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It is with deep sadness that Tampa Bay Aquatics (TBAY) announces the loss of one of our beloved coaches, Kelley Allen. Kelley coached TBAY at the Westchase Community Swimming pool. Kelley put his heart and soul into swimmers of all ages for over 20 years in the state of Florida. His positive attitude and passion for excellence has touched the hearts of many swimmers all over the state of Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his friends, the families of Westchase swimming and to all the...

After a summer spent with the Norwegian National Team, Tampa Prep junior swimmer Rasmus Skjaerpe returned home with new motivation. Skjaerpe wiill be the first to say that swimming is not always fun, but he knows if you want to be the best it will require mental toughness and sacrifices along the way. The goals set over the next four years by Skjaerpe and head coach Jason Bowes will ultimately get him to where he wants to be, Rio 2016. But he first must tackle college recruitment and the 2013...

Please read a great article on our own TBAY Central's John Nolte Link - http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/no-such-thing-down-time-robinsons-nolte/14620/ Wed. September 5, 2012 | Joey Knight | Email TAMPA — It’s these frenetic 17-hour days, when nary a minute exists to stop and smell the chlorine, that John Nolte’s life seems to replicate his specialty race. From the moment he rises in his Riverview home (normally around 5:30 a.m.) until he dusts off his last homework assignment (normally around midnight), the Robinson senior madly propels his 175-pound body from one point to another, with...

TBAY Semi Annual New Parent Orientation & Team Brunch Saturday – September 15, 2012 (please check our web site for information) New Parent Orientation: 10:00am in the conference room on the second floor of the gym Brunch: 11:00am to 11:45am in the Lower Pool Pavilion area Swim Practice Schedule for our groups this day (please take note of time changes): · High Performance and Age Group Performance 1 (AGP1) – 8:00am to 11:45am · Mighty Bucs, Lil Bucs & Age Group Performance 2 (AGP2) - 9:45am to 11:45am All parents,...

Link - http://www2.tbo.com/sports/prep-sports/2012/aug/30/spsporto7-strong-summer-boosts-skjaerpe-ar-478098/ Strong summer boosts Skjaerpe By SCOTT PURKS | Special correspondent Published: August 30, 2012 » Comments | Post a Comment TAMPA -- The Tampa Tribune's 2011 Boys Swimmer of the Year — Tampa Prep's Rasmus Skjaerpe — has a chance to pull off a rare feat: Becoming Hillsborough County's top swimmer for three straight years. That's right, Skjaerpe, affectionately nicknamed "Moose" by his teammates, won the honor last year as a 15-year-old sophomore. And he's gotten stronger. That means his blazing times of 1 minute, 50.93 seconds...

Congratulations to TBAY Central High Performance swimmer Emily Clifford who commited to Columbia University. Emily will be swimming for the Lions in the Fall of 2013! Way to go Emily!!!!!!! Please take a look at the school team website

If you are interested in following the US Olympic Trials please take a look at a few links below. The Trials are being broadcasted on NBC!!! TV Schedule - http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2345&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en Website - http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1450&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en-US Results - http://www.omegatiming.com/Competition?id=00010C0102FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF&sport=AQ&year=2012

TBAY Central's Rasmus Skjaerpe is currently attending a Norwegian National Team Training Camp in Barcelona, Spain. After this camp Rasmus will return to Norway for Norwegian Nationals as well as take a trip to Denmark for Nordic Championships. Good Luck Moose! Barcelona Training Camp Facilities http://www.swimmingtrainingcamps.co.uk/34.html You Tube Video of Facility - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvloxl6jcmg

This past weekend 46 of our swimmers competed at the Spring 2012 Area 3 & 5 Championships in Sarasota. It was a fantastic meet for our kids with 17 first place finishes, 38 medal winners (top 3) and over 160 best times! Congratulations to Olivia Kirkpatrick for her 6 Gold medals!!! Medal Winners: Kara Wilkins (50 FR*, 100 BR, 200 BR, 100 FR), Caroline Brown (200 BK), JB Whiteley (50 Fly, 100 Fly), Carylyn Waite (25 FR *, 500 FR, 400 IM*, 100 Fly*, 200 IM*, 200 FR*, 100 BK*,...

2012 NCSA Jr. Nationals This 2012 NCSA Jr. Nationals for TBAY Nation was put together with many outstanding swims on the individual front as well as posting some of the Nations fastest relays! We also had many outstanding final swims from Rasmus Skjaerpe. Rasmus made finals in 100 & 200 bk, 200 & 400 im, 100 fly putting up 4 "top 15" times in the Nation in the 16 & under category. We also had John Nolte who made finals in the 50 bk and qualified with a morning swim...