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Former Mountain View and University of Arizona standout swimmer Lacey Nymeyer John was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame earlier this week. She was one of 14 inducted in the class of 2014.
For their first official day of football practice, the Canyon Del Oro High School football players spent the time listening to a couple of Olympic-caliber talent.
CDO head football coach Dustin Peace hands Frank Busch and Lacey Nymeyer CDO shirts and footballs signed by the team after they spoke to the team about what it takes to be a team of great character.
The University of Arizona's Olympic silver medalist high jumper Brigetta Barrett has been named the Pac-12 Conference Woman of the Year for the 2012-13 academic year, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has announced.
The news is out, the Town of Oro Valley is moving forward with a $3.4 million aquatic center that will bring Olympic-caliber recognition to the facility, but in the meantime, the pool will be closed this summer.
Canyon del Oro High School’s Maggie McCord set a new meet record over the weekend in the 50-yard freestyle, while leading her team to an overall third-place finish.
Drs. Bob and Debbie Oro want Healthiest Town in America to be more than a slogan, more than an annual celebration, more than this Saturday's second annual kick-off event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oro Valley Marketplace.
Olympians are joining this Saturday, March 6, to help motivate young people to lead healthy lifestyles.
Explorer staff report
Explorer staff report
An Oro Valley preschool is reaching the 25-year mark, and it is hosting a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Each year across America, newspapers generate year-end reviews during the news-thin holiday season. We are no exception. Reporters Laura Marble and Patrick McNamara, and photographer Randy Metcalf, have combed archives and memories to reflect some — and only some — of the events affecting Marana, Oro Valley and Northwest Tucson in 2008.
Aug. 1, 2008: Stacey and Aaron Nymeyer, parents of Olympic swimmer Lacey Nymeyer, wrap themselves in a flag signed by members of the U.S. Olympic team. Their daughter went on to win a silver medal in the Beijing games that summer.
In her first term in Congress, 8th District Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been “surprised by the deep rancor” of “deep-rooted partisanship” in Washington.
The Marana Unified School District Governing Board recognized Lacey Nymeyer, 2008 Olympic silver medalist, at its Sept. 25 meeting.
Courtesy photo, Lacey Nymeyer, Olympic silver medalist, posed with Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School student Kelsie Contorno, a 7-year-old second grader who is wearing Lacey’s medal.
Sometimes you can go back. It just helps if you’ve recently won a silver medal.
Don Boorse/Special to the Explorer, Thousands of miles from Beijing’s medal stand, Olympic silver medalist Lacey Nymeyer found herself moved once again, by the welcoming efforts of Richardson Elementary’s students.
Don Boorse/Special to the Explorer, Kids marveled at a display of Nymeyer’s memorabilia, including NCAA awards and her Beijing silver medal, which sat in front of the assembly.
Don Boorse/Special to the Explorer, Before Richardson’s opening ceremonies, Lacey Nymeyer signs autographs for sixth-grader Laura McGeary (left) and fifth-grader Sierra Rodriguez.
About 425 students from Richardson Elementary School spelled out “Go Lacey” Tuesday afternoon to show their support for the Olympic athlete and school’s alumnus Lacey Nymeyer.
GoLacey.4.rm.081208Randy Metcalf/ The Explorer Ð Early Tuesday morning, students waved, showing their support for Olympic athlete Lacey Nymeyer.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, About 425 students from Richardson Elementary School spelled out “Go Lacey” Tuesday afternoon to show their support for the Olympic athlete and school’s alumnus Lacey Nymeyer.
There’s only room enough for one swimmer in a family.
Courtesy of the Nymeyers, At 18 months, Lacey Nymeyer was already leading her father, Aaron, around the pool. Two decades later, he and wife, Stacey, are following her to the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.