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Okmulgee Swim instruction at Okmulgee YMCA Photo by Paul Orosco - ONN Chief Photographer

Did you know that modern swim instruction was invented at the YMCA? Maybe this is why so many people have learned to swim at the Y, and continue to come back to enjoy our outstanding facilities.

And did you know that modern swim safety programs were invented at the YMCA? This must be why so many people rely on the YMCA to keep their families safe.

The Aquatics programs of the YMCA of Okmulgee are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem, and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

Brian Thomason, Fireman and Pastor Richard Manning, Calvary Baptist Church are coaching a YMCA swim team.

In their regular line of work as a pastor and fireman, technically some may say they are both  "First Responders". They are teaching the competitiveness of swimming and their students are working hard while having fun at it.

Published in Spotlight Events
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 08:14

YMCA Swim Team Kicks Off Season

The 2013 Okmulgee YMCA Swim Team is now two meets into their season and has increased in size by double the number of swimmers from 2012.  The team is comprised of a strong returning group and a group of eager youngsters ready to learn.

The first meet, held at Tulsa Park’s Reed Pool on Monday, June 17th started the season.  Team results are as follows:
Mixed 15-18 year old 200 Meter Free Relay
1st Place – Cody Jackson
          Gage Thomason
          Seth Roberts
             Clint Newton

Girls 7-8 year old 25 Meter Free
4th Place – Piper Nix
5th Place – Leslie Abbott

Girls 9-10 year old 25 Meter Free
6th Place – Abigail Force
9th Place – Erin Howell
10th Place – Madison Parsons


Boys 9-10 year old 25 Meter Free
8th Place – Noah Matthews

Girls 11-12 year old 50 Meter Free
10th Place – Savannah Baldridge

                                                                           Veteran swimmer, Clint Newton prepares for his 50 Meter

                                                                           Freestyle race.

Boys 11-12 year old 50 Meter Free
2nd Place – Gage Thomason
9th Place – Seneca Roach
10th Place – Jesse Roach

Boys 13-14 year old 50 Meter Free
4th Place – Seth Roberts

Boys 15-18 year old 50 Meter Free
1st Place – Clint Newton
2nd Place – Cody Jackson

Girls 7-8 year old 25 Meter Back
4th Place – Piper Nix
5th Place – Kylie Force

Girls 9-10 year old 25 Meter Back
4th Place – Abigail Force
7th Place – Madison Parsons

Girls 11-12 year old 50 Meter Back
2nd Place – Savannah Baldridge

Boys 11-12 year old 50 Meter Back
1st Place – Gage Thomason

Girls 9-10 year old 25 Meter Breast
5th Place – Erin Howell
8th Place – Madison Parsons

Boys 9-10 year old 25 Meter Breast
8th Place – Noah Matthews

Boys 11-12 year old 50 Meter Breast
3rd Place – Gage Thomason
8th Place – Jesse Roach
9th Place – Seneca Roach

Boys 13-14 year old 50 Meter Breast
4th Place – Seth Roberts

Boys 15-18 year old 50 Meter Breast
1st Place – Cody Jackson

Boys 15-18 year old 50 Meter Fly
1st Place – Clint Newton

                                                                                        Eleven year old Gage Thomason, surveys the pool

                                                                                        before his first race of the 2013 season.

For more information contact:
Amy Nix
Okmulgee YMCA Swim Team Publicity
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(918)770-3412

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