Welcome to Hall Of Fame page of Aquatic Capital
Takako KimuraSpecial Honoree
Coach(es) of the Year
Chris OedingCoach(es) of the Year
Head Water Polo Coach
Long Beach City College
Adam WrightCoach(es) of the Year
Head Water Polo Coach
Tom Shadden Citizen Award
Kevin WattierTom Shadden Citizen Award
City of Long Beach Water Department
At LevineTom Shadden Citizen Award
Community - Straight Talk TV
Joan Van BlomOutstanding Achievement
Rowing - 2-time Olympian and Silver medalist. First American woman to medal in rowing at the Olympics.
Hank WiseOutstanding Achievement
Has swum across the Catalina Channel a record-tying 6 times, including twice within 3 weeks (one in each direction) in late 2016.
Coach of the Year
Eric BergCoach of the Year
Coached Wilson HS Boys Swim Team to its 47th consecutive Moore League title. This is the longest winning streak of any school in any sport in the nation.
Gavin ArroyoCoach of the Year
Coached the Long Beach State Men's Water Polo Team into the NCAA tournament, the first time in 27 years the team qualified for the tournament.
Adam WrightCoach of the Year
Head Water Polo Coach, UCLA. His team won the NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship for the 3rd consecutive year.
Dick Miller Waterman
Jeff GillottDick Miller Waterman
Marine Safety Division, Jr. Lifeguards
Dr. Rick AdamsCommunity Service/Leadership
Dr. Adams has nearly 30 years of medical experience in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, and has worked closely with Casa Colina Recreation and Outdoor Adventures, particularly with Casa Colina's Land to Sea annual weekend at Long Beach Marine Stadium.
Lori JarmaczCommunity Service/Leadership
Recreation Superintendent, City of Long Beach, Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine
Todd LelandCommunity Service/Leadership
Aquatics Supervisor, City of Long Beach, Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine
Athlete of the Year
Max IrvingAthlete of the Year
All-American, Member of the UCLA 2017 NCAA Championship Water Polo team
Hank WiseAthlete of the Year
Swam the Catalina Channel for a record-breaking 7th time, setting a new Men's record in 7 hours, 55 minutes and 46 seconds. The channel course is measured at 20.1 miles.
Jack NunnAthlete of the Year
Competed in, and placed in his age group in numerous rowing events and triathlons (including Ironman races and ultratriathlons
Haley KirkAthlete of the Year
Organization of the Year
CSR Children's FoundationOrganization of the Year
Long Beach Water DepartmentOrganization of the Year
Director Chris Garner