NEWPORT BEACH Former U.S. Olympic men’s assistant coach Marco Palazzo was introduced Monday night as Newport Harbor’s interim boys water polo coach while the school’s assistant girls water polo coach, Brian Melstrom, was named the su
IRVINE After the tempest waters settled, Michael Phelps swam four lanes to his left to Ryan Lochte in Lane 2 and offered a friendly congratulations along with a sneak peek for the road to the Rio Olympics.
USA Swimming’s biggest rivals were united again Sunday night, happily pushing each other in a he
IRVINE As Michael Phelps and Tom Shields reached in near unison for the finishing wall Friday night, it appeared as if the Olympic great would edge the rising star from Huntington Beach. But Shields’ arms found some magic under water to flip the script by the narrowest of margin.
The former Edison and
IRVINE Katie Ledecky stood mostly still with a focused glare toward the pool while one lane away, Missy Franklin, danced as the Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody” blared before the women’s 200-meter freestyle final.
America’s two best female swimmers could not have looked more differ
Swimming’s typical, mid-Olympic cycle doldrums will be wiped away this week as the greatest swimmer and several gold medalists descend on Orange County.
Yes, the Phelps Factor will be in play Wednesday with the kickoff of the Phillips 66 National Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Cent
IRVINE – Sierra Schmidt skipped to her starting block Friday night, bobbing her head to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy” playing in her headphones.
The 16-year-old swimmer from the North Baltimore club seemed to keep dancing and smiling right to the start of her 400-meter freestyle final at the Speedo Junior Na
IRVINE – It was easy to spot the Aquazot swimmers Thursday night as they navigated the pool deck at the Speedo Junior National Championships.
Decked out in bright, blue “Junior National Team” T-shirts, the Irvine-based club drew upon its Orange County-high 23 individual qualifiers for the meet to line the sides of the p
IRVINE – Corey Okubo received an extra boost from his cheering section before the men’s 200-meter butterfly final at the Speedo Junior National Championships on Wednesday night.
The Aquazot swimmer ended up needing every bit of the encouragement from his teammates.
Corey Okubo’s schedule might be light, but the Aquazot swimmer could still make a sizable impact this week at the Speedo Junior National Championships in Irvine.
The Register’s two-time male swimmer of the year is on that kind of a roll.
The recent University High graduate will be in the spotlight Wednesday as he race
Santa Margarita co-coaches and brothers Rich and Ron Blanc were named national girls swimming coaches of the year by the National High School Coaches Association.
The Eagles' girls swimming team won its 15th consecutive Trinity League championship this past school year, and were CIF-Southern Section Division 1 champions.
NEWPORT BEACH One by one, Newport Harbor’s boys water polo players emerged on the pool deck Friday afternoon with a display of solidarity and disapproval regarding a coaching change that caught them off guard just hours earlier.
The players walked toward their locker room at Newport Harbor with their team T-shirts turned inside out
IRVINE – Thomas Smith of Edison dominated the Sunset League swim finals in May but his victories and awards don’t seem to be his favorite memories from the meet. He instead cites his interaction with a boy from rival Fountain Valley after a race.
“As we were getting out of the water, he (said), ‘Hey, I read
RIVERSIDE Huntington Beach senior-to-be goalie Alex Wolf made 11 saves and Dana Hills junior-to-be attacker Bennett Williams added a goal and three assists as the U.S. men's water polo team rallied from a three-goal deficit to edge Brazil, 10-9, in the gold-medal match of the Junior Pan American Championships at Riverside City Coll
MISSION VIEJO There was three individual titles and two high-point awards, complete with accompanying iPads. But those weren’t the rewards that meant the most to Orange County’s standouts Sunday as the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions drew to a close.
The sharing of relationships meant more. And relationships,
MISSION VIEJO Corey Okubo and many of his fellow competitors at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions made time Saturday to remember a legend in the sport enduring a challenging time.
The recent University graduate was among the mass of swimmers who gathered in the diving pool during prelims to snap a tribute picture for s
MISSION VIEJO Olympic gold medalist Jessica Hardy patted Abbey Weitzeil on the shoulder and smiled at the 17-year-old as they hung out near the awards area Friday at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.
The Saugus High senior-to-be then took her place atop the podium for the 100-meter freestyle.