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Swimming

Wilmington's Cari Blalock heads to NCAA's

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Former New Hanover High swimmer Cari Blalock is clearly one of the most accomplished swimmers to come out of Wilmington in several years. Blalock will be heading to the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships later this month. Full story...
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Saturday Sports: It's a little bit of everything

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Round three of the high school basketball playoffs is complete. Due to severe weather on Friday several playoff games were held on Saturday afternoon. The UNCW men's basketball team also played on Saturday. It turned out to be one of the worst defeats of the season for Buzz Peterson's squad. The UNCW men's swimming team once again is the CAA champ. A local high school wrestler won a state championship on Saturday. Click full story for all this & more. Full story...
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Cari Blalock sets UNC record at ACC swim meet

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Wilmington's Cari Blalock set a school record on Saturday for the North Carolina Tar Heels at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in Virginia. Blalock's school record time nearly earned the New Hanover High grad a first place finish in the women's 200 butterfly, but Blalock finished in second place to go along with two third place finishes in other events earlier in the week. Full story...
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Cari Blalock earns All-ACC honors in swimming

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Former New Hanover High School swimmer Cari Blalock earned All-ACC honors on Thursday with a third place finish in the women's 200 IM at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championship. This is Blalock's first season at the University of North Carolina. Last year she swam for the LSU Tigers. Full story...
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Laney swimmer wins state title in 200 IM; Hoggard swimmer wins 100 breaststroke title

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Hoggard's Ashley Brem is a state champ. Laney junior Travis Johns is a state champ too. WWAY first introduced our viewers to Travis Johns when he was just a freshman. We even have a link to the video feature that we did with Travis two years ago if you click Full story...
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National power Tennessee added to UNCW swimming & diving schedule

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The Tennessee Volunteers have been added to the UNCW swimming & diving schedule. In fact the Volunteers will be coming to the Port City later this month. Full story...
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Red flags fly at area beaches as Katia churns out at sea

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Lifeguards put up red flags today meaning "No Swimming." They also advised swimmers to follow the rule of "knee deep is too deep." Full story...
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Soulful swimmer raises thousands for orphans

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video In an effort to keep up her physical and spiritual health and raise thousands of dollars for African orphans, one soulful swimmer set out to accomplish a big goal Saturday. Full story...
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Wilmington's Cari Blalock finishes swimming season at NCAA Championship

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The LSU women's swimming and diving team capped off the 2010-11 season with its first top-15 NCAA finish in 18 years on Saturday. Wilmington's Cari Blalock is a freshman swimmer at LSU. Full story...
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Wilmington swimmer breaks LSU school record, headed to NCAA championship

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Cari Blalock is certainly making a name for herself in her first year on the LSU swim team. Breaking a long-standing school record tends to do that. The Wilmington resident now has her focus on the upcoming NCAA Championship. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council looks to change park bond money

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Wilmington City Council has justified spending money on parks and other projects with the 2006 voter-approved Parks and Rec Bond. At its meeting tonight, though, the council wants to change how $700,000 of that bond money will be spent. Full story...
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965 swimmers fill up the pool at the Wilmington Swim League Championship

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video Wilmington has a rich tradition when it comes to swimming. This week the Wilmington Swim League is holding their summer championship meet at the Cape Fear Country Club. 10 teams are competing for the league title. Full story...
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Swimming advisories issued at Oak Island

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Swimming advisories and alerts are recommendations that people have no full body contact with the water in a specific area for public health reasons. Full story...
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Staying safe in the water this Fourth of July

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videoThe ocean is a tempting place, but can be a scary and powerful place too. Wrightsville Beach is different from other area beaches because it has piers and deep troughs that can be dangerous. Full story...
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Volunteer fire department looks to keep swimmers safe

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videoMultiple drownings off of our beaches over the past few weeks has rescue teams on high alert. The Federal Point Volunteer Fire Department's Water Rescue Squad is working to help keep swimmers safe. Full story...
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