Swim and dive makes big debut

In the first meet of a long season ahead, the California Baptist University men’s and women’s swim and dive teams made a splash early in the season.

In the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the teams are expected to dominate this season. The men were predicted to finish second and the women are expected to take the championship title.

Several swimmers picked up RMAC honors following their 2015-2016 season debut. Yosita Hapsari, senior kinesiology major, was named the RMAC Swimmer of the Week following her performance at the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference Pentathlon Oct. 10. Haspari finished the day winning three of her five events.

“I have never swam this fast in the beginning of the season,” Hapsari said. “I feel that we are going to have an awesome season.”

On the men’s swim and dive team, two athletes picked up honors. Zach Parry, sophomore physical therapy major and diver, was named the RMAC Diver of the Week while Alexis Ohmar, sophomore undeclared major and swimmer, was named the RMAC Swimmer of the Week.

Rick Rowland, head coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams, said the teams are looking strong this year.

“We showed our depth on both ends,” Rowland said in a press release. “We are starting out a lot faster this year.”

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