Ojai swimmers compete in Santa Barbara, haul home trophy, medals

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A group of master swimmers competed in Santa Barbara and brought home plenty of medals for their efforts. The crew included Jo O’Connell (from left), Ken Umholtz, Camilla Becket, Jim Becket and Marc Whitman. In front is coach Rick Goeden. Not pictured are team members Sherrill Ornelas, Jeff Sojka, Molly Perry and Sylvia Glenn. (photo submitted)

The Ojai Masters Swim Team recently competed in the 2015 Short Course Regional Championships held in Santa Barbara at the Elings Aquatic Center. The Ojai swimmers made quite an impression on their opponents. Coach Rick Goeden was only able to field a team of nine swimmers to compete against 21 other teams, but despite the odds, the strong effort and showing of the nine individuals proved to be enough to earn a third-place team trophy.

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