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Boys swim: Carrie Pierce to coach CIF-SS Division 1 champion Dana Hills

Dana Hills’ reigning CIF-SS Division 1 champion boys swimming team has found its coach.

Carrie Pierce, the Dolphins’ girls water polo coach in the winter, will guide boys swimming squad in the spring, she said Tuesday.

Pierce replaces Matt Rosa, The Register’s coach of the year last season who resigned last spring after 14 seasons to spend more time with his family.

Rosa guided Dana Hills to its first section title in 2017 with a narrow victory against Loyola of Los Angeles. The Dolphins were Division 1 runner-ups in 2015-16.

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VIDEO: Servite excited to put new 51-meter pool to use

var _informq = _informq || []; _informq.push([“embed”]); Former Servite aquatics athletes Jim Belardi and Tim Buckley remember
their humble practice conditions with the Friars before an on-campus facility
was built in the late 1970s.

“We had to workout at Disneyland Hotel,” Belardi recalled with a smile.

The Friars have come a long way. On Thursday, Servite dedicated and
blessed a new $5.3 million, 51-meter pool, which Belardi and Buckley
supported with donations.

The pool was named in honor of their water polo and swimming coach,
the late Father Kevin Fitzpatrick. The facility features solar heating, wide
lanes for swimming and men’s

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Santa Margarita’s girls make the grade with record-setting relay at CIF State swim meet

FRESNO >> Don’t call them the B team.

Santa Margarita’s girls weren’t at full strength for their debut at the CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships but showed in the finals Saturday that their swim roster is deep with A-talent.

The four-time defending CIF-Southern Section Division 1 champion was the lone member of Orange County’s fleet to capture a title at the third annual meet dubbed “crazy fast.”

The Eagles, fresh off a national private high school record last weekend at the CIF-SS Finals, blazed a meet record in the 200-yard freestyle relay and also placed fifth in the team competition, the

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State CIF swim: Top-8 from finals at California championships at Clovis West


CIF State championships

At Clovis Olympic Swim Complex, Clovis West


Team results: 1. Oak Ridge 165, 2. Northgate 97, 3. Gunn 94, 4. Redwood 93, 5. San Ramon Vly 91, 6. Newport Harbor 80, others: 12. Mater Dei 59, 15. Aliso Niguel 53, 22. Santa Margarita 35

Top-6 finishers receive medals

200-yard medley relay – 1. Oak Ridge 1:30.08 – new meet record, old rec 1:30.45 Northgate 2015, 2. St. Francis 1:32.46, 3. Redwood 1:32.84, 4. AN 1:33.38, 5. GraniteBay 1:33.43, 6. SM 1:34.34, 7. Campo 1:34.40, 8. Gunn 1:34.50

200 free – 1. Sancov (Northgate) 1:34.25 – new meet record, old record,

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