Thursday, October 17


Junior diver Éloïse Bélanger began diving at the age of 7. Since then, she has competed on the Canadian senior national team and has won the Pac-12 Championships in 1-meter and 3-meter. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA diver overcomes international unfamiliarities and sets new records

Éloïse Bélanger spent a year dreaming of using her local pools’ diving boards when she was a child. Divers had to be 7 years old, but Bélanger was only 6 at the time. Read more...

Photo: Junior diver Éloïse Bélanger began diving at the age of 7. Since then, she has competed on the Canadian senior national team and has won the Pac-12 Championships in 1-meter and 3-meter. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior diver Éloïse Bélanger began diving at the age of 7. Since then, she has competed on the Canadian senior national team and has won the Pac-12 Championships in 1-meter and 3-meter. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior diver Eloise Belanger placed first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at the Pac-12 Championships. The Bruins finished sixth overall.
 (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Swimming and diving places sixth at Pac-12 Championships

Junior diver Eloise Belanger competed in three events at the Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships and left with two first-place finishes. Belanger took the top spot in both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, making her the second ever UCLA diver to do so. Read more...

Photo: Junior diver Eloise Belanger placed first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at the Pac-12 Championships. The Bruins finished sixth overall. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Junior diver Eloise Belanger placed first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at the Pac-12 Championships. The Bruins finished sixth overall.
 (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Senior swimmer Margaux Verger Gourson finished just .01 seconds ahead of junior swimmer Sandra Soe in UCLA's dual meet against USC earlier this month. The two flipped positions in the 1650 when Soe took first and Verger Gourson took second at the same meet.  (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA’s only two distance swimmers share unique bond

Margaux Verger Gourson and Sandra Soe have shared classes, a suite on the Hill and even the same major, sociology. As the only two distance swimmers on the UCLA swimming team, they also share a demanding training schedule. Read more...

Photo: Senior swimmer Margaux Verger Gourson finished just .01 seconds ahead of junior swimmer Sandra Soe in UCLA's dual meet against USC earlier this month. The two flipped positions in the 1650 when Soe took first and Verger Gourson took second at the same meet. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior swimmer Margaux Verger Gourson finished just .01 seconds ahead of junior swimmer Sandra Soe in UCLA's dual meet against USC earlier this month. The two flipped positions in the 1650 when Soe took first and Verger Gourson took second at the same meet.  (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

No. 21 UCLA swimming and diving will compete at the Pac-12 championships this week in Washington. The Bruins ended their regular season with a tie against the USC Trojans.(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

UCLA swim and dive launch into Pac-12 championship with focused mindset

This week’s Pac-12 championship will be the Bruins’ biggest meet of the season so far, and diving coach Tom Stebbins said he wants his athletes to stay focused on their own performances. Read more...

Photo: No. 21 UCLA swimming and diving will compete at the Pac-12 championships this week in Washington. The Bruins ended their regular season with a tie against the USC Trojans.(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

No. 21 UCLA swimming and diving will compete at the Pac-12 championships this week in Washington. The Bruins ended their regular season with a tie against the USC Trojans.(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Junior Emma Schanz has already qualified to compete in her third consecutive NCAA championships this season. Schanz also competed in the Olympic trials in 2016. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Bruin propels swimming career through motivation, perseverance

When the weather got bad, and practice was canceled, most kids would go home and enjoy the rest of the day. Emma and Dylan Schanz’s passion for swimming kept them by the pool. Read more...

Photo: Junior Emma Schanz has already qualified to compete in her third consecutive NCAA championships this season. Schanz also competed in the Olympic trials in 2016. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Junior Emma Schanz has already qualified to compete in her third consecutive NCAA championships this season. Schanz also competed in the Olympic trials in 2016. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

The seniors of UCLA swimming and diving have consistently finished in scoring position this season. The Bruins honored their seniors at the beginning of their last meet of the season Friday. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Swim and dive honors senior teammates whose careers draw to a close

The Bruins have been led by their seniors throughout the season, and they honored those seniors during Friday’s meet. UCLA swimming and diving (5-5-1, 2-4-1 Pac-12) tied with No. Read more...

Photo: The seniors of UCLA swimming and diving have consistently finished in scoring position this season. The Bruins honored their seniors at the beginning of their last meet of the season Friday. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

The seniors of UCLA swimming and diving have consistently finished in scoring position this season. The Bruins honored their seniors at the beginning of their last meet of the season Friday. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)


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