Tag: Swimming

Learn to swim this summer

SaddleBrooke Swim Club is offering swim lessons for the non-swimmer! More than a third of adults in the United States can’t swim the length of a pool, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which puts them at risk of being one of the 10 people who drown every day in this country.…

Thar’s gold in them thar waters

Riverside Aquatics Complex

Phil Simpson The rush is on! Mother lode discovered in California! Is this 1848? No, our own SaddleBrooke swimmers staked this claim in Riverside, California, the site for this year’s United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Spring National Championship. This meet is held each April or May in a short course (25 meters or yards) venue.…

Try lap swimming for exercise this summer

Lyn Moreno The SaddleBrooke Swim Club will be offering the Let’s Swim Program again this summer for residents that would like to begin lap swimming as a physical exercise. This highly successful program has had over 80 participants this past year. Swimmers receive individualized attention from Swim Club members to help improve their efficiency and…

Senior Olympics State Swim Meet

Karin Bivens On February 25 eleven SaddleBrooke Swim Club members (Samantha Martoni, Don Merritt, Ken McKinney, Nancy Pepek, Harold Peter, Robert Sears, Craig Shaffer, Gloria Tolaro, Ke Wang, Al Worth and Karin Bivens) competed in the Senior Olympics State Meet held at the Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center in Chandler, Arizona. The meet was well-organized. Staff…

SaddleBrooke Swimmers excel

Lyn Moreno On Saturday, March 18, 11 SaddleBrooke swimmers wowed the competition at the Southern Arizona Senior Games in Green Valley. The SaddleBrooke swimmers conquered the swimming competition walking away with 18 gold, 13 silver and seven bronze medals. Top winners were Al Worth and Carol Honeywell with four gold medals apiece. Jill Fritz earned…

Blue Barracudas VS Golden Gators A Chomping Good Swim Meet

Phil Simpson Barracudas and alligators – should ever the twain meet? Not likely. Except in the DesertView Pool where on March 11, blessed with a warm and sunny Saturday morning, the Blue Barracudas and the Golden Gators engaged in a watery, sharp-toothed battle over bragging rights among members of the SaddleBrooke Swim Club. This high…

And the winner is…SaddleBrooke Masters!

Phil Simpson We have all heard and read of the prowess of the SaddleBrooke Swim Club’s Masters Swim Team within the ranks of U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS), with multiple team state and individual national championships to its credit. It should come as no surprise then, that even outside their accustomed watery environs, SaddleBrooke’s natators can…