Carolina Native will eXXpedition for Science

Disclaimer: This is a shameless plug, but I am way too excited not to share this with my Beach Carolina family of readers. This extremely proud Carolina native is so stoked to share that she is officially part of the crew for the 2015 Amazon eXXpedition, yep I spelled it […]

Underwater Obsession: I Adore the Man in Grey

SNEADS FERRY, NC April 11, 2015 – As a child, very little made me as happy as being on the water.  My most fond and cherished memories involve my love for salt water.  I grew up on the Intracoastal Waterway off highway 101 in Beaufort, NC and most of my […]

Polar Plunge at Kure Beach to Benefit Special Olympics!

11th ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS Saturday, February 21  Kure Beach Boardwalk (adjacent to Kure Beach Pier)   WILMINGTON, NC Feb. 5, 2015 – The Polar Plunge is taking place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Pleasure Island’s Kure Beach Boardwalk, adjacent to the Kure Beach Pier.  […]

Getting People Underwater

Coastal communities are no different than any other with one big exception: the Ocean.  Folks who live at the coast have a common environmental bond, whether they have realized it or not.  In West Palm Beach, it is Jim Abernethy’s mission to bring locals together to strengthen that bond while creating […]

NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest […]

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

WILMINGTON, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – On Saturday, Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon will bring nearly 2,300 athletes, along with their friends, family and trainers to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. An additional 300 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural New Hanover […]

Peace of mind in the ocean: The first user-friendly shark deterrent band

CHARLESTON, SC Oct. 7, 2014 –  Shark. Just one mention of the ancient jagged-toothed creature that lurks beneath the waves fascinates our culture as much as it inspires fear. This image is amplified annually through the beloved Sharkweek program, which has run for more than 25 years. People know the […]

UNCW Seahawks Name Jason Memont Swimming & Diving Coach

WILMINGTON, NC July 28, 2014 – Jason Memont, who swam collegiately at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and enjoyed successful coaching stints at William & Mary and South Carolina, has been named UNCW’s head swimming and diving coach. Memont, 36, has spent the last seven years with the Gamecocks, […]

Wolfpack Diving, Women’s Swimming Primed for ACC Championships

Competition is scheduled to get underway on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m By: GoPack.com RALEIGH, NC Feb. 18, 2014 – The NC State swimming & diving team is set to compete in the 2014 ACC Championships, which will be held Feb. 19-23 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. This week’s competition will include women’s […]

Gamecocks Head To SEC Championships

Meet to run Tuesday-Saturday at Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga. COLUMBIA, SC Feb. 17, 2014 – After nearly three weeks off, South Carolina will begin postseason competition on Tuesday with the start of the SEC Championships in Athens, Ga. The meet will conclude on Saturday. MEET INFORMATION Date/Opponent: Feb. 18-22 […]