The annual Evansville City Swim Meet will be held July 7-8 from noon to 6 p.m. at Garvin Park Pool. Along with the scheduled meets, a special memorial will be held to honor a local firefighter who died in a tragic accident.
Jeremy Tighe, a 2011 Central High School graduate, avid swimmer, and swim coach was killed on duty as a volunteer firefighter with the McCutchanville Fire Department when the fire truck he was in hit a utility pole on St. Joseph Avenue on February 22, 2012. He was 18 years old.
Tighe was a former lifeguard and served as swim coach for Howell Pool for local teams before joining the McCutchanville Fire Department. He enjoyed being an active member of the Evansville community.
The swim meet will involve all of the city's public pool swim teams. As a result, all neighborhood pools, with the exceptions of Rochelle-Landers Pool, will be closed both days in order for staff to help with the swim meet.
The preliminaries for the City meet will start at 9 a.m. Saturday and the finals will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday.