Tag: SaddleBrooke Swim Club

A Celebration of the Life of Fred W. Klein

Karin Bivens (Born April 25, 1916—Died July 20, 2020) April 25, 2021 would have been SaddleBrooke Swim Club’s oldest member Fred Klein’s 105th birthday! Coach Doug Springer was hoping that Fred could once again set new swim competition records as he entered a new age group! Sadly, Fred passed away last July. Due to the…

What Is the SaddleBrooke Swim Club All About? Part V

Competition is serious business. (Photo by Robert Shea)

Elizabeth Henley Non-Sanctioned Competition Some of our members joined the club to participate in competitive events, and many of us were convinced by a very persuasive past head coach, Coach Doug, to do so. Club members generally have participated in events sponsored by our own club, Senior Olympics, and the United States Masters Swimming association (USMS),…

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…