2015 California Interscholastic Federation State Swimming & Diving Championships
- Diving: Girls Finals – Friday, May 22 at 8:30 AM / Boys Finals – Saturday, May 23 at 8:30 AM
- Swimming: Prelims – Friday, May 22 at 2:30 PM; Finals – Saturday, May 23 at 2:30 PM
- Location: Clovis Olympic Swim Complex at Clovis West High School in Clovis
- Psych Sheets: Available
- Live Results: Available
- Live Streaming: Available
- Championship Central
For the first time in history the 10 sections of the California Interscholastic Federation will come together to contest a state meet. The inaugural CIF state swimming and diving championships will take place on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 in Clovis, California. Each section was allowed to enter the following number of swimmers per event:
- CIF Southern 5
- CIF North Coast 3
- San Diego 3
- CIF Sac-Joaquin 3
- CIF Central Coast 3
- CIF Central 2
- CIF Los Angeles 2
- CIF Northern 1
- CIF San Francisco 1
- CIF Oakland 1
There will be two heats of finals; awards will be given to the top six places in each event.
As reported by SwimSwam’s Dean Ottati when the meet was first announced, CIF was hoping to duplicate the success they have had with the state track and field championship. A major impediment to that plan is the timing of the swimming and diving season in California: CIF runs high school swimming and diving as a spring sport, when swimmers in most other parts of the country have moved on to long-course competition. This seems to be borne out in the psych sheets, where many of the big names (from Southern California, especially) have opted to compete at the long course NOVA Grand Challenge in Irvine over the same weekend.
Still, there will be some great races to watch in Clovis.
Girls 100 fly
Quite a bit of depth will turn out to contest the 100 fly in the girls’ meet. Brittany Usinger of Acalanes leads the field with 52.43. Madelyn Murphy of Carondelet (53.82) and Gianna Garcia from San Ramon Valley (53.94), as well as Emily Eastin of Crean Lutheran (54.24) and Beverly Hills’ Amy Okada (54.24) are also contenders.
Boys 100 breast
Twelve entrants in the 100 breast race bring sub-57 to the table. Corona del Mar’s Tyler Lin (54.30) and Hank Poppe of San Ramon Valley (54.35) are the favorites, but Serra’s Joe Kmak (55.05), Daniel Comforti of Heritage (55.74), and Stanley Wu of Northgate (55.80) will all give chase.
Boys 200 free
The top ten entrants all come in with sub-1:39-mids. The top seed is Bryce Mefford from Oak Ridge High School with 1:37.19. Eric VanBrocklin from Northgate (1:38.45) as well as Sheldon Boboff of St. Ignatius and Robert Guerra of Fallbrook, both entered with 1:38.52, should make it an excellent race.
Other potential excitement
Alex Valente of Dos Pueblos has a legitimate shot at Joseph Schooling’s national high school record in the 100 fly and Crean Lutheran’s Ella Eastin is .08 from the overall national high school record in the 200 IM (1:53.82), having just broken the independent school record this past weekend at the CIF-SS D2 championships. Moreover, she could crack Katie Hoff’s NAG in the event (1:53.77) that dates back to 2007.