t too fond of getting into the swimming pool at an early age. In fact, King, who takes classes at Santa Monica High School, downright despised learning how to swim.

Freshman Zoe Darmon is doing big things at Crossroads this spring.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Swimming

Crossroads Sports Doing it Big This Spring

Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 7:58 am

Big things are going on at Crossroads School. The sports program is flourishing this spring with an array of student-athletes shining in the spotlight for the Roadrunners. Swim phenom Zoe Darmon, a freshman at the school, has qualified for automatic CIF times in three individual races and has broken the school record in the 500 freestyle.

Diana Nyad completed her dream Monday of swimming from Cuba to Florida.

News, Santa Monica, Swimming

Diana Nyad’s Fifth Attempt At Cuba To Florida Swim A Success

Posted Sep. 3, 2013, 9:11 am

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, a sports journalist and regular commentator on KCRW radio in Santa Monica, completed her pursuit of a record swim from Cuba to Florida.

Samohi swimmers Cathy Gomez (left) and Brendan Casey (right) pose in the Samohi aquatics center Monday afternoon after participating in the CIF-SS finals on Saturday. Casey advanced to the final round of the CIF-SS Division II Championships placing second in the 500 free at the Riverside Aquatics Center Saturday afternoon.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Swimming

Samohi Swimmers Excel In CIF Championships

Posted May. 14, 2013, 4:59 pm

Samohi swimmers Brendan Casey and Cathy Gomez competed in the 2013 CIF-SS Division II Championships (NFHS) at the Riverside Aquatics Complex in Riverside all day Saturday representing the Vikings and excelling in the the 500 freestyle swim competition. Santa Monica High School Swimming head coach Matthew Flanders said that he was impressed by how much Casey and Gomez have improved throughout the course of the season. "Those two have done a fantastic job for us this season," said Flanders.

Santa Monica Swim Center at 2225 16th Street is offering free classes in its heated pools.

Health, Fitness, Santa Monica, Swimming

Get Into Shape As Part Of Active Santa Monica Week Jan. 20-28

Posted Jan. 20, 2013, 9:08 am

Keep those New Year’s resolutions for a healthier and energetic year alive during Active Santa Monica Week, which takes place this Sunday through Jan. 28. The City of Santa Monica initiative sets out to enhance well-being through fitness, recreation, and healthy lifestyles at the Memorial Park Fitness Room and the Santa Monica Swim Center.

Serafina King (left) and her sister Tess King (right) pose after the Pier to Pier paddle in Santa Monica on June 11, 2012.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Swimming

Disabled Champion Swimmer To Compete On Varsity At Samohi

Posted Jan. 10, 2013, 7:40 am

Disabled 14-year-old freshman Serafina King qualified to be on the Samohi varsity swim team this week beginning a new chapter in the aquatic life of a paralympic champion who will soon be representing the Vikings in CIF Southern Section Swimming competitions.

Diana Nyad is more than a quarter of the way through the 100-mile-plus swim.

Sports, Santa Monica, Swimming

Diana Nyad's Fourth Attempt At Cuba To Florida Swim Continues

Posted Aug. 19, 2012, 11:45 am

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, a sports journalist and regular commentator on KCRW radio in Santa Monica, continues her pursuit of a record swim from Cuba to Florida.

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