Joe Zales, '19, sneaks a breath during a workout last spring in preparation for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Swimming and Diving Championships. (Photo courtesy of Zales)

Recent graduate named conference swimmer of week

Joe Zales, ’19, a freshman at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 18.

Zales, who won the 1,000-yard freestyle by over eight seconds (9 minutes, 49.03 seconds), added another individual win in the 500 free (4:43.70) in a 242-51 victory over California Lutheran and Chapman, according to

Zales previously notched a victory in the 500 in a SCIAC dual meet against Caltech on Nov. 9, making him perfect in conference competition, according to, despite just starting his career.

By Jackson Crawford

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