Keyword: swim

Surprise breaks ground on new pool, fire station

Patrick Duffy knows firsthand how tough it is for a club swimmer in Surprise these days.

Aqua-Tots: Prevent drowning over the holiday

As Labor Day approaches and many families spend time around water, Aqua-Tots swim schools is calling for water safety awareness to prevent drowning incidents.

Lamber: Ahead of Labor Day, know backyard pool safety

A chilling increase in drowning incidents, including toddlers, has cast a foreboding, yet preventable shadow over the greater Phoenix area this summer.

Aqua-Tots donates $25,000 to Phoenix Children’s …

Aqua-Tots Swim School is announcing a partnership with Phoenix Children's Hospital through a donation of $25,000.

Hartke: We invest in what matters

Every single day, even in the heat of summer, Chandler children can be spotted at city parks playing on playgrounds, shooting hoops, and riding bicycles. They stop for a quick drink at a water …

Schedule changes slated for some city of Mesa pools

All nine city of Mesa public pools will be open daily through Saturday, July 22, the traditional length of the summer pool season. However, five of the pools will be available after that date for …

Stoner: Seeking a swimming solution in Sun City

I am a resident of Sun City and live across the street from the Oakmont Recreation Center.

Aqua-Tots sounds alarm on water safety

With July 4th just around the corner, Aqua-Tots is sounding the alarm on water safety and highlighting the tragic statistics surrounding drowning incidents.

Former UArizona swimming star, Horne back transgender …

PHOENIX — A former University of Arizona swimming star said Wednesday anyone born male should not be able to compete in girls’ sports, no matter what the age.

City of Mesa pools open for summer

All city of Mesa pools will open for the summer beginning Saturday, May 27. The pools open for public swimming at 1 p.m. most days. Skyline and Rhodes will be open on Sundays. For specific pool …

Rotary Club funds swimming safety in Chandler

The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes serves the East Valley in many ways. The RCSL recently presented a $1,000 check to Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA. The donation will be directed towards scholarships to …

Fast-growing pool cleaning company includes Chandler …

Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner said franchisees Preston and Heather Gilbert have grown the Chandler franchise from zero accounts when they started in 2021 to more than 200 today. (Courtesy of …

Gilbert event focuses on child safety

Gilbert Fire & Rescue will host an event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, to hear from leading child safety experts on various ways to keep children safe. Water safety tips from …

Tempe poet builds community through art, compassion

Art, mental health and the ongoing drug crisis collide in Arizona State University alum Austin Davis’ latest collection of poems where he explores his own struggles with mental health and his experiences working with unhoused people in the Valley.

Grab your swimsuit for the Polar Plunge in Peoria

It is that time of year again for a brisk morning swim to help promote water safety at Peoria’s annual Winter Water Safety Day and Polar Plunge.

Paradise Honors girls swimming emerges as contender

Two years ago, the Paradise Honors swimming program existed more on paper than during the fall season. Now the Panthers are a true high shool team, with practices and camraderie during meets.

Senior fitness: Plenty of dos and don’ts

SUN CITY — Dick Fortier says a lot of seniors have a “used to” way of describing their exercise routine. “I hear a lot of ‘I used to do this,’ and ‘I used …

Once dead in the water, ASU’s swim program is …

Arizona State’s men’s swimming program has been on the rise in recent years, highlighted by a sixth-place finish at the 2022 NCAA men’s swim championships.

Peoria asks residents to practice pool safety this …

It’s pool season in Arizona. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when drowning incidents increase.

Mesa pools open May 28

All city of Mesa pools will open for the summer beginning Saturday, May 28. The pools open for public swimming at 1 p.m. most days. Skyline and Rhodes will be open on Sundays. For specific pool …

Glendale ‘struggling’ to find lifeguards to open …

Pool season is upon us, and while there figures to be plenty of swimmers it’s the lack of city lifeguards that is a concern.

Catching up with: High school swimming in Surprise

The high school boys and girls swimming and diving season began two weeks ago at schools across the state. West Valley Preps and the Surprise Independent asked local high school coaches about …

New artistic swimming team in the Valley wants members

Arizona Synergy Artistic Swimming Team is welcoming swimmers for recreational and competitive artistic synchronized swimming opportunities for ages 6-15.

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center opens May 29

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction, is opening with modified programming and limited open swim hours beginning May 29. Open swim hours will be 11:30 …