As we venture deep into High School swimming coverage this year, Florida Swim Network is proud to introduce a new series; “The FHSAA Swimmers’ Of The Week”, sponsored by Born To Swim. It’s pretty self-explanatory… we want to shed some light on athletes who are doing outstanding things in the pool! This coverage can range anywhere from incredible team performances on relays, to individual bests by swimmers all across the state, from any district/region/class.
Throughout the course of the season, we will choose our Top 5 performances of the week, and share them on the site. Keep an eye out, and feel free to send us recommendations on who YOU think had one of the best performances of the week. Born To Swim will also be sending our winners some awesome prizes—so we do ask that each winner reaches out to us on one of our social media accounts.
WEEK 1 WINNERS:
1. Katarina Svetz– Feeding off of our #2 performance is no joke, but when you are going into a meet, and lending your talents to four wins, you have done something truly special. Katarina Svetz won the 200 Free, 100 Back, and leant incredible legs to the 200 and 500 free relay wins for Lake Highland in their tri-meet against Seminole and Lake Nona.
2. Julia Sherlock– It’s difficult enough to ask a swimmer to go into a dual meet and win an event, let alone asking them to win TWO! Julia Sherlock went in and won both the 200IM and the 100 Back for Lake Brantley. With final scores of 191-109, Lake Brantley took the win over Lake Mary.
3. Hayden Curley– Truly a stud within the Lake Highland locker room, Hayden Curley walked away with wins in the 200IM and 100 Back in a tri-meet against Lake Nona and Seminole.
4. Caroline Cooper– It’s pretty incredible to see so many swimmers grabbing two wins in a single dual meet. We think that feeds off some excellent coaching. It’s impressive to see athletes not only in peak shape, but also swimming strategically so early in the season. Caroline Cooper is a prime example. Caroline won the 100 Fly and the 100 Back for Winter Park this past week.
5. Ryan Gibbons– A Florida Swim Network contributor and High School stud, Ryan Gibbons threw down a 4:51 in the 500 Free at their meet, to bring Oviedo to an awesome 3-0 on the season.
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Together, Born To Swim and Florida Swim Network are aiming to become more actively involved in the performances of great athletes. We know how much hard work and commitment it takes to perform well, and we want to make sure the athletes are commended for their efforts on a larger, and more public scale. Stay tuned for our weekly lists, and to all Florida swimmers—GOOD LUCK!
Written by Kahlia Warner