| Oct 3, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Spending time with friends at a house near the Balboa Pier last month, Dillon Connolly decided to join the group for a swim.
He ran toward the shoreline and dove into the waves, like any other day.
The 25-year-old had been swimming his whole life....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:49 PM
The last time that the Estancia High boys' water polo program had numbers like this, it was half a lifetime ago for Coach John Carpenter.
There are 35 boys in the program this year. The Eagles have three levels — frosh-soph, junior varsity and...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Officials rescued two stranded swimmers near the Wedge in Newport Beach Wednesday where the largest waves seen in the past decade were expected.
Waves up to 25 feet struck the beach on the second day of a four-day high surf advisory for Orange, Los...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 11:43 AM
A day with big surf in Newport Beach is like a snow day in New England, Newport Beach Deputy Police Chief David McGill explained.
Residents near the tip of Balboa Peninsula hunker down or get out of town in anticipation of the throngs of surfers,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:33 PM
Massive waves from Tropical Storm Marie could contribute to dangerous conditions on local beaches, even after swells dissipate.
Stronger-than-normal rip currents caused by storm conditions will likely be present at local beaches for the next two weeks,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Newport Harbor High incoming senior Carlee Kapana made 19 saves in goal as the U.S. women's youth national water polo team topped the Netherlands, 6-4, on Friday in the quarterfinals of the FINA Youth World Championships in Madrid, Spain.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:58 AM
There are many races, and even workout sessions, that Matt McElroy has learned from. But there was one, back in December 2009 that sticks out and provided him with a great deal of confidence. And, he didn't even win.
McElroy, a former standout runner...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:12 PM
The Harbor View Swim Team, the "Mighty, Mighty, Dolphins," finished their season with a third-place finish at the South Coast Swim Conference finals Saturday.
Newport Hills Swim Team won the SCSC finals with 1,705.5. Green Valley came in second with 1,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:23 AM
The Newport Hills Swim Team, known as the Killer Whales, topped the field and won the South Coast Swim Conference championship swim meet on Saturday.
The meet, that took place at the NHST pool, included the top swimmers from six area swim teams....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Our hearts are broken.
On July 6, Ben Carlson became the first Newport Beach lifeguard to die in the line of duty. The job of this 15-year veteran of the city's marine operations was to protect swimmers and surfers, and he died doing just that, diving...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:26 PM
A 15-year veteran lifeguard drowned while rescuing a swimmer Sunday evening in Newport Beach.
Ben Carlson, 32, is the first lifeguard to die in the line of duty in the city's history, Newport Beach fire chief Scott Poster said in a televised news...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:31 AM
A Newport Beach lifeguard who drowned during a weekend rescue is the first on-duty death in the division’s 100-year history, officials said.
Ben Carlson, 32, a 15-year veteran lifeguard, swam out to save a distressed swimmer struggling in 6- to 8-...