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2014 All-SCV Boys Swim Team

Hart's Cole Cogswell named Swimmer of the Year

Posted: June 24, 2014 10:22 p.m.
Updated: June 24, 2014 10:22 p.m.

Hart junior Cole Cogswell put his stamp in the Foothill League record books this year, becoming the fastest swimmer to come out of the Santa Clarita Valley.


Records are made to be broken, or so the saying goes.

But when it comes to Foothill League swim there are certain records that are supposed to stand — notably those with the name Anthony Ervin next to them.

Junior Hart swimmer Cole Cogswell, though, must have missed that memo.

Cogswell rewrote the record books this season, displacing the Santa Clarita Valley’s most famous swim alum and placing his name atop the list of fastest high school swimmer to come out of the league.

Cogswell won a CIF-Southern Section Division I title in the 100-yard freestyle event, winning in 43.97 seconds and just missed doubling in the 200 free when he finished second in 1:36.81.

At Foothill League finals the week before, Cogswell anchored Hart’s 200-yard freestyle relay team that won in a league-record time of 1:24.14.

Cogswell swam a blistering 19.94 split to outtouch Valencia’s Kevin Dai and put the Indians in the record book — erasing the record held by Ryan Parmenter, Eric Pritchett, Christian Kneppeck and Ervin from 1998.

That record had been the longest standing William S. Hart District boys record on the books.

Cole also erased Ervin’s 1999 record in the 50 free, posting a 20.20 second victory.

Cogswell also erased Ervin’s 1999 100-free record, posting a 43.97 to beat Ervin’s 44.11.

None of this, though, is that surprising.

Prior to the start of the Foothill League season, Hart head coach Steve Neale (who also coahed Ervin at the school) told The Signal that he expected Cogswell to challenge some of Ervin’s long-standing records.

Cogswell rose to that challenge, and for that, he is The Signal’s 2014 Boys Swimmer of the Year.


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