| 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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Newport Harbor High inducted its inaugural class into its Hall of Fame in a special ceremony Thursday in the school's Main Theater.
There was one Backstroke King missing from the 10 former student-athletes who were honored. But Aaron Peirsol wasn't...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:50 PM
Tyler Lin does not just pursue perfection in the pool. In a way, he is the definition of a scholar-athlete.
The Corona del Mar High junior said he has gotten straight A's throughout high school, and middle school for that matter. He had a 4.6 grade-...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:44 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:01 PM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:20 AM
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...