Coaching icon Schubert coming to GWC

Golden West College announced Tuesday the hiring of Mark Schubert as head coach of the Rustlers' men's and women's swimming and diving programs.

Schubert is an eight-time Olympic coach and three-time NCAA champion. He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1997 as "Honor Coach" and has previously been named Coach of the Year by American Swimming Coaches Assn., United States Olympic Committee, United States Swimming, the NCAA and Pacific-10 Conference.

He has worked with such swimmers as Shirley Babashoff, Sippy Woodhead, Jill Sterkel, Janet Evans, Lenny Krayzelburg, Lindsay Benko, Erik Vendt, Larsen Jensen, Ous Mellouli, Dara Torres and Kaitlin Sandeno. Schubert will head a Golden West aquatics program that has captured 15 state and 49 conference championships in its history.


Local lifeguards to compete in Seal Beach

Lifeguards from Huntington Beach are among the competitors from across the state who will compete Saturday and Sunday at the 2011 California Surf Lifesaving Assn. Championships and California Junior Lifeguard Championships in Seal Beach.

About 3,000 professional (ages 16-75) and junior ocean guards (ages 9-16) are expected to compete in surf swim races, beach runs, paddleboard, surf boat races and Ironman and Ironwoman events. Competition starts at 8 a.m. both days on the north side of the Seal Beach Pier (888 Ocean Ave.) and is free to the public.


Youth hoops camp starts Monday at Edison

The 12th annual Edison Basketball Youth Camp, which is co-sponsored by PCH Hoops, starts Monday and runs through July 29 at the Edison High gymnasium. The camp runs for 1 to 1 p.m. daily and is open to youth grades third through eighth at a cost of $120 per camper. Each camper also receives a complimentary basketball. Instruction in fundamentals will be taught by coaches from Edison and other area high schools. For more information, call (949) 378-4416.


U.S. Open of Surfing opens July 30

The 2011 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing will run from July 30 to Aug. 7 at the Huntington Beach Pier. The world's largest youth culture and action sports festival also features skate, BMX, music, fashion and art and is free to the public. For information, visit

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