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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 […]

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The562.org All-City Athletes of the Year: Hank Rivers, Jade McDonald

This is the eighth year of the revived All-City Awards, which resurrect a decades-long tradition of honoring the city’s best high school athletes. Last week, we looked at the top athletes in each sport, and this week we present other awards including Game of the Year and Coach of the Year. The centerpiece of the […]

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Obituary: Chi Kredell Sr., Legendary Lifeguard and LBSU Footballer

Chi Kredell Sr. 1933-2021 Legendary lifeguard and waterman Chi Kredell Sr. passed away at the age of 87. Kredell, the father of Wilson Olympian and Shore Aquatics Club Director Chi Kredell Jr., lived a unique life in the Long Beach sports scene. He’s in the record books as the first Long Beach State football player […]

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Top 10 Long Beach Youth Sports Teams Of The Decade: 2018 Shore 10U Girls’ Water Polo National Champions

This is the ninth of 10 stories about the best Long Beach youth sports teams we’ve seen over the last decade. We’ve taken nominations from the community and will release the top 10 in no particular order. Come back next week to read about other club squads that made this historic list. The Shore Aquatics […]

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High School Aquatics Teams Scramble For Practice Sites

While natatoriums sit vacant at Long Beach’s high schools, the water polo and swim programs have been seeking a venue to conduct conditioning workouts outdoors. Due to current health orders, high school teams are only permitted to conduct those sessions outside, but teams have had difficulty in recent weeks finding a place to make that […]