Eight years ago Koby Yokota made a cross-country trip that would, in some ways, change his life.
Yokota and his mother, Kelly Pedersen, moved from the East Coast to the West Coast.
They moved from one Newport to another. Newport, R.I. is a lot different than Newport Beach.
"I've made a lot of friends in the time I've been here, and I love how it's warm all the time," Yokota said. "But I also really miss the snow, and I love the cold. It could go either way."
Yokota now lives with his mom and step-dad, Jon. He said he still gets back east every few months to visit his father, Bob, who now lives in New Hampshire with three half-sisters.
But soon after Yokota settled in Southern California, something else happened that would change his life.
He started playing water polo.
Eventually he got a look as a goalie.