| 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....
| 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...
| 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-...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Bouquets in swim fins sat on the plastic chairs outside the entrance to the Newport Beach lifeguard headquarters Monday morning in memory of lifeguard Ben Carlson, who died while rescuing a distressed swimmer over the weekend.
Carlson, a 15-year...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson was manning a rescue boat Sunday evening when he got a call that a swimmer was struggling to get back to shore near 16th Street.
The 6- to 8-foot swell, slightly larger than waves traditionally seen in that area of...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A Newport Beach resident caught a dramatic ocean rescue on video Monday afternoon when a lifeguard saved three young swimmers from a rip current and waves that could have smashed them into a jetty.
Joe Bowerbank went to the beach to watch the powerful...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Members of the Pier Club brave the chilly ocean waters at the Newport Beach Pier every Wednesday morning to swim and then eat breakfast together before work.
The weekly "swim outs" have become a tradition for the group of lifeguards and Newport Beach...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:41 PM
IRVINE — Do not underestimate the girls' water polo contingent on the Corona del Mar High girls' swim team.
Two weeks ago it was junior Grace Morgan stepping in on the "A" relays, helping CdM win the Battle of the Bay for another year.
| May 1, 2014
| 12:53 AM
Estancia High senior Nikkie Blinn could feel Costa Mesa junior Lauren Smith breathing down her neck.
Blinn and Smith were perhaps the two best girls' water polo players in the city of Costa Mesa last winter. But they were battling in the anchor leg of...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:55 AM
All she does is win, win, win, no matter what.
Newport Harbor High senior Marissa Robertson can relate to that DJ Khaled song. This year in the pool, she has been unbeatable for the Sailors girls' swim team.
Robertson has won all of her individual...