MISSION VIEJO – The smiles and high fives from Katie McLaughlin seemed to flow with a new-found confidence and comfort over the weekend at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.
And once again Sunday, her world-class execution in the pool featured a similar ease.
If this really was a farewell meet of sorts fo
MISSION VIEJO – Katie McLaughlin flashed a sly smile just before the finals of the women’s 50-meter freestyle Saturday night at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.
The 17-year-old was about to experience the spoils of her record-setting performance earlier in the 200 freestyle and wore the look of a youngste
MISSION VIEJO One trademark of Bill Rose’s hall-of-fame coaching career has been his ability to challenge swimmers in ways that unlock potential. But even the Mission Viejo Nadadores’ master motivator doesn’t always know what surprise awaits.
Katie McLaughlin proved that Frid
MISSION VIEJO Like a youth eager to impress and full of vigor, Nitro Swimming attacked the first part of the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle Thursday.
The up-and-coming club from Austin, Texas, had two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old holding down the top three spots early in the longest race on the opening night of the TYR Fran Crippen
A blend of U.S. national team members, international Olympians and up-and-coming talent is set to lead almost 1,000 swimmers into this weekend’s TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo.
The four-day meet kicks off Thursday at the Marguerite Recreation Center at 5 p.m. and will boast its largest field, said
The 2014-15 athletes and coaches of the year were awarded at the Marconi Museum in Tustin. Angels hall of famer Bobby Grich and former Ducks' goalie Guy Hebert were the guest speakers. Video by Jonathan Khamis and Drew A. Kelley, OCVarsity.com.
Click through the slideshow to see the Register's award winners and All-County teams for the 2014-15 season.
Here is a list of the Register's award winners, starting with the Athletes of the Year and then a list of
Northwood boys water polo coach Jocelyn Manderino, who guided the Timberwolves to the Division 1 playoffs in each of her two seasons in the challenging Pacific Coast League, has resigned for personal r
It was a perfect ending for Katie McLaughlin.
The Santa Margarita swimmer known for placing a high-value on team competition blazed the final four laps of the 400-yard freestyle relay earlier this month to seal her fo
The challenges for JSerra girls swimming coach Kevin Clements seemed to pile up this spring.
Standout sprinter Kaitlyn Albertoli was on the comeback trail after surgery and she battled asthma and allergies. Distance stalwart Brittany Kahn was slowed by a cranky shoulder. The Lions tried to stay afloat in the challeng
California’s inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships didn’t attract the majority of the top Orange County swimmers, but the state organization remains excited about the future of the meet even with a new obstacle on the horizon.
“This is only going to grow and become bigger and bigger,” Roger Blak
Yellin is a four-year varsity member of the Cougars’ swim team. She is also a two-year captain. She is taking five AP classes (calculus, Spanish, English literature, U.S. Government and psychology). She won the 200 free at the So
FRESNO - They burst onto Orange County’s swimming scene as freshmen, instantly helping turn a school into a powerhouse. They stayed champions the next season, but after a high-profile transfer in their ranks, they persevered to stay contenders without as much of the spotlight.
And so went the story of JSerra’s girls until the
FRESNO - Colten Young’s favorite dives are twisters. So with a chance Saturday to seal a convincing victory at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships with a twister, he was in perfect position.
The Crean Lutheran sophomore hurtled toward the end of the 1-meter springboard in the 11th and final round, leape
FRESNO - Die-hard aquatics fans know Michelle Lee for mentoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on a celebrity diving show a few years ago.
“It was really fun and I’m happy I got to do that,” Lee said of her time on the short-lived series “Splash”.
Lee stays in touch with the basketball legend thro
FRESNO - Orange County’s small but determined fleet of swimmers had its reasons Friday for arriving at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships.
JSerra’s Kaitlyn Albertoli came for a chance to race after a health scare last week. Teammate Karli Thuen wanted another attempt at improving her times
FRESNO Crean Lutheran and JSerra’s girls are both expected to contend for team titles at the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships, which begin in earnest Friday afternoon with swimming prelims at Clovis West.
Both Orange County powers are at full-strength for the two-day meet. JSerra’s roster has been bolster