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Attention 5:30pm to 6:30pm swimmers:  If you want to continue swimming in November, December and January, please complete the form found on the GREEN LINK BELOW and return it to Coach Lewis. The Fall Clinic ends 10/31 and everyone is invited to continue swimming.  YES, THE POOL IS HEATED!


*      2014 FALL CLINIC INFO (Full)


SPA Swimmers on the USA Swimming’s Scholastic All American Team

USA Swimming recognizes not only excellence in swimming but also excellence in the classroom.  Each year, swimmers who meet the criteria are named to USA Swimming’s Scholastic All American team.  Swimmers must have completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades, earned at least a 3.5 GPA in core academic classes and have swum a time equivalent to a 2011 Junior National cut (long course).  This year, four swimmers from SPA were named Scholastic All Americans. Summer Finke and Luke Hanner were each named for the second time.  Emma Spilman and Jonathan Long were named for the first time each.  Congratulations to these athletes!

SPA Swimmers on the Florida Swimming’s TOP 10 LIST

Florida Swimming maintains lists of the top 10 swimmers in each event by age group and gender.  Florida Swimming maintains the lists for 10&Under, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, and 17/18 age groups.  SPA swimmers making Florida Swimming’s lists for the 2013-14 year are:

Short Course:

Emma ForristerPeyton PalshaSavannah SawyersSummer FinkeMcKenna HarrisEmma Spilman;

Robert FinkeEthan LongBexhet DovolaniLuke HannerJoshua ChenCalvin BryantJohn Farese.

Long Course:

Emma ForristerPeyton PalshaSummer FinkeMcKenna HarrisEmma Spilman;

William WalkerRobert FinkeEthan LongLuke HannerJoshua ChenNoah HaraszCalvin Bryant.

SPA Swimmers on the USA Swimming’s TOP 10 LIST

USA Swimming maintains top 10 national rankings in each event by single age group and gender.  Age groups are 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18.  SPA swimmers ranked in the top 10 in the nation for the year 2013-14 are:

Short Course:

Summer Finke;

Robert FinkeCalvin Bryant.


Long Course:

Summer Finke;

Robert FinkeCalvin Bryant.


              SPA Swimmers who have qualified for the               2016 Olympic Trials

USA Swimming has released the qualifying times for the 2016 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.  Trials will be held June 26-July 3, 2016.  The qualifying period is from July 30, 2014 through the entry deadline. SPA swimmers who have qualified for the Trials so far are Calvin BryantSummer FinkeMelanie Margalis, and Megan Romano.


Long course championship season has come to a close with the conclusion of the Phillips US National Championships, AND

 St. Petersburg Aquatics has a


Melanie Margalis BR

Melanie Margalis Small Pic


Saint Petersburg Aquatics’ Melanie Margalis won her first national title in the Women’s 200 Individual Medley.  Margalis also qualified for the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia.
The season concluded with three meets held within a 2 week period.  The Phillips US National Championships was preceded by the Southern Zone Age Group Championships in San Antonio, Texas.  SPA was represented at this meet by Peyton Palsha.  At the same time, the SPEEDO Junior National Championships was being held in Irvine, California.  Representing SPA at this meet were John Farese, Robert Finke, Summer Finke, Luke Hanner, Noah Harasz, and Emma Spilman.  Held the following week also in Irvine was the Phillips USA National Championships.  In addition to Melanie Margalis, SPA was represented by Nicholas Alexiou, Calvin Bryant, Autumn Finke, and Summer Finke.