The 2018 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships are set to take place Wednesday-Saturday, February 21-24 at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in Commerce, Calif.
On the men's side, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) is looking for its 11th consecutive team championship since 2008, while Redlands secured seven straight championship titles between 2001 and 2007. The Stags posted a 2017-18 dual meet record of 8-0, while Pomona-Pitzer and Occidental take the deck following respective campaigns of 7-1 and 6-2 against SCIAC competition.
Since 2001, CMS has had six Athletes of the Year, including Matt Williams, who received the award back-to-back in 2016 and 2017. He was also named the Newcomer of the Year in 2014. The Bulldogs have had seven SCIAC Athletes of the Year, including Tyler Harp who won it four years in a row between 2009 and 2012.
For the women, CMS is aiming to defend its championship win in 2017 as the Athenas have won 14 of the last 15 conference team championships. Pomona-Pitzer won the team crown in 2016, while Redlands claimed championships in 2001 and 2002. The Sagehens made a splash in 2017-18 with an 8-0 dual meet record, while the Athenas (7-1) and Cal Lutheran (6-2) followed.
CMS has had eight student-athletes garner SCIAC Athlete of the Year honors with the last coming in 2016. The Bulldogs' Ellie Jaques earned the distinction last year, and is one of five Redlands student-athletes to received the recognition. Pomona-Pitzer has produced three of the last four SCIAC Newcomers of the Year, while the Athenas' Jocelyn Crawford notched the award in 2017.
Action for the 2018 SCIAC Championships is set to begin Wednesday, February 21 with the men's 3-meter diving preliminaries at 10:30 a.m.