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August 8, 2000
Roger Carlson Aaron Peirsol, a junior at Newport Harbor High School, left for Indianapolis and the U.S. Olympic swim trials Monday. His first competition, the 100-meter backstroke, is Thursday. Peirsol is a longshot to make the team in the 100-meter backstroke, though he will probably advance to the eight-man finals. But he's one of the favorites in his specialty, the 200-meter backstroke, which begins Sunday. Peirsol is ranked No. 2 in the world in the event with a sizzling time of 1:57.
NEWS
April 1, 2001
AUSTIN, Tex. - There was hardly any doubt Aaron Peirsol would become the national champion in the 200-meter backstroke. The bigger goal for Peirsol, a Newport Harbor High junior swim standout who finished as the silver medalist in the event in the 2000 Olympics, was setting a world record. Peirsol is now the U.S. Open record holder in the 200 backstroke as he finished in 1:56.56 and the national title in the USA Swimming Championships in Austin Saturday.
NEWS
September 5, 2003
Former UC Irvine pitcher Mike Davern has signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox organization. Davern was tabbed as a College Summer League Top 10 Prospect by Baseball America after posting a 1.91 ERA with the Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plains League this summer. The right-hander saw limited time on the mound for the Anteaters in 2002, pitching in four innings and striking out five. He allowed two runs on six hits for a 4.50 ERA and finished with an 0-1 record last season.
NEWS
March 5, 2003
Bryce Alderton Dave Salo and Don Watson had a "meeting of the minds" so to speak heading into the swim season. The longtime OCC coaches got together and focused on recruiting, and initially, it has paid dividends, especially for the women's team. Salo and Watson co-coach both the men's and women's swim teams at Coast. The OCC women blitzed all competition at the recent Mt. San Antonio Invitational, posting 693 points to runner-up Riverside's 524.5.
NEWS
August 14, 2000
Tony Altobelli INDIANAPOLIS -- The kid vs. the world champ showdown is officially set for today's 200-meter backstroke finals at the U.S. Olympic swimming time trials. Aaron Peirsol, the 17-year-old backstroke speed demon from Newport Harbor High competing for the Irvine Novaquatics, advanced to the finals with a time of one minute, 57.93 seconds, the fastest time of Sunday's semifinals. "It was a great race for Aaron," said Dave Salo, Novaquatics coach.
NEWS
January 5, 2004
Steve Virgen In 1980, Don Watson's job suited his laid-back persona. He was content, working as a night operations manager at a ski resort near Lake Tahoe. But that's where fate stepped in and, by chance, he saw Sue Brown, who told him of a job opening at Orange Coast College. A year later, Watson went to work with Brown, an athletics administrator who hired Watson as the men's and women's swim coach. Watson found his niche and, ever since, has been taking pleasure in coaching athletes.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | August 4, 2010
IRVINE — Just the other day, Dave Salo said he and Aaron Peirsol talked about Irvine, where Salo coached and Peirsol learned to swim. Salo is the general manager of the Irvine Novaquatics, Peirsol's club team as a kid. The two go way back and they have reunited at the USA Swimming National Championships at Irvine High. As Salo waited for Peirsol's 100-meter backstroke finale Wednesday night, he talked about how Peirsol felt about his return home. Something felt off for Peirsol, a Newport Harbor High graduate.
NEWS
October 3, 2000
Steve Virgen Hello, sports fans. If you don't know by now, I'm the new face in the Daily Pilot's sports department. The name's Steve Virgen (pronounced veed-hen), that's vir-gin if you're speaking English. But that doesn't matter. This is not about me. This is about Orange Coast College sports. This is about Dave Salo, the new men's and women's swimming coach. He's back from Sydney where he coached the U.S. team, mostly the women. But he also coached Aaron Peirsol, who won a silver medal in the 200-meter backstroke.
NEWS
February 21, 2004
Bryce Alderton Orange Coast College men's and women's swimming coach Don Watson said his teams don't have to win state championships to be successful. But they sure do help. Watson and Dave Salo, the state co-coaches of the year last season when the OCC women's team won its 13th state championship -- first since 1997 -- while the men finished third in California, return to lead both squads again this season. For Salo, head coach of the Irvine Novaquatics, a renowned club team that has produced Olympic athletes, his fourth year guiding the Bucs will be his last.
