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Team History

2012

  • USA Swimming names the Santa Maria Swim Club a "Bronze Medal Team," placing the team amongst the Top 200 clubs in America.
  • Josh Prenot signs with National Champion - University of California, Berkeley.
  • Sonny Fierro signs with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Michaela Paige signs with Cal State Bakersfield

2011

  • USA Swimming names the Santa Maria Swim Club a "Bronze Medal Team," placing the team amongst the Top 200 clubs in America.
  • Josh Prenot, 18-under National Champion at Summer Nationals
  • Josh Prenot, 18-under National Champion at Winter Nationals
  • Karen Hendrick signs with the University of Wyoming.

2010

  • USA Swimming names the Santa Maria Swim Club a "Bronze Medal Team," placing the team amongst the Top 200 clubs in America.
  • Josh Prenot, 18-under National Champion - 200 Butterfly at Winter (short course) Nationals
  • 3rd place team finish at the Spring CCS Junior Olympics.
  • Erica Brannon signs with Oregon State University.
  • Jordan Devine signs with San Diego State University.
  • Lora Lougee signs with Washington State University.
  • Maddie Mastrup signs with Colorado State University.

2009

  • USA Swimming names the Santa Maria Swim Club a "Bronze Medal Team," placing the team amongst the Top 200 clubs in America.
  • 3rd place team finish at Spring CCS Junior Olympics
  • Meghan Zimmer signs with San Diego State University to be a swimming student-athlete starting in September 2009.

2008

  • USA Swimming names the Santa Maria Swim Club a "Bronze Medal Team," placing the team amongst the Top 200 clubs in America.
  • Rachael Wahl competes for SMSC at 2008 Olympic Team Trials in the 100 & 200 Butterfly.
  • 6th place team finish at CA/NV Senior Sectional Team Championships
  • 5th place team finish at Spring CCS Junior Olympics.
  • 3rd place team finish at Summer CCS Junior Olympics.
  • James Motley signs with South Dakota State University to begin school in September 2008 as a swimming student-athlete.
  • Jeremiah Palmerston signs with the University of California at San Diego to begin school in September 2008 as a swimming student-athlete.
  • Rachael Wahl signs with Oregon State University to begin school in September 2008 as a swimming student-athlete.

2007

  • USA Swimming names the Santa Maria Swim Club as a "Bronze Medal Team," placing the team amongst the Top 200 swim clubs in the country.
  • Rachael Wahl commits to Oregon State University
  • Rachael Wahl qualifies for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 200 Butterfly.
  • Erica Brannon, Rachael Wahl & Meghan Zimmer qualify and compete at the USA Nationals in Atlanta in December.
  • 3rd place TEAM finish at CCS Junior Olympics
  • Meghan Zimmer qualifies for USA Spring Nationals in 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke & 200 Backstroke
  • Jamie Furber qualifies for USA Spring Nationals in 1000 Freestyle
  • Rachael Wahl qualifies for USA Spring Nationals in 100 & 200 Butterfly
  • Girls relays (Zimmer, S.Lougee, Wahl, Brannon) qualify for USA Spring Nationals
  • Lora Lougee qualifies for Junior Nationals in 1000 and 1650 Freestyles
  • Maddie Mastrup qualifies for Junior Nationals in 1650 Freestyle
  • 10th place TEAM finish at Texas Sectionals
  • Colter Knight, Josh Prenot and Zac Toomay qualify for the SCS Swim Festival.
  • Jason Dupere signs scholarship offer with University of the Pacific.

2006

  • SMSC given USA Swimming club visit by Bob Steele.
  • Rachael Wahl qualifies for the 100 & 200 Butterflys for 2006 Spring Nationals
  • Dena Lougee signs scholarship offer with Oregon State University.
  • Jared Zimmer signs scholarship offer with Lewis University.
  • 9 athletes compete at the USA Summer Junior Nationals (Rachael Wahl, Samantha Lougee, Erica Brannon, Lora Lougee, Jason Dupere, Casey Bateman, Jared Zimmer, Jamie Furber and James Motley)
  • Josh Prenot - Far Westerns Champion - 11/12  400 Individual Medley
  • Erica Brannon - Far Westerns Champion - 13/14 100 Backstroke
  • Lora Lougee - Far Westerns Champion - 13/14 1500 Freestyle
  • Colter Knight - CCS Junior Olympic Champion - 9/10 200 Freestyle
  • 6th place TEAM finish at CA/NV Summer Championships.

