Ventura College Athletics

2015 Ventura College Swimming & Diving Team News

  • Ongstad Claims County Sports Hall of Fame Award
    June 10, 2015
    Pirate swimmer Mitchell Ongstad has added another award to his list of accolades for his performance in the 2015 season. On Sunday he was named the Ventura County Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year at the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Sunday.
  • Ongstad Wins Gold Again, Co-Athlete of the Year
    May 02, 2015
    Pirate sophomore Mitchell Ongstad closed his career with another gold medal performance in the 100-yard freestyle, earning co-Athlete of the Year honors on the final day of the CCCAA State Swimmimng Championships Saturday at East Los Angeles College. The Pirate men finished sixth as a team overall.
  • Ongstad Adds to Medal Haul; VC Women on the Board at State
    May 01, 2015
    Mitchell Ongstad added a silver medal to his collection Friday at the CCCAA State Championships with a runner-up finish in the 100-yard backstroke. The Pirate men were in sixth place following the day's events with one day remaining at the season finale. The VC women, meanwhile, got on the board with a swim by Delani Clark.
  • Ongstad Wins State Title in 50-Free, VC Men in Fifth
    April 30, 2015
    Pirate sophomore Mitchell Ongstad swam the 50-yard freestyle Thursday with a time of 20.25 to claim the state title in the event Thursday at the CCCAA State Championships at East Los Angeles College. As a team, the VC men were in fifth place overall after one day of competition in the three-day event.
  • Pirate Men Claim WSC Title; Women Finish Strong Third
    April 18, 2015
    Behind Western State Conference Male Athlete of the Year Mitchell Ongstad, who won his third individual event in three days, the Pirates' men's swim team claimed the WSC championship Saturday on the final day of the conference meet at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Marcus Rodarte and Chris Sands also brought home individual golds for the VC men. Meanwhile the Ventura women came in a strong third in the WSC championships.
  • Pirate Men Strengthen Lead, Women Remain Third at WSC Finals
    April 17, 2015
    The Ventura College men's swim team extended its lead at the Western State Conference Championships on day two of the three-day event at the Ventura Aquatic Center Friday while the Pirate women remained in third place. VC's men won both relays and captured three more individual golds, putting them in a strong position for the title heading into Saturday's final day of competition.
  • Pirate Men First, Women Third After Day 1 of WSC Championships
    April 16, 2015
    The Ventura College men's swim team held a solid lead after the first day of the three-day Western State Conference Championships hosted by VC at the Ventura Aquatic Center. The Pirate women, meanwhile, were in third place after one day of competition.
  • VC Men First, Women Second at WSC Swim Meet at SBCC
    March 28, 2015
    The Ventura College swim teams continued their strong season as the Pirate men were first, and the women second at the Western State Conference meet at Santa Barbara on Saturday. Cheyanne Irogoyen led the women with first and third place finishes while the men had four double-winners, Chris Sands, Austin Hammonds, Mitchell Ongstad and Marcus Rodarte.
  • VC Men 1st, Women 3rd at WSC Swim #2 at Hancock
    March 14, 2015
    The Pirates' men's swim team finished fin first place of three teams, while the women were third of five competing teams Saturday at the Western State Conference meet at Allan Hancock College. Marcus Rodarte and Mitchell Ongstad each posted a pair of individual golds for VC.
  • Pirate Swimming Features Three Golds for Ongstad at Cuesta
    March 07, 2015
    VC sophomore Mitchell Ongstad broke out with three individual golds Friday and Saturday at the highly competitive Cuesta Invitational in San Luis Obispo. The Ventura men placed second in the 15-team event while the Pirate women came in seventh. Raquel Rodriguez led the efforts for the Ventura women.
  • Pirate Swimmers Open at WSC Meet at Canyons
    February 27, 2015
    The Ventura College men's and women's swim teams opened up their 2015 competition schedule at the Western State Conference meet hosted by College of the canyons at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Friday. VC produced three double winners in the meet, Delaney Clark for the women and Mitchell Ongstad and Austin Hammond for the men.