May 21, 2014
Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center Seeks To Set Record, Durant Track Success
By Tamas Mondovics
Joining millions around the globe, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) was pleased to announce the hosting of a special event promoting the importance of swimming lessons.
On Friday, June 20, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fifth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record in the global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL). BSAC officials are inviting the public to visit the center and take part in the event, which will take place at 11 a.m.
The current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson stands at 32,450 participants representing 13 different countries across five continents.
Parents are invited to learn more about this event by visiting WLSL.org, or by calling BSAC at 689-0908.
Team Colwill Diving Team Tourney Success
Under the direction of former Olympian and Head Coach Chris Colwill, the BSAC Colwill Diving Team took seven medals at the Orlando Plantation Invitational held in May.
Aidan Sadler, 8, took first in the 1-meter ages 11 and under, and 3-meter ages 8-9 competition. Teammate Taylor Holt, 8, also took first in the 1- meter age 8-9, and Sean Barry took 6th in the 1-meter age 8-9. Caroline Council, 14, took first in the 1-meter ages 14-15 category; Alaina Hall, 12, took first in the 1-meter ages 12-13 category, and Kayla MaComb, 16, took first place in the 1-meter age 16-18 group.
For more information on Team Colwill Diving, contact BSAC at 689-0908
BSAC Begins Youth Golf
The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center was proud to welcome Bob Gaudreau, Owner of Portable Golf Solutions (PGS) and Certified US KIDS GOLF Instructor to its team.
“Bob is highly qualified and has worked with thousands of students in his career as a Physical Education Director, Summer Camp Owner and coach of several high school sports in addition to a college playing career,” Lori Bukaweski said.
For more information, or to register for youth golf contact Gaudreau at bob@portablegolfsolu tions.com, or call 924-4800.
The Durant High School Cougars boys track team competed in the 4A region 2 track meet held at Leto High School in April. The boys broke the Durant school record with the team’s official time of 8:13.94, which was seven seconds faster than the previous school record that stood since 2005.
Shaving the seven seconds helped the team to qualify for state finals in Jacksonville.
Senior Duncan Fisher, who is committed to Florida State University next year, ran the 4×400 relay, 400 meter and the 800 meter. Teammate Danny Butler will be attending the University of Florida next year. He has been a lead runner in the 1,600 and 3,200. He also qualified and competed in the regional competition for the 1,600.
“We always had a goal to gradually get better during the track season to ultimately make it to the state track meet. They really dropped a lot of time over the last month to accomplish this goal,” Wright said.
Durant’s discus regional competition qualifier, Jevonte Reaves, placed 4th.
For more information about the Cougars track team, visit www.flrunners.com.