Black and Gold take home gold at swimming districts

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After two months of in-school training this year, our boys and girls swim teams are district champions. 

The Florida High School Athletic Association District 11 meet was hosted by Jensen Beach High School Oct. 18. With 28 teammates, Heritage made their way bright and early, confident in their training with Coach Nobutaka Tan. “We knew going into the meet that we had a good chance to win overall,” senior Rithvik Marri said, “but we had to take care of business and that’s what we did.”

This district meet, however, is only the beginning of this school-year-in-swimming journey. There are three districts per region and four regions in the state. The top 24 in the region qualify for regionals and the top 24 at regionals qualify for states.

The more comprehensive results for each individual swimmer is linked here.

Freshman Arisa Porter, junior Audrey Prado and sophomore Kaitlyn Rhett celebrate their all girls win (left to right). Prado and Rhett competed as a team in the girls 200-yard freestyle relay, earning second. (Photo/Nobutaka Tan)

Sophomore Rafael Landron (top) and freshman Stepan Vandysh (bottom) are literally heads over heels after winning districts. The two won first in the boys 200-yard medley relay. (Photo/Nobutaka Tan)

This is Lauren’s second year on the staff. She enjoys playing Papa’s Sushiria, taking naps and writing whatever’s on her mind. She’s excited to make this year the best one yet and have an awesome entertainment section.