Van Girard, 34, who coached the Lynwood High School girls' basketball team to 10 straight Southern Section playoff trips, has been named women's basketball coach at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Swim for Heart Aug. 20 in Montebello
More than 50 swimmers are expected to participate in Swim for Heart on Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Montebello City Park Plunge, 1300 W. Olympic Blvd. The event, sponsored by the city's Parks and Recreation Department, will benefit the American Heart Assn. Swimmers will solicit pledges for the number of laps they can complete in one hour. For more information, call (213) 722-6147.
Baseball Camp in Lakewood
The city of Lakewood will conduct a baseball camp for players ages 9 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Aug. 12 at Mae Boyar Park. Cost is $40. For registration information, call (213) 866-9771, Ext. 408.
Racing on Skis to Catalina
The 40th annual Catalina Ski Race from Long Beach Harbor to Catalina Island and back will be Aug. 14, starting at 9 a.m. More than 100 water ski racing teams will compete.