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The Plantation Swim Team (PST) is very proud of the team’s accomplishments since its inception in 1982. The original Plantation Central Park pool was the dream of the 16-year old world record holder in the 100-meter freestyle - Andy Coan. A City of Plantation resident, Andy was the coach of the Plantation Aquatic Club (PAC) from 1982-85. June Woolger took over the program in 1986, and with the City of Plantation, PAC became PST. Coach Woolger was head coach from 1986-2000 and led the program to two FGC Florida Junior Olympic Championships (1995, 1997). Coach Woolger also led the PST women to their first Sectional title in 1997.

In 2000, Coach Woolger handed over the reigns to Jimmy Parmenter who had served as the Head Age Group coach from 1990-2000. Coach Parmenter has overseen the largest growth in team history during his coaching tenure, with over 250 swimmers calling the Plantation Swim Team home.

In 1997, a second 50-meter by 25-yard pool was completed. This pool is adjacent to the original pool and has special facilities for physically challenged swimmers. Also in 1997, the original pool was modernized with a new Myrtha surface. In 1999, the City of Plantation purchased a complete Colorado Timing System 5 with a 12-module scoreboard. PST's meet hosting capabilities have continued to be updated with cutting edge technology, and allow us to host some of the most competitor friendly events in the southeastern United States. PST currently hosts approximately 3-5 invitational meets per year. The Winter Championships each November routinely attracts Olympic level swimmers from all over the world.