April 21, 2019
Santa Monica, CA
The Santa Monica College Men's Swimming team won its first Western State Conference Championship since 1990 this weekend. The team finished with 710.5 points, outlasting Ventura College who finished second with 621 points. Ventura took the lead (249-205) after the first day and diving events, but the Corsairs rallied to win the title.
The meet was highlighted by nine individual event wins. Four athletes won two events each, Matt Holt (500 yard Freestyle and 1650 yard Freestyle), Alonso Escobedo (200 yard Individual Medley and 400 yard Individual Medley), Edmund Teo (100 yard Breaststroke and 200 yard Breaststroke), and Alex Watson (1 Meter Diving and 3 Meter Diving) and Colin Casey had one event win in the 200 Butterfly. Santa Monica College won 3 relays, the 200 yard Medley Relay (Colin Casey, Edmund Teo, Oliver Kabilka, and Andrey Kondratyuk), 400 yard Medley Relay (Alonso Escobedo, Edmund Teo, Colin Casey, and Matt Holt), and the 800 yard Freestyle Relay (Alonso Escobedo, Brett Wong, Colin Casey, and Matt Holt)