Tag: SaddleBrooke Swim Club

SaddleBrooke Swim Club comes out on top

Karin Bivens The last major swim meet of the season for the SaddleBrooke Swim Club was the Ron Johnson Short Course Meters Invitational and State Championship Meet held at the Arizona State University Pool in Tempe on November 17-18. This year the number of SaddleBrooke swimmers competing was smaller than previous years but those who…

Grandkids’ pool games over Thanksgiving holiday

Karin Bivens Many thanks to the SaddleBrooke Swim Club for holding the Grandkids’ Pool Games over the Thanksgiving holiday. Key organizer was Doug Springer who was assisted by Debi and Steve Truesdale, Karen Poortvliet and Lyn Moreno. A highlight of the pool games was diving for coins (which had been donated by Swim Club members).…

Fourteen SaddleBrooke swimmers make All-American status

Karin Bivens At the fall meeting of the SaddleBrooke Swim Club All-Americans, 14 members of the team were recognized and presented with a certificate and patch indicating they were a United States Masters Swimming Association (USMS) All-American Swimmer in 2018 for their top short course yard competition times. This designation is quite a prestigious recognition. In…

End of swim season social and awards

Karin Bivens The SaddleBrooke Swim Club held its end-of-the-season social with numerous kudos and awards. Coach Doug Springer announced that we may not be the biggest swim team but you would never know that when you see how many participate in the various swim meets. At the USMS SCY Championship Meet the SaddleBrooke Swim Club…

This year’s Easter Egg Hunt the best yet

  Karin Bivens On March 31 the SaddleBrooke Swim Club again sponsored the popular Easter Egg Hunt for grandkids. Easter was early this year and didn’t coincide with many schools’ spring breaks so there were concerns that participation might be low. Well, that was dispelled as this was the largest turn-out we’ve ever had! In…

SaddleBrooke Intra-Squad Swim Meet

  Steve Truesdale On Saturday, March 24, 2018, 43 swimmers from the SaddleBrooke Swim Club split into two teams for their annual Intra-Squad Swim Meet, this year organized by team member Steve Roberts. This meet takes place each year around this time and pits wives against husbands and friends against friends. In the end, with…

SaddleBrooke residents SPLASH winter fitness challenge

  Rodger Bivens In January, the SaddleBrooke Swim Club announced a New Year’s fitness challenge “30-minute swim.” Any resident could sign up to take on the challenge, whether he/she was a member of the club or not. The event would take place between February 15 and February 28. The challenge was to swim for 30…

Swimmers dominate Senior Olympics Relay Meet

  Lyn Moreno SaddleBrooke Swim Club once again dominated the Arizona Senior Olympics relay meet held at the Kino Aquatics Center in Mesa on March 11, 2018. The relay meet is one event in the Arizona Senior Olympics, which is a program of the Arizona Lifelong Fitness Foundation. The competition is for athletes over 50…