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Navarre swim team competes at regional meet

Navarre swim team competes at regional meet

Navarre competed at the regional swim meet in Tallahassee Wednesday and two of Navarre’s girls relay teams finished in the top 15. The Raiders took 13th in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:51.93. Alyssa Allen, Lauren Robbins, Killian Casey and Olivia Sczesny were on the team. The same four swimmers competed in […]

Raider swimmers continue to build momentum for district meet

Raider swimmers continue to build momentum for district meet

As the season winds down for Navarre’s swim team, the focus is turning to the upcoming district meet. At this point, it’s all about putting swimmers in the best possible position for success. “We’re figuring out our relays. That’s the big thing,” Navarre head coach Mary Moorer said. “We’re trying to come up with the […]

Boy Scouts battle lost appeal of great outdoors

Boy Scouts battle lost appeal of great outdoors

Outdoor activities such as camping, canoeing, hiking and swimming all used to be enough to attract youth into the Boy Scouts. Not anymore. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Seminar highlights importance of exercise for older adults

Seminar highlights importance of exercise for older adults

More than half of all adults are not meeting the recommended requirements for daily physical activity. That issue becomes a bigger concern for older adults, who are suffering a bone loss of 3-5 percent each year once they hit the age of 55. Sometimes it’s the craziness of life in general that gets in the […]

Jung eager and ready to compete on world stage

Jung eager and ready to compete on world stage

When Andreas Jung first watched an Ironman competition a few years ago he still wasn’t sure if it was something he would one day do. Sure, he had already competed in his first triathlon a year earlier but getting involved in an Ironman meant taking his training and physical and mental toughness to an entirely […]

Fitness and fun part of Senior Games success

Fitness and fun part of Senior Games success

Staying active as you age can be a challenge but the Senior Games of Pensacola provides an opportunity for those 50 and older to get exercise and have fun at the same time. The 25th edition of the event, which is sponsored by Humana, kicks off in early September and takes place over a two-week […]

Swimming smartly

Swimming smartly

Waves crash against the shore on a sun-splashed Monday morning on Navarre Beach. The sun is shining and a yellow flag is flying, warning swimmers of the dangerous rip currents in the Gulf of Mexico and to swim with caution. Not every swimmer puts a lot of stock into the flags, even on red-flag days […]

Help your dog beat the heat

Help your dog beat the heat

It’s the beginning of August, historically Navarre’s hottest month and dog owners are looking for places to exercise their pets without overheating them.  However, with ordinances set forth by Santa Rosa County, the beach is not an option. As part of the animal control ordinance, Section 4-37 states: Animals are prohibited from public places in […]

Navarre swimmers continue to improve

Navarre swimmers continue to improve

Navarre’s swim team competed against West Florida and Catholic Sept. 10 and two Raider swimmers finished first. Brandon Hahn won the 200 freestyle (2:12.60) and 500 free (6:02.25) while Carissa Spessard  placed first in the 100 free in a time of 1:05.87. Sessard also took third in the 50 free, finishing in a time of 29.60. […]

Weekly Roundup: Navarre fares well in first swim meet

Weekly Roundup: Navarre fares well in first swim meet

Navarre’s swim team hosted its season-opening short pentathlon Aug. 25, and several Raiders competed well in the meet at the Navarre YMCA.  Gulf Breeze and Pace also swam at the meet. Olivia Sczesny placed in the top 10 in four events, including the 100-meter freestyle. She took seventh with a time of 1:02.47. Sczesny also […]

Follow the flags

Follow the flags

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we’re going to remind everyone once again the importance of heeding the warning flags on the beach. They’re not waving as part of some festive decoration. The flags are there for your safety and the safety of your friends and family. Last week, a man in […]

Public encouraged to heed flag warnings

Public encouraged to heed flag warnings

Visitors and residents are encouraged not to swim in Gulf waters whenever red flags are flying. Red flags indicate high surf conditions and a high possibility of rip currents. Even the strongest swimmer can be swept out to sea by a rip current and beach goers are reminded to never underestimate the power of the […]