Long Beach Jessica Hardy
Long Beach native Jessica Hardy, who earned three medals at the 2013 FINA World Championships last summer, has been named Athlete of the Year by the Long Beach Aquatic Capital of America Foundation for the third time.
The organization announced the winners of its fifth annual Aquatic Capital Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that made the biggest impact to the Long Beach aquatics community during the previous year.
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The City of Long Beach will celebrate local Olympians with a parade on Saturday, September 15. The parade route starts in Belmont Shore and begins at 2:00 p.m. Gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Jessica Hardy will be among the athletes present that day; and many more Long Beach Olympians have been confirming their attendance daily.
Swimmer Jessica Hardy was named the 2011 Long Beach Aquatic Athlete of the Year at an awards dinner and fundraiser hosted by the Long Beach Aquatic Capital of America Foundation last Thursday night, Nov. 10th.
Hardy was honored for capturing the world title in the 50 meter breaststroke and taking a silver medal in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai this summer.
The Long Beach Aquatic Capital of America Foundation will host its third annual Aquatic Athlete of the Year ceremony on November 10, 2011, with an awards dinner and special reception with Long Beach Olympians at Keesal, Young & Logan.
Olympians Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Katie Hoff (Towson, Md.) took home the men’s and women’s high-point award Monday at the Southern California Grand Prix in Long Beach, Calif. Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) took home one gold medal in the 100y fly and a total of three meet records were broken on the final night of competition.