Tag: SaddleBrooke Swim Club

What Is the SaddleBrooke Swim Club All About? Part II

Coach Steve provides instructions. (Photo by Elizabeth Henley)

Elizabeth Henley Coached Workouts DesertView swimming pool is home base for the club. Since it opened, the club has reserved morning times for coached workouts. Currently, we swim seven days per week from 7 to 10:35 a.m. On six days, there are three workouts; on Sundays, we have two longer workouts. Coach Doug Springer was…

SaddleBrooke Swim Club Has Fall Meeting in Parking Lot!

Steve Truesdale and Jack Fritz

Jill Fritz On Nov. 18, 2020, the annual fall Swim Club meeting took place in the lower MountainView parking lot and due to COVID-19, we were able to spread out arriving by golf carts, automobiles, bikes, or walking. The meeting got underway with our new club president, Lyn Moreno, presiding. The minutes and treasures report…

SaddleBrooke Swim Club Welcomes New Head Coach

Head Coach Terry Heggy leading a swim practice for the SaddleBrooke Swim Club

Terese Butler The SaddleBrooke Swim Club is proud to announce Terry Heggy as their new head coach. Heggy and his partner, Claire Guidas, are new residents to our community, arriving in March of this year from Colorado. I asked Heggy what prompted their move to SaddleBrooke and he responded, “When Claire and I were researching…

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 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…

SaddleBrooke Swim Club Received Grant

Terese Butler The SaddleBrooke Swim Club has received a grant from the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation (SSLF) for their adult Learn-to-Swim program. The foundation is the charitable arm of the U.S. Masters Swimming organization, the national governing body for adult competitive swimming. The foundation works to reduce adult drowning risk through education and financial support…

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…