Ventura College Athletics

2019 Ventura College Swimming & Diving Team News

  • Bese Sets School Record on Final Day of State
    May 04, 2019
    Adrianna Bese set a new school record in the 200-yard breast stroke on Saturday, highlighting the final day of competition at the CCCAA State Championships at De Anza College in Cupertino. The sophomore touched in 2:28.23, good for eighth place and the new school mark. Gracelyn De La Cruz also earned individual points for the VC women, who finished 11th overall, and Cooper Fuchs led the Pirate men with his third top performance o fthe three-day meet. The Ventura men came in ninth place in the championships.
  • Fuchs' Silver Medal Highlights Day 2 of State
    May 03, 2019
    VC sophomore swimmer Cooper Fuchs claimed the silver medal in the 100-yard backstroke Friday, highlighting the second day of competition for the Ventura College men's and women's swimming and diving teams at the CCCAA State Championships at De Anza College in Cupertino. Fuchs touched in 51.03, less than half a second off the gold medal pace. Meanwhile Marcel Hurtubise also earned individual points for the Pirate men while Adrianna Bese, Alli Hopkins and Gracelyn De La Cruz earned individual points for the VC women.
  • VC Women 9th, Men 12th after Day 1 of State
    May 02, 2019
    The VC Men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed on Day 1 of the CCCAA State Championships at De Anza College in Cupertino with the Pirate women totaling 51 points, good for a tie for ninth place overall, and the Ventura men earning 42 points for 12th place in the standings. Alli Hopkins and Cooper Fuchs led the Women and men, respectively, on the first day of state competition.
  • Pirate Men 2nd, Women 6th as WSC Championships Wrap Up
    April 20, 2019
    The Ventura College men's swimming and diving team finished a strong second, and the Pirate women finished sixth at the Western State Conference Championships completed Saturday in Santa Clarita. Cooper Fuchs came in a close second in the 100-yard freestyle and anchored the come-from-behind victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay to lead the men while Hunter Massey earned silver in the 1650-yard swim. Adrianna Bese, Gracelyn De La Cruz and the 400-yard freestyle relay all earned silver medals for the women.
  • Piate Swimmers Continue with Strong Performances at WSC Championships
    April 19, 2019
    On day two of the three-day Western State Conference Championships in Santa Clarita, the Pirates' men's and women's swimming and diving teams continued to post strong performances. Cooper Fuchs led the charge wonce again with his second individual gold in the 100-yard backstroke and also helped Kevin Smallwood, Marcel Hurtubise and Tobias Hynes to a runner-up finish in the 200-yard medley relay. For he women, Alli Hopkins earned silver in the 100-yard butterfly while Adrianna Bese and Gracelyn De La Cruz had personal-best times in the 100-yard breast stroke and backstroke events, respectively.
  • VC Swimmers Post Strong Performances on Day 1 of WSC
    April 18, 2019
    The Ventura College men's swimming and diving team led the Western State Conference championships after day 1 of the three-day meet at College of the Canyons while the Pirate women were fourth with a series of strong performances from both teams. Cooper Fuchs highlighted the day with a lifetime-best time of 20.31 in the 50-yard freestyle to claim the conference title. The men's 200-yard freestyle relay also claimed gold while the women's 400-yard medley relay team won silver. Alli Hopkins was second place in the 50-yard freestyle to lead the Pirate women.
  • VC Swimmers Compete at Pasadena Invitational
    April 06, 2019
    The Ventura College men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed at the Pasadena Invitational on Saturday, with the VC divers taking to the pool on Thursday of the three-day meet. Despite the abbreviated competition schedule, the Pirates posted some highlight-worthy performances. Izaiah Martinez claimed third in the 3m diving event, followed by Rawley Mathis in fifth while Cooper Fuchs was fourth in the 100-yard freestyle. Adrianna Bese, Kaitlin Reagan and Aryanna Martinez all earned points as individuals for the VC women.
  • VC Maintains Standing at WSC #3 at Santa Barbara
    March 29, 2019
    The Ventura College men's and women's swimming and diving teams maintained their conference standings at the Western State Conference #3 meet hosted by Santa Barbara City College on Friday. The Pirate men placed second of four teams, paced by the strong performance in the diving competition while the VC women came in fourth place of the five competing teams, just points out of third place. Deon Crilly led the effort with first place finishes in the 1m and 3m diving competitions.
  • Pirates Take 2nd/4th at WSC Swim # 2
    March 16, 2019
    The Ventura College men's and women's swimming and diving teams hit the pool Saturday in the Western State Conference meet No. 2 at College of the Canyons Saturday with the men finishing second and the women earning fourth place among eight and 10 teams, respectively. Deon Crilly and Hunter Massey both earned first place finishes to lead the men while Alli Hopkins captured a gold for the Pirate women.
  • Ventura Men 1st, Women 3rd at WSC #1
    March 01, 2019
    The VC men's swimming and diving team finished in first place and the Pirate women were third at the Western State Conference #1 meet hosted by VC at the Ventura Aquatic Center on Friday. Cooper Fuchs, Marcel Hurtubise and Deon Crilly each had two individual golds for the men and Jake Peters brought home one first place finish to lead the way. Alli Hopkins and Adriana Bese each placed in two individual events to lead the women.
  • VC Swim Competes at 34th Annual Mt. SAC Invitational
    February 23, 2019
    The Ventura College men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed at the 34th Annual mt. SAC Invitational in Walnut, with the divers competing on Thursday and the swimmers making the trek to Walnut on Saturday. Deon Crilly posted a pair of silver medal performances in diving while Cooper Fuchs led the swimmers with an individual second and third place, respectively. Alli Hopkins and Adrianna Bese each had individual seventh place finished to lead the VC women.
  • Pirate Swimmers Open Season at WSC Pentathlon
    February 08, 2019
    The Ventura College men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened the 2019 season Friday on a picture perfect morning at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Cooper Fuchs led the VC men with four top-10 finishes while Marcel Hurtubise and Tobias Hynes also produced a pair of top-10 performances. For the women, Alli Hopkins and Gracelyn De La Cruz both had two top-10 finishes.