Senior Sports Foundation
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Swimming is one of our best non-impact sports that has quite a bit to offer our seniors besides just the competition. There is much versatility surrounding this sport. Swimming is the only kind of exercise that strengthens injured joints and limbs for rehabilitation without aggravating the original injury. The city of Albuquerque offers lap swimming, recreational swimming, and water Exercises. All these activities are open to the public. This sport comes with great benefits and can be enjoyed by everyone. Swimming improves heart health, mobility, and flexibility. Swimming also increases muscle tone and definition by putting all your muscle groups to work.
Swimming Practice and Recreation
Belen High School Eagle Pool
Tuesdays thru Saturdays
1619 W Delgado Ave
Nominal Fee (Ask for a Senior Discount )
2017 New Mexico Senior Olympic Summer Games
Events: Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
2017 New Mexico Senior Olympics
This Event is Open to Out of State Participants
Sandoval County Games:
Saturday March 25, 10:00 am - 12 Noon
Rio Rancho Recreational Center
Contacts: Bonnie Coleman 505-301-0452 or
Robert Shendo 505-2204897
Valencia County Games:
Competitions include: Swimming
Date: Saturday May 20, 2017 10 am
For more Info:
Contact: David Shorr
Evidence of recreational swimming in prehistoric times has been found, with the earliest evidence dating to Stone Age paintings from around 10000 years ago. Written references date from 2000 BC, with some of the earliest references to swimming including the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Bible, Beowulf, the Quran and others. In 1538, Nikolaus Wynmann, a German professor of languages, wrote the first swimming book, The Swimmer or A Dialogue on the Art of Swimming (Der Schwimmer oder ein Zweigespräch über die Schwimmkunst).
Swimming emerged as a competitive recreational activity in the 1830s in England. In 1828, the first indoor swimming pool, St George's Baths was opened to the public. By 1837, the National Swimming Society was holding regular swimming competitions in six artificial swimming pools, built around London. The recreational activity grew in popularity and by 1880, when the first national governing body, the Amateur Swimming Association, was formed, there were already over 300 regional clubs in operation across the country.Type your paragraph here.
In 1844 two Native American participants at a swimming competition in London introduced the front crawl to a European audience. Sir John Arthur Trudgen picked up the hand-over stroke from some South American natives and successfully debuted the new stroke in 1873, winning a local competition in England. His stroke is still regarded as the most powerful to use today.
The city of Albuquerque offers many recreational swimming activities.
For most up to date fees and info. Call the Parks and Rec. Dept. at 768-5342, or visit www.cabq.gov/aquatics
Albuquerque 50+ Games:
Saturday Feb 25th, 2017
Warm-up begins at 7:30 am,
Meet begins at 8:30 am
100 & 200 (4 Stroke, 1 Swimmer )
200 ( Open Strokes, 4 Swimmers )
West Mesa Aquatic Center,
6705 Fortuna Road NW
For More Info
Call PDSFC :880-2800