Tuesday, July 10, 2012
City of Fridley Parks and Recreation Department closes the beach in mid-August.
A July 5 Fridley Patch post about swimming at Moore Lake ("Fridley Folks Hit Moore Lake Beach in the Heat—Briefly") drew 16 comments at the Fridley Patch Facebook page—many of them questioning the quality of the lake's water. How is the lake's water quality? Mark Daly takes water samples in Moore Lake for the City of Fridley Parks and Recreation Department every two weeks. He provided the test data in the table below. "When the e-coli numbers get over 200 [organisms per 100 milliliters] we look at retesting the water," Daly said by email Monday, "and if they come back high again we close the beach until we get acceptable readings." Typically, Daly said, Moore Lake's E. coli count gets worse as the summer season advances—as borne out in …
Monday, July 9, 2012
A look at the winning cool pictures from the recent “Patch Keeping Cool Photo Contest"
In June, Patch asked you to share your keeping cool photos for the Patch Keeping Cool Photo Contest. The winners, chosen randomly, were: Grand prize: Jennifer Barnes of St. Michael First prize: Amy Reichel of Blaine Second prize: Kelly Hofmeister of St. Michael Thank you to everyone that entered! It’s not to late to enter your Fourth of July, fireworks and other patriotic pride photos in another sweepstakes we’re having – Patch's Patriotic Pride Photo Sweepstakes. You could win a $100 Visa gift card or other prizes. To enter, upload your original spring photo to Maple Grove Patch, Plymouth-MN Patch, St. Michael Patch, Lake Minnetonka Patch, Golden Valley Patch and Fridley Patch. Make sure to read the official …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Fourth of July was busy at the beach, but temps around 100 degrees keep people away too.
People have been showing up at Moore Lake Beach to cool off during the current record-setting heat wave. But it may be too hot for some, said Alicia Ward, who supervises the beach building for the City of Fridley Parks and Recreation Department. Less than a dozen people were on the sand or in the water at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. An exception was the Fourth of July, which Ward said was "pretty busy." Most people have been staying less than an hour in recent days, according to Ward. "A lot of families come with little kids," she said. "They're not going to want to stay out in 100 degrees." How is the water? "Pretty warm," Ward said. She said she last went in on the Fourth of July. The building she staffs isn't air-conditioned, so a fan …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Fridley team placed sixth—the highest showing in school history.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Fridley High School boys team came in sixth at the Minnesota Class A swimming and diving tournament over the weekend at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center—the school's highest showing. Swimmers from Spring Lake Park High School also competed (see below). Fridley High School For Fridley, five swimmers (four plus one alternate) and one diver participated. They set six new Fridley boys team records: Fridley's 400 yard freestyle relay record was last broken in 1985—it took27 years to improve the record time. Record was broken by 1.26 seconds. Additional info: Editor's note: Fridley information courtesy of Jeff Allen. Spring Lake Park High School Results Here are results from five swimmers competing for Spring Lake Park. Richard Kepner …
Monday, October 17, 2011
The Panthers finished fourth while the Tigers took fifth at the meet in Spring Lake Park.
The Fridley and Spring Lake Park high school girls swimming and diving teams competed at the Section 2A True Team meet on Saturday in Spring Lake Park. Spring Lake Park finished fourth in the six-team event with 576 points, while Fridley took fifth at 506.5 points. Breck won the meet with 1,034 points and earned a spot in the Class A state meet on Thursday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. FRIDLEY TOP PERFORMANCES SPRING LAKE PARK TOP PERFORMANCES
Monday, September 12, 2011
It still felt like summer in Fridley on Monday.
Labor Day has come and gone but summer seems to be sticking around, for one last day anyway. Four cousins took advantage of the heat Monday and went for one last dip in Fridley's Moore Lake.
Friday, August 26, 2011
For the first time, North Suburban Conference relays were held outdoors. Fridley and Totino-Grace competed at St. Louis Park Rec Center.
For the first time ever, the North Suburban Conference relay meet was held outdoors on Thursday afternoon as the aquatics park at St. Louis Park's Rec Center hosted the season-opening exhibition. Fridley High School and Totino-Grace High School were among the teams participating. "There are a few bugs to work out, like not having starting blocks, but it's great to be out here on a perfect day," swim official Bob O'Hara said. Scores were not kept for the competition, creating a friendly atmosphere in which swimmers from many of the teams involved met and greeted one another on the warm and sunny day.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Melonie Jeska was among more than 430 participants.
Melonie Jeska of Fridley was one of 172 women to finish the Lake Minnetonka Triathlon on Saturday. The course tested competitors with a half-mile swim, followed by a 14.5-mile bike ride and finally a three-mile sprint. Jeska, 44, finished with a time of 2:11:43 (27:47 for the swim, 1:02:45 for the bike ride, and 33:44 for the run). Heidi Keller-Miler of Chaska was the first woman to cross the finish line of Saturday's race, with a time of 1:12:13. Steve Sander of Richfield was the top overall finisher, completing the 18-mile course in 1:05:58. More than 430 athletes from throughout Minnesota and from as far away as California, Virginia and Florida competed in the race. Complete results can be found here. For a photo gallery, see Lake …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Looking for an escape close to home?
The Water Park of America, located in Bloomington, MN, is the largest indoor water park in the United States and Patch's pick for a Great Escape. The park features dozens of slopes, tunnels and tube slides to keep swimmers entertained for the day. In addition, the facility has a pool size and depth for every child and adult to safely enjoy. The best part? You can buy a day pass for the park or take advantage of a “stay and play” package deal. The package offers you and your family a room at the Radisson Hotel, which is attached to the water park, and access to the park. Food and beverages are also easily available at the hotel. If you didn’t get to travel for spring break this year, Water Park of America would be the perfect, inexpensive …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Colter Allen led the way with his performance in the 100-yard butterfly
The Fridley High School boys swimming and diving team will send six individuals and relay teams to Saturday’s Class A state finals, thanks to the Tigers’ efforts at the swimming preliminary round on Friday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Fridley’s Colter Allen led the way for the Tigers, finishing the prelims with a third-seed in the 100-yard butterfly. Allen also helped Fridley's 200-yard medley relay team (Allen, Alex Ambuhl, Julian Greenup and Josh Peterson) finish with the seventh seed. And as an individual he finished as the ninth seed in the 200-yard individual medley. The 200-yard freestyle relay is currently seeded 13th overall, and Greenup is 14th in the 100-yard breastroke. Fridley’s efforts on Friday came one day …