The Late Bloomer: Schroeder's Quest for GoldJason Lezak may be UCSB’s current ambassador to Olympic swimming, but before Lezak, there was Richard Schroeder, who won Olympic gold with Team USA in 1984 in Los Angeles and 1988 in Seoul for his legs of the 400-meter medley relay.
Lezak Qualifies for Fourth OlympicsFormer UC Santa Barbara swimmer Jason Lezak qualified for his fourth Olympic Games on Friday evening after finishing sixth in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha. He will swim on the U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay at the London Olympic Games.
Olympic Trials Action Continues for the GauchosFormer Gaucho Katy Freeman competed in her second U.S. Olympic Trials semifinal and first this year on Tuesday night and Bob Hwang made his 2012 trials appearance as action continued in Omaha.
Gauchos Head to Olympic TrialsOn June 25 the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials will begin in Omaha, Nebraska, and UCSB will make its presence felt. 16 Gauchos will compete in the trials, which end on July 1, as they try to bring a little Santa Barbara sunshine to London for the 2012 Olympics.
Gauchos Set for Pac-12 ChampionshipsThe UCSB men’s swimming team will travel south this week for its second appearance at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships, which will be held Wednesday through Sunday.
Men Finish Second, Women Take Seventh at Arena InvitationalThe UC Santa Barbara swim teams completed action at the 2011 Arena Invitational, which was being held at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, on Saturday evening. The Gaucho men had an impressive showing, taking second overall, while the women placed seventh.
UCSB Men Top Mustangs, Women Come Up ShortThe UCSB swim and dive teams traveled up Highway 101 to Cal Poly on Saturday to compete in their second dual meet in as many days. The men’s team remained undefeated as it posted its third dual win of the season, 167-121. The women fell to the Mustangs, 177.5-117.5.
Gauchos Sweep UC San Diego in Dual MeetsThe UCSB swim and dive teams posted a pair of dual meet victories over visiting UC San Diego on Friday afternoon at Campus Pool. The men came from behind to edge out the Tritons, 154-140 and the women posted a 173-127 win.
UCSB Men Defeat Denver, Women Edged OutDuring yet another beautiful afternoon at Campus Pool, the UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split a dual meet with visiting Denver on Friday. The Gaucho men cruised to a 168-132 victory while the women were narrowly beaten, 151-149.
UCSB Hosts Denver on FridayThe UC Santa Barbara swimming and diving teams will continue their three week home stand on Friday as they host Denver in a dual meet. The diving events will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the swimming will get underway at noon at Campus Pool.
Ann Wright Hired as UCSB Diving CoachAnn Wright has been appointed as UC Santa Barbara’s diving coach it has been announced by head swimming coach Gregg Wilson. Wright will be critical in helping the Gauchos’ resurrect their diving program, which was brought back last season after an 11-year absence.