DID YOU KNOW?
While best known as a hub for International commerce, Long Beach has quietly become an athletic powerhouse. Countless athletes and Olympians got their start in Long Beach. With its year-round temperate climate and local focus on fitness and exercise, Long Beach makes it easy to train day in and day out.
Wilson High School has produced more Olympians than any other American High School, and Long Beach State and Long Beach Community College can collectively rival any NCAA college in the country. The long list includes such famous folks as Russel Westbrook, Ed Ratleff, Cindy Brown, Misty May-Treanor, Pat McCormick, Cathy Rigby, John Shadden, Lisa Fenandez, Joan Van Blom, John Van Blom and a number of other Olympic medalists and professional athletes.