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Marana held a Splash N’ Dash.
Ella Williams gets a little assistance from Malinda Williams and Chris Williams as she transitions from swimming to running during Marana’s Splash N’ Dash.
Lifeguards cheer on runners as they make their way across the finish line during last week’s Splash N’ Dash. The next aquathon is July 3.
Eric Brown competed in the 9- to 14-year-old category, which includes a 400-yard swim and a mile and a half run.
A runner makes her way around Ora Mae Harn Park during the 3-mile leg of last week’s event.
Riley Michels begins his half-mile run after swimming 200 yards.
Racers line up in the pool prior to the start of last week’s Splash N’ Dash Event in Marana.
Nathan Baker runs past a water station placed along the route of the Splash N’ Dash. Baker finished with a time of 31:22, making him the top finisher in the adult division.
Tage Brown makes his way toward the finish line at the end of his swim and run.
Joshua Knapp was one of the 16 people who competed in the adult division last week.
Lifeguards at the pool keep track of swimmers’ laps during the first leg of the Splash N’ Dash event.
Amidst the splashes in the late afternoon sun, swimmers take part in the Splash N’ Dash event in Marana last week.
During the weekend, swimmers participated in the Oro Valley Open swim meet at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center from Friday to Sunday.
No doubt about it, it’s hot outside. Still, there’s a fun way to stay cool while exercising your competitive spirit.
Dylan Brown poses for a picture for his mom, Joanna, prior to the Splash N’ Dash event last month.
A father and son pause for a drink of water as the sun sets on the Marana Splash N’ Dash. The next dual event is this Thursday.
Marana Parks & Recreation has introduced a whole new way to work up a sweat while staying cool this summer.
Eight-year-old Bryce Johnston swims the 200-yard portion of the Splash N’ Dash Summer Aquathon presented last week by Marana Parks & Recreation. Bryce finished first in his age division where participants were asked to compete in both a 200-yard swim and a half-mile run. The next Splash N’ Dash is June 16.
Dylan Brown, 5, crosses the finish line after swimming 200 yards followed by a half-mile run.
Kristen Swingle competes in the adult division of the Splash N’ Dash by swimming 800 yards followed by a 3-mile run.
The Oro Valley Municipal Pool has lessons – including the world's largest swimming lesson on June 3 – an inner tube water polo league, inner tube Saturdays and a July 4 spectacular to keep people cool this summer.
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Photos by J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to the Explorer
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Kade Baker, 8, starts a .7-mile run while his sister Bryn, 6, chases him at last Saturday's Splash N' Dash Duathlon. The contest had three age groups — 12 and under, 13-15, and 16 and up.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Daniel Quinn, 14, swims the last lap of his swimming portion during the Splash N' Dash Duathlon last weekend. The last Splash N' Dash Duathlon, part of a 5-event-series, will be held this Saturday, July 25.