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By Joe Haakenson, Special to the Daily Pilot | July 16, 2011
Dave Salo is right where he belongs. Right now, it's Japan, and later this week it'll be Shanghai, China for the 2011 FINA World Swimming Championships. In a couple weeks when the world championships are over, he'll be back home in Southern California, ready to return to coaching the men's and women's swimming teams at USC after recently receiving a five-year contract extension from the school, continuing his tenure there that began in 2007. Salo has been in Japan with eight members from the Trojan Swim Club, of which he is the director, for training camp in preparation for the world championships.
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SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | August 4, 2010
IRVINE — Just the other day, Dave Salo said he and Aaron Peirsol talked about Irvine, where Salo coached and Peirsol learned to swim. Salo is the general manager of the Irvine Novaquatics, Peirsol's club team as a kid. The two go way back and they have reunited at the USA Swimming National Championships at Irvine High. As Salo waited for Peirsol's 100-meter backstroke finale Wednesday night, he talked about how Peirsol felt about his return home. Something felt off for Peirsol, a Newport Harbor High graduate.
NEWS
By: Chris Yemma | August 25, 2005
Newport Harbor High product Hayley Peirsol had trained rigorously all summer in the hopes of furthering her swimming career. Indeed, it paid off. Described as a breakout season by one of her coaches, Peirsol grabbed numerous titles during the heated months and capped them with a meet record and gold medal at the World University Games last week in Turkey. Peirsol, a junior at Auburn, claimed the women's 1,500-meter freestyle title in a meet record 16 minutes, 8.06 seconds August 16 in Izmir, Turkey, breaking the previous meet record of 16:14.
NEWS
February 21, 2004
Bryce Alderton Orange Coast College men's and women's swimming coach Don Watson said his teams don't have to win state championships to be successful. But they sure do help. Watson and Dave Salo, the state co-coaches of the year last season when the OCC women's team won its 13th state championship -- first since 1997 -- while the men finished third in California, return to lead both squads again this season. For Salo, head coach of the Irvine Novaquatics, a renowned club team that has produced Olympic athletes, his fourth year guiding the Bucs will be his last.
NEWS
January 5, 2004
Steve Virgen In 1980, Don Watson's job suited his laid-back persona. He was content, working as a night operations manager at a ski resort near Lake Tahoe. But that's where fate stepped in and, by chance, he saw Sue Brown, who told him of a job opening at Orange Coast College. A year later, Watson went to work with Brown, an athletics administrator who hired Watson as the men's and women's swim coach. Watson found his niche and, ever since, has been taking pleasure in coaching athletes.
NEWS
September 5, 2003
Former UC Irvine pitcher Mike Davern has signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox organization. Davern was tabbed as a College Summer League Top 10 Prospect by Baseball America after posting a 1.91 ERA with the Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plains League this summer. The right-hander saw limited time on the mound for the Anteaters in 2002, pitching in four innings and striking out five. He allowed two runs on six hits for a 4.50 ERA and finished with an 0-1 record last season.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 5, 2003
Bryce Alderton Dave Salo and Don Watson had a "meeting of the minds" so to speak heading into the swim season. The longtime OCC coaches got together and focused on recruiting, and initially, it has paid dividends, especially for the women's team. Salo and Watson co-coach both the men's and women's swim teams at Coast. The OCC women blitzed all competition at the recent Mt. San Antonio Invitational, posting 693 points to runner-up Riverside's 524.5.
NEWS
April 8, 2002
MOSCOW - Newport Harbor High senior Aaron Peirsol, who fulfilled an 11-year-old promise to his mother, Wella, by breaking a world record last month, broke two more Sunday at the Short Course World Championships in Moscow. Peirsol's winning time of 1:51.17 in the 200-meter backstroke broke the short course record held by two others. The short course record, earned in a 25-meter pool, adds to the long course (50-meter pool) record of 1:55.15 he set March 20 while earning a victory in the national long course championships in Minneapolis.
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