Crespi competes in the highly competitive C.I.F. Division I and is a member of the Mission League. The Celts currently practice and hold their practices at the Schofield Aquatic Center at Pierce College. Over the years, Crespi Swimming has built a tradition of excellence through hard work and dedication by instilling in its athletes the values of the Crespi Man. Crespi began its history of winning in 1970 when the Celts won their first league title. Since then, Crespi compiled an additional nine league titles, and was C.I.F. runner-up three times.
Coach Aaron Robinson begins his 15th consecutive season at the helm of Crespi Swimming. Coach Robinson works on campus as the Communications Manager and can be found in the Admissions Suite.
2018 proved to be a breakout season for sophomore Zac Van Zandt, who earned his first CIF D1 championship in the 100 Freestyle with the time of :44.92 breaking the school record set last year by teammate Hayden Liu. Hayden also earned his first CIF championship in the 200 IM with the time of 1:48.51. Both Liu and Van Zandt would lead their 200 Free relay to a team victory in Riverside with the time of 1:22.99 alongside seniors Sergey Ternov and Jack Chen. Sergey would go on to place 4th in the 500 Free with a time of 4:28.30. Each of the aforementioned races also mark new school records.
The Celts would go on to compete at State Finals with a team of Hayden Liu, Jack Chen, Zac Van Zandt, and Sergey Ternov. These young men finished 6nd in the state as a team with a 3rd place in the 200 Free relay re-setting a school record of 1:22.62.
For several months, we’ve been telling you about our efforts to build a world-class Aquatics Center on campus. Our “Pool Together” capital campaign will fund construction of a 50-meter x 25-yard Myrtha main pool, a 60-foot x 30-foot wellness pool, locker rooms, bleachers and shaded areas all located on “the shelf”, the vacant area adjacent to the football field. I couldn’t be more excited to tell you that we are one step (or stroke!) closer to our goal.
The Celt’s swimming program is lead by 12th year Head Coach Aaron Robinson who works in Crespi's Admissions Department as the Communications Manager. Coach Robinson works primarily with the varsity team, but also has an active role assisting with the development of the younger, less experience swimmers on junior varsity. Aaron has been an avid swimmer throughout his entire life. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, he grew up swimming for the Stingrays at Pierce College prior to transitioning to CLASS Aquatics and CCAT Swim Team in his late teen years. Aaron was a member of the NCAA Division II championship team at California State Bakersfield where he earned a BA in Psychology before moving back to the valley to begin his coaching career at CCAT Swimming in 2002. To this day, he enjoys swimming and competing at the masters level for the Santa Clarita Masters Club as well as local open water races.
Coach Robinson brings with him a wealth of knowledge particularly in analyzing and improving stroke technique, but more importantly in developing well-rounded young men who can compete at high levels in multiple events. He and his wife Tania currently reside in Canyon Country and have three children.