Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 6, 2013: Changes to girls swim meet Saturday

The Moffat County girls swimming team’s home meet this weekend has had slight changes with the teams who will be attending.

Originally, Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction and Delta were going to come to the meet. Delta is still planning on coming to Craig, but Steamboat’s girls swim season has been canceled due to lack of numbers on the team, and Grand Junction’s plans changed.

In their place, the Central-Palisade team, a combined team of swimmers from Central High School in Grand Junction and Palisade High School, will be in Craig.

The meet is still set for 10 a.m. warm-ups and an 11 a.m. start for events Saturday. It is the first home sporting event of the winter sports season for MCHS.

No open gym basketball at CMS over holidays

Craig Parks and Recreation hosts open gym basketball over the winter at Craig Middle School.

Pick-up games and shoot-arounds are from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. They run through Feb. 13, 2014. Anyone 15 years and older is welcome to attend. Those interested can purchase a punch pass, or can pay a gym fee of $2.50 to supervisors each night they attend.

There will not be open gyms during the school district holidays. Open gyms are set to continue as scheduled until winter break begins.

For more information, contact Parks and Rec at 970-826-2004.

Lifeguard training coming up over winter break

Teens or adults looking to be lifeguards over the summer at the pool, or during water events during the school year, can get certified this winter break through Craig Parks and Recreation.

Those interested must be at least 15 years old, and must pass a swim test before the course. The swim test will be Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m., and the lifeguard classes will begin over the school district’s winter break.

Registration will close Tuesday, once the swim test date passes. The fee is $125. For more information, contact Parks and Rec at 970-826-2017.

Craig BCA resumes play this weekend

After no play this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, standings in the Craig Billiards Congress of America (BCA) pool league have not changed.

The league, which plays on Mondays at 6 p.m. at Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, still host a Bring a Friend Tournament Saturday, in which current BCA members can invite non-members to take part in a competitive tournament.

In past years the league has held a Sunday league as well as the current Monday league, but play on Sundays was canceled for the fall start due to a lack of interest. BCA is hoping to restart at 5 p.m. this Sunday, if there is enough interest.

Craig BCA plays Mondays at 6 p.m., at Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call Jolene Walls at 970-620-0056 or email the league at craig.bca@live.com.

Winter water aerobics underway

Registration for water aerobics during the winter is now open through Craig Parks and Recreation.

Water aerobics offer a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility. The classes, held at Moffat County High School will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.

Classes run through Jan. 15 and will not occur the week of Thanksgiving or winter break. Those who didn't sign up for the full session can still attend individual classes for $4. For more information, contact Craig Parks and Recreation at 970-826-2017.

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