Tag: Swimming

Swim Club Intrasquad Meet Makes A Big Splash

Terese Butler On Saturday, March 2, the SaddleBrooke Swim Club held their fifth annual Intrasquad Swim Meet at the DesertView Pool. To the delight of all the participants and volunteers, after a week of cold weather, the day dawned bright and sunny. The team was divided into two squads, Willer’s Killer Whales and Jim’s Desert Sharks, who…

Memoriam for Stephen D. Proffitt, M.D.

Stephen D. Proffitt, M.D.

Karin Bivens A year ago, the SaddleBrooke Swim Club and other community friends were shocked to learn of the passing of Stephen Proffitt. Stephen was an M.D. who gravitated to the warm climate of the Arizona desert with his wife Rebecca upon retirement. He became an integral part of the community and was extremely active…

Swim Club Hosts Its First Relay Meet in SaddleBrooke

Both volunteers and participants enjoyed the sunny swim meet.

Lynne Vieth and Terese Butler Saturday, Feb. 8 dawned sunny and windless to the relief of those members of the SaddleBrooke Masters Swim Team who were about to participate in the Southern Arizona Masters Relay Meet. If you were riding a stationary bike or jogging on the treadmill in the DesertView Fitness Center at noon,…

Swim Club Prevails at the Polar Bear Classic

Teammates enjoy the sunshine at the swim meet.

Terese Butler On Sunday, Jan. 26, 30 of SaddleBrooke Swim Club’s members descended on the U of A Hillenbrand Aquatic Center for the 30th annual Polar Bear Classic Masters swim meet. Due to the time of the year that this swim meet is held, it rightfully earns its name. This year, however, the team was…

Free swim clinics offered

Terese Butler The SaddleBrooke Swim Club still has openings available for the free swim clinics open to all SaddleBrooke residents during the month of October. The two clinics each have a special focus and are geared to different levels of swimmers. Both clinics will be held at the DesertView Swimming Complex. The Adult Learn-To-Swim clinic…

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…