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Swimming

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  • Three swimmers saved from rip current

    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...
  • 'We never think we're going to go to work and die'

    'We never think we're going to go to work and die'
    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...
  • 'Swim out' pays tribute to lifeguard

    'Swim out' pays tribute to lifeguard
    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...
  • Commentary: Teaching public about beach safety can prevent lifeguard deaths

    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...
  • High School Roundup: Vetrovec pitches shutout against Los Al

    BASEBALL Newport Harbor 4, Los Alamitos 0 Senior Shaun Vetrovec, bound for UC Irvine, pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and three walks to improve to 6-3 after the big Sunset League win Friday. Rigsby Duncan doubled with...
  • Swimming: CdM girls win league

    Swimming: CdM girls win league
    IRVINE — Corona del Mar High junior swimmer Meagan Popp surged to the finish line from Lane 2, passing at least a couple of opponents on the way. Popp was swimming in an "off" event, the 100-yard backstroke, at Friday's Pacific Coast League...
  • High School Roundup: Estancia's White a league champ

    GIRLS' SWIMMING Orange Coast League finals Estancia High's Brandi White was league champion in the 100-yard backstroke as the Eagles finished second as a team Thursday at Costa Mesa High. White won the back in 1:02.84. She was also second in the 200...
  • Swimming: Samudro can fly for CdM

    Swimming: Samudro can fly for CdM
    Some people freaked out last week when the temperatures approached 100 degrees in Newport Beach. Corona del Mar High senior Stephanie Samudro simply smiled. Samudro loves the hot weather. Maybe it traces back to her roots in humid Indonesia. She was...
  • High School Roundup: Connors breaks school record in 200 IM

    BOYS' SWIMMING CIF Division 3 preliminaries RIVERSIDE — Costa Mesa High senior Tyler Connors broke the school record in the 200-yard individual medley Wednesday night at Riverside City College. Connors completed the race in 1 minute, 57.92...
  • Swimming: Costa Mesa's Connors fast at finals

    RIVERSIDE — Tyler Connors' sparkling prep swimming career at Costa Mesa High ended with a bit of frustration Thursday night at the CIF Southern Section Division 3 finals. Connors was not particularly happy with his 100-yard backstroke, in which he...
  • High School Roundup: CdM's Popp breaks two school records

    GIRLS' SWIMMING CIF Southern Section Division 1 preliminaries RIVERSIDE — Corona del Mar High junior Meagan Popp set two school records Thursday at Riverside City College. Popp qualified fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.77, breaking the...
  • Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week: Popp making waves for CdM

    Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week: Popp making waves for CdM
    Corona del Mar High girls' swimming Coach Doug Volding played poker on a recent night with his longtime friend, former El Toro water polo and swimming Coach Don Stoll. Volding and Stoll enjoy getting together to play poker. They go way back, as they...