Although the Ron Johnson Meet that happened in the fall of 2023 offered some weather, traffic and parking issues, SaddleBrooke swimmers enjoyed many moments of camaraderie along with some excellent swim times!
Saturday presented some special and unique swim challenges including rain and wind along with a well-attended Arizona State University football game taking place just next door to the pool! This not only created parking and traffic challenges, but, on a positive note, resulted in swimmers enjoying occasional fireworks being set off in the stadium to celebrate various Arizona State University football achievements.
Swimming highlights included five SaddleBrooke swimmers taking home prizes for earning the High Point award in their age groups. These amazing athletes are:
Men 60-64: Rome Yount
Women 75-79: Lyn Moreno
Men 75-79: Bill Ton
Women 80-84: Corinna Goodman
Men: 90-94: Arlyn Melcher (in his very first swim meet!)
Other noteworthy swims were made by new Swim Club member Bill Zimsky who swam the grueling 3,000-yard event and Joannie Eastridge who completed the 6,000-yard swim! SaddleBrooke swimmer, Craig Shaffer, should also be commended for swimming 100 yards in a relay and then completing the 200 butterfly with almost zero rest in between.
These swimmers, along with everyone else who participated, resulted in the Swim Club earning a first-place finish in the Medium Team Division. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the meet along with friends and family who supported each swimmer!