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BREAKING: Wilson Boys’ Water Polo Hire New Coach Zach Polmanteer

All of The562’s water polo coverage for the 2021-22 school year is sponsored by Aqualand. Visit to learn more. The562’s coverage of Long Beach Wilson Athletics is sponsored by Joel Bitonio, Class of 2009. The Wilson High aquatics program has been historically successful in the pool, now the Bruins are trying a little something different on […]

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Moore League Girls’ Swim Preview

Since 2016, the Moore League girls’ swimming title has belonged to Long Beach Poly. Under head coach Kalani Caldwell, the Jackrabbits have put together the most successful run of aquatic success in the last 50 years for any program outside of Wilson High. With a young and largely unproven roster of swimmers, will the Jackrabbits […]

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Moore League Boys’ Swim Preview

The last time the Wilson Bruins lost a Moore League boys’ swimming championship, the average price for a gallon of gas was just $0.36. That was in 1972, and while plenty of things have changed in the 50 years since, the Bruin boys continue to reign supreme in Long Beach. Wilson will be looking to […]

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LBCC Preparing To Open “Dream” Aquatic, Athletic Facilities

Long Beach City College is preparing to open a world-class set of aquatic and athletic facilities in early 2022, the result of five years of planning, designing, and dreaming. The upgrade was made possible by the passage of Measure LB in 2015, giving the college nearly a billion dollars in construction money from a bond […]

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Aqualand Sponsors The562’s Water Polo Coverage for 2021-22

All of The562’s water polo coverage for the 2021-22 school year has been sponsored by Aqualand–a family-run business founded by Matty & Lesley Mitchell. Aqualand offers a variety of camps for children and adults covering various aquatic activities including surfing and water polo. The sponsorship will help offset The562’s costs in producing season previews, game […]

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Obituary: Wilson Aquatics Community Mourning Kobe Jackson

The Wilson aquatics community is mourning the loss of one of its own. Kobe Jackson, who graduated in the class of 2017, passed away in his sleep on August 24. He was 22 years-old. “I am still a little numb by the whole thing,” Wilson boys swim coach Eric Berg said. Berg, whose sons Jack […]

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Long Beach Olympian Jessica Hardy’s Goggles Made Special Tokyo Cameo

Long Beach has a storied history of aquatic Olympians, due mostly to Wilson’s unparalleled history in the pool. But while Max Irving is holding it down for Long Beach (and the Bruins) in the Tokyo Olympics on the men’s national water polo team, there isn’t a representative for the city swimming between the lane lines […]

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Wilson High Continues Unparallelled Olympic Tradition in Tokyo Games

For the first time this millennium, Wilson High water polo legend Tony Azevedo (pictured above) is not competing at the Olympic Games, but the Bruins’ Olympic tradition lives on in Tokyo. — Wilson High School’s connection to the Olympic Games began back in 1952. That’s when legendary diver Pat McCormick–along with 800m runner John Barnes–became […]

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All-City Freshmen of the Year: Jason Parra, Sammie Hamilton

The young talent in the city has been much improved over the past few seasons, and this year was no exception, with two freshmen proving themselves the best in the city at their sport. Jason Parra, Millikan Cross Country The long-awaited start of the 2020-21 high school sports season was also the triumphant debut for […]