Downey named 'top city' for women's swimming and diving

Downey High’s CIF champion girls swim team in 2017.

Downey High’s CIF champion girls swim team in 2017.

DOWNEY — A college website has named Downey “one of the best places for women’s swimming and diving” due to the city’s close proximity to top colleges and universities. claims to have evaluated 36,000 cities across the country before announcing its findings.

“Students love the area due to the high-quality education they can receive at local institutions while participating in a Women’s Swimming program,” the website wrote.

Downey received high marks for its location near USC, whose women’s swimming program is ranked No. 4 in Div. 1 competition.

“Scholars from all over the country come to the Downey area to get their degrees,” College Factual wrote in its report. “The city attracts a lot of international students, too.”

College Factual is a free website that helps students discover their best-fit college and major.

Read the full report here.

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