• The Late Bloomer: Schroeder's Quest for Gold
    August 07, 2012
    The Late Bloomer: Schroeder's Quest for Gold Jason Lezak may be UCSB’s current ambassador to Olympic swimming, but before Lezak, there was Richard Schroeder, who won Olympic gold with Team USA in 1984 in Los Angeles and 1988 in Seoul for his legs of the 400-meter medley relay.
  • Lezak Qualifies for Fourth Olympics
    June 30, 2012
    Lezak Qualifies for Fourth Olympics Former UC Santa Barbara swimmer Jason Lezak qualified for his fourth Olympic Games on Friday evening after finishing sixth in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha. He will swim on the U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay at the London Olympic Games.
  • Lezak, Freeman Advance at U.S. Olympic Trials
    June 29, 2012
    Lezak, Freeman Advance at U.S. Olympic Trials UCSB graduates Jason Lezak and Katy Freeman have kept their 2012 Olympic hopes alive by advancing in their respective events as the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha.
  • Gaucho Men Tackle 100 Free and 200 Breaststroke, Lezak Qualifies for Semifinal
    June 28, 2012
    Gaucho Men Tackle 100 Free and 200 Breaststroke, Lezak Qualifies for Semifinal UCSB alum and Olympic gold medalist Jason Lezak has qualified for the 100-meter freestyle semifinals, marking the first step on his way to making his fourth U.S. Olympic Team.
  • Olympic Trials Action Continues for the Gauchos
    June 27, 2012
    Olympic Trials Action Continues for the Gauchos Former Gaucho Katy Freeman competed in her second U.S. Olympic Trials semifinal and first this year on Tuesday night and Bob Hwang made his 2012 trials appearance as action continued in Omaha.
  • Freeman Qualifies for 100 Breaststroke Semifinal
    June 26, 2012
    Freeman Qualifies for 100 Breaststroke Semifinal UCSB graduate Katy Freeman advanced to the 100-meter breaststroke semifinals at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials after finishing 15th overall in Tuesday morning’s preliminaries.
  • Gaucho Swimmers Complete First Day of Olympic Trials Action
    June 25, 2012
    Gaucho Swimmers Complete First Day of Olympic Trials Action Four UCSB swimmers opened action at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday in Omaha, Nebraska. A total of 17 current and former Gauchos are competing in the trials that run through July 2.
  • Gauchos ready for Omaha action
    June 25, 2012
    Gauchos ready for Omaha action By Mike Takeuchi, Santa Barbara News-Press Correspondent
  • Gauchos Head to Olympic Trials
    June 21, 2012
    Gauchos Head to Olympic Trials On June 25 the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials will begin in Omaha, Nebraska, and UCSB will make its presence felt. 16 Gauchos will compete in the trials, which end on July 1, as they try to bring a little Santa Barbara sunshine to London for the 2012 Olympics.
  • Gauchos Receive Mid-Major All-American Honors
    April 25, 2012
    Gauchos Receive Mid-Major All-American Honors Seven UCSB men's swimmers were honored by CollegeSwimming.com.
  • Gaucho Swimmers Garner Pac-12 All-Academic Team Honors
    April 09, 2012
    Gaucho Swimmers Garner Pac-12 All-Academic Team Honors Eight UC Santa Barbara men’s swimmers have garnered Pac-12 All-Academic Team accolades it was announced recently by the conference.
  • Chris Peterson Sets New 100 Free Record, Gauchos Take Sixth at Pac-12 Championships
    March 03, 2012
    Chris Peterson Sets New 100 Free Record, Gauchos Take Sixth at Pac-12 Championships Senior Chris Peterson set a new UCSB record in the 100 freestyle to highlight the final day of action at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships, which were held at East Los Angeles College.
  • 200 Free Relay Record Broken at Pac-12 Championships
    March 02, 2012
    200 Free Relay Record Broken at Pac-12 Championships The UCSB men’s swim team had another busy evening at East Los Angeles College as they completed the third day of action at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships.
  • Gaucho Sprinters Shine on Second Day of Pac-12 Championships
    March 01, 2012
    Gaucho Sprinters Shine on Second Day of Pac-12 Championships Between the 50 freestyle and the 200 freestyle relay, the UCSB swimming team’s sprinters were busy on the second day of the Pac-12 Swimming Championships, being held through Saturday at East Los Angeles College.
  • Thompson, 800 Free Relay Break Records on First Day of Pac-12 Championships
    February 29, 2012
    Thompson, 800 Free Relay Break Records on First Day of Pac-12 Championships The UCSB men’s 800 freestyle relay smashed the previous school record on Wednesday evening, the first day of competition at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships at East Los Angeles College.
  • Gauchos Set for Pac-12 Championships
    February 28, 2012
    Gauchos Set for Pac-12 Championships The UCSB men’s swimming team will travel south this week for its second appearance at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships, which will be held Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Gaucho Men Secure First Undefeated Season, Women Avenge Loss to Mustangs
    February 04, 2012
    Gaucho Men Secure First Undefeated Season, Women Avenge Loss to Mustangs On yet another beautiful Saturday at Campus Pool, the UC Santa Barbara swimming and diving teams closed out their 2011-12 dual meet schedule with a pair of wins over visiting Cal Poly.
