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March 23, 2006
Individual members of the La Cañada boys' and girls' swim teams claimed first place in three of four divisions at the John Marrow Invitational Swim Meet at Beverly Hills High March 14,15 and 17. The Spartans were among 13 teams which competed in the three-day meet. La Cañada traveled to San Marino yesterday (Wednesday) for a Rio Hondo League meet, but results were not available at press time. The Spartans will compete in a league meet at Westlake Village Oaks Christian at 2:15 p.m. next Tuesday and will host a league meet against Pasadena Blair and Marshall Fundamental next Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. Among the boys' varsity swimmers in the Morrow Meet, senior Andrew Nguyen tied for first place with 36 points.
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November 5, 2009
The Crescenta-Canada YMCA Dragons Swim Team had a great start to the YMCA swim season, coming up with a big win against other Y teams in the L.A. area. Not only did the CCY swimmers sweep the medley relays, four of the swimmers received high point awards for their outstanding performances in their age groups. Top scorers included Robert Asmar (Boys 8 and under), Iva Icheva (Girls 13-14), Harrison Thai (Boys 13-14), and Chris Park (Boys 15 and up). Other outstanding performances were put in by Yvette Kim, age 9, and Sasha Vilesov, 10. Both swimmers had three first-place finishes in their age categories.
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By Patti Dobson | March 24, 2005
Special to the Valley Sun They were one of the smaller teams, only 15 swimmers strong, but the CCY Dragons swam fast enough to capture ninth place out of 78 club teams at the 2005 Southern California Spring Junior Olympics held March 9-14 at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. Fifteen Dragon swimmers qualified for the premier short course event of the season for boys and girls 14 and younger. These included Yumi So, Christine Ku, Tricia Dobson, Jason Kim, Seth Biagini, Andrew Park, Jr., Ho Jean Yoon, Alexander Najarian, Matthew Reik, Robin Yi, Rachel Ku, Justine Lee, Seung Ju Woo, Shane Chung and Harrison Thai.
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August 17, 2006
The CCY Dragons turned up the heat when it counted and delivered an outstanding performance at the Southern California Long Course Junior Olympics at the Canyons Aquatic Centeron Aug. 2-5. Eighteen Dragon swimmers had times fast enough to qualify in either individual or relay events and many went on to the championship or consolation rounds, racking up points which placed them 13th overall among 47 participating teams. The 18 swimmers representing CCY were Alex Park, Harrison Thai, Kyle Otazu, Joshua Lo, Edward Yi, Matthew Riek, Alexander Najarian, Chris Kang, Young Tae Seo, Tricia Dobson, Michelle Du, Ashley Kang, Rachel Ku, Raya Choi, Robin Yi, Ho Jean Yoon, Gabriel Perez and Jake Ksendov.
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July 21, 2005
CCY swimmer Jason Kim, 12, swam to a new Southern California record in the 200 meter breaststroke, boys' 11-12 division, at the Southern California Long Course Championships held July 9 and 10 at the Industry Hills Aquatic Complex. His time of 2.39:14, bested the previous record of 2:40.68, set in 2002. Kim, one of the youngest swimmers at the meet, posted the record- breaking time during the preliminary round of the event. The CCY Dragons sent a total of nine swimmers, six girls and three boys, to the event, but those nine swam well enough to take sixth place overall, as well as sixth place in both the girls' and boys' divisions from among 455 competitors representing 41 teams.
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By Jason Wells and Tiffany Kelly and By Jason Wells and Tiffany Kelly | May 13, 2013
A bear spotted in a La Cañada Flintridge Monday sent swimmers scurrying indoors as it lumbered from yard to yard, apparently seeking a respite from the hot afternoon sun. Using helicopters to track its movements, officials were able to tranquilize the bear shortly after 3:30 p.m., more than an hour after it was first reported near Viro Road and Crown Avenue. PHOTOS: Bear sedated in La Cañada Flintridge Television news footage showed the bear - which officials described as a 1-year-old female - move lazily across the neighborhood, stopping briefly out of sight under trees as officials moved in. At least two swimmers were seen bolting for the house from their pool after the bear popped over their backyard fence.
