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Swimming & Diving


EAGLE SWIMMING & DIVING HISTORY

Santa Margarita Catholic High School Swimming and Diving has enjoyed a rich history of success since the team began during the school’s first year of existence in 1987. Since that first season in Spring 1988, the team has grown to over 140 student/athletes and the list of team accomplishments and nationally ranked student/athletes has continued to expand.

Girls National Champions

2017, 2018, 2021, 2022

Girls California State Champions

2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Girls CIF Champions

2000, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Boys CIF Champions

2021, 2022

Girls League Champions

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Boys League Champions

2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,

2011, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

In October 2007, the Swimming and Diving team witnessed the inauguration of the beautiful Eagle Aquatics Center. An Olympic-sized 50 meter pool with a full Colorado Timing System set up and permanent bleacher seating for 500 graces the east end of the campus. The pool has hosted national-level water polo events and several major club swimming meets and went through an extensive retrofit in 2020.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics saw the first Eagle swimmers participate in the Olympic Games:

  • Katie McLaughlin (’15)—USA—Silver Medal, 4 X 200 Freestyle Relay
  • Anicka Delgado (’20)—Ecuador—50 & 100 Freestyle

The success of the Swimming and Diving team is un-paralleled in Trinity League history and in Southern California high school swimming. Some achievements include:

  • 8 Consecutive (9 total) CIF-SS Division I Girls team championships
  • 2 CIF-SS Division I Boys team championships
  • 4 CIF California Girls State Swimming and Diving champions
  • 2017, 2021, and 2022 Swimming World magazine Girls National Champions
  • 2018 and 2022 NISCA (National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) Girls National Champions
  • 22 Consecutive Girls team league championships
  • 14 Boys team league championships
  • 106 out of the 126 total team league championships (Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Open) since 2000
  • 71 Consecutive Dual Meet Victories, Girls Varsity (2011-present)

In the past several years, Eagle Swimming has set 5 National High School swimming records:

  • Katie McLaughlin, 100 Butterfly, :51.53, 2015
  • Ella Ristic, Mackenzie Degn, Anicka Delgado, Samantha Shelton, 400 Freestyle Relay, 3:18.26, 2017
  • Grant Shoults, 200 Freestyle, 1:33.26, 2016
  • Grant Shoults, 500 Freestyle, 4:12.87, 2016
  • Macky Hodges, Teia Salvino, Teagan O’Dell, Justina Kozan, 400 Freestyle Relay 3:14.80, 2022

Several notable Eagle Swimmers and Divers have qualified for the Olympic Trials, the highest level of competition in the country:

  • Phillipe Demers (’97)—1996, 2000
  • Frank Uxa (’98)—2000
  • Matt Martin (’97)—2000
  • Meagan Brown (’08)—2008
  • Conor Murphy (’10)—2012
  • Katie McLaughlin (’15)—2012, 2016, 2020
  • Mackenzie Degn (’19)—2016
  • Isabelle Odgers (’18)—2016, 2020
  • Kahley Rowell (’10)—2016
  • Grant Shoults (’16)—2016, 2020
  • Samantha Shelton (’18)—2016
  • Chris Taber (’14)—2016
  • Ella Ristic ('20) - 2020
  • Noah Brune ('19) - 2020
  • Justina Kozan ('22) – 2020
  • Anicka Delgado (’20)—2020
  • Humberto Najera (23)—2020
  • Macky Hodges (’23)—2020
  • Teagan O’Dell (’25)—2020 

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