CCSF Swim Team Gracefully Navigates The Competition

State qualifier and assistant coach Alyssa Stember, and state qualifiers Roselin Strepisalsilp and  Carrie Guilfoyle talk during a swim practice at the Wellness Center Pool, on May 8, 2012. SHANE MENEZ / THE GUARDSMAN

The women’s swim team placed second at the Coast Conference Championship held at College of San Mateo April 19-21. The Rams’ finish was the best ever for City College at the Coast Conference Championship and an improvement from last year’s fifth-place result.

Escape From City College

In the turbulent times of the 21st century, public higher education is a student in the school of hard knocks. That’s why thousands of college students drove, bussed, or even walked up to the State Capitol in Sacramento on March 5: because we’re tired of increased fees, extreme budget cuts, absurd student loan debts, and overpriced textbooks — for a start.

Sports Recap

The Rams closed out their 2011 season losing their last 13 games in a row. City College finished with a record of 5-29.

New team making splash in its first season

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In its inaugural season, the City College women’s swim team is gaining plenty of momentum toward the Coast Conference Championships, as they easily outscored Cabrillo College 124-30 in their dual meet April 9 at the Wellness Center.

Swim team kicks off its inaugural season

City College swimmers prepare to dive off their starting blocks and swim laps during a practice Feb. 18 at the natatorium inside the Wellness Center. AARON TURNER / THE GUARDSMAN

For the first time in over 18 years, City College of San Francisco has a women’s swim team to call their own.

In their inaugural season, the newest Rams team is hoping this will be the beginning to a long, successful women’s program.