FULLERTON -- Setting 13 program records and gaining a pair of awards, the Riverside City College (RCC) Tigers men's swimming and diving team posted a solid second-place finish at the Orange Empire Conference (OEC) Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend (Apr. 21-23) at Fullerton College.
Of the 13 RCC records set, three also were OEC records: the 500-yard freestyle, the 100-yard butterfly and the 800-yard freestyle relay. RCC also set a team record in the 400-yard medley relay, but it was a second-place finish.
Other RCC records set were in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke and all four relays.
RCC third-year head men's swimming coach Jason Northcott received OEC male (team) Coach of the Year honors and freshman Maxence Bouvier (FRANCE) was named OEC co-male swimmer of the year.
Individually, Bouvier won the 50-yard freestyle (:20.58, RCC record) and 100-yard butterfly (:49.01, RCC & OEC record). He also swam the leadoff leg of the 800-yard freestyle (6:47.06, RCC & OEC record), the leadoff leg of the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.15) and the anchor leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:01.76, RCC & OEC record).
Sophomore Adrien Deloffre (Dunkerque, FRANCE) set RCC and OEC records in the 500-yard freestyle (4:33.30). He also won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:04.17) and finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke (:57.08) and 100-yard freestyle leadoff (:46.19).
Other solid performances turned in by the Tigers included: sophomore Garret Shimko (Riverside / Riverside Poly HS), who won the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.56), and sophomore Justin Rohn (San Bernardino / San Gorgonio HS '14) who finished first in the leadoff of the 50-yard freestyle (:21.09) and was third in the 50-yard freestyle (:21.10, RCC record).
Additionally for RCC, freshman Jakob Wood (Vista Murrieta HS) finished second in the three-meter diving event (217.20 points) and was third in the one-meter diving event (223.80). Conversely, freshman Aaron Garcia (Upland HS) finished second in the one-meter diving event (230.35 points) and was third in the three-meter diving event (183.00).
The Tigers will next compete in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Championships to be hosted at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park Thursday through Saturday, May 5-7.