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.
David Heron signaled Thursday night he could be one of Orange County’s rising contenders to watch when the U.S. national swimming championships roll into Irvine in early August.
The 19-year-old captured the 1,500-meter freestyle on the opening night of the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in 15minutes, 24.82seconds,
Mission Viejo Nadadores HY-TEK's MEET MANAGER 5.0 - 7:59 PM 6/23/2014 Page 1 2014 CA TYR/MVN Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions hosted by MVN Psych Sheet Event 1 Women Open 800 LC Meter Freestyle Meet Record: 8:22.57 2007 Kate Ziegler Pool Record: 8:22.57 2007 Kate Ziegler American Rec: 8:11.00
Here is a list of the Orange County teams that won CIF-SS championships during the spring of the 2013-14 school year.
Baseball: Santa Margarita (Division 1), Capistrano Valley Christian (Division 6)
Check out photos from the Register’s Athletes of the Year banquet at the O.C. Sports Grill in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Among the awards that were handed out were the Register’s Boys Athlete of the Year (Mater Dei’s Stanley Johnson), Girls Athlete of the Year (Santa Margarita’s Katie McLaughlin), Small Sc
Lindsey Engel locked on her target and quickly made her move.
With Crean Lutheran’s post-CIF celebration about to start on the bulkhead of the pool, the swimmer grabbed her coach’s arm and started to push.
“There was no getting off that plank without getting wet,” said Coach Craig Brown, who
Katie McLaughlin thrives in competition, but there was an episode last summer at a mall in Saudi Arabia that was a bit overwhelming for her.
During a trip to Dubai for the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, McLaughlin tried her hand at bartering for some inexpensive jewelry near the team hotel.
A season and school-year full of significant changes couldn’t slow Katie McLaughlin in the pool.
The Santa Margarita junior got faster, which at her level, is a considerable undertaking.
McLaughlin blazed to a national high school record in the 100-yard butterfly, an Orange County record in the 200 freestyle and led
Corey Okubo experienced the best of both worlds, and the accompanying valuable lesson.
The senior helped University’s boys swim team capture its first CIF-SS Division 1 title and achieved record-setting personal success.
For Okubo, the latter wouldn’t have been possible without him putting the Trojans first in
The progress of Edison’s boys swim team in one season was startling.
The Chargers climbed from a runner-up finish in the Sunset League in 2013 to undefeated league champions this spring. And at the CIF Division 1 finals, they sprung from 16th last season to a third-place finish earlier this month in Riverside.
At the helm o