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By Seth Amitin | March 5, 2010
Freshman Brandon Nguyen is a hot commodity this year. “I want you, Shane Chung, Christian Renfro and Alex Campbell in the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay,” La Cañada's head swim coach, Art Lopez, said to Nguyen after their match against Burroughs. “I think we can win [that event] again this year in CIF.” Nguyen, whose brother Andrew (a star in the 200-yard freestyle) and sister Tasha both swam in their time at La Cañada High, politely nodded and said he’d rather not do the 200-yard freestyle, perhaps the breaststroke portion of the 400-yard medley relay.
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By Seth Amitin | March 11, 2010
Freshman Brandon Nguyen is a hot commodity this year. “I want you, Shane Chung, Christian Renfro and Alex Campbell in the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay,” La Cañada Head Coach Art Lopez said to Nguyen after their match against Burroughs. “I think we can win [that event] again this year in CIF.” Nguyen, whose brother Andrew (a star in the 200-yard freestyle) and sister Tasha both swam in their time at La Cañada High, politely nodded and said he’d rather not do the 200-yard freestyle, perhaps the breaststroke portion of the 400-yard medley relay.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | August 4, 2010
While most swimmers his age were figuring out high school swimming at the junior varsity level, Crescenta Valley High freshman Young Tae Seo was putting a successful varsity team on his shoulders and draping CIF and Masters Meet medals around his neck. But then again, Seo didn't arrive at CV as an average youth swimmer. His reputation as a top-level club swimming standout preceded him and, after playing a central role in his team's Pacific League title and runner-up finish in CIF Southern Section Division II in his first year on the scene, additional notoriety figures to follow him for some time to come.
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April 1, 2004
The CCY Dragon Swim Team delivered another winning performance at the YMCA Southern California Regional Championships held Feb. 28-29 at the Commerce Aquatorium. Competing in a field of 634 swimmers from 11 different Y swim clubs, the 82 boys and girls of the CCY Swim Team scored enough points to take a close second the the 207-member San Pedro team. Ranging in age from 5 to 17, these dedicated swimmers, coached by Sean Kang and assistants Orrie and Richard Hamilton, won praise from rival coaches and cheers from their proud parents and teammates as they ended the 2003-2004 YMCA season with a stellar effort.
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By Andrew Shortall and Andrew Campa | August 20, 2013
For the first time in two years, a La Cañada-area team didn't find itself hoisting a CIF Southern Section championship at the end of the 2012-13 seasons. The year was instead highlighted by individual success. It was in the pool where the most success occurred for locals with individuals from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep bringing CIF-SS titles home from Riverside City College in the CIF Southern Section Division I swimming finals and Division III diving championships.
