Swimming In New Mexico
by, September 30th, 2008 at 09:37 PM (868 Views)
Yeah! Thanks to Jim M. We are on the aquatic blogsphere!
We do have some water in New Mexico - apart from the Rio Grande - which is a really cool river.
I swim at New Mexico State University and we have a terrific aquatic facility. We have a ten lane no wave 50 meter outdoor pool with a stadium scoreboard and an indoor 25 yard pool with the same stadium scoreboard. Danois Montoya is the facility manager and a seven time Hawaii Ironman finisher. He supports all aquatic sports and without him, we could not have our dreams come true.
As far as masters swimmers go, Frank Williams (pool all star), Jordan and Marion Wolle (World Record Holders and National Champs), Dave and Marion Salopek and I are patrons of the pool. We have a lot (20+) of masters swimmers that swim at our pool (ok - it's NM).
And I should mention the local aquatic teams: Las Cruces Aquatic Team, Mesilla Valley Aquatic Team, Las Cruces High School and of course, my alma mater, New Mexico State - coached by Rich Pratt.
I plan (given my career demands) to post my impressions and perspectives of New Mexico Masters Swimming. Thanks for reading the first blog post.