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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.
GoLacey.2.rm.081208 Randy Metcalf/ The Explorer Ð Kindergartner Megan Runnals waves her hands with more than 400 other students at Richardson Elementary School Tuesday morning, as they spelled out ÒGo Lacey.Ó
GoLacey.2.rm.081208Randy Metcalf/ The Explorer Ð Kindergartner Megan Runnals waves her hands with more than 400 other students at Richardson Elementary School Tuesday morning, as they spelled out ÒGo Lacey.Ó
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.
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Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, From left, Brentyn, Stacey, Aaron and Sterling Nymeyer marvel at helping support the Olympic-sized efforts of daughter/sister Lacey.
Courtesy of the Nymeyers, Driven to top her best times daily, Lacey Nymeyer developed torpedo-like speed by middle school.
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, Before Richardson’s opening ceremonies, Lacey Nymeyer signs autographs for sixth-grader Laura McGeary (left) and fifth-grader Sierra Rodriguez.
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.
Courtesy of the Nymeyer family, Olympian Lacey Nymeyer, a University of Arizona swimmer, flashes the "Wildcat" hand sign during a swim meet. She has her first Olympic swim meet this weekend in China.
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.
Ricky Cordova, left, and Chad Lacey both worked the camera for their award-winning video, “Water Crisis Rap.” The boys, who are students at Ironwood Ridge High School, wrote the lyrics and music for the 30-second public service announcement.
Photo courtesy of the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, Third place in the 2010 Art in Oro Valley competition went to Magdalena Nowacka-Jannotta for "Lacey Gwiazda (Star)," a papercut.
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.
Governor Jan Brewer today appointed Michael J. Lacey to serve as the new Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR).
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.
There’s only room enough for one swimmer in a family.
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.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Stacey and Aaron Nymeyer wrap themselves in a flag signed by members of the U.S. Olympic team. The couple leave for Beijing this week to see their daughter go for swimming gold.
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.
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.