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Pima County and TMC team to provide free swim lessons

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, along with the TMC Vest It UP! program, will team up to provide 800 free swim lessons to children at three county locations, along with a free lifejacket for all participants. ... Read more»

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Former University of Arizona athletes criticize NCAA over transgender swimmer

A group of former swimmers and divers from the University of Arizona wrote to the NCAA last week urging it to “protect our women athletes,” after a transgender woman won a national swimming title, the latest salvo in a national debate over transgender athletes.... Read more»

Desert Challenge Games afford athletes with disabilities a chance to compete again

Marana High School's Liberty “Libby” Freeman finished at the top of three events – the 100-meter individual medley, the 50 butterfly and 500 freestyle - and qualified for the junior nationals in Denver this July at the first large-scale in-person national athletic event for the disabled in Phoenix since its cancellation last year due to the pandemic.... Read more»

Swimmer calls UA swim coach needlessly cruel in lawsuit

A former swim team member has sued the University of Arizona, claiming that after he was beaten by a teammate his coach berated, ridiculed and ostracized him until he was forced to give up his scholarship and leave the university.... Read more»

Phelps achieves ‘closure’ in Rio, ready to coach at ASU

In winning his 23rd gold medal Saturday night, Michael Phelps put an exclamation point on his historic Olympic swim career. Now he will return home to Arizona, where he will join his coach Bob Bowman at Arizona State University as a volunteer assistant coach.... Read more»1

Arizona becoming popular training ground for Olympic hopefuls

A string of athletes from Arizona has pursued the Olympic dream and made it a reality. But they have done so outside of the state. That has started to change.... Read more»

Officials: Summer brings drowning risk to Az, despite longterm trend

Despite the state’s year-round warm weather, the majority of drownings in Arizona still take place in summer.... Read more»

Experts: Water-safety message needs to reach all ages, all bodies of water

Gilbert dad Cody Thomson has a problem with pool-safety campaigns: the pool part. Thomson, whose then 6-year-old son, Brenan, drowned in a canal in 2011, said safety campaigns need to remind people that drownings and water-related injuries don’t only occur in pools.... Read more»

J.C. Scott: Primary countdown; supervisor candidates Carroll & Miller

Interviews with Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, who's running for reelection, plus KVOI's Doug Martin and Ally Miller, a Republican candidate for supervisor in District 1.... Read more»

Olympics

Phoenix legend winds up British swim assignment

Adapting to foreign cultures isn’t a new concept for the head coach of Britain’s swim team. Dennis Pursley has tested his threshold traveling the world in a swimming pool, but the United Kingdom has been a home away from home the last four years.... Read more»

Phelps begins life without swimming

Michael Phelps wants to swim. Not in a pool, though. The world's most decorated Olympian wants to swim freely in the ocean.... Read more»

Spoiler: Phelps becomes most decorated Olympian of all time

Spoiler alert: In winning the 4x200 freestyle relay on Tuesday, swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete ever. He now has 19 medals spanning three Olympics.... Read more»

Olympics

Tucsonan Leverenz qualifies for final round in 200m medley

Sahuaro high school graduate Caitlin Leverenz finished third in an Olympic semifinal heat this morning in the 200 meter medley, and third over all, putting her in Tuesday's medal round.... Read more»

Pima County pools gear up for summer swimming

Pima County pool are opening Memorial Day weekend.... Read more»

Norwegian swim champ, 26, dies in Flagstaff

Alexander Dale Oen, Norway's world swimming champion, died suddenly while at a training camp in Flagstaff on Monday.... Read more»

Oro Valley to offer free pool, spa inspections

The Town of Oro Valley will offer residents free pool and spa inspections beginning May 1 to make summer swimming season safer.... Read more»

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