Panel Of World Class Champions
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Panel Of World Class Champions

Panel Of World Class Champions

We are so excited to showcase our Panel of Champions. They are community champions as much as they are athletic champions, rooted in Long Beach. We are honored to have them as our guest speakers.

To RSVP please register at

NOV 16TH 2018
10 AM – 12 PM
ROOM T-1200

Hank Wise is a Long Distance Record Holder for Fastest Male to make the swim from Catalina to the mainland and Most Long Distance Swims from Catalina Island to the mainland. He is also Founder and Director of Swim Focus, Head Coach of Rocket Fish Swim School, Co-Head Coach of our Master’s
Program, Swim Long Beach

Maureen O’Toole-Purcell is an accomplished Water Polo World Titleist, Olympic Silver Medalist, Coach, and Motivational Speaker. She is the founder of The Pursuit of Excellence Sports Academy, a non-profit
foundation that teaches selfesteem and leadership training in a sports environment for girls 8–18 years of age.

Antonio Cruz is a former U.S. Olympian in road cycling and has been a cyclist for more than 25 years. As a Jr. Cyclist he placed 5th in the U.S. National Championships at the age of 14, and in 2004 and 2006, he won the Tour de Nez. He is credited with the success of Long Beach’s biking programs as the Bike Ambassador of Long Beach.

Please note for Accommodations: At least 72 hours prior to the event, (562) 938-4558 (voice), (562) 353-4217 (videophone), & // Sign Language Interpreting, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918.
Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, 5 business days prior to the event, please contact HR Analyst: Jaymee Hunt 562-938-4547 | or Sonia Leticia Vélez 562.938.4323 | *requests are based on provider availability*