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By Mona Shadia | November 2, 2009
The Costa Mesa City Council tonight is expected to approve new fees and a reduced staff schedule that would keep some swim sessions at the municipal pool going from November to January, although the council had approved shutting down the aquatics program for those 10 weeks to help cut costs. As part of $32,000 in budget cuts to the aquatics program, the city approved a closure from Nov. 23 to Jan. 17, but officials remained committed to finding a way to continue providing some classes during those 10 weeks at the pool at 1860 Anaheim Ave., said Lisa McPherson, Costa Mesa’s recreation supervisor.
NEWS
December 3, 1999
It wasn't so much Terry Bowen discovering water polo as it was the sport finding him. And Costa Mesa High's long-dominant aquatics programs have him to thank. It has been a wild ride from the wine country in Northern California, where Bowen was an all-league defensive back in football at Healdsburg High School, to aquatics coaching legend at Cuesta College. Too small for football at his local junior college, Santa Rosa, Bowen moved south to Cerritos College to get involved in gymnastics.
NEWS
January 23, 2002
Richard Dunn Bound and determined to return to sunny Southern California where he was born and raised for the first 11 years of his life, Les Cutler made good on a self-proclaimed promise after an All-American swimming career at the University of Iowa. "I always had fond memories of California and always said when I graduate from Iowa I was going to come out here -- in whatever profession I had," said Cutler, a longtime teacher and coach who said he is in his "late 50s," is officially retired, but you'd never know it if you followed him around Newport-Mesa School District campuses.
NEWS
August 18, 2000
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA - One memorable day in the 1960s, John Carpenter's mother, at the time a den mother for Cub Scouts, packed up the troop and headed out to tour the Newport Beach Lifeguards. Carpenter was older, a Boy Scout. But during his merit-badge climb, he never once saw what it was like inside a lifeguard station or knew how those tanned, muscle-bound gentlemen in red trunks could swim so fast. So he went along that day, signed up for the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards and became an aquatics standout at Costa Mesa High (circa 1971)
NEWS
July 9, 2004
Deirdre Newman The financial results of the fireworks stands colorfully dotting the city over the first four days of July were as mixed a bag as the fireworks sold. While some groups with stands did better than last year, some did worse and blamed their waning sales on the City Council for not being more flexible after it reduced the number of fireworks stands to a maximum of 40. Others attribute the cause of their lower sales to the school district's ban of fireworks stands on school properties last year.
NEWS
August 4, 2004
In regard to Roger Carlson's Big Easy column of July 25, "Mustang coaches dropping like flies," let me enlighten you further. Bob Shupp was the aquatics coach at Costa Mesa High School for two coaching terms. In each instance, his replacement was handpicked and coached under Shupp for no less than one year before the program was handed over to his successor. Since I wasn't around the first time he vacated and turned over the position, let me tell you a little about his second tenure as Costa Mesa High School aquatics coach.
SPORTS
July 22, 2008
MORAGA — The Orange County Water Polo Club’s Under-14 boys team won its age-group crown at the U.S. Club Water Polo Championships, completed June 29 at the Soda Aquatic Center.. Newport Beach residents Will Castelblanco, Nicholas Hegyi, Daniel Stevens, Jon Walters, James Walters and Ben Zepfel competed on the team. The OCWPC squad defeated SoCal, 12-9, in the title match, and also topped Commerce, 680 Drivers, LA Water Polo, Santa Barbara and Lamorinda club teams. The tournament was also held at aquatics facilities in Walnut Creek, Lafayette and Orinda.
NEWS
July 14, 2004
Rick Devereux Hard work brings prosperity, and Brian Tipton worked so hard that the entire aquatics program at Costa Mesa High prospered. Tipton, the Mustangs' Male Athlete of the Year, helped turn around the swimming and water polo programs through his hard work and dedication. "Brian was committed to the program," former swimming and water polo coach Bob Shupp said. "The program was horrible when I took it over [before Tipton's sophomore year]
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By Steve Virgen | September 20, 2010
COSTA MESA — A charming path at Costa Mesa High is commonly referred to as "the yellow brick road" by the architects who planned a renovation project. There's no Emerald City at the end, but for most in the school's community they find something just as majestic to them. It's the Costa Mesa High School Aquatics Center. The school's "yellow brick road," is a walkway that directs people from near the athletics facilities into the school. As people enter from the student parking lot, it's easy to notice the new pool.
NEWS
By By Yvonne Villarreal | June 30, 2007
Corina's toes sunk into the damp sand along the shore at the Newport Aquatic Center as she climbed out of the canoe slowly rocking against the sleek slate-blue water. She ran her fingers through her ponytail and smiled, water beads rolling down her ivory skin. "That was so much fun," said the 15-year-old Costa Mesa resident who was born with glaucoma. "At first I was nervous because I didn't know what it would be like … but I want to go back in." Corina, along with 15 other visually impaired students from the Orange County Braille Institute, took part in a paddling lesson offered by the Orange County Makapo Aquatics Project on Friday afternoon.
