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Winners named for Scuba Olympics in Largo

Results are in for the Scuba Olympics, which took place last weekend at the Southwest Recreation Complex pool. The city of Largo and the Professional Association of Dive Operators held the competition, which included teams from seven dive shops. Divers, with full scuba gear, were timed and tested on a variety of skills.

The results:

Bike Race: 1st place, Carter Denne, Our Ocean Dreams Dive Shop, Clearwater; 2nd place, Robert Valdes of Jim's Dive Shop, St. Petersburg; 3rd place, Shane Arnbristen of World of Water Dive Shop, Tampa.

Buddy Tow: 1st place, Shane Arnbristen and Mike Vinci, World of Water; 2nd place, Carter Denne and Randy Daly, Our Ocean Dreams; 3rd place, Jon Adams and Jacob Jones of Jim's Dive Shop.

Three-legged Race: 1st place, Shane Arnbristen and Mike Vinci, World of Water; 2nd place, Todd Hanna and Trey Hanna, Our Ocean Dreams; 3rd place, Derek Turkey and Dustin Lee, Jim's Dive Shop.

Balloon Lift: 1st place, Malena Nelson and Charles Tuna, Jim's Dive Shop; 2nd place, Brent Kempton and Jen Joseph, Aquatic Obsessions Scuba, St. Petersburg; 3rd place, Dennis Ballard and Paul Naggoreni, Scuba West.

Piper Castillo, Times staff writer

Winners named for Scuba Olympics in Largo 02/14/09 [Last modified: Saturday, February 14, 2009 3:31am]
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