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By Jason Wells and Tiffany Kelly and By Jason Wells and Tiffany Kelly | May 13, 2013
A bear spotted in a La Cañada Flintridge Monday sent swimmers scurrying indoors as it lumbered from yard to yard, apparently seeking a respite from the hot afternoon sun. Using helicopters to track its movements, officials were able to tranquilize the bear shortly after 3:30 p.m., more than an hour after it was first reported near Viro Road and Crown Avenue. PHOTOS: Bear sedated in La Cañada Flintridge Television news footage showed the bear - which officials described as a 1-year-old female - move lazily across the neighborhood, stopping briefly out of sight under trees as officials moved in. At least two swimmers were seen bolting for the house from their pool after the bear popped over their backyard fence.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | August 23, 2011
Now that the dust has settled and everyone can look back at the 2010-11 sports year, there's no doubt the campaign goes down as one of the best for La Cañada Flintridge athletes and their respective teams. Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and La Cañada High athletes garnered a wide range of individual accolades and succeeded at a number of different levels. Outstanding individual performances led to playoff appearances and two CIF Southern Section girls' championships — a Division I title for Sacred Heart's soccer team and a Division V crown for La Cañada's softball team.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | January 26, 2011
Christian Renfro's swimming career started out humbly. He did laps in his family's pool, racing his two brothers for bragging rights. But the competitive drive that runs in the Renfro family has helped fuel Christian, a La Cañada High senior, to break records and become a two-time high school All-American and All-Area standout in the pool. In the fall, Christian will be able to look back on how far he's actually come from his years playing in the family pool. Brown has committed to swim for Brown University and will head to the Ivy League college following graduation.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | August 4, 2010
While most swimmers his age were figuring out high school swimming at the junior varsity level, Crescenta Valley High freshman Young Tae Seo was putting a successful varsity team on his shoulders and draping CIF and Masters Meet medals around his neck. But then again, Seo didn't arrive at CV as an average youth swimmer. His reputation as a top-level club swimming standout preceded him and, after playing a central role in his team's Pacific League title and runner-up finish in CIF Southern Section Division II in his first year on the scene, additional notoriety figures to follow him for some time to come.
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By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | August 4, 2010
Something was noticeably missing from the area's high school swimming scene last season when one of its brightest stars in recent memory, Andrea Kropp, took a year off from competing for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team. Apparently, something was missing for Kropp, too, during her absence from Mission League and CIF meets. "I really missed swimming my junior year," Kropp says. "It was a really hard decision [not to swim]. "Coming back for my senior year wasn't even a question.
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By Seth Amitin | March 25, 2010
A few locals posted scores in the top 25 in the nation at the 2010 National Club Swimming Association’s Junior National Championships in Orlando, Fla., this past week. Members of La Cañada, San Marino and Poly High swim teams were there representing the Rose Bowl Aquatics Club. In the 800-yard freestyle relay, La Cañada High swim team members Alex Campbell and Christian Renfro took 13th best in the nation with a time of 6 minutes, 53.59 seconds. The time broke the Rose Bowl Aquatics’ previous team record of 6:58.
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By Seth Amitin | March 11, 2010
Freshman Brandon Nguyen is a hot commodity this year. “I want you, Shane Chung, Christian Renfro and Alex Campbell in the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay,” La Cañada Head Coach Art Lopez said to Nguyen after their match against Burroughs. “I think we can win [that event] again this year in CIF.” Nguyen, whose brother Andrew (a star in the 200-yard freestyle) and sister Tasha both swam in their time at La Cañada High, politely nodded and said he’d rather not do the 200-yard freestyle, perhaps the breaststroke portion of the 400-yard medley relay.
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By Seth Amitin | March 5, 2010
Freshman Brandon Nguyen is a hot commodity this year. “I want you, Shane Chung, Christian Renfro and Alex Campbell in the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay,” La Cañada's head swim coach, Art Lopez, said to Nguyen after their match against Burroughs. “I think we can win [that event] again this year in CIF.” Nguyen, whose brother Andrew (a star in the 200-yard freestyle) and sister Tasha both swam in their time at La Cañada High, politely nodded and said he’d rather not do the 200-yard freestyle, perhaps the breaststroke portion of the 400-yard medley relay.
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November 5, 2009
The Crescenta-Canada YMCA Dragons Swim Team had a great start to the YMCA swim season, coming up with a big win against other Y teams in the L.A. area. Not only did the CCY swimmers sweep the medley relays, four of the swimmers received high point awards for their outstanding performances in their age groups. Top scorers included Robert Asmar (Boys 8 and under), Iva Icheva (Girls 13-14), Harrison Thai (Boys 13-14), and Chris Park (Boys 15 and up). Other outstanding performances were put in by Yvette Kim, age 9, and Sasha Vilesov, 10. Both swimmers had three first-place finishes in their age categories.
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