Athletics

St. John Vianney Eighth Grader Talks Soccer

Benny is 13 years old and he is currently attending eighth grade at St. John Vianney Catholic School. He was born in Mexico and came to the US when he was three years old. Benny learned English by speaking and playing with his cousins and when he started school he was fluent in both languages (English and Spanish). Benny likes …

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Ss. Simon and Jude Eighth Grader, Annie, Talks Golf

Annie Dawson is a talented eigth grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School. She is a competitive golfer and has been playing for the last eight years! Her favorite course is Troon North in Scottsdale. Annie loves this course because “it’s really pretty, and a very good course. It’s very challenging and I’ve had some great rounds there!” …

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Hubbard Swim Instructor Honored as ‘Educator of the Year’ by United States Swim School Association

It’s now official. Outstanding, talented, and caring swim instructors who specialize in teaching infants, children, and children with special needs how to swim, can be found right here at the Hubbard Family Swim Schools. Kathy and Bob Hubbard, the owners of the internationally recognized Hubbard Family Swim Schools, are very proud and pleased to announce that one of their long-time …

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PCDS Swimmer, Sophomore Quinn, Wins State Events

Quinn Murphy recently shined for PCDS in the State Swimming Championships and the Meet of Champions (comprising the best swimmers from all schools, across all AIA divisions). She won two individual state events– the 100 free and 100 back. In the 100 free, she was the only girl under 53 seconds, finishing at 50.98 in a decisive victory. In the …

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Kainoa, Saint John Vianney Kindergartener, Talks Taekwondo and Family

Kainoa is the youngest of six children and lives with his mom and dad, four sisters and brother. He is a very kind and respectful young boy. He loves to spend time with his family, especially Grandma Gloria and Grandpa Sammy! Kainoa loves sports- his favorite football team is the SJV Eagles, and can’t wait to play for them in …

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After-School Swim Lessons Keep Fitness Fun

Now that the school year is underway, a growing number of parents are enrolling their children in fun-filled, after-school swim lessons at the Hubbard Family Swim Schools. The summer swimming pool season might be drawing to a close, but learning how to swim, developing a love for the water, and learning crucial lessons about water safety continues indoors here all …

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Seventh grader represents AZ at National Volleyball Tournament

Joanna is an honor roll student, and always tries her best to succeed in school. She is very polite and is always willing to help her fellow classmates. She loves helping her younger brother, Adrian, with homework. She enjoys bike rides and baking desserts. Joanna started playing volleyball when she was eight years old. This spring she was invited by …

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Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School Seventh Grader, Chase Jackson

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral school seventh grader Chase Jackson is an incredibly talented soccer player! His club team, SC del Sol, recently won the state cup tournament and will be headed on to the regional tournament this summer in Hawaii! Chase has been playing soccer for seven years with his club team and has had the opportunity to travel …

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Phoenix Country Day School Student-Athletes Off to College

  The 70-student PCDS Class of 2018 has many talented students, and this year’s group also includes six students who will continue their competitive athletic experiences at the NCAA-level in college. Seniors Addison Wessel (Fencing, Dartmouth College), Jem Stern (Dive, Pomona College), Kylie Fisher (Volleyball, Southern Connecticut State University), Harrison Rooney (Swim, Northeastern University), and Nikasha Patel (Volleyball, Massachusetts Institute …

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What You Need to Know About Swimming Supervision

As it stands today, drowning is the primary cause of injury deaths in children ages one to four. This means that it has surpassed even car accidents in terms of risk, which is a pretty frightening thought. Since water is all around us, especially in a state like Arizona where pools are so prevalent, figuring out how to prevent drowning is …

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