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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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