Mission Viejo

Chi E’ Vladimir Salnikov E Perché Dovresti Conoscere La Sua Storia

Oggi gli appassionati di nuoto riconoscono il nome di Vladimir Salnikov come appartenente alla presidenza della Federazione Nuoto Russa, o…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Know Who Vladimir Salnikov Is

Vladimir Salnikov was the greatest distance swimmer of his generation, possibly of all time. Here are 7 things you should know about the “Monster of the Waves.”


Mission Viejo’s Marguerite Aquatics Center Renovations Planned

Mission Viejo, California has plans to renovate its 44-year-old Marguerite Aquatics Center to the tune of a $7.8 million investment after the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Two Mission Viejo Brothers Honored By USA Swimming With Hero Awards

The Hales brother founded Goggles for Guppies in 2011 as a service project to help prevent childhood drowning.


Mission Viejo city council approves design contract for Nadadores pool renovation

Though there was some concern the process would be delayed, the city council of Mission Viejo, California did move forward with plans for a pool renovation this week, awarding the design contract to the Aquatic Design Group.

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Katie McLaughlin posts 10th-ranked 200 fly time in the world at SMOC prelims

U.S. National Teamer Katie McLaughlin had a huge swim in this morning’s prelims at the Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions, going 2:07.93 in the 200 fly.


Former Olympians Aaron Peirsol, Larsen Jensen Open “Evolution Swim Academy”

Aaron Peirsol is one of 5 Olympians backing an innovative swim school, Evolution Swim Academy, in Mission Viejo, California.


Lessons From Legends: The Myth of George Haines

“Who are the most prominent figures in the current and past history of swimming?” (Swim Photo Credit: CW)


HardCore Swim of the Week: Weitzeil rocks SMOC for a big confidence boost

One of the highlights of the Swim Meet of Champions was a rising youngster who swam a pair of races that constituted a big step forward to perhaps becoming a Champion herself.

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Mission Viejo Swimmer Grant Shoults Explains Breakout Performance at Juniors Nationals

Many thanks to swimswam contributor Anne Lepesant for producing this interview. (Image courtesy of Anne Lepesant video capture)

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Dara Torres at USMS Summer Nationals – Day 2 Video Coverage

Misty Hyman and Rob Butcher bring us Day 2 highlights from the 2013 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals at Mission Viejo. Several Olympians made it to the event including 5-Time Olympian Dara Torres. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)


2013 USMS Summer Nationals Preview and Day 1 Coverage – Featured Video

Misty Hyman and Rob Butcher bring us Day 1 highlights from the 2013 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals at Mission Viejo. Several great stories from this historic venue with the 1500m Freestyle event to kick things off. (Image courtesy of US Masters Swimming)

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US Masters Swimmer Suffers Cardiac Arrest while Swimming 1500 Freestyle at Masters Nationals

Courtesy of USMS: On August 7, 2013, at the USMS Summer Nationals in Mission Viejo, California, USMS member Louis Slater,…


2013 US Worlds Trials Preview: Conor, Connor, or Klueh in the Men’s 400 Free?

Conor Dwyer (above) and Connor Jaeger are both swinging hard this summer. Will either win the 400 free at Trials, or is there an upset brewing? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)