2005

  • CCS Spring Junior Olympics, 5th place finish.
  • Katlin Phillips commits to swim at CSU Northridge on swimming scholarship.
  • Katie Furber commits to swim for Whitworth College, home of another SMSC-alum, Samantha Kephart.
  • 2005 CCS Summer Junior Olympics, 4th place finish.
  • 2nd place Women’s Team, California-Nevada Sectional, Division II.
  • Erica Brannon, Dena Lougee, Samantha Lougee, Josh Prenot, and Meghan Zimmer all make the USA Swimming IMX Top 100.
  • Erica Brannon wins 11-12 Girl’s High Point at Central California Junior Olympics.

2004

  • Dena Lougee, Rachael Wahl, Josh Prenot, Cody King, Ryan Drom, and Meghan Zimmer all finished in the Top 16 for Southern California Swimming in their events. Josh Prenot was the FASTEST 9-10 50-meter Breaststroker in Southern California AND Top 16 in the USA! Meghan Zimmer had the FASTEST 13-14 400-meter Individual Medley in Southern California AND was Top 16 in the USA!
  • Katlin Phillips qualified for the Western Zone All-Star team. Southern California won the meet, with Pacific (Northern California) finishing second. All-star teams from as far away as Wyoming and Hawaii also participated. Katlin won the 1500 Freestyle to assist Southern California Swimming to its second title in a row.
  • SMSC Junior National team of Dena Lougee, Megan Palera, Sam Lougee, Sam Kephart, Meghan Zimmer, and Rachael Wahl finished 19th at Junior Nationals.
  • SMSC sends 4 athletes to Spring Junior Nationals, including Dena Lougee, Samantha Kephart, Meghan Zimmer, and Ryan Drom.
  • Josh Prenot wins 9-10 Boy’s High Point at Central California Junior Olympics.
  • Megan Palera places 13th in the 400 Individual Medley at USA Nationals and 23rd at the US Olympic Trials in the 400 Individual Medley.
  • Josh Prenot (11) and Chas Brannon (10) qualified for the 2005 Swim Festival All-Star Team.

2003

  • Ryan Drom swims to a 22nd place finish at NCSA Junior Nationals in the 800 Free.
  • SMSC sends 5 female qualifiers and 1 male qualifier to NCSA Junior Nationals.
  • Megan Palera competes at USA Swimming Summer National Championships.
  • SMSC swims to a 13th place finish at the Senior State Long Course Championships (Clovis).
  • Megan Palera competes at USA Swimming Spring National Championships.
  • SMSC swims to a 14th place finish at the Speedo California - Nevada Sectional meet.
  • Head Coach Mike Ashmore awarded City of Santa Maria Mayor’s Award for Tourism (bringing tourists to the city for major swimming events).
  • Chas Brannon receives High Point 7-8 Boys at Central California Junior Olympics.
  • Erica Brannon receives High Point 9-10 Girls at Central California Junior Olympics.


2002

  • Megan Palera wins Summer Junior National meet in the 200 I.M.
  • SMSC swims to an 18th place finish at the Summer Speedo California - Nevada Sectional meet.
  • SMSC swims to a 6th place finish at Southern California Junior Olympics.
  • SMSC swims to a 6th place finish at Central California Junior Olympics (short course).
  • Megan Palera and Lauren Wikholm compete at the Spring Junior Nationals in Long Beach. Both make finals.

2001

  • Brian Gargas, Megan Palera, and Lauren Wikholm compete at the U.S. Open Championships in East Meadow, New York.
  • SMSC swims to a 5th place finish at the Summer Junior Olympics. The highest team finish ever for SMSC.

2000

  • Mollie Lewis becomes the first Junior National qualifier for SMSC in quite a while when she makes the 200 Breaststroke at the Clovis State Championships.
  • Megan Palera becomes the second Junior National qualifier for SMSC, qualifying in six events.
  • Mark Bennett competes at USA Spring Nationals in the 50 Freestyle.