Swim Team Dives In To Competition


The Payson Parks & Recreation swim team debuts at 8 a.m. tomorrow at Taylor Pool against the Scottsdale Melrose Makos.

Coaches and pool managers expect swim action to continue until about noon.

The meet will feature competition in freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and breast stroke. Also, medley and freestyle relays will be held.

If time permits, meet officials can call for individual medleys in which the young swimmers compete in the four basic strokes. The youngsters participate in age groups from 5 to 18 years.

Currently, the local swim team has about 100 members who practice each morning at Taylor.

There is no admission charge to the meet and spectators are welcome.

Meets will also be held at Taylor June 23 (vs. Sedona), July 14 (vs. Cottonwood) and Prescott Valley (July 21).

Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information.

Long trip

The sport of wrestling is taking a trio of Rim country youngsters on a tour of the West.

The jaunt begins this weekend when George Coleman and Zack Lee travel to Inglewood, Colo., where they will compete on the Arizona Cadet (16-17 years) team that is participating in the USA Western National Duals tournament.

When the tournament wraps up, the two will travel to Pocatello, Idaho for the USA Western Regional Championships June 18 to 23.

In Pocatello, the two will be joined by Zack's younger brother, Nathan, who will also participate in the regionals.

Coleman will participate in the Cadet 209-pound weight class and Zack in the Cadet 150-pound division.

Nathan, who will be a freshman at PHS next school year, is entered in the Schoolboy (13-14) 143-pound division.

Go golfin'

The Second Annual Boulder Cup Golf Tournament is June 19 at the Boulders Resort in Carefree.

The half-day fun-filled event will include 18 holes of golf at the renowned Jay Morrish-designed south course, lunch, dinner, awards and tee favors.

On hole 7, participants can try their hole-in-one luck to win a Harley Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle.

The tournament is held to raise funds for Special Olympics Arizona, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in 23 different sports for over 7,000 individuals with mental retardation in the state.

The field is limited to 120 players and reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call Julie Borgsmiller or Marcy Fileccia at (602) 230-1200 to participate. The Boulders Resort is located on Scottsdale Road just north of Carefree Highway.

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