ECC All-American Swims the English Channel 

Monica Bender

ECC All-American swimming standout Monica Bender recently swam across the English Channel. Monica finished in 13 hours and 41 minutes and was one of three of an original group of 12 swimmers to complete the swim on Sept. 26. While a student at Mary Star of the Sea High School in San Pedro, Monica swam the Catalina Channel in 2012. At ECC, she competed in water polo (2013-2014) and swimming (2014-2015), and was part of the 800 free relay team that holds the school record. She will transfer in the spring to the University of Montana.