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Alexander: Riverside — home of Southern Section swimming

RIVERSIDE — It may be still jarring for some longtime high school swim coaches, especially those who work in the more coastal portions of the CIF Southern Section.

Once, the traditional destination to which their athletes aspired at the end of the season was Belmont Plaza, the historic pool in Long Beach. Since 2012, it has been Riverside.

And it doesn’t look like that will change for a while…
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Heritage’s Katelyn Thomas, Webb’s Rylie Brick win titles at CIF-SS Division 3 swimming finals

RIVERSIDE — Katelyn Thomas could not see the swimmers in the lanes around her, a clear indication the senior from Heritage was in for a fight to the finish.

Thomas closed strong and edged out Rio Mesa’s Teagan Monroe and Pasadena Poly’s Susannah Laster at the wall to win the girls 100-yard backstroke title Thursday at the CIF Southern Section Division 3 finals at the Riverside Aquatics Complex… Read more