2022 marks the 50-year anniversary of the passing of Title IX, a critical moment in American history that prevented federally-funded programs from discriminating on the basis of sex, opening up competitive sports for girls and women. Recently, Growing Bolder and the National Senior Games teamed for a special live stream to tell the stories of the female athletes before and after Title IX.Headlined by Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to register for and run the Boston Marathon, we assembled a panel of female athletes — representing ‘the lost generation’ not allowed to participate in high school and collegiate sports, but are now seizing the opportunity to compete and achieve in masters sports.
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Meet the inspirational athletes who have overcome disease, surgery, joint replacements, personal tragedy and obstacles of all kind to compete at the 2022 National Senior Games.
42 years after an inspirational run to the high school state finals in girls basketball, the challengers reunited at the 2022 National Senior Games to compete together again.
We’re LIVE in Fort Lauderdale for the Celebration of Athletes Ceremony at the National Senior Games! Watch as these inspirational athletes are honored at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade and march in together, state-by-state. We’ll also show you the latest action from the newest sport at the games: beach volleyball! Plus we’ll head to the tennis courts and check back in at the pool to hear the wise words of Vivian Stancil.
We’re LIVE in Fort Lauderdale with a recap of another exciting day at the 2022 National Senior Games! Be inspired by the only 2 athletes who have competed in EVERY National Senior Games to date. We’ll share the life lessons that some special triathletes have learned from years of training, visit the track to hear the story of Madelaine “Tiny” Cazel, and watch another swimming record broken today by our very own Marc Middleton!
We’re LIVE in Fort Lauderdale for a record-setting day at the 2022 National Senior Games! Tune in to watch a new record that Marc Middleton set today at the pool, plus hear the inspirational story of swimmer DeEtte Sauer! We’ll also bring you the latest from Track & Field, Bowling, and a family of competitors who hit the mark on World Archery Day!
Today we’ve got inspirational stories from Track & Field, runners at the 5K, and a basketball team that reunited after winning their state championship right here in Broward County over 40 years ago!
After a one year postponement due to COVID-19, the National Senior Games are returning this May to Fort Lauderdale and…
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Bob Jennings has spent 50 years as a Swimming Coach, most recently leading The Villages Aquatic Swim Team to become one of the best groups in masters swimming. He’s created a legacy of life lessons that go far beyond the lanes i the pool.
68-year-old Kay Glynn eats broccoli every day, but that is not the most earnest thing she does. Kay pole vaults in sub-freezing temperatures, and there have been days of 0 degrees in the Missouri farm country where she lives.
This is no time for a Farewell Tour for 68-year-old Dr. Herman Kelly. He is just getting warmed up and aims to bring back the adrenaline that soaked him and stoked him in college when he was a member of the famed Morehouse College Tiger Sharks swim team.
The NSG features competition in 22 sports and attracts athletes from all 50 states. It is what has become a biennial celebration of health and wellbeing.