Huskies swim floats to championships

  By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angles College Swim Stadium has hosted the Swim and Dive State Championships throughout the decades, but rarely qualified for the event. 2014 is a new era in the ELAC aquatics program. The Huskies advanced to state this year as Erik Matheson, three-year head coach is quietly building a dynasty. “We’ve come a long way in three years and I expect our (women) to do…

April 24, 2014
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Swim team advances to state in two events

By Tadzio Garcia For the first time in almost two decades, the Huskies have a women’s South Coast Conference swim champion advancing Alice Fei Zhang to the state finals in two events. The California Community College Athletic Association Swim and Dive Championships will be at ELAC in the Swim Stadium for the third consecutive year on May 1-3. Zhang won the 50-yard freestyle breaking the previous SCC finals meet record…

April 18, 2014
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Huskies anchor to grasp seventh place

    By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College is holding on to seventh place after Day 1 in the South Coast Conference swimming finals yesterday at Mt. San Antonio College. Mt. SAC leads the women’s competition with 273 points. ELAC scored 83 points to Rio Hondo’s 30. The Huskies replaced Rio Hondo College in seventh place after scoring 57 more points than the Roadrunners in the night session. The…

April 17, 2014
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Swim ends regular season on high note

By Tadzio Garcia The swim and dive team ended the regular season outscoring Cypress College for ninth place at the Pasadena Invitational April 4-5, and with two South Coast Conference wins, one an upset at Long Beach City College, March 28. The upset win against Long Beach, 133-125, vaulted the Huskies from seventh to a fifth place tie with the Vikings at 3-5 in dual meet head-to-head SCC competition. ELAC…

April 17, 2014
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Swim and dive team kicks through regular season

By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles College women’s swim and dive team upset Long Beach City College with a 133-125 win in the Vikings pool, March 28. ELAC shutout Los Angeles Trade College, 192-0 also in the double-dual meet in Long Beach. The two wins vaulted the Huskies from seventh to a fifth place tie with Long Beach in the final dual meet head-to-head South Coast Conference competition at…

April 15, 2014
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Monterey Park native is making a splash

By William Hernandez Since diving into a Monterey Park  pool for the first time at age 10, ELAC swim team member Irene Young found her feel for the water. “My mom was always a lap swimmer, so when I was around 10 years old she started bringing her to the Barnes Park Pool (in Monterey Park). I started on a swim team at 12 years old and I’ve been swimming…

March 13, 2014
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