Did you know an Olympic swimmer from the island Tonga trains with USC club swim?
The sophomore became the first Black diver in USC history to win a Pac-12 title this season.
The university’s storied Olympic tradition lives on in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cassidy Bayer, a 19-year-old Olympic hopeful, flew through the water. At the 150-yard mark, she was two body lengths ahead of her opponents in the lanes around her. The UC Berkeley sophomore swimmer was on her way to getting a personal record in the 200 fly: her best event.
The USC Men’s swimming and diving team showed a promising start to its regular season at the three-session Trojan Swimming Invitational last Friday and Saturday at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
The USC Women’s Swim team splashed back into action this past weekend for their first meet of the season at the Trojan Swim Invite. Invitees included UC San Diego, CSU Bakersfield and the University of Virginia. In this two-day event, the Women of Troy proved they were well-prepared for the upcoming season with sophomore Isa Odgers, junior Marta Ciesla and senior Catherine Sanchez all taking first-place finishes.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill on Monday that will allow college athletes in California to receive compensation for the use of their image and likeness and to sign endorsement deals.