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9:47 AM Wed, Nov. 21st

Letter: Things went swimmingly


The Prescott Swim Team recently hosted their annual home swim meet, the Prescott Plunge, over the MLK holiday weekend and wanted to thank those that helped. It was an unparalleled success with over 260 youth swimmers on teams from Flagstaff to San Manuel participating.

The Plunge is a unique swim meet in that it allows developing swimmers, some as young as 5, to experience competition in events such as the 8-and-under 25-yard Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle races. The Mixed Relays let boys and girls compete together on the same relay squad which really brings team spirit to new levels. The other factor that makes the Plunge special is the Yavapai College pool, one of the few indoor pools in the state.

Besides affording a warm, comfortable venue for swimming in the middle of January, YC is committed to the success of PST which serves a need in the Quad-City community. Swimming is a unique sport because when we compete against drowning, swimming always wins! Girls and boys practicing and competing together on the same team as they grow up teaches them a respect for each other which can’t be found in other sports.

In addition to YC, PST is grateful for support from Chipotle and Wild Iris Coffee House for feeding Officials and Coaches, Staples for printing of programs and Sarah Haynes/Pixel Parfait for team pictures and artwork. PST needs a coach to lead a Learn to Swim program for children as young as 4 that will feed into the competition team. For more information about PST or sponsorships, visit their website,

Greg Temple

President, Prescott Swim Team