March 1, 1996 |
Four years ago, Costa Mesa's Mike Barrowman won an Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke. Now he is trying for an encore as a kayaker. Beginning today, Barrowman, who holds the world record of 2:10.16 in his swimming specialty, will bid for a berth on the American flatwater canoe/kayak team in preliminary Olympic trials at the Arco Olympic Training Center.
June 7, 2005 |
One kayaker was killed and another injured in an accident over Memorial Day weekend, Channel Islands National Park officials report. The Coast Guard plucked Ying-tzu Huang, 26, from the ocean May 29 after she suffered head injuries and hypothermia. She died that evening. A big wave swept her and a friend, both Taiwanese nationals, and their tandem kayak into rocks on the east end of Santa Cruz Island. They had been camping with a group at Scorpion Bay, and it was their first time kayaking.
September 22, 2006 |
The kayakers negotiate the crease in the rock and follow a narrow passageway into a spacious cavern, where they pause, as if with great trepidation. But it's mostly just awe. No more daylight. No trees or grass fields waving in the wind that blows across Santa Cruz Island. No pelicans soaring beneath a bright blue sky. No bright blue sky. Just enough penetrating sunlight to illuminate the watery fringes of this great chamber an emerald green.
January 3, 2011
Richard Hamlin recalls his initial reaction when his wife suggested they take a kayaking trip while in the San Juan Islands: "I said, 'No, it looks like work.'" He was half right. Kayaking can be work ? as in a great workout ? but it can also be a getaway from the rigors of the day. "From the very first time, I loved it," adds Hamlin, who is now an instructor at the Marina Aquatic Center in Marina del Rey, part of UCLA Recreation. Most people kayak in one of two styles of boats.
March 2, 1996 |
The United States hasn't exactly been an Olympic power over the years in canoe/kayak, but it may have a winner this time in kayakers Stein Jorgensen and John Mooney. Jorgensen, from San Diego, and Mooney, from Eugene, Ore., started on the long road to Atlanta on Friday by winning their heat in the 1,000-meter kayak doubles as the Olympic canoe/kayak sprint trials opened at the Arco Olympic Training Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1992 |
The Community Services Department is offering a three-hour class in snorkeling and kayaking today. The class will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Brea Plunge, the community pool at Brea Boulevard and Elm Street. The pool used for the lesson will be decorated with shells and imitation fish to simulate a snorkeling experience in the ocean. Participants must know how to swim and be over the age of 11. The fee is $22 for Brea residents and $27 for non-residents.