Posted Mar. 4, 2016, 10:06 am
Swimmers and families returning to the Santa Monica Swim Center after its three month closure were greeted with a smile and a free gear bag in place of a ribbon cutting Saturday with smiles all around.
Posted Aug. 17, 2015, 10:22 am
Santa Monica swimmer Serafina King, 17, returned from the 2015 Parapan American Games on Sunday with a bronze medal in hand. The games were held in Toronto, Canada.
Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:15 am
Jordan Wilimovsky of Malibu qualified for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team on Monday by winning the men's 10-kilometer open water swimming race at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Posted May. 13, 2015, 9:46 am
Brock on Your Block host Phil Brock talks with Mikey Flaherty of the organization Swim With Heart in Santa Monica. Swim With Heart focuses on children and adults with special need teaching them not only how to swim but how to also strengthen their bodies.
Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 11:12 am
State University of New York says swimmers have lower heart rates compared to those of non-swimmers. Swimming was also found to be a viable workout for people in cardiac rehabilitation and recovering from heart failure or artery disease.
Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 10:03 am
Nineteen seconds. For most of us, that’s not a lot of time to accomplish much, maybe fill up a glass of water, walk up the stairs, or get a leash for the dog.
Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 8:49 am
Sixteen-year-old Santa Monica High School junior Serafina King, who took part in the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships (“Pan-Pac”), placed third in the 100-meter backstroke event that took place on Friday, Aug. 8.
Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:30 am
Commencing this Wednesday are the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships, the most prestigious meet of the year for swimmers who are Paralympic-eligible.
Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:22 am
Santa Monica Mirror columnist Tom Elias has returned home with a bunch of medals from the bi-annual Transplant Games of America in Houston, TX, held July 12-15.
Posted Apr. 19, 2014, 9:33 am
Serafina King wasn’t too fond of getting into the swimming pool at an early age. In fact, King, who takes classes at Santa Monica High School, downright despised learning how to swim.
Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 7:58 am
Big things are going on at Crossroads School. The sports program is flourishing this spring with an array of student-athletes shining in the spotlight for the Roadrunners. Swim phenom Zoe Darmon, a freshman at the school, has qualified for automatic CIF times in three individual races and has broken the school record in the 500 freestyle.
Posted Sep. 3, 2013, 9:11 am
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, a sports journalist and regular commentator on KCRW radio in Santa Monica, completed her pursuit of a record swim from Cuba to Florida.
Posted May. 14, 2013, 4:59 pm
Samohi swimmers Brendan Casey and Cathy Gomez competed in the 2013 CIF-SS Division II Championships (NFHS) at the Riverside Aquatics Complex in Riverside all day Saturday representing the Vikings and excelling in the the 500 freestyle swim competition. Santa Monica High School Swimming head coach Matthew Flanders said that he was impressed by how much Casey and Gomez have improved throughout the course of the season. "Those two have done a fantastic job for us this season," said Flanders.
Posted Jan. 20, 2013, 9:08 am
Keep those New Year’s resolutions for a healthier and energetic year alive during Active Santa Monica Week, which takes place this Sunday through Jan. 28. The City of Santa Monica initiative sets out to enhance well-being through fitness, recreation, and healthy lifestyles at the Memorial Park Fitness Room and the Santa Monica Swim Center.
Posted Jan. 10, 2013, 7:40 am
Disabled 14-year-old freshman Serafina King qualified to be on the Samohi varsity swim team this week beginning a new chapter in the aquatic life of a paralympic champion who will soon be representing the Vikings in CIF Southern Section Swimming competitions.
Posted Aug. 19, 2012, 11:45 am
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, a sports journalist and regular commentator on KCRW radio in Santa Monica, continues her pursuit of a record swim from Cuba to Florida.