Alamitos Bay
Beach Volleyball
Sailing
Shoreline Marina
Belmont Pier
Dragon Boats
Long Beach Shoreline
Outrigger Canoes
Water Skiing
Port of Long Beach
Queen Mary Ship
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Long Beach, CA

The Aquatic Capital of America


Long Beach is hugged by water. Located between the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers, with the Pacific Ocean to the south, the Port of Long Beach to the west, Alamitos Bay to the east, and Marine Stadium and Colorado Lagoon to the northeast - water is everywhere!

Kite surfers love the great ocean breezes found in Long Beach. The calm water of the bay makes for family gatherings, along with open water swimming, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, paddle boarding, sailing, boating and more. Marine Stadium was built for the rowing events at the 1932 Olympics, and two large marinas serve the sailing and boating communities. Local pools provide opportunities for swimming, water polo and diving at all levels. The Congressional Cup is one of the top match race competitions in the world of sailing, and the City participates in the festivities leading up to the bi-annual Transpac sailing race to Hawaii. Due to the consistency and strength of the local winds, the 1984 Olympic Games organizers chose Long Beach as the site for the sailing events.

It is widely believed that Long Beach has produced more aquatic Olympians, National Champions, and World Record holders than any other city in the U.S.A


Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net. It has been an Olympic discipline since the 1996 Games.

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Increasing Aquatic Facilities

Description about how aquatic capital helps to increase aquatic facilities

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Yachting

Yachting refers to the use of recreational boats and ships called yachts for sporting purposes. Yachts are different from working ships mainly by their leisure purpose.

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Rebuilding Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool

Explaining how ACOA supports rebuilding Olympic Pool

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Cleaning Waterways

Small description on how ACOA`s local effort to keep the waterways clean

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Beach Tennis

Beach Tennis is a game combining elements of tennis and volleyball and played on a beach.

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Boat Racing

Boat racing is a sport in which boats, or other types of watercraft, race on water.

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Events


Aquatic Capital 2017 Hall of Fame Dinner & Ceremony

Join us for a fun outdoor evening next to the historic Long Beach Marine Stadium to celebrate the induction of the second class of honorees to the
Aquatic Capital Hall of Fame.

Annual Awards Banquet

The Aquatic Capital of America will be hosting our Annual Awards banquet on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The 2015 Beach Water Polo Cup

The 2015 Beach Water Polo Cup Starts at 8 am sharp Saturday morning August 22nd in Long Beach, California Long Beach Police vs Long Beach Fire game is Saturday at 5 pm. Be there!

The 2015 Naples Island Swim & SUP

The 2015 Naples Island Swim & SUP will be held Sunday, August 9th.Sign up tonight before midnight to avoid the late registration fee!

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