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Here is one more addition to our SPA swimmers in college - Rusty Jerger. NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships: The NCAA Division II Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships get under way this Wednesday, March 17th running though Saturday, March 20th in Birmingham, Alabama. The defending champion is Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. SPA member Rusty Jerger is a freshman swimmer for Queens and will be competing at the meet. At the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships, Rusty swam exhibition in the 100 Yard and 200 Yard Butterfly events...

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College Conference Championships Recap: Southeastern Conference (SEC) Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships: The SEC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships were held February 17th to the 20th at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. SPA member Peyton Palsha competed in 2 relays and 3 individual events. A senior at the University of Arkansas, Peyton swam the lead-off leg on the 800 Yard Freestyle relay which finished 10th and the anchor leg on the 400 Yard Freestyle relay which finished 8th. Individually Peyton finished 3rd in the 500 Yard Freestyle, 5th...

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Congratulations to Sarah Lankford on her recent decision and here is the reprint of the article that appeared on SwimSwam yesterday: Sarah Lankford of Saint Petersburg Aquatics has verbally committed to Texas A&M for fall 2022. Lankford is a junior at Shorecrest Prep Academy in Florida. I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Texas A&M University. I would like to thank my friends and teammates who have motivated me along the way, my coaches who have pushed me to be...

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St. Petersburg Aquatics is proud to announce the commitment of Ben Cote to swim at the University of Florida and of Mya Baker to swim at Loyola University of New Orleans! The University of Florida announced the news yesterday on their website with the following press release: The Florida men's swimming and diving program announced on Wednesday the signings of Ben Cote, David Fitch and Julian Smith as the Gators continue to bolster their 2021 signing class. Ben's accomplishments were listed as follows: Canadian Olympic Trials Qualifier U.S. Junior Nationals...

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