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SPORTS
February 18, 2014
This past weekend over 100 teams from across California traveled to Orange County to participate in one of the biggest winter club water polo tournaments. The 17th annual Winterfest touranment was played at pools across Orange County. The Costa Mesa Aquatics Club entered five teams a 10U co-ed, 12U boys, 14U girls , 14U boys and 16U boys. For the first time, CMAC also hosted two pools for the tournaments, the aquatics center at Costa Mesa High School and pool at Estancia High School, showing that CMAC is truly a city club.
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SPORTS
November 12, 2013
The Costa Mesa Aquatics Club 14-and-under boys swept the silver bracket of the Southern Pacific Area Championships this past weekend at Corona High. With wins over Vanguard, 6-4, SoCal, 17-5, and Anteater, 10-8, CMAC went in to the gold-medal match to face a familar foe in SoCal. CMAC defeated SoCal, 14-5, to win the championship. The team consists of Kevin Johnson, Teak Zachary, Kevin Volk, Nicholas Classen, Augie Cunningham, Blake Hudson, Jacob Garcia, Carter Finley, Finn Ryder, Kyle Cannon, Caedmon Fisher, Eizyk Leyva, Tony Shin, Cade Pendergraft and Tristan Trepas.
SPORTS
June 13, 2013
The Costa Mesa Aquatics Club are aiming for gold at the 2013 Junior Olympics in July. This will be the first year that the new water polo club has participated in the highest tournament in the water polo club scene. CMAC will be sending three of its teams to compete against the best teams in the country. The 12-and-under girls are competing in the championship bracket, while both the 10U mixed and 12U boys will compete in the classic division. The 12U girls and boys are coached by twin brothers Cody and Dustin Serrano, both former Costa Mesa High players.
SPORTS
April 7, 2013
Costa Mesa Aquatics Club (CMAC) hosted a one-day clinic that gave local youth a chance to train with Olympian Genai Kerr and Masters Polo player Jesse Hatch. Genai Kerr was the 2004 USA Olympic goalie and a community advocate. He also sits on the Board of Directors for CMAC. The young polo players got to experience drills and plays with Kerr and learned advanced blocking, plays and goalie maneuvers. As well as teaching plays, Kerr also spoke to the kids about focusing on getting good grades and achieving goals when being dedicated and working hard.
SPORTS
December 22, 2012
Olympic gold medalist Courtney Mathewson and fellow Olympic water polo player Shea Buckner will host a clinic at the Costa Mesa Aquatic Center from noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 29. Participants will have a chance to get autographs, learn about the sport of water polo from the two Olympians, interact with the two standout athletes, view the medals, and have a lunch from In-N-Out Burger. Attendees will take part in Olympic training on land and in the water. A presentation on the importance of proper rest as a component of training will be sponsored by Custom Comfort Mattress Company.
SPORTS
October 18, 2012
Eight rowers and a coxswain from Newport Aquatic Center are headed to Boston this weekend to compete in the 48th annual Head of the Charles Regatta. The race takes place on the Charles River and is billed as the world's most prominent and largest two-day rowing event. NAC men's head coach Jeff Collett will be guiding the team. The race is the first for NAC this season and Collett sees it as a good measure of early season progress. "We are looking to place in the top 15," Collett said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | August 29, 2012
The white cliffs of the Dover Shores Back Bay area provide a spectacular backdrop of the best of the natural Newport Harbor. Saturday evening, on the close of a perfect summer day, some 200 residents gathered at the Newport Aquatic Center amid late afternoon kayakers, swimmers and water sports enthusiasts to celebrate Summer Soiree 2012, a fundraiser for the center. They came in tank tops and flip flops, summer frocks and hula-themed sportswear to share some significant local pride welcoming the return of water polo Coach Robert Lynn from the London Olympics.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 27, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - Robert Lynn said it felt good to be back home in Southern California after the London Olympics. Lynn was an assistant coach on the U.S. Olympic men's water polo team that finished eighth in London. He said he got funny text messages from friends and family watching on television, telling him not to be so angry during the contests. But Lynn felt less comfortable about having a microphone in his hand, he joked at the Newport Beach Aquatics Summer Soiree on Saturday night at the Newport Aquatic Center.
SPORTS
July 24, 2012
The Costa Mesa Aquatics Club youth water polo team went three for three to win the Northwood tournament. CMAC continues to make a name for itself in the youth club scene with victories over SOCAL, United and San Clemente Saturday. In the Northwood summer series the young club faced tough opponents in each of its games and played to win, and win it did. In the first game of the tournament CMAC faced SOCAL, one of the top clubs in Orange County. The CMAC team had a special-guest coach in two-time Olympian Jeff Campbell, who was on the U.S. Olympic Water polo team in Seoul, Korea in 1988 when it won the silver medal and again in Barcelona, Spain in 1992 when Team USA finished fourth.
SPORTS
By Bill Lewis, Special to the Daily Pilot | May 8, 2012
The Newport Aquatic Center men's lightweight four-plus coxswain crew advanced to the USRowing National Youth Championship with a second-place finish over the weekend at the Southwest District Junior Championship Regatta. Rowers Chase Roosin, Colin Johnson, Brandon Metzger, Jacob Studer and coxswain Jono Keedy covered the 2000-meter course in 6 minutes, 45:30 seconds, trailing only the boat from the Northern California crew club out of Menlo Park. The national championships will be held June 9 and 10 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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