Sun Coast Swim Team Season Off To a Great Start
The Sun Coast Swim Team (SCST) had twelve of its swimmers travel to the Doyle Aquatic Center at the Long Center in Clearwater on January 18th-20th to swim at the popular Al Soltis Memorial Swim Meet to compete against 400 other swimmers.
The swim team swam sixty-eight individual events with several SCST swimmers finishing in top place. Lindsey Cohee took 2nd place silver in the 200 meter butterfly with a time of 2:31.10, 3rd place bronze in the 100 meter free in 1:04.46, and 3rd place bronze in 100 meter butterfly in 1:07.73. Lindsey also finished 5th in the 100 breast and 7th in the 200 free. Ethan Kennedy took 3rd place bronze in the 200 meter butterfly with a time of 2:58.77. Ethan also finished 5th in the 100 back and 100 free, 6th in 200 back and 8th in 200 free. Genevieve Kennedy took 4th in the 50 butterfly and 100 back; 7th in 100 free and 8th in 100 individual medley.
New SCST team records were broken by Lindsey Cohee in the 100 & 200 freestyle, 100 & 200 butterfly, and the 400 individual medley; Genevieve Kennedy in the 100 freestyle and 50 butterfly; Ethan Kennedy in the 100 and 200 backstroke; and Jake Steel in the 100 breaststroke.
In addition personal best times were achieved by Jessica Cohee, Morgan Collins, Robyn Gould, Samantha Lee, Amelia Price, Carleigh Steel, and Luke Steel.
Next the SCST will travel back to The Long Center in Clearwater to compete in the Last Chance Qualifier Meet before then heading to the Florida Age Group Championships and the Florida Senior Championships in March.
SCST is part of Citrus County Parks & Recreation located at the Bicentennial Park Pool in Crystal River. SCST is always looking for new swimmers. Since 1995 the SCST has established itself as the source of many of Citrus County’s very best competitive athletes. More important than accomplishments alone, SCST takes pride in offering a program for all ages and ability levels. Everyone has a special place on the Sun Coast Swim Team. Age group swimming builds a strong foundation for a lifetime of good physical and mental health by teaching time management, self-discipline and healthy fitness habits. SCST teaches the ideals of honesty, integrity, fair play and sportsmanship in addition to the techniques and values of hard work and dedication. Experienced coaches who love what they do are ready to assist swimmers. Coaches are certified through USA Swimming and are required to maintain CPR, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and First Aid. Some coaches hold additional coaching certifications as well. SCST holds swimmer evaluations to help place swimmers into appropriate practice groups.
In addition the Bicentennial Park Pool offers many programs for all ages. Swim lessons, lap swimming, recreational swimming, and pool rental are all available.
For more information on the swim team visit the Sun Coast Swim Team’s web site at www.SunCoastSwimTeam.com or call the Bicentennial Park Pool (352) 795-1478.
Let’s get back in the Pool!
Looks like the weather is going to be great this week so it’s time to get out of the house and back in the pool. Remember that entries for the 15 Feb time trials in Clearwater are due Friday (sooner is better). Also, pool fees and boosters for February are due. And, if you are one of the very few who have yet to renew your registration with USA Swimming, let’s get it done now.
There will only be an early practice on Friday (4:00 to 5:30). Late practice swimmers are encouraged to do 45 minutes of this practice.
There will be no practices on Monday.