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Swimming & Diving

The body is one and has many members, but all the members, many though they are, are one body; and so it is with Christ.
-1 Corinthians 12:12


Since its inception in the 1967 season, the De La Salle Swimming & Diving program has built a reputation as one of the top high school teams in Northern California.

The Spartan Swimming & Diving team has won dozens of League Championships, six North Coast Section Championships and two top-5 CIF State Meet finishes.  Spartan Swimmers have won several NCS Individual and Relay titles, set countless league (and a few North Coast Section) records. Similarly, De La Salle divers have enjoyed remarkable success in winning league and NCS Championships. Together, the Swimming and Diving program has produced over 50 All-Americans. 

De La Salle swimming has consistently launched student-athletes into successful collegiate careers with many achieving NCAA All-American status. Several Spartan swimmers have gone on to participate in the US National Championships and US Olympic trials. One swimmer, Niko Lahanas, reached the pinnacle as a member of the Greek Olympic Team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. 

Spartan divers have also had incredible success beyond the high school level, with several Spartan student-athletes moving on to become NCAA All-Americans and competing at the US National Championships. Spartan stand-out Kristian Ipsen won three NCAA Individual Championships representing the Stanford Cardinal where he was a nine-time All American, setting an NCAA record on the 1-Meter board. On the international level, Ipsen represented the United States as a member of the US National Team for seven years winning several medals, including a Silver at the 2009 World Championships in Rome and a Bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The Swimming & Diving program’s success is rooted in the “Brotherhood” that is so instrumental to all of the student experiences at De La Salle.  Spartan Swimmers & Divers regularly practice and embody the ideals of hard work and perseverance.


 

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Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff


Program Director and Varsity Head Coach
Tom Johnson

JV Head Coach
Alisa Payne

Assistant Coaches
Brett Anderson
Scott Hirsch
Dominic Giordano
Brendan Sullivan

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