Swimming and Diving Dominates at District and Regional Meets
The post season State Championship Series came early this year and our Scots are proving once again why they are one of the very best teams in the state. After finishing a successful hurricane-shortened regular season the Aquascots welcomed 13 other FHSAA 1A teams on Thursday, October 19 to the District Championships. In convincing fashion our athletes dominated the competition by winning four of the six relay events and seeing six different Scots earn titles in seven different events. Izaak Bastian once again led the way winning both the 50-yard freestyle (21.90) and the 100-yard breaststroke (57.73), the latter in a new Duff Tyler Pool record.
Other District Champions included Lisa Fisher (1-meter diving – 474.35), Tomas Piza (200 free-1:46.85), Jesse Marsh (100 butterfly-51.99), Lauren Hew (100 back-59.14) and Shayna Fetes (100 breast-1:06.36). The Scots outdistanced Kings Academy in the team race both in girls (543-361) and in the boys (474-356) to notch their seventh and eighth straight district titles.
Up next was the Class 1A Region 4 Championships at Nova Southeastern University on Friday, October 27 and our aquatic stars did not disappoint. In fact they went one better than the District Meet in capturing five victories out of the six relay events, something that has never been done at the Regional level. Even though our Scots eventually bowed to Pine Crest to finish as runners-up in the overall points tally, the impact they left in Davie was measurable.
In addition to the amazing relay performances there were two SA students who brought home individual Regional Titles. Junior Shayna Fetes posted a 1:04.16 to win the 100-yard breaststroke in the fastest time in the state to date. Not to be outdone, Senior Izaak Bastian stepped up in the boys’ version and won while posting the state’s best time of the year - 56.43. These two victories must have kicked up some team emotion leading into the closing relay events because our Scots rocked the house and dominated both 4 x 100-yard relay events with victories that also rate at the best to date in the state series.
The Scots will be traveling with twenty elite level swimmers to compete in the Final Championships to be held all day Saturday, November 4 in Stuart.
Saint Andrew’s School 2017 Regional Swimming Champions:
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