Kiwanis swim meet rescheduled

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Kiwanis Club annual swim meet, held for ages nine to 18, was canceled Wednesday because of weather. The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Portales City Pool.

Annual Kiwanis swim meet set

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Children ages 9 to 18 will go to the Portales City Pool to show off their talents 3 p.m. Wednesday for the Portales Kiwanis Club’s annual swim meet. According to Portales Kiwanis President Tony Schroeder, the event has been taking place in Portales for more than a decade and he has been the chair of […]

Congress should consider downsizing their pensions

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I learned to swim a few weeks ago, but I still stay in the shallow end of the pool. I think I’ll stay in the shallow end of these arguments as well: • It looks like the new victim of attacks from Congress is the public employee, and the unions that help them acquire pensions […]

Friday morning briefing: Pet video, swim lessons amd Smoke on the Water

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day See what’s hot in summer reading at the Portales Public Library. Jump in The Portales City Pool is offering swim lessons. Lifeguard training is also available. Lessons are available at different levels of ability, and adults can take water aerobics or […]

Portales Past: March 2, 1960

March 2, 1960: Swimmers from Eastern New Mexico University and Portales public schools were preparing for the first swim meet in the university’s natatorium. They were scheduled to compete against Los Alamos High School in seven individual races, two relays and one-meter diving. (Los Alamos won.)

Kiwanis to host swim meet

PNT Staff Report The Kiwanis annual swim meet is 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Portales City Pool, 320 E. Seventh St. Anyone ages 10-16 is eligible. All participants get ribbons, and money prizes are available in the diving competition. The meet is open to the public with no fee to participate or watch. No pre-registration […]

Hold off before criticizing Phelps

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Michael Phelps, who inspired me to finally learn to swim, is apparently human. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, a photo surfaced, showing Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong at a November 2008 party. Call my editors. I need an extra 300 words. I can’t fit all […]

Kiwanis to hold swim meet

PNT Staff The Portales Kiwanis Club will hold its annual children’s swim meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Portales Municipal Pool, according to a news release. The event is open to ages 8-17. Preregistration is required but there is no cost to enter. A variety of events and games will be organized by the […]

Summer is a time to sink or swim

It’s the first day of swimming lessons. In my house, the commotion starts at 6 a.m., when my three older girls wake up ready to go, never mind that lessons don’t start for another three hours. They can’t contain their excitement and demand to put on their bathing suits immediately. “No,” my 4-year-old yells, holding […]

Youth splash at Kiwanis swim meet

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Local children and teens competed in an annual swim meet sponsored by the Portales Kiwanis Club at the Portales City Pool Wednesday afternoon. The event also included a coin diving competition and a watermelon picnic. Nearly 100 participants took part in the event, according to Bill Wood, a member […]

Never too late to get back in swim of things

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I love water and I’m having a big splash this summer getting back into the swim of things. Water is one of my greatest weaknesses. I dream of water, in some form or another, almost every night. I read that water represents sensual desires, but maybe these continuous dreams have […]

Pool back in business for summer

By Tony Parra As May ends and June begins, the Portales City Pool is filled with children enjoying the start of summer. The swimming pool has been open since Thursday and many children have started going to the swimming pool. Tessa Smith, assistant director, said it was slow for the first few days when it […]