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Aquatic Capital Of America Sponsors’s Water Polo, Swimming Coverage For 2022-23 is pleased to announce our latest sport-specific sponsor as the Aquatic Capital of America Foundation has stepped up to sponsor all of The562’s coverage of Long Beach water polo and swimming from now through the 2022-23 school year. The sponsorship will support our coverage of water polo and swimming at the high school and […]

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Swimming: Longtime Wilson Coach Eric Berg Resigns, Brandon D’Sa Hired

The562’s coverage of Long Beach Wilson Athletics is sponsored by Joel Bitonio, Class of 2009. One of Long Beach’s premier sports programs is undergoing a big change. The Wilson administration confirmed Wednesday that longtime boys’ swim coach Eric Berg has stepped down after 16 very successful seasons coaching the Bruins. The school also announced that fellow […]

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All-City Athletes of the Year: Gray Carson, Laura Williams, Adonia Faumuina

Our All-City Athletes of the Year award has only been around for nine years, a drop in the bucket compared to the 120+ year history of outstanding youth athletes in Long Beach. But over the last near-decade we’ve gotten a good look at the top flight of the city’s talent pool: previous recipients of this […]

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Wilson Swimming Star Sammie Hamilton Wins 8 Silvers at Maccabiah Games

The562’s coverage of Long Beach Wilson Athletics is sponsored by Joel Bitonio, Class of 2009 Wilson junior Sammie Hamilton is in Israel competing in the Maccabiah Games for Team USA. Competing among 38 countries and thousands of other Jewish athletes, Hamilton has proven herself one of the best young swimmers in the world with an outstanding […]

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Feature: Wilson’s Sammie Hamilton, Team USA Begin Maccabiah Games

The562’s coverage of Long Beach Wilson Athletics is sponsored by Joel Bitonio, Class of 2009 It’s been Sammie Hamilton’s dream for as long as she can remember, and next week for the first time she’ll compete with a Team USA swim cap on. Hamilton is part of the strong USA contingent competing among more than 10,000 […]

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Long Beach Sports Top 10 Moments Of 2021-22: Wilson Swim’s Dream Back-to-Back Title Nights

NUMBER SIX The Moore League boys’ and girls’ swimming finals in April at Cabrillo quickly turned into a party for the Wilson aquatics program. On the girls side, strong relay performances helped the Bruins roll to their first league title since 2015. “We have worked so endlessly hard this entire year and the last few […]

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Millikan Hires Randy Wright as Boys’ Water Polo, Swim Coach

All of The562’s water polo coverage for the 2021-22 school year is sponsored by Aqualand. Visit to learn more. The Millikan Rams have new leadership for their boys’ aquatics program after the hiring of accomplished water polo player and coach Randy Wright. A Long Beach native, Wright is excited to be back in his hometown where […]

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Long Beach Poly Hires Ish Pluton as Boys’ Swim Coach

Long Beach Poly has hired boys’ water polo coach Ish Pluton to be its next boys’ swimming coach, the school confirmed. Pluton has been the head coach of the school’s boys’ water polo team for the last six years, and won a CIF-SS championship this Fall. Pluton, a 2011 Poly grad, is replacing Eddie Kim […]