BC swim team ready for season

Jason Reed, Sports Editor

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The Bakersfield College swim team will start its season Feb. 16, and they are going into 2013 with high hopes and a new head coach.

This is Matt Moon’s first time as a head coach; he spent his previous two years at the Union College, which is a private college located in Kentucky.
Moon mentioned key returners and key freshmen for BC and also added that the entire team has stood out to him.

The BC men finished 24th in state last year and the women finished 25th  in 2012. A returning member of the team, Mat Prasser, took sixth place, in the 50 freestyle at 21.65 seconds. He also placed 13th in the 100 breaststroke at 59.91.

Catherine Lugo took 19th in the 50 freestyle at 25.76. She also placed 13th in the 50 butterfly at 27.23. Another key returner, Josh Delarosa, finished 16th in the 200 individual medley at 1:59.65. Delarosa finished 15th in the 200 freestyle at 1:46.06 and placed seventh in the 200 backstroke at 1:56.69.
“We have a fairly young team,” Moon said. “That’s pretty exciting to have that level of swimmer kind of just handed down to me.”

Moon also mentioned the freshmen swimmers that he believes will make an impact. He said that Liberty graduate Ted Richardson will be a sprint freestyler. He also made notable mention of Cameron Hunter and Zack Foster.

“They’ve been training really hard and swimming really well,” Moon said. “I hate to narrow it down to a few, but I’d say, just as a whole this has been a really dynamic team.”
Moon said the team has done more dry land workouts, with weight lifting and said that he is ready for the team’s upcoming meet.
BC will have its first swim meet Feb. 16, at Ventura College.

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