AAU

A Vet and A Rookie Head to West Champs

As posted on Gazettes.com here…

By Jessica Pollack

McCormick Divers Jenna Sonnenberg and Jake Butler are heading to San Antonio, Texas for USA Diving Junior West National Championships April 12-14.  The two Long Beach residents both earned places at Nationals at the Region 9 Championships in Laguna Niguel in March.

This is ten-year old Sonnenberg’s third time competing in the Spring Junior West National Championships in three years.  This is her last year competing in the 11&Under Girls 1-meter and 3-meter events before moving up to a new age group in 2014.  Coaches Debby McCormick and Charly Collins believeRead More »A Vet and A Rookie Head to West Champs

Short Sighted Pool Plan Gaurantees Lost Money for Long Beach

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OPINION – by Jessica Pollack (McCormick Divers Booster Club President)
As posted on www.lbreport.com

 

After years of patching, wrangling, and making do, the City of Long Beach finally has to come to terms with the need to rebuild the aging Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. Twelve years ago, the City entertained plans to demolish the pool to build a state-of-the-art facility. Then, following the 9/11 attack in New York City, those plans were put on hold. Again in 2005, another plan was discussed, but never materialized. The facility has limped along, but now cannot continue operating.Read More »Short Sighted Pool Plan Gaurantees Lost Money for Long Beach

McCormick Divers Win 4 AAU National Titles

by Jessica Pollack – As originally posted on gazettessports.com

McCormick AAU National Team (L to R) Back Row: Brandon L. Lauren S. Erica C. Coach Charly Collins. Front Row: Mary S. and Jenna S.

Brandon Loschiavo and Jenna Sonnenberg dominated their age groups at the 2012 AAU Diving National Champions in Huntersville, North Carolina.  Ten-year old Sonnenberg won gold in the 10-Year-Old Girls Events on both 1-Meter and 3-Meter Springboard. Fifteen-year-old Loschiavo won gold in the 15-Year Old Boys 3-meter Springboard and the 14-15 Year Old Boys Platform event and silver in the 1-Meter 15-Year Old Boys event.

Long Beach resident, Sonnenberg, earned her highest score of the meet on an Inward one-and-one-half somersault in tuck position on the 1-Meter Springboard.  Her total score of 50.60 points is at a level of divers in much higher age groups.Read More »McCormick Divers Win 4 AAU National Titles