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The latest in building Norman’s year-round aquatic facility and in the world of Norman swimming.

Sooner Swim Club Hosts Oklahoma D-II’s Event

Sooner Swim Club is once again hosting Oklahoma’s Long Course Division II Championships. It will be held at Oklahoma City Community College on July 21 and 22. As anyone who has ever hosted a swim meet can attest to, there’s … Continue reading

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Community aquatic complex needed

Published September 23, 2012 in The Norman Transcript Community aquatic complex needed NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript: You recently characterized our group, the Pisces Project, as “patiently pushing a new community aquatic complex.” We welcome your observations on Sept. 9 … Continue reading

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Edmond Swimming Pool Construction

Things are busy in the city of Edmond where construction for the new pool is moving ahead. This pool is a joint project of the City of Edmond, Edmond Public Schools, and the Edmond YMCA. Photos are courtesy of Gene … Continue reading

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Do You Know These Swimmers?

Norman has a long history of competitive swimming. Check out this great picture of NHS state qualifiers from the late 1980s! Do you have any old swim pictures you would like to share? If so, please send to info@piscesproject.org or … Continue reading

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Reasons for community swimming pools

Two articles highlight some of the many reasons that Norman should have a year-round swim complex.  On September 5, USA Swimming reported on what Memphis is doing to make swim lessons more accessible after the deaths of a 13 year … Continue reading

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Olympic Hosts Say to “Get Involved” with Swimming

The BBC Olympics site had a lot to say about the sport of swimming, from Olympic champions to the children in the country. Found out more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/swimming/16529484

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America Barely Staying Afloat

Why does Norman need a year round swimming pool? Recreation and exercise come immediately to mind, but perhaps the most important reason is to provide the opportunity for everyone to learn how to swim. According to The Takeaway program, America … Continue reading

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Swimming Scores as Spectator Sport

The Olympic Swim Trials were held from June 25-July 2, often in front of sell-out crowds. That’s 18,975 seats in the audience. Three Oklahomans swam in the trials: David Plummer, Paul Le, and Eastman Holloway. It was exciting. It’s hard to fathom … Continue reading

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Prevent Drowning

Drowning is the second leading cause of unintended, injury related death of children under 14 and a leading cause of death for children ages 1-5. Research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% … Continue reading

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Support for Norman Aquatic Center

Support for a year-round aquatic center in Norman continues to grow. See what these Norman residents have to say.

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