Tag: Swimming

SaddleBrooke Swim Club Mardi Gras social

Leonard R. Kershaw Some people just like to have fun. If you are one of them, check out the SaddleBrooke Swim Club. A new, updated, comprehensive website is available online at saddlebrookeswimclub.org. On the website you will find events, clinics, instructors, announcements, training schedules and much more. The new website was one of the topics…

There was a whole lot of clinking going on

Definition: Clinking: 1. The sound made when numerous medals that are suspended around a swimmer’s neck bump together 2. A celebratory toast. SaddleBrooke swimmers had lots of reasons to celebrate as they swam winning times and earned their places on the winner’s podium at the Tucson Senior Games. The swim meet was one of the…

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…

Swim Club proudly showcases achievements

Phil Simpson Enter the DesertView Clubhouse and glancing to the right, your eyes are drawn to a handsome display case newly gracing the lobby, which pays tribute to the remarkable accomplishments of the members of our SaddleBrooke Swim Club. This enhancement of the Fitness Center venue is the culmination of the carpentry craftsmanship of Coach…

SaddleBrooke Swimmers at Calgary Nationals

Lyn Moreno Eight Arizona master swimmers were among 521 other swimmers from all over Canada and the United States swimming in a three-day 2018 Canadian Masters Swimming Championship held May 19-21 in Calgary Alberta. Our team came away with our share of medals, mainly Coach Doug Springer and Corinna Goodman who received all first places.…

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…