| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:07 PM
Aaron Peirsol, the five-time Olympic gold medalist known as the Backstroke King, has been named the boys' varsity swim coach at his alma mater Newport Harbor High, Principal Sean Boulton announced Friday night.
Peirsol, the world-record holder in the...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:21 PM
There are several great identifiers that accompany Aaron Peirsol.
Five-time Olympic gold medalist.
World-record holder in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke.
Now add another label: high school boys' swim coach.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:38 PM
More than 50 people attended the memorial service for David Stiller to speak of his loyalty, passion for civic affairs and propensity for sending emails. He died March 9 at 78.
At the time of his death, the active community member had been serving on...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Al Irwin, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard and well-known local coach and trainer, died Monday at his home on the Balboa Peninsula. He was 96.
Irwin's first experience with ocean rescues came even before he joined the Newport Beach lifeguard team. The...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:02 PM
When 32-year-old lifeguard Ben Carlson died while rescuing a distressed swimmer in July, he was mourned by his students in the junior guards, players he had coached in water polo and people with whom he worked on the shores of Newport Beach.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Small drain pipes carrying runoff from Newport Beach streets could be causing high fecal bacteria counts frequently detected in bay waters at so-called "baby beaches," according to a UC Irvine study.
Bays often are home to baby beaches because the water...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:59 PM
When beachgoers walk past the lifeguard headquarters at the Newport Pier, they soon will see the name of Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who drowned in July while trying to rescue a distressed swimmer.
Carlson, a 15-year Newport Beach lifeguard, became the...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...