| Jul 31, 2010
| 11:41 PM
Newport Harbor High alumnus Aaron Peirsol is one of more than 30 U.S. Olympians expected to compete at the USA Swimming National Championships at Irvine High on Aug. 3-7.
Peirsol is looking to defend his 200-meter and 400-meter backstroke titles, which...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 11:30 PM
IRVINE — Aaron Peirsol stood out during his mid-afternoon swim at Irvine High on Monday.
Peirsol, in Orange County for this week's USA Swimming National Championships, splashed around as he has done so often in that pool over the years. The man...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 11:16 PM
IRVINE — If Aaron Peirsol was upset, he sure kept a great poker face Wednesday night at Irvine High.
Peirsol might not have felt upset, but David Plummer of Minnesota definitely pulled one off.
The 6-foot-4 Peirsol doesn't usually get out-...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 11:51 PM
IRVINE — And, that's a wrap. Or is it?
The USA Swimming National Championships ended for Aaron Peirsol without a gold medal, a rarity for sure.
The former Newport Harbor High standout got the job done, qualifying for the Pan Pacific...
| Aug 14, 2010
| 6:23 PM
Last week I experienced a rather surreal moment while reporting at the USA Swimming National Championships.
I saw Aaron Peirsol for the first time since 2004, all grown up.
Yes it was bizarre that he ended the meet without a gold medal, but it was...
| Aug 17, 2010
IRVINE — Aaron Peirsol sat in a room that is used by ballerinas and gymnasts. With a straight face, the 6-foot-4 swimmer tried his best to answer questions Monday.
He found ways to dance around a couple of them.
Peirsol is one of the captains on...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 11:27 PM
IRVINE — Aaron Peirsol was night and day on the first day of the Pan Pacific Championships.
He went from being out of contention in the 100-meter backstroke to winning it. What a crazy nine hours for the former Newport Harbor High star.
| Aug 21, 2010
This time, Aaron Peirsol doesn't get a second chance at defending a backstroke gold medal at the Pan Pacific Championships.
The Newport Harbor High product on Friday could not depend on a U.S. teammate to reach the finals in his second backstroke event...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 6:00 PM
WINTER PARK — Ryan Lochte entered 2011 wanting to show the world's swimming community that he still had room to improve. And he did that, winning five gold medals at the world championships in Shanghai.
On Saturday night, the Daytona Beach native...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:58 PM
David Walters was ready to hang up his swimming career when he suddenly had to go back into race mode.
The Tabb High and University of Texas graduate finished 10th in the 100-meter freestyle semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials, two spots out of a...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:01 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The hours a new Rancho Bernardo High School graduate has spent going back and forth in a 25-yard pool has taken him places most 18-year-olds will never experience.
“With the world junior team, I spent 12 days in Peru swimming,”...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:31 PM
OMAHA - On the wall near the media work room at the CenturyLink Center is a list of swimmers who have made the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.
Because of a technicality, Winnetka's Conor Dwyer and superstar Michael Phelps are not on the wall yet, even though...