FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 4. AT the Fort Lauderdale Invitational Swim Meet at the International Swimming Hall of Fame last weekend, a relay team from Tampa Bay Aquatics beat a 21-year-old Florida Swimming age group record.
The foursome of Ryan Peters, Kevin Smith, Devin McCaffrey and Dean Waite clocked a time of 1:51.29 in the boys 15-16 200-meter medley relay. That outing smashed the 21-year-old LSC record of 1:53.43 set by West Florida Lightning's Rob Healy, Scott Caron, Scott Tucker and Alex Voris back in 1990.
Tucker went on to win an Olympic gold medal, and swam for Auburn while also competing at both the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. Voris swam for Alabama after graduating from Osceola High.
Event 120 Boys 15-16 200 LC Meter Medley Relay
FLAGI: # 1:52.39 6/24/2001 Fort Lauderdale Swim Team
B CLOUGH, A ATKINSON, L THULA, M COAN
FG Open: % 1:53.42 6/28/2009 Fort Lauderdale Aquatics, FLA-FG
Nicholas Coard, Kristof Kertesz, Charles Williams,
Team Seed Finals Points
1 TBAY-FL 'A' 1:57.69 1:51.29# 22
1) Peters, Ryan 15 2) Smith, Kevin 16
3) McCaffrey, Devin 16 4) Waite, Dean 16
29.48 1:00.75 (31.27)
1:27.10 (26.35) 1:51.29 (24.19)
Special thanks to Tampa Bay Aquatics for contributing to this report.