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Mackay dives into LV record books

Mackay dives into LV record books
When sophomore athletic training major Scott Mackay is not practicing his three-meter dives or breaking school records, he spends his free time in the ocean surfing. / photo by Jessica Harsen Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor Sophomore diver Scott Mackay stands tall on the diving board, staring down at the pool of the Brenda Aquatic Center in Commerce. He has done the same three meter dive all season... 

Swim splashes 16 school records

Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports Editor The swimming and diving teams competed in the Southern California Intercollegiate Ath­letic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, held at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in Commerce last weekend. The men finished fourth and the women finished sixth, and overall the two teams broke 16 school records this year. “This season went well and everyone has... 

LV swim plunges into new season

LV swim plunges into new season
Coach Pat Skehan oversees the swim team practice for the upcoming meet. Assistant coaches Mike Kuzman, Gary Appel, and Erin Morten lead the 600-yard warm-up and rev-ups. The team works on breakout cords, parachutes, and kicking exercises. The Leopards compete against Occidental at 11 a.m. Saturday at the La Verne Aquatic Center. / photo by Sarah Golden Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer The University of... 

Tittl braves the waters of theatrical spotlight

Julian Burrell Staff Writer Since his freshman year at the University of La Verne, senior Jacob Tittl has been showcasing his passions on more than one stage for the world to see. Tittl is a proven diver and has accomplished much during his career at La Verne. Last year he earned second place in the Southern California Intercol­legiate Athletic Conference one meter diving event and earned fourth place... 

Lovrensky sees Olympic trials in future

Lovrensky sees Olympic trials in future
Sophomore Madeline Lovrensky can often be found at Las Flores Park on the pool deck, as she’s on both the swim and the water polo team. This year Lovrensky broke the school record for the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 23.96, and is a finalist for the Elite 89 Award, which honors athletes for their high grade point averages. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer Sophomore swim... 

Leopards are ready to get their feet wet with start of swimming and diving season

Alex Forbess Editorial Director After a season of rebuilding, head swimming and diving coach Pat Skehan and the Leopards are ready to make a splash in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The swimming and diving team is entering the 2012-2013 season with a roster full of youth and talent. Skehan, entering her second season as head coach for the Leopards, spoke with every student-athlete... 

Okimura makes a splash in SCIAC

Okimura makes a splash in SCIAC
Hawaii native Marc Okimura, a sophomore, can be seen cruising the campus on his longboard between classes, or swimming laps at Las Flores Park pool. Okimura, a theatre arts major, is ranked No. 2 in SCIAC in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 57.40. Okimura said he is excited about his upcoming seasons, hoping to beat his own school record and grab the top spot in SCIAC. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Christian... 

Leopards out-swim the Beavers

Leopards out-swim the Beavers
Junior Matt Johnson competes in the butterfly stroke during the medley relay in Saturday’s swim meet against Caltech. Swimming first in the four-swimmer relay, Johnson’s quick 56-second start enabled the Leopards to finish strong, the men winning the meet 121-111 with points. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Attendees gathered to see swimmers forcing their bodies through... 

New coach adds new life for swim

New coach adds new life for swim
Sophomore swimmer Marc Okimura placed first against Cal Lutheran on Saturday with a time of 59.73 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Okimura also took first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.41. La Verne held the meet, it’s first of three at home this season, at Las Flores Park. / photo by Zachary Horton Christian Orozco Staff Writer With a new coach, Pat Skehan, the swimming... 

Mark Wilson means business in the pool

Mark Wilson means business in the pool
Water polo player Mark Wilson is not only competitive in the water but also in the classroom. Wilson comes from Santa Rosa and is a business administration major with a concentration in marketing. Wilson has been swimming for six years. He was one of three seniors honored in November for their hard work during the 2010 water polo season. He also participated in the swimming and diving championships,... 
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