Rick Millington of Diablo Valley College was named the Women’s Coach of the Year at the Northern California Big 8 Conference Swim Championships held April 21-23.
Millington, who is the head coach for men’s and women’s swimming at DVC, was assistant swim coach at DVC from 1971 to 1976, and from 1982 to 1986. He started teaching part time at DVC in 1982, becoming a fulltime instructor in 2001. He became the DVC head coach for men’s and women’s swimming and diving in 1996.
Millington was a swimmer and water polo player at DVC. He was the MVP on the swim team in 1966 and was captain in 1967. He earned his A.A. degree before transferring to CSU Fresno on a water polo scholarship. He played water polo and swam at Fresno, and when his eligibility there was over, he transferred to CSU Hayward, where he earned his B.S. degree in physical education.
His team, the DVC women’s swim team, is ranked first in the Big 8, and the men’s team is ranked second.
Galen Sollom-Brotherton, a DVC sophomore, was named the Most Valuable Male Swimmer of the Big 8 meet. The DVC women’s 200 medley relay team won the Female Performance of the Meet. Team members were Diandra Prutton, Lisa Boozer, Rebekah Padilla and Courtney Leonard.
In all, DVC placed first (19) or second (9) –and in some cases both– in 28 out of 41 events.
1st—200-yard freestyle relay
Team: Rebekah Padilla, Katie Sartini, Courtney Leonard, Lisa Boozer
1st—400-yard medley relay
Team: Diandra Prutton, Rachel Maneggio, Rebekah Padilla, Lisa Boozer
1st—200-yard medley relay
Team: Diandra Prutton, Lisa Boozer, Rebekah Padilla, Courtney Leonard
1st—500-yard freestyle: Diandra Prutton
1st—50-yard Butterfly: Rebekah Padilla
1st—50-yard breaststroke: Lisa Boozer
1st—50-yard backstroke: Diandra Prutton
1st—100-yard breaststroke: Lisa Boozer
2nd: Rachel Maneggio
1st—100-yard butterfly: Rebekah Padilla
2nd—100-yard Individual Medley: Rebekah Padilla
2nd—50-yard freestyle: Courtney Leonard
2nd—200-yard freestyle: Courtney Leonard
2nd—400-yard freestyle relay
Team: Courtney Leonard, Rebekah Padilla, Diandra Prutton, Katie Sartini
1st—500 yard freestyle: Galen Sollom-
1st—400-yard Individual Medley: Galen Sollom-Brotherton
1st—100-yard Butterfly: Nick Garrett
2nd: Michael Molina
1st—100-yard breaststroke: Brett Lowe
2nd: Jeremy Buck
1st—800-yard freestyle relay
Team: Brett Lowe, Pierce Hunter, Nick
Garrett, Galen Sollom-Brotherton
1st—1650-yard freestyle: Galen Sollom-
1st—100-yard freestyle: Pierce Hunter
2nd: Jack Sorensen
1st—400-yard freestyle relay
Team: Pierce Hunter, Michael Molina, Jack Sorensen, Galen Sollom-Brotherton
1st—200-yard butterfly: Charlie Nanfria
2nd—200 yard Individual Medley: Brett Lowe
2nd—50 yard freestyle: Jack Sorensen
2nd—400-yard medley relay
Team: Nick Garrett, Brett Lowe, Michael Molina, Jack Sorensen
2nd—200-yard freestyle: Pierce Hunter
2nd—200-yard butterfly: Nick Garrett