May 17-19, 2013
Selby Aquatic Center, Sarasota, Florida
We will be restricting the number of heats for the 800 Free and 1500 Free.
Ellie Berdusco has been selected to attend the National Open Water Swimming Camp on June 4-8, 2013 at the Florida Gulf Coast University. Only ten girls and ten boys from around the country attend this camp. Athletes are selected ‘off of the top 2012 times in the Swims database in the 1500 meter freestyle’ . More information can be found in this article on USA Swimming website.
Coach Watts is featured in this weeks “Coaches You Should Know” article on USA Swimming’s website, USASwimming.org. ”Coaches You Should Know” features “some of the best age group and grassroots coaches in the nation.”
In addition to the recognition of USA Swimming, Coach Watts was awarded the Florida LSC 2012 Age Group Coach of the Year.This is the seventh year that Coach Watts has received that distinguished award!
Danielle Valley has been featured in the Sports Illustrated, “Faces in the Crowd” article, that will be on newsstands on April 15th and is now posted online. The link to the online article is here. Congratulations Danielle!
Elizabeth (Liz) Smith has represented and trained with the Sharks as a Senior 2 seasonal swimmer for the last several years. Liz recently competed at the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Spring CanAm Nationals that were held at the University of Minnesota. Liz won 6 events (50 & 100 free, 50 & 100 fly, and the 50& 100 back) setting 2 US para-swimming records in the 50 fly and 50 back. She is currently ranked #1 in the 50 fly and 50 back, #2 in the 100 fly and #4 in the 50 free for the 2013 International Para-swimming season rankings.
With her incredible showing at the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Spring CanAm Nationals Liz has been chosen for the 2013 U.S. Paralympics IPC Swimming World Championship Team that will compete in Montreal, Canada on August 11-17 this year.
See article link for more details: Swim Swam Paralympics Article