June 16, 2004
One of the biggest local youth dual swim meets of the summer was in action Saturday in the Harbor View Homes neighborhood pool in Newport Beach. The two swim programs are bounded geographically even though most of the children attend nearby Andersen Elementary. Harbor View edged rival Newport Hills, 850 464. Several records were broken in the meet, including the girls 15-18 age division 200-yard medley relay. Ashely Chandler, Holly Van Hiel, Vivian Liao and Tracy Kubas -- all attend Corona del Mar High -- completed the swim in 2:00.
May 22, 2004
Rick Devereux Amanda Beard swam for Irvine High and went on to become one of the most prolific swimmers the United States has ever produced, winning a gold, two silvers and a bronze in two Olympic games. Corona del Mar freshman Stephanie Gabert could overtake Beard as the best breaststroker in the country. Gabert set a torrid pace last week at the CIF Southern Section Division II preliminaries and finals, breaking and re-breaking the division's 100-yard breaststroke record, as well as swimming the fastest breaststroke leg of the meet for the Sea Kings' winning 200 medley relay team and finishing third in the 200 individual medley.
March 18, 2004
According to the final scores, the Back Bay swimming matchup did not seem all that competitive. But the Corona del Mar High girls were still out to make it a worthwhile event, while the Newport Harbor boys attained bragging rights Wednesday in a nonleague, season-opening meet at the Sea Kings' pool. The Newport boys won 9 of 11 events, and took the top three spots in the 200-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, to defeat Corona del Mar, 117-53.
March 27, 2003
Bryce Alderton Think of the Orange Coast College swim program as a service provider. For those swimmers that want to hone their breaststroke or butterfly, or simply aren't sure if they are ready for the four-year collegiate level, Dave Salo and Don Watson are there for them. The co-coaches oversee both the men's and the women's swim teams that have darted past the competition so far as they eye the Orange Empire Conference and state championships.
March 22, 2003
Orange Coast College's men's and women's swim teams recorded victories by significant margins Friday against host Cypress in an Orange Empire Conference dual meet. The OCC women won, 151-73, while the men posted a 122-64 triumph. The women posted wins in 11 of the 14 events Friday, getting two victories apiece from freshmen Sara Natalizio and Kimberly Frith. Natalizio touched first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.44) and the 50 breaststroke (33.65) while Frith placed first in the 50 backstroke (30.5)
May 4, 2002
Name: Nicole Mackey Born: Nov. 8, 1984 Hometown: Newport Beach Height: 5-foot-6 Weight: 130 Sport: Swimming Events: 200-yard individual medley, 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, among others, and relays. Coach: Ken LaMont Favorite food: Seafood Favorite movie: "Point Break" Best athletic moment: "In the U.S. Open, winning the 100 backstroke, December 2000 in Auburn." Athlete of the Week XVII: She won the 200 IM (2:08.
April 10, 2001
COSTA MESA - Costa Mesa High seniors Wendy and Jody Martinovich each won two individual events and also chipped in on a winning relay, but the Mustangs lost to nonleague girls swimming visitor Woodbridge, 105-61, Monday. Wendy Martinovich won the 200-yard individual medley (2:27.19) and the 100 breaststroke (1:14.08), while Jody won the 200 (2:06.75) and 500 freestyle (5:37.51) events. Mesa's Erin Bayes shared victory in the 100 free (55.77) and was second in the 50 free (25.77)
July 19, 2000
Evans LOS ANGELES - Newport Harbor High sophomore and Irvine AquaZot club member Nicole Mackey placed sixth in the women's 200-meter backstroke last weekend at the Janet Evans Invitational at USC. The meet drew some of the world's to swimmers. Mackey's time was 2:19.76. She was also 12th in the 400 individual medley ($:57.30), 13th in the 200 IM (2:21.88) and 16th in the 400 freestyle ($:26.82). She was also on the AquaZot's sixth-place 800 free relay squad and the seventh-place 400 medley relay team.
July 7, 2000
SANTA BARBARA - Local swimmers helped the Irvine AquaZot swim club place fourth at the Semana Nautical Meet in Santa Barbara over the July 4th weekend. Stephanie Gabert led the AquaZot with three first-place finishes in the girls 10-year-old events. She won the 50-meter freestyle (32.17), 50 breaststroke (40.77) and the 100 breaststroke (1:28.78). Katie Indvik had three top-10 finishes in the girls 10-year-old races. She placed third in the 50 butterfly (44.28)
June 7, 2000
IRVINE - Newport Harbor High freshman Nicole Mackey highlighted a group of local athletes representing the UCI-based AquaZot club program who fared well at the Speedo Grand Challenge Swimming Invitational, completed Sunday at Heritage Park. Mackey, who helped the Newport Harbor girls team finish second in CIF Southern Section Division I, finished eighth in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:04.81. She was 11th in the 800 freestyle (9:16.55), 11th in the 200 IM (2:26.