Clown Diving

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

Long Beach Sea Festival Welcomes Clash of the Clowns Dive Show

Original article can be found here on EverythingLongBeach.com

McCormick Divers Booster Club presents the most exciting event to hit Long Beach’s Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool since it opened for the 1968 Olympic Trials.  Finland’s Jerobeam Clown Dive Team, the modestly self-proclaimed “World’s Best Clown Dive Team” is traveling to Long Beach August 19, 20, and 21, 2011 to perform for the Clash of the Clowns an official event of Long Beach Sea Festival.  The team regularly performs to sell-out crowds throughout Europe.  Troupe leader, Osmo Meskanen says the divers are thrilled to bring his team to the U.S. for the McCormick Fundraiser.  Troupe video and parody material are available at www.ClashoftheClowns.com.

McCormick Divers has a limited numbers of free tickets for Community Day show Friday August 19th, at 1pm.  This show is open to all local media, charity and community groups free including Military, public service, community service, day camp, disabled and other groups.  Some of the groupsRead More »Long Beach Sea Festival Welcomes Clash of the Clowns Dive Show

From Helsinki to Huntington — Two Diving Greats Meet

Almost 60 years ago, Huntington Beach resident and diving legend, Dr. Sammy Lee was in Helsinki, Finland winning his second Olympic Gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games.

Last year, Sammy got together with a room full of diving greats from all over the U.S. to celebrate his 90th birthday. Sammy’s former student and fellow Huntington Beach resident, Debby McCormick, thought it would be fun to show a video of a Finnish Clown dive troupe she had received two years before.The room was stunned by the quality of the Jerobeam Clown Divers headed by Osmo Meskanan.Read More »From Helsinki to Huntington — Two Diving Greats Meet