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Archive for the ‘Swimming’ Category

Tear in Pool Liner Tops Parks Agenda – $100,000+ ?

Monday, November 17th, 2014

imageThe city park committee met last week, and discussed several items, including the details of the tear in the liner of the city pool.

The tear is believed to have been caused by water from the fill-lines leaking behind the liner.

The estimated cost of the repairs is not know, but similar repairs cost $268,000 in 2007.  Although the liner’s warranty is pro-rated, it has been several years since it was installed.


Johnston Earns 3rd in Jr. Olympic Competition in Ann Arbor, MI

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

zJosh Johnston, of the Monticello Marlins placed 3rd in the 50 Meter Butterfly at the AAU Jr. Olympics, Saturday,  in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

3 local swimmers qualified for the competition, including Dailyn Johnston (Josh’s sister), both for Team Arkansas and Josie Kelly who is wimming with Team Southwind.

Marlins Celebrate Successful Season

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

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The Monticello Marlins Swim team placed 2nd at the South Arkansas Swim Association CHAMPS Meet held Saturday, July 22 on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University. The Magnolia Dolphins won the meet. Eleven towns across South Arkansas were represented. Four Marlins swimmers were awarded the High Point Trophy awards for the SASA CHAMPS Meet: Raven Broome, Senior girls; Matthew Justice, 14 & Under Boys; Brooke Shrum, 12 & Under Girls; and Heather Shrum, 8 & Under Girls.

Marlins Swim Meet, Saturday Photos

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

zyTeams from Camden, Crossett, Hope, Mena, Monticello, Pine Bluff, and Warren competed at Monticello, Saturday. zxThis is a smaller meet because many of the swimmers are participating in an AAU sanctioned meet in Bryant, to qualify for the Junior Olympics that will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan the week of July 20.

4 Marlins Competing in Junior Olympics

Saturday, July 28th, 2012


While the Olympic games begin in London, four Monticello Marlins along with their coach have arrived in Houston for the 2012 Junior Olympics.

Jake Harris, Marissa Owen, Jessaca Shepherd, Coach Kate Kelley, and Josie Kelley will bega warm ups, Friday,  in preparation for the meet to be held over the next few days.

They will be swimming attached to Team Southwind which is a team made up of several swimmers from Arkansas. Junior Olympics is an event sponsored by the Amateur Athletic Union.

Summer Swim Season goes out with a Splash

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The last four weekends have been hectic ones for Drew County swim team members, but the swimmers who have worked so hard all season, enduring early morning practices (as early as 6:15 for some Drew County teens) to develop their skills, improve their event times, and win points for their teams, will soon be getting a rest.


Drew HEALTH Recommends Swimming Safety

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

With summer our minds turn to swimming and pool activities. Safety should be our first thought before beginning our summer swim fun. According to the Centers for Disease Control drowning may be one of the most remorseful fatal accidents to occur because it can be entirely preventable.


Swimming Lesson Photos

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The Junior Auxiliary swimming lessons came to a successful close, last week.

Thanks go out to the group, and to the coaches and lifeguards who make this yearly event possible.

Junior Auxiliary Offering Swimming Lessons in June

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Junior Auxiliary of Monticello is offering swimming lessons the weeks of June 4-8 and June 11-15.

Children must be at least 5 by the first date of lessons and can be no older than 9 by the same date.

The registration fee of $10.00 a child per week, will be paid at our annual registration nights at City Park Pool,

May 21 & 22 from 5-7 p.m. For questions, please call Leigh Diemer at 870-946-5127

Paragould Splash Park—8 Photos

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008


Saturday, eight Monticello residents went on a road trip to Paragould to tour their civic center and pool facility.


The photos shown in this series show a “splash park” that is located away from the primary civic center and pool area.


Spash equipment, water toys, and sprayers of all types were built into the play area.



Nearby benches, as well as a pavilion, were closely located, so that parent could keep a convenient watch over their children.paragould-pool-145.JPG

Paragould Outdoor Pool—7 Photos

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008


The primary pool area  included two water slides, umbrellas, and all types of spray and play equipment.


We couldn’t help but notice the long lines of swimmers waiting to enter the facility, which opened at 1 p.m.


Lifeguards are on duty, but children must be attended by adults.


Overhead views show the approximately 600 swimmers enjoying the pool area around 2-3 p.m.


The pool is open to the public during the day, and available to be rented for parties every night, except Sunday, when maintenance occurs.


Paragould Indoor Lap Pool and Theraputic Pool—4 Photos

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008


The indoor pool has a pleasant appearance from the outside, as well as from inside the pool area.


The theraputic pool has a “handicapped access” as well as steps.


Pat Austin, facility director, shown here in orange, led the tour, which included MEDC Director Truman Hamilton, Alderman Tim Chase, Keith Caldwell (Marlins parent), Julie Gentry (UAM intramurals director), Terry Hopper (Marlins parent), and Mayor Joe Rogers.  Also taking the trip were Patty Wooten for the Advance, and Joe Burgess, for (neither pictured).


The enclused area has the roof opened for air-flow, which closes automatically in the event of inclimate weather.

Paragould Skate Park—7 Photos

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008


Located next to the pavilion at the splash park, is a skate park.


Ms. Pat said the this area draws heavy youth traffic, as well.  She pointed out the instead of saying “Here’s what you’re getting”, the skaters were able to take part in the planning, and helped design the ramps and fixtures.


Several skaters arrived while we were there, and put on a good “presentation” for us, using the different ramps other features that are built into the park. 


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