The Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) is gearing up for one of the most exciting and fulfilling events the association supports.
On September 27-28, FSPA will hold one of the largest swim meet of its kind in the Southeastern US, as anywhere from 1,000-1,500 athletes will compete in 42nd annual FSPA High School Swimming and Diving Meet over a two-day span.
“FSPA is beyond thrilled to support this event,” said Wendy Parker, FSPA Executive Director. “Our association believes everyone should learn how to swim, as it could be life-saving, so to promote swimming as a whole is important to us.”
The meet is sanctioned by the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) and observed by USA Swimming.
“This meet was unlike any meet I have ever been a part of before,” said a member of the Yulee High School team who participated in the event last year. “Not only did our team grow tighter as a family but also, for the first time in a long time, we went to a meet and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The entire team left with a feeling of pride and accomplishment because now we could say that we had gotten to compete with the best.”
Last year, the Men’s and Women’s team from Oviedo High School took home first place.
The meet will take place at the Sailfish Splash Aquatic and Athletics Center located at 931 SE Ruhnke St. in Stuart.
Companies within the pool industry help sponsor the event with the profits going to Florida Swims, a 501(k) (3) foundation, to support swim lessons for young children and swim safety.