Articles by Dean Ottati

Alexei Sancov, Moldova Olympian, Breaks 2 DAL Records

2017 Diablo Athletic League Swimming Championships May 6th, 2017 NCS section SCY With last year’s graduation of the great Maxime…

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Kelsey Witkay Verbally Commits to FAU

Witkay will make an immediate impact for the Owls, as she will be competing for spots on the A sprint freestyle relays.

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Jake Rollo Commits to UCSB

This week Jake Rollo of the Walnut Creek Aquabears in Northern California verbally committed to join the UCSB Gauchos starting in the 2016/17 season.

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San Ramon Valley Women & Northgate Men Repeat in California’s North Coast Section (NCS) High School Championship

Campolindo High School senior Mary Ashby finished her CIF – North Coast Section career with a sprint double on Sunday.

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Usinger, Rooney Set Records in Prelims of California’s North Coast Section Championship

Brittney Usinger (Sr., Acalanes, Harvard commit) posted a 52.58 in her 100 butterfly prelim,  breaking the old  NCS 100 record, previously held by the great Celina Li.

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2015 CIF North Coast Section (NCS) Preview

Northgate seniors (from l to r) Calvin Kirkpatrick, Eric VanBrocklin, and Mason Tittle will be headed to UCSB together in the Fall. Will they leave a few NCS records in their wake before they go?

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Brandon James Breaks National Junior College 200 Back Record

Brandon James of Diablo Valley College broke the National Junior College Record in the men’s 200 yard backstroke on Saturday.

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Ryan Geheb Swims Through Gruesome Head Wound to Michigan All-State Honors

See more photos from the day here in Alex McDougall’s photo gallery. Some moments in life rush at us so…

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Morning Swim Practice – The 50 Meter Jungle

It’s a Friday morning in January. It’s dark. It’s cold. It’s been a long week at work, and an even…

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A Celebration of Bears

Clockwise from left: Mason Tittle, Maddie Ward, Matt Horner, Grant Watson, Hank Poppe, Zach Ottati, Eric VanBrocklin, Calvin Kirckpatrick, Jake Rollo, Aaron Lutzker (not pictured).

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California CIF Announces the 2015 State High School Swimming Championship “At-Large” Time Standards

The CIF has announced the standards for its first swimming state championship meet.

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Maddie Salesky Commits to Brown

Salesky will make an immediate impact for the Brown Bears and their new head coach Kate Kovenock.

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Poppe and Scott: A Race, a Lifetime, in Six Photos

In just six photos, Robert Ashby managed not only to capture the essence of a race, but also the emotion and grace of two great champions. What follows are those six shots, with a little added commentary.

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Northgate and San Ramon Win California NCS Titles; Poppe Breaks a Minute in 100 Breaststroke

Heidi Poppe and Riley Scott embrace after a great battle in the women’s 100 breaststorke final.

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