  • Gauchos Tackle Tigers, Sweep Dual at Pacific
    January 27, 2012
    Gauchos Tackle Tigers, Sweep Dual at Pacific The UCSB swim teams collected a pair of dual meet wins on Friday afternoon at Pacific. The women captured a 153-109 win while the men defeated the Tigers, 158-100.
  • Gauchos Cruise to Pair of Victories Over Visiting Rebels
    January 21, 2012
    Gauchos Cruise to Pair of Victories Over Visiting Rebels The UCSB swimming and diving teams defeated UNLV on Saturday in a dual at Campus Pool. The Gaucho women took down the visiting Rebels, 166-134, while the men posted a 134-122 victory.
  • Swimming Signs Six to National Letters of Intent
    January 18, 2012
    Swimming Signs Six to National Letters of Intent Six student-athletes have committed to join the UC Santa Barbara swim teams for the 2012-13 season by signing National Letters of Intent it was announced by head coach Gregg Wilson.
  • Gauchos Ranked Second in CollegeSwimming.com Division I Mid-Major Poll
    December 16, 2011
    Gauchos Ranked Second in CollegeSwimming.com Division I Mid-Major Poll UC Santa Barbara’s men’s swim team is ranked second in the latest Collegeswimming.com Division I Mid-Major poll, which was released this week. The Gauchos garnered 243.23 points and are second behind No. 1 ranked Princeton (251.35 points).
  • Gauchos Close Out Action at Texas Invite, Place Seventh
    December 03, 2011
    Gauchos Close Out Action at Texas Invite, Place Seventh The UCSB men finished the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational with several more season-bests and NCAA 'B' cuts.
  • Ward and Thompson Set School Records on Day Two of Texas Invite
    December 02, 2011
    Ward and Thompson Set School Records on Day Two of Texas Invite Andrea Ward and Garrett Thompson each set new school records in the 200 freestyle on the second day of the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational.
  • Gauchos In Fourth After Day One of Texas Invitational
    December 01, 2011
    Gauchos In Fourth After Day One of Texas Invitational After the first day of action at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational in Austin, Texas, the UCSB men’s team is in fourth place with 94 points. The women are in eighth with 29 points.
  • Several NCAA ‘B’ Cuts Posted on Day Two of Arena Invitational
    November 19, 2011
    Several NCAA ‘B’ Cuts Posted on Day Two of Arena Invitational The UC Santa Barbara swim teams had several fast swims on Friday evening, which marked the second day of competition at the 2011 Arena Invitational, which is being held at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool through Saturday.
  • Men Finish Second, Women Take Seventh at Arena Invitational
    November 19, 2011
    Men Finish Second, Women Take Seventh at Arena Invitational The UC Santa Barbara swim teams completed action at the 2011 Arena Invitational, which was being held at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, on Saturday evening. The Gaucho men had an impressive showing, taking second overall, while the women placed seventh.
  • Peterson Wins 50 Free on First Day of Arena Invitational
    November 17, 2011
    Peterson Wins 50 Free on First Day of Arena Invitational Chris Peterson’s victory in the 50 freestyle highlighted day one action for UCSB at the Arena Invitational, which is being held at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool through Saturday.
  • UCSB Men Top Mustangs, Women Come Up Short
    November 05, 2011
    UCSB Men Top Mustangs, Women Come Up Short The UCSB swim and dive teams traveled up Highway 101 to Cal Poly on Saturday to compete in their second dual meet in as many days. The men’s team remained undefeated as it posted its third dual win of the season, 167-121. The women fell to the Mustangs, 177.5-117.5.
  • Gauchos Sweep UC San Diego in Dual Meets
    November 05, 2011
    Gauchos Sweep UC San Diego in Dual Meets The UCSB swim and dive teams posted a pair of dual meet victories over visiting UC San Diego on Friday afternoon at Campus Pool. The men came from behind to edge out the Tritons, 154-140 and the women posted a 173-127 win.
  • UCSB Men Defeat Denver, Women Edged Out
    October 28, 2011
    UCSB Men Defeat Denver, Women Edged Out During yet another beautiful afternoon at Campus Pool, the UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split a dual meet with visiting Denver on Friday. The Gaucho men cruised to a 168-132 victory while the women were narrowly beaten, 151-149.
  • UCSB Hosts Denver on Friday
    October 27, 2011
    UCSB Hosts Denver on Friday The UC Santa Barbara swimming and diving teams will continue their three week home stand on Friday as they host Denver in a dual meet. The diving events will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the swimming will get underway at noon at Campus Pool.
  • Ann Wright Hired as UCSB Diving Coach
    September 02, 2011
    Ann Wright Hired as UCSB Diving Coach Ann Wright has been appointed as UC Santa Barbara’s diving coach it has been announced by head swimming coach Gregg Wilson. Wright will be critical in helping the Gauchos’ resurrect their diving program, which was brought back last season after an 11-year absence.