Tag: Swimming

Winter Fitness challenge: 30 – minute swim

Rodger Bivens New Year’s Resolutions about getting in shape for the year 2018 have been made…now it’s time to live up to them! Why not join in with the SaddleBrooke Swim Club’s winter fitness challenge 30-minute swim. Any SaddleBrooke resident can sign up to do it. The swim event will take place between February 15-February…

Twice is nice in Tempe

  Phil Simpson One year ago your faithful poolside scribe reported that the SaddleBrooke Masters Swim Team was victorious in avenging a 2015 Haunted Halloween second best showing at the annual Ron Johnson meet held at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center on the Arizona State University campus. After licking their wounds for an entire year,…

‘Game of Thrones’ SaddleBrooke style

Jill Fritz On Saturday, November 4, the SaddleBrooke Swim Club had a different type of swim work-out – all relays! Coach Doug Springer had all types of funny swimming contortions up his sleeve for us swimmers. We had teams assembled four to five swimmers in each lane. Then the fun began! One example was doing…

Annual swim meet benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Lyn Moreno, Allison Lehman, Samantha Martoni and Craig Schaffer participated in the third annual Jamina Winston swim meet.

Allison Lehman On September 23, 2017 three female swimmers and one male swimmer represented SaddleBrooke Master’s swim team; Lyn Moreno, Allison Lehman, Samantha Martoni and Craig Schaffer participated in the third annual Jamina Winston swim meet in Mesa, Arizona. Lyn and Allison participated in this meet for the last two years. They had such a…

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…