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STATE SWIM MEETS

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SCHEDULE: Thursday _ Class A, Friday _ Class 2A, Saturday _ Class 3A. Swimming preliminaries begin at 9 a.m., with finals at 7 p.m. Boys diving is at 10 a.m. and girls diving is at 2 p.m. each day.

GETTING THERE: The meet is at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale. From St. Petersburg, take I-275 south to I-75 south. After 210 miles, take exit 10/I-595 east toward Fort Lauderdale. After 12 miles on I-595 east, take U.S. 1 north exit and merge onto N Federal Highway/U.S. 1 north. This becomes S.E. Sixth Avenue, and after two miles, turn right onto S.E. 17th Street/FL-A1A North. After one mile, stay right onto Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard., and the complex will be on the left.

THE SKINNY: In the swimming events, 40 participants will compete in the preliminary heats with the top 16 advancing to the evening swim. The top 8 will swim in the event finals. Divers will complete 11 dives. To see complete lists of state qualifiers, go to http://www.fhsaa.org/

programs/sports/

sw/index.htm.

PASCO ENTRIES CLASS A: Pasco _ Brett Clark (100-meter fly), Ross Coscia (100-meter backstroke), Jason Epperson (200-meter freestyle, 500-meter freestyle), Davy Johnson (200-meter medley, 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays), Mike Bates (100-meter breaststroke), Colt Pennington (200-meter individual medley), Christine Davis (400-meter freestyle relay), Joleen Peter (400-meter freestyle relay), Grace Sinclair (400-meter freestyle relay) and Amanda Brock (400-meter freestyle relay); Wesley Chapel _ Autumn Yanchunis (100-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle), Whitney Richter (100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter individual medley), Lindsey Walker (100-meter fly), Anthony Vargas (100-meter fly) and Tarah Thornton (200-meter freestyle and 200-meter medley relays).

CLASS 2A: Gulf _ Michelle Mendonca (diving); Hudson _ Amanda Paulo (50-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke), Jessica Camis (200-meter medley relay), Ashley Badgett (200-meter medley relay), Aliee Mercer (200-meter medley relay), Chris Pugliese (400-meter freestyle relay), Graig Bialkoski (400-meter freestyle relay), Jeff Smolinski (400-meter freestyle relay) and Joey Deliberte (400-meter freestyle relay); Land O'Lakes _ Kaci Ressler (diving); Ridgewood _ Daniel McCarthy (400-meter freestyle relay), Mike Mansfield (400-meter freestyle relay), Matt Vien (400-meter freestyle relay) and Brooks McNichols (400-meter freestyle relay); River Ridge _ Kevin Rumble (200-meter individual medley, 100-meter breaststroke); Zephyrhills _ Kevin Demers (500-meter freestyle), Travis Tenbrink (200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays), Trevor Tenbrink (200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays), Kyle Bruce (200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays), Marky Beverlin (200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays), Carissa Foster (200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays), Chantelle Sones (200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays), Caitlin Kennedy (200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays), Renee Yonkoff (200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays) and Elizabeth Borders (200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays).

_ Compiled by John Schwarb and Steve Lee.

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