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Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard Program hosted the 2022 Cadet Graduation on September 17, 2022.We are very proud of SOBA teammate Sally G and SOBA alum Rylee N for being part of the program, and experiencing growth in knowledge, communication skills, and lifesaving techniques. This are our future LA County Beach Lifeguards. Congratulates to Cadet Rylee Nakayama for being awarded "Junior Lifeguard of the Year" for Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard Program . Her hard work and dedication has paid off. A typical summer day for Rylee was going to...

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SOBA Is First Place at 2022 SCAA Summer Championship-Congratulations! CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic Summer Championship Meet on Saturday! SOBA earned the most points at the 2022 SCAA Summer Championship Meet, coming in FIRST place in our division and FIRST place overall - earning a nice big Trophy. . Every swimmer who participated Saturday scored points for the team – this was truly a TEAM EFFORT! Nearly 90% of you had at least one personal best time at Summer Champs – WOW!! 18% had one best time 37% had two best...

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Congratulations to all Pier to Pier swimmers for an amazing feat on Sunday 8/7/22! This swim is one of the largest races around – looks like 1,128 finishers this year (913 in the swimsuit division, and 215 wetsuit division swimmers). Combined, there were about 16 more participants than in 2021. Race results are online – check them out! Here is a LINK You can search by name, gender, age group etc. Check out the results and enjoy. Overall, the results have ‘shifted’ in the last several years with the addition...

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Reprinted from "The Easy Reader" 8/12/22 ...While stories of perseverance and resilience were everywhere in the post-race (Dwight Crum Pier to Pier 8/7/22) gatherings of competitors and their families, no one got more love and respect from swimmers and fans alike than Steve Hyde. The 73-year-old Masters swim coach showed up promptly at 9 a.m. so he could get a front row seat at the finish line. He had dozens of former students in the race, and he himself had competed in the race many, many times over the year,...

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On July 17, SOBA Teammate Sofie S and SOBA Coach Ruby participated in the Legacy Triathlon in Long Beach. Way to go Sofie and Ruby! The Toyota Legacy Triathlon was a sprint-distance Triathlon (750 meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run) triathlon. The Toyota Legacy Triathlon will enable USA Triathlon to contribute to Southern California’s Olympic lore and rich triathlon history by giving back to the local multisport community. USA Triathlon is the first National Governing Body to bring a new annual event to the Los Angeles footprint as part of...

CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic Summer Championship Meet on Sunday! SOBA earned the most points at Sunday’s Summer Championship Meet, coming in first in our division and winning the entire meet. We were so thrilled to share that big trophy with everyone at our awards celebration today at 5:00. Almost every swimmer who participated Saturday scored points for the team – this was truly a TEAM EFFORT! 89% of you had at least one personal best time at Winter Champs – WOW!! 30% had one best time 37% had two best...

CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic Winter Championship Meet! SOBA earned the most points at Saturday’s Winter Championship Meet, coming in first in our division and winning the entire meet. Whew, that was close – we bested the ZAP team by just 66 points. That just goes to show you how important each and every individual swim and relay is! We were so thrilled to share that big trophy with everyone on SOBA! Almost every swimmer who participated Saturday scored points for the team – this was truly a TEAM EFFORT! 86%...

CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic Summer Championship Meet on Sunday! SOBA earned the most points at Sunday’s Summer Championship Meet, coming in first in our division and winning the entire meet. We were so thrilled to share that big trophy with everyone at our awards celebration today at 5:00. Each and every swimmer who participated Saturday scored points for the team – this was truly a TEAM EFFORT! That means everyone earned at least one medal, and some of you even more. 86% of you had at least one personal best...

by Coach Steve Hyde SOBA was well represented by a small but enthusiastic and skilled bunch of athletes at the Mission Viejo Long Course Summer National Championships. Day 1 Success for the eight member squad started on the very first day which was devoted just to the 1500. Lori Kelly Placed eighth 35.51, Dave Sundius placed 7th 21.58, and Bob Eberwine earned 10th 20.11. It a measure of the competitiveness of this meet that these times were the 17th, 21st, and 13th, fastest age group times in the nation! Day...

Congratulations to all "Dwight Crum 2-mile Pier to Pier" swimmers for an amazing feat in the 2013 race! This swim is one of the largest races around – 1089 finishers this year (783 in the swimsuit division, and 306 wetsuit division swimmers). This is our biggest team wide event of the year, and it looks like about 35+ South Bay Swim Team Masters swimmers participated this year – WOW! Race results are online – check them out. You can search by name, gender, age group etc. Enjoy reviewing the results....