2018 CIF Southern Section Psych Sheets Released

2018 California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Swimming & Diving Championships

  • Diving: Monday, May 7, 2018-Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Swimming: Wednesday, May 9, 2018-Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Location: Riverside Aquatics Complex
  • Defending Champions:
  • Live Results: D1  │  D2  │  D3  │  D4
  • Championship Central

The 2018 CIF-Southern Section psych sheets are out for all four divisions. Diving takes place on Monday and Tuesday, while swimming prelims and finals begin on Wednesday and run through Saturday afternoon. Division I tends to include the largest, mostly public, schools, while Division IV is made up of smaller schools.

The most visible meet is Division I, where Santa Margarita is poised to repeat as girls’ champions with the top seeds in all three relays as well as the 200 IM (Isabelle Odgers), 50 free (Anicka Delgado), 100 free (Ella Ristic), and 100 breast (Odgers). Newport Harbor’s Ayla Spitz leads the qualifiers in the 200 free. She is second seed in the 500 free behind Stephanie Su of Mater Dei. Hannah Farrow of Fountain Valley is top seed in the 100 fly, while Huntington Beach freshman Madelyn Harris comes in with the top 100 back time.

The boys’ meet looks to be closer. Unlike the girls, three different schools lead the qualifiers in the relays: Northwood (200 medley relay), Los Alamitos (200 free relay), and Aliso Niguel (400 free relay). Individually, no one swimmer is top seed in two events. Dana Hills senior Owen Kao is top seed in the 200 free and second behind Tesoro’s Michael Brinegar in the 500 free. Tesoro’s Jonathon Cheng comes in with the only sub-1:50 in the 200 IM. Brandon Toland of Los Alamitos is top seed in the 50 free, while Northwood’s Lou Shawn has the fastest qualifying time in the 100 free. Aliso Niguel’s Aaron Pang leads the 100 fly qualifiers. Santa Margarita’s AJ Rossman is the top seed in the 100 back. And Ryan Schildwachter of Corona del Mar comes in with the top 100 breast time.


Mon 5/8 Tue 5/9 Wed 5/10 Thu 5/11 Fri 5/12 Sat 5/13
8:30 D2 boys diving 8:30 D1 boys diving 9am D4 swim prelims 9am D1 swim prelims 9am D2 swim prelims 8am State diving qualif (top 12b, top 12g)
1pm D2 girls diving 1pm D1 girls diving 11am D2 swim finals
5pm D3 b&g diving 5pm D4 b&g diving 4:30pm D3 swim prelims 5pm D3 swim finals 5pm D4 swim finals 4pm D1 swim finals


CIF State Meet Qualifying Standards

As a reminder, the various California Sections may send swimmers and divers to the State Meet, using the following formula for each 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

At-Large Entries

Swimming: Once allocated automatic qualifying spots from each section are filled, sections may enter additional competitors provided they have met or bettered the “At-Large” Automatic or Consideration standard for their event in their Section Meet that qualifies athletes for the CIF State Swimming & Diving Championships. In the event that there are not 40 automatic qualifiers, consideration times will be used to fill each event to 40 qualifiers/relay teams. “At-Large” qualifying times must be achieved in Finals of the Section Championships. All times must be recorded on “Fully Automatic Timing” systems (FAT). No hand times will be accepted.

Diving: No At Large Qualifiers. Each section will get one additional entry for diving.

CIF State Meet Qualifying Time Standards (Times must be obtained at Section Championship meet in individual events. No relay lead-off times permitted.)

  GIRLS Event BOYS  
Consideration Auto   Auto Consideration
1:50.85 1:47.71 200 Medley Relay 1:36.49 1:38.50
1:55.10 1:52.08 200 free 1:40.83 1:43.32
2:09.34 2:05.34 200 IM 1:53.31 1:55.82
24.43 23.94 50 Free 21.25 21.66
57.92 56.10 100 Fly 50.02 51.62
53.48 52.13 100 Free 46.49 47.69
5:11.30 5:00.69 500 Free 4:34.85 4:40.69
1:41.58 1:37.54 200 Free Relay 1:26.33 1:29.49
58.36 56.73 100 Back 51.27 52.91
1:06.15 1:04.33 100 Breast 57.61 59.19
3:37.40 3:33.39 400 Free Relay 3:09.67 3:13.63



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2 years ago

Does anyone know if Eva Merrell has competed lately?

Reply to  CanSwim13
2 years ago

I haven’t seen anything on her lately.

Reply to  CanSwim13
2 years ago


I heard she is battling a really serious medical issue, and I know she has been out of the water for a good chunk of time. Wishing her all the best, the girl is a class act and hope she finds her stride soon.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Yooz
2 years ago

I wish her the best. Great talent.

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