Zimmerman sees success at state swim meet


Victoria Miller

Lexi Zimmerman led both of the Renegade swim teams at the state championships at East L.A. on April 30 - May 2. Zimmerman finished third out of 18 swimmers in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:26.79.

Mohamed Bafakih, Sports Editor

The 2015 Bakersfield College swim season capped off at East L.A. as head coach Matt Moon managed to qualify 10 swimmers to the state championships.

The women’s team finished 16th overall out of 36 schools with 56 points and the men’s side finished 21st overall out of 31 schools with 32 points.

Once again, Lexi Zimmerman led the way with 29 individual points.

In her BC finale, Zimmerman competed in three events; the 200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke, and 200 breaststroke.

Zimmerman took third out of 18 swimmers in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:26.79.

In the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Zimmerman took 10th and 11th.

The only other women’s swimmer that participated in an individual event was freshman Sara Klang.

Klang took 16th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:30.36.

Although they were the only two swimmers to represent in individual events for the Renegades as a whole, the relay teams made up for some of the missing action.

The men’s side and women’s side competed in the 200, 400, and 800 freestyle relays with times that dropped but it wasn’t enough to keep them in contention with the other schools who managed to qualify more than 20 swimmers and competed in nearly 80 total events as opposed to BC’s 10 swimmers and 11 entries.

Golden West College’s men’s team went for the three-peat as they qualified 16 swimmers who combined for 555.50 points.

Santa Rosa’s women’s team finished first with 14 swimmers who racked up 424.50 points.

With half of the BC swimmers qualifying to state as freshmen only means the experience will be something to build on going into next year.