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The 2012 Aquatics Capital Awards Honor Long Beach Residents

By Kendra Ablaza, Staff Writer

January 18, 2013 - The Long Beach Aquatic Capital of America Foundation presents its 2012 Aquatic Capital Awards on January 22 to Misty May-Treanor, Lauren Wenger and other city residents with aquatics achievements.

This year’s honorees are:

•    2012 Athletes of the Year – Misty May-Treanor (Beach Volleyball) and Lauren Wenger (Water Polo)
•    2012 Citizen of the Year – Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific President and CEO
•    2012 Coach of the Year – Dave Salo, USC, Trojan Swim Club and USA Olympic Women’s Swim Teams
•    2012 Organization of the Year – Port of Long Beach

Other Long Beach residents receiving achievement awards are U.S. Sailing Center Long Beach Executive Director Mike Segerblom, U.S. Paralympian Ron Harvey (Rowing), Two-time Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) champion Brandon Loschiavo, California Surf Life Saving Association (CSLSA) Junior Lifeguard of the year Hannah Levy and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Jessica Hardy.

The Aquatic Capital of America Foundation was established to communicate and promote Long Beach as a premiere aquatic destination for business, education and sports. According to Tom Shadden, president of Aquatic Capital of America Foundation, honorees are selected for their positive efforts in further achieving that goal.