Aquatics

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Men’s swim team revived after six year drought

In May 2016, the Citrus College athletic administration teamed together to draft a plan that would add the men’s swim team back onto the Owl’s athletic calendar. The proposal arrived to the superintendent/president Dr. Geraldine Perri, who accepted the proposal with optimism. The proposal could positively impact Citrus beyond the athletic program. Since 2011, the…

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Swim team’s hard work pays off at conference

  In April 2016, the Citrus swim team needed a solution after a disappointing season. One year later, first season head coach Jennifer Spalding became the answer as she transformed a struggling roster into an ambitious team. Spalding’s intense practices and prevalent motivation provided hope to a young team. The 2017 swim season officially ended…

Ruff waters: Unlikely mascot cheers on aquatics

The swim team has an unlikely new mascot on the pool deck, a service dog named Bayern who has an energetic personality and an uplifting journey. Bayern is a golden retriever who has positively influenced a team and changed his owner’s life in more ways than one. Gregory Ellender, Bayern’s owner, is a veteran who…

Swim team training intensifies prior to championships

The swim team is wrapping up their season with two weeks left before championships and head coach Jennifer Spalding started their taper during practices. “We have already cut down the yardage in practice,” Spalding said. “The girls will wear leggings in the pool for drag and I told the girls we will have a competition…

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Swim team makes a splash into new season

With a new season underway, the Citrus College women’s swim team is adjusting to a new head coach and several new players. Since Jennifer Spalding accepted the head coaching job in May 2016, the team has shown improvement. Spalding also serves as head coach of the women’s water polo team. In her first season at…

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Brothers in and out of the pool

Some brothers don’t always have to share the same DNA but sometimes a passion for a particular sport can create bonds. Citrus College water polo players Mark Cordts, 19, biology major, and RJ Renteria, 19, business major, prove just that. Of course, some teammates share special bonds. Cordts and Renteria share a different story, their…

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Double Win for the Men’s Water Polo Team

The Citrus College Men’s Water Polo team dominated the second day of the 2015 Citrus College Tournament by winning both of their games. They played against Ventura College in the late morning and won with a score of 16-6. From the first period, it was obvious that the Owls were on their way to a…