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(BPT) - You hit the diving board, get some air and tuck up for the biggest cannonball of the season. It feels good to be back in the pool again. Or so you think. Because the truth is, if you knew what was in the pool water you were jumping into, maybe you wouldn’t be jumping in the first place.
The 2014 fall sports season has come to a close for teams on the Northwest side. Multiple state titles were won, winning streaks were had and records were broken. Here are the best of the best, your All-Northwest selections.
A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week.
The Catalina Foothills boys won the Division II state swimming title and the girls took third place on Saturday. All told the Falcons collected five individual state titles and two relay title.
(BPT) - For teenage girls debating what they want to do with their lives after high school, the adjectives challenging, exciting, rewarding and empowering may not always be used as part of the discussion. But maybe they should be, because there are many opportunities available for high school graduates that encompass these traits, and women are encouraged to seek them out.
Ironwood Ridge and Mountain View meet this week in a game that will put the winner in great shape to win Division II, Section V. Both are coming off of lopsided wins which put them each at 2-0 in the section.
Catalina Foothills swimmer Matt Lujan committed to swim for the University of Arizona. The senior announced his college decision via Twitter on Wednesday night.
Drowning Impact Awareness Month (DIAM) began in August 2004 through the efforts of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Today, DIAM is the largest collaborative water safety effort in the state of Arizona. Governor Brewer, Drexel Heights Fire District Governing Board and Mayors across the state have signed proclamations designating August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month.Why August for DIAM?
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.
During the summer months, many Pima County residents find relief from the heat by enjoying their pools. Most gatherings revolve around community and backyard pools. The following may help heighten your awareness around water and keep you and your loved ones safe while swimming.
In 1891, Dr. James Naismith was in search of a physical indoor game that could be played by athletes during the cold winter months in Springfield, Mo. At the YMCA’s Springfield College, Naismith hung two peach baskets on either side of a room and the game of basketball was invented. This may be a fact that a lot of basketball fans already know, but do they also know that the sports of volleyball and racquetball were also invented at the YMCA?
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.
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(BPT) - As families start heading to local pools, lakes and beaches for warm weather fun, the staggering statistics around drowning risks take on renewed importance. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for infants and young kids between the ages of one and 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s also the fifth leading cause for Americans of all ages.
Whether you will be taking a road trip or simply hitting a pool or water park this season, creating family fun is all about being prepared.
(StatePoint) Whether you will be taking a road trip or simply hitting a pool or water park this season, creating family fun is all about being prepared.
For many years, triathletes in Tucson had one local race series, Tri Tucson, at which to hone their competition skills in all three disciplines. Race Director Julie Stark, owner of On Your Left Fitness, recognized the demand for more quality triathlons in the Old Pueblo and on April 5, she launched the first Oro Valley Sprint Triathlon.
Registration dates are here for the Marana Marlins Swim Team. They will be having swim registrations at the Marana (Ora Mae Harn Park) Pool on these dates: Weds April 30th 5pm-7pm, Weds May 7th 5pm-7pm, Saturday May 10th 10am-2pm, Monday May 12th 5pm-7pm.
Even before the Oro Valley Aquatics Center officially opened last spring, town officials were beaming about the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships event that was slated to take place more than a year after opening.
A swimmer performs in the solo challenge at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center during the national competition last week.