Thumbs up to swimmers from Brawley, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial and Yuma who braved hot, muggy temperatures to compete in the daylong Swim Meet of Champions on Saturday at Naval Air Facility El Centro.
The event culminated weeks of hard work by the Valley’s young athletes, many who competed weekly against each others’ teams in triple-digit temperatures.
Thumbs up also to the many, many volunteers — and some paid staff as well — who devote hours to helping these competitors get better at their sport.
Thumbs up to an increase in sex offenders caught coming across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Many of these were deported after offenses committed in the United States, while others fled across the southern border to await the “perfect” time to return.