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The Sopris Barracudas will be back in the water for the fall/winter season starting Sept. 9. Registration and the summer long-course season awards banquet will be held Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Swimmers can also register at the pool during regular practice times.

Download the registration packet, practice and meet schedules and all related materials at http://www.soprisbarracudas.com.

For more information, contact Kim Mechling, registrar, at 945-4063 or mechlings@aol.com.



The Defiance Volleyball Club program is looking for coaches.

No coaching experience is necessary, but volleyball experience is helpful. Coaches needed for all skill levels and ages.



If interested, or for more information, contact club director Denise Greene at 984-3813 or greene@sopris.net.

Accelerate Human Performance is offering athletic performance training programs for students in the sixth through 12th grades and adults this fall.

Three eight-week programs begin the week of Sept. 8.

“High School Winter Sports Conditioning” focuses on speed, agility, power, core strength and multi-directional quickness for basketball, ice hockey and snow sports. Sessions are geared for both boys and girls and are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

“Middle School Fitness” enhances agility, coordination, endurance, muscular development and self confidence. Sessions are for boys and girls and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Accelerate also runs an “Adult Golf Moves” program that features golf drills with targeted exercise to improve drive length and accuracy. Sessions begin Sept. 9 and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Sign up for classes by appointment. Parents must be present at sign-up for students under 18 years old. Call John at 379-1375 or 947-8900 or visit 1512 Grand Avenue, Suite 104.


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