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Swimming

Rip currents big concern as Arthur approaches, passes

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videoAlong with tropical storms comes a higher rip current risk. Higher winds increase wave frequency creating stronger currents, which make the ocean dangerous for swimmers. Full story...
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Search area expands for swimmer missing since May 31

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The search continues for a swimmer missing from Carolina Beach since last week. Ocean Rescue Capt. Simon Sanders says Brunswick County's Air One is scheduled to do another fly over tomorrow. Full story...
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Search continues for body of swimmer missing since Saturday

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videoThe search continues for the body of a swimmer who went missing Saturday at Carolina Beach. Now the SABLE and Brunswick County Sheriff's helicopters have joined in the search. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Search for swimmer off Carolina Beach continues

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videoMultiple agencies continue recovery efforts for 24 year-old Terrance Christopher Miller lost swimming off Carolina Beach. CB Ocean Rescue says Miller was overtaken by a rip current in about 8-10 ft of water just before 5:30 PM Saturday. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach lifeguards back to work, hoping for safe summer

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videoWrightstville Beach lifeguards are back at their posts for summer. Full story...
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Wilmington city pools open Saturday, Memorial Day

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videoMemorial Day weekend means it's time to make a splash. Wilmington's city pools and the Northside Splash Pad are opening up so you can cool off. Full story...
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Surfers save swimmer at Wrightsville Beach

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videoScary and lucky moments for a swimmer in Wrightsville beach Wednesday. Charles Crews said he learned just how strong rip currents can be and what it feels like to be caught in one. Full story...
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Former Laney swimmer earns honorable mention All-American status

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The 2014 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship concluded on Saturday night. Laney graduate Stephen Coetzer earned honorable mention All-American status for his performance in the 200 backstroke. Coetzer is a junior at NC State. As a team NC State finished in 15th at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship. That was the highest finish among the ACC schools. Full story...
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Former Laney swimmer heads to NCAA's with NC State Wolfpack

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videoFormer Laney Buccaneer Stephen Coetzer is about to make a big splash on the national stage. The NC State junior is headed to the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship in Texas with his Wolfpack teammates. Full story...
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New Hanover grad wraps up collegiate swimming career at the NCAA's

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videoNew Hanover graduate Cari Blalock will make her final splash in the pool for the North Carolina Tar Heels this weekend at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship. This is Blalock's 16th year of competitive swimming. In a way she's never been so close to the finish line. Full story...
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UNCW claims 13th straight CAA swimming title

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By a whisker the UNCW men's swimming team captured the CAA title on Saturday night. It's the 13th consecutive CAA title for Dave Allen's squad. In a winner take all event UNC Wilmington's 400 yard freestyle relay team won the last event of the night to secure the CAA title. On a related note former Laney swimmer Stephen Coetzer helped lead NC State to a second place finish at the ACC Swimming Championship with a school record performance. Full story...
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Blalock leads UNC to 2nd at ACC meet

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New Hanover High graduate Cari Blalock continues to rack up points for the North Carolina Tar Heels at the ACC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship. Blalock finished in second place in the 200 women’s butterfly on Saturday night in Greensboro. As a team UNC finished second, behind Virginia. On Friday the Wilmington resident captured first place in the 400 individual medley. Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Feb. 21

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videoIt was a "Wildcat" type of night in basketball in the Mideastern Conference. Both the New Hanover boys and girls won tournament titles on Friday. In the Four County Conference East Bladen captured the girls title. Clinton won the boys title. We had highlights and post-game reaction from all four games on the Full Court Press. Check it out. It was a "Wildcat" type of night for former New Hanover swimmer Cari Blalock. Blalock won an event at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championship on Friday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb 20

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videoConference tournament play is winding down all around the region. On Thursday we had highlights from the East Central Conference, Four County Conference and Mideastern Conference. The losing skid for the UNCW women's basketball continues. North Carolina came from behind to beat Duke in men's college hoops. Charges against former New Hanover football standout Trevon Brown may be dropped. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - February 19

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videoWednesday was a full night for boys high school hoops on WWAY. We had tournament coverage from the Four County Conference and the Mideastern Conference. On top of that we started speculating about the replacement for South Columbus football coach Jake Fonvielle. He turned in his resignation on Wednesday morning. Full story...
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