Rio Mesa Boys Swim Team with Head Boys Coach Keith McKnett and Camarillo Mayor Mike Morgan at the Camarillo City Council meeting being recognized for the boys’ 17th straight league championship. Rio Mesa Boys Swimming is 106-0 in league meets. Rio Mesa Boys Swim Team is also last year’s defending CIF champions in swimming.
Championship banners hang from the rafters of Camarillo High’s gym. A plethora of league titles adorn the banners, which showcase each sports team’s accomplishments over the years. One flag, however, remained blank. “Coming in and not having a year on the banner kind of discouraged us,” said senior Tyler Nguyen, a 100-yard backstroke specialist on […]
The Spartans reign of the Pacific View League has continued for 16 years without as much as a blip, cough or harrumph. Most Roman emperors were never in power as long. Caligula, Claudius and Nero are mere amateurs. They all take a back seat to the Rio Mesa High boys’ swim team’s sovereignty. The Spartans […]
Keith McKnett, a veteran aquatics coach at Rio Mesa High, will be inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame. McKnett will be honored with fellow Hall of Fame newcomers Jessica Mendoza, Ruth Guthrie, Mari Holden and Fred Nagelschmidt during a banquet at the Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel on Sunday. “It’s humbling to be […]
The Camarillo High boys’ swim team placed sixth at the CIFSouthern Section Division 3 championships last week. Rio Mesa’s boys’ and girls’ teams took 14th and 10th, respectively, at the Division 3 meet. Scorpion senior Jack Richey-Luna nabbed second in the boys’ 50-yard freestyle (21.93 seconds) and sixth in the 100 freestyle (48.34). Camarillo sophomore […]
Rio Mesa High boys swim coach Keith McKnett and girls coach Derrick Timmons started Thursday’s Pacific View League swim championships in the pool, taking part in a coaches relay competition that the Spartans team won. A few hours later, McKnett and Timmons found themselves back in the pool, this time celebrating with their swimmers after […]
The Rio Mesa High boys swimming team remains an unbeatable force in the pool. The Spartans have won 12 straight Pacific View League championships and 98 dual meets in a row. Thomas Bunker is one of the leaders, swimming the 200 and 500 freestyle events. “He’s swimming phenomenal,” said coach Keith McKnett.
Oxnard Union High School District plans to host groundbreakings at the sites of two new high school aquatic centers on Mon., April 15. The competition-size pools will be constructed at Adolfo Camarillo High School in Camarillo and Hueneme High School in Oxnard and are slated for completion by November. Terry Zinger, an executive vice president […]
Rio Mesa High School’s girls’ 200 medley relay team broke a school record during the Vetura County Swimming Championshop in Ventura on March 21 to takefirst place in the event. Those on the team are, from left, senior Abbey Brooks (backstroke), sophomore Crista Walters (breaststroke), sophomore Annabel Barella (butterfly) and junior Amanda Ozawa (freestyle). Derrick […]