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Pinellas district swimming breakdown

District swimming | Admission: $5 per session

Format: Meets determine region berths, with 24 per event (district winners plus next overall best times). In diving, the top four in each district advance (minimum score of 280).

Class 3A-5

Where: Long Center, Clearwater

When: Diving starts 1 p.m. Oct. 30. Swimming starts 9 a.m. Oct. 31; finals at 5 p.m.

Teams: Alonso, Chamberlain, Clearwater, Countryside, East Lake, Largo, Northeast, Palm Harbor University, Pinellas Park, Plant, Seminole

Outlook: This district is one of the toughest in the state, especially with the addition of Clearwater, Northeast, Plant and Seminole, who all moved up from 2A. PHU is the defending boys state champion in 3A and has the depth to make another run. Countryside has some of the strongest individuals in the district. Others to watch include Seminole's Kaitlin Frehling and Northeast's Lauren Piper.

Class 2A-9

Where: Sarasota YMCA

When: Diving starts at noon Oct. 30. Swimming starts 9 a.m. Oct. 30; finals at 5:30 p.m.

Teams: Boca Ciega, Bradenton Bayshore, Bradenton Braden River, Bradenton Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton Southeast, Dixie Hollins, Dunedin, Englewood Lemon Bay, Lakewood, Osceola, Tarpon Springs

Outlook: The mass exodus of teams that jumped to 3A served as a huge benefit to those remaining in 2A. Osceola and Tarpon Springs will be contenders for boys and girls titles.

Class A-7

Where: Berkeley Prep

When: Diving starts 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Swimming starts 9 a.m. Oct. 29; finals at 5 p.m.

Teams: Bayshore Christian, Berkeley Prep, Calvary Christian, CC Catholic, Steinbrenner, Lennard, Middleton, Robinson, Seffner Christian, Strawberry Crest, Tampa Catholic, Tampa Prep

Outlook: Only two county teams are in this mostly Hillsborough district. Calvary and CCC do not have a lot of depth and will try to advance as many individuals as possible.

Class A-8

Where: North Shore Pool, St. Petersburg

When: Diving starts 1 p.m. Oct. 31. Swimming starts 9 a.m. Oct. 31; finals at 5 p.m.

Teams: Admiral Farragut, Bradenton Christian, Bradenton St. Stephens, Canterbury, Indian Rocks Christian, Keswick Christian, Northside Christian, St. Petersburg Catholic, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, Sarasota Christian, Sarasota Out-of-Door, Shorecrest

Outlook: Shorecrest's girls, who won team titles at Bay Conference, Tampa Bay Classic and the St. Petersburg City Championships, will be favored. The Chargers boys should be near the top, as well. Northside's boys and girls teams will be contenders.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

Pinellas district swimming breakdown 10/21/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:38pm]
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