PENSACOLA, Florida, September 25. The West Florida Argonaut swim team recently took a quick trip to SEASTARS Aquatics in their home town of Pensacola to lend a helping hand. With head coach Andrew Hancock leading the way, the Argonauts had a fun day at the pool. For a quick refresher, SEASTARS Aquatics is a free swim team for underprivileged and disabled youths in Pensacola. Head coach Robin Heller was on the Morning Swim Show with host Jeff Commings a year ago to talk about the origins of the team, and why Pensacola was chosen as the place to start a team that would target minorities on free and reduced-lunch programs in school. She also talked about the classroom improvements the swimmers have made, attributing their good grades in part to their participation in swimming.
Here’s a link to Swimming World Magazine’s article and to two videos: One of UWF’s time with the SEASTARS, the other Coach Robin’s interview from last years Morning Show with Jeff Commings
We had a great turn out at Fun Friday! A huge thanks to the UWF Women’s Swim Team for coming down and hanging out with the SEASTARS Swimmers! We had over 65 people in the pool! I think both teams equally benefited from this experience!
WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND OF SWIMMING! We had 29 swimmers entered, 66 best time, and 57 first time legal swims. 9 records fell; Kylie broke the 9&10 girls 50, 100, and 200 free records; Daniela 9&10 200 IM; and Fernanda 11&12 girls 200 free, 50 and 100 back, and 100 and 200 IM! Clay earned high point runner up for the senior men! Way to go team. Check out the new team records at SEASTARS Team Records.