Tag: Swimming

SaddleBrooke Swim Club

(Above) SaddleBrooke's newest swimmers from the April Adult Learn-To-Swim clinic (left to right): Linda Bowers, Karen Dewey, Barbara Burgess, Julian Imes, Joe Allen, Pat Olson, Linda Cutting, and Jean Romine. Not pictured: JeriAnn Demsky and Gale DiGiorgio.

Terese Butler The SaddleBrooke Swim Club will once again offer free swim clinics to all SaddleBrooke residents during October. The two clinics each have a special focus and are geared to different levels of swimmers. The Adult Learn-To-Swim clinic is designed for adults who have beginning to no prior swimming experience or may even have…

SaddleBrooke Swimmers score at the National Senior Games

Doug Springer in the butterfly competition. Photo by Nancy Springer.

Karin Bivens The National Senior Games were held in Albuquerque this June. Nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Mexico and Canada were represented. Competition in all sports was at a top-level. The swim competition was held June 15 through 19, in an indoor pool facility, and several SaddleBrooke Masters swimmers competed and…

AZ State Long Course Championship Swim Meet

Doug Springer with Steve Truesdale accepting the Championship Team Award; Photo by Rodger Bivens.

Karin Bivens The Arizona State Long Course Championship Swim Meet took place March 31–June 2 at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center. For the long course meet, the pool is set up for 50 meters (as compared to 25 yards). To put that into perspective, the DesertView Pool is 25 yards long. Fifty meters is equivalent…

USMS All-Americans recognized

Karin Bivens Seven swimmers were recognized as United States Masters Swimming (USMS) All-Americans at the SaddleBrooke Swim Club’s End of the Season Social held on Tuesday, April 16, and presented with a USMS Certificate and a USMS All-American Patch. In order to achieve this distinguished award, one must swim the fastest time within his or…

Another fun-filled Easter egg hunt in SaddleBrooke

Karin Bivens If you happened to go by the MountainView Clubhouse the morning of Saturday, April 20, you may have wondered what all the commotion and shrieks of delight on the grassy area were all about. It was the thrill and excitement of many children as they participated in the annual Easter egg hunt for…

Swim club celebrates the end of the season

Karin Bivens The SaddleBrooke Swim Club celebrated another successful season of not only swimming competitions but also promoting the sport of swimming, encouraging people to learn to swim or improve by offering free clinics, programs and encouraging them to become members of the Swim Club. There is great camaraderie among people who share such a…

Conquistador Award recipients recognized by the Swim Club

Karin Bivens At the End-of-the-Season SaddleBrooke Swim Club Social and Awards Recognition held on Tuesday, April 16, the recipients of the Conquistador Award were recognized. The Conquistador Award is presented to those swimmers who swam all three distance events (1000 Short Course Yards, 1650 Short Course Yards and 1500 Meters) in the United States Masters…

2019 USMS Pool Distance Invitational Swim Meet

Karin Bivens For the 2nd year in a row, SaddleBrooke Masters hosted the United States Masters Swim Pool Distance Invitational Meet. The two-day meet was held March 16-17th at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center. On Saturday there was the 1650-yd. swim and the 1000-yd. swim. On Sunday the pool was set up long course for…