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CIF State Swimming: Long Beach Poly’s Colin Geer Breaks Record

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Call him a record holder!

Long Beach Poly swimmer Colin Geer added to phenomenal senior season by winning the boys’ 200 yard individual medley at the CIF State meet on Saturday at Clovis West High School.

“My state swim felt very rewarding,” Geer said. “I had been resting and tapering for quite a bit and going in I was very happy with how CIF went so my goal was to just have fun and enjoy my last high school swim meet. So to end up grabbing the record was just an added bonus to what I feel was a super successful season individually and from a team standpoint.”

Geer helped Long Beach Poly win its first Moore League title in 50 years, broke a CIF Southern Section record in the 200 IM last week and then won the state title on Saturday in a time of 1:44.94.

“Colin is one of the most talented athletes I’ve ever had the chance to coach,” Long Beach Poly coach Ish Pluton said. “More than that, he’s an amazing kid. I can’t tell you how proud we were when we watched Colin rack up another record. He works so hard. He’s so analytical of his stroke, his effort, and just truly a student of the sport. We all desperately wanted him to win and will undoubtedly enjoy watching him continue his swimming career at Michigan.”

Geer also took second in the 100 yard butterfly.

Also at the state meet, Wilson junior Sammie Hamilton took third in the 500 yard freestyle at 4:52.72.

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JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.