2024 Swimming/Diving Information 

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Please use this email to communicate with me about swim stuff: bluewaveswim@pky.ufl.edu

All athletes must have a FHSSA physical form on file with the school (forms available in the front office or downloadable here: scroll down to important information and be sure to note there are two forms – physical form to be completed by a doctor and consent form to be completed by parent/guardian and athlete). Athletes are not allowed to TRY OUT, practice or compete without both forms filled out completely (FHSSAA rule.)

If possible, please bring these forms to the front office this summer so the first day of practice goes more smoothly.

Participation Information (Must be filled out by interested athletes by Sunday, July 21): https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6SFhwWmNmPurARU

Team Captains: Coach Kara will select team captains . All captains must attend their practices nearly 100% of the time and be willing to work with other team captains. Priority will be given to upperclassmen. Captains will not be selected until after 1-2 weeks of practice. 

2024 Practice Schedule
Try-outsAugust 12, 2024 at 4:30 at Westside (arrive by 4 pM). Swimmers must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle without stopping and with side breathing technique. Coaches are unable to provide swim lessons during practice. There are many great organizations that provide swimming lessons in our community.

Everyone should (1) wear a competitive swim suit that stays on when diving into the water and doing flip turns, (2) wear goggles (NOT face masks), (3) bring at least one full water bottle (many swimmers will need more than one) and (4) bring a towel. Please put your name on everything you bring to the pool.

Swimming Practices
•M- F from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at Westside pool
•Newer swimmers will practice Tuesday and Thursday only.

Please subscribe as instructed above to receive updates about practice cancellation due to weather. Parents are responsible for picking student athletes up due to inclement weather. Coaches are unable to provide babysitting services if practice is cancelled or cut short by weather.

TEAM MEETING: Wednesday, August 14 at 7:15 PM via Zoom. All team members should attend with at least one parent or guardian.

Team Fees: Each athlete is asked to make a voluntary contribution of $150 which supports our season. The money goes toward team t-shirts, team caps, team social events, banquet hall rental, banquet catering, banquet swag, transportation, meet fees, official fees, stopwatches, clipboards, etc. No one will be denied participation for not paying. However, if you have a financial hardship, please reach out to Coach Kara or Coach Flournoy as assistance may be available to support your portion.

Checks should be made payable to University of Florida with Swim Team Fees in the memo line. Checks should be delivered to Coach Kara at practice or Coach Flournoy in the front office. The Business Office is not able to accept checks for this purpose .

THANKS to PKY administration for paying our pool rental fees so we can keep costs low! 

Team Suits: PKY has a new logo this year so we have new suits. High schoolers should buy a team suit. Younger or newer swimmers may wait to see if swimming is the right sport for them before ordering. If you have a financial hardship, please contact Coach Kara or Coach Flournoy. There may be funds to help pay for your child’s suit. There are many style and size options and a sizing kit will be available in the front office (call ahead to make sure it is there). You can find our team store here: https://www.agonswim.com/teams/91894

I recommend that returning swimmers practice in last year’s suit and save the new suit for meets. I hope we can keep the same suits for a couple of years.

2024 TENTATIVE Schedule (We are now in District 3; Region 1. See FHSAA site for more information)
Coaches will attempt to get everyone into the line-up during our meets at Northeast and Westside. Travel teams will be announced the week before each away meet. District Team spots are limited and will be based on times with the goal of winning Districts and sending as many swimmers as possible to Regionals and States. We will also have some team social events this season. They will be announced in advance.

Date Event Location
Monday, August 12 First day of practice – Must have completed physical AND consent forms. All signatures and all forms needed. NO EXCEPTIONS can be made -FHSSA rule Westside Pool
4:30; Arrive by 4 PM.
Wednesday, August 14 Zoom link will be emailed. 7:15 PM
Wed., August 21 Versus Oak Hall Westside Pool
4:30 Warm up/5:00 Start
Monday August 26 Away Trinity Catholic Warm up: 6:30 PM. Meet starts at 7:00 PM

FAST pool: 4635 SW 67th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474
Wed., September 4 Versus GHS Northeast Pool
5:00 PM Warm up/5:30 PM Start
Sunday, September 8 Splitz (1- 3 PM) more details coming
Wed., September 11 Versus SFCA & SAFE Westside Pool
5:30 PM Warm up/6 PM Start
Wed., September 25 Versus EHS & SAFE Northeast Pool
5 PM Warm up/5:30 Start
Sat., September 28 City Meet (high school only unless middle schoolers make scoring line-up) Northeast Pool
Warm-up at 8 AM; Meet starts at 9 AM
Tues., October 1 Middle School Pentathlon: LAST MS event unless going to districts (most MS swimmers do not make the district team) Westside Pool 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Wed., October 2 Versus BHS Westside Pool
5:30 PM Warm up/6 PM Start
Thursday, October 10 AWAY Columbia Jared Allison Aquatics Complex- 426 SW St Johns St, Lake City, FL 32025Warm up 5 PM/5:30 Start
Wed., October 16 Versus OHS – Last event for swimmers not going to districts Westside Pool
4:30 Warm up/5:00 Start
Week of October 28 Districts for athletes making the district roster TBA (Probably at Trinity Prep)
Tuesday, November 5 Regionals (Athletes qualify from districts) Bolles – 3 PM
Friday, November 15 States (Athletes qualify from regionals) FAST (Ocala)

Swimming Quick Reference Guide (includes rules and scoring):

PKY Girls Swimming and Diving Records

Event Name Time Date
200Y Medley Relay Lain Shahboz, Gwen Shahboz, Laci Herron, Gabriella Reeves 1:47.56 11/09/2019
200Y Freestyle Lillian Nesty 1:44.86 11/4/2023
200Y Individual Medley Gwen Shahboz 2:02.07 11/18/2022
50Y Freestyle Lillian Nesty 23.06 11/06/2021
100Y Butterfly Lillian Nesty 57.26 11/4/2020
100Y Freestyle Lillian Nesty 49.84 11/6/2021
500Y Freestyle Lillian Nesty 4:43.12 11/4/2023
200Y Freestyle Relay Lillian Nesty, Alessandra Quintana, Gwen Shahboz, Talia Herron 1:39.10 11/18/2022
100Y Backstroke Lillian Nesty 53.82 11/1/2022
100Y Breaststroke Gwen Shahboz 1:04.03 11/6/2021
400Y Freestyle Relay Laci Herron, Abbie McGovern, Gwen Shahboz, Lillie Nesty 3:35.05 11/6/2021
Diving Fondren Deloach 383.23 11/2015

PKY Boys Swimming and Diving Records

 Event Name Time Date
200Y Medley Relay Brandon Jeong, Ben Wolking, Joseph Pyon, Lex Fetko 1:37.98 11/6/2021
200Y Freestyle Trevor McGovern 1:40.01 11/16/2018
200Y Individual Medley Joseph Pyon 1:58.15 9/11/2021
50Y Freestyle Nick Eunice 20.91 11/9/2019
100Y Butterfly Joseph Pyon 50.27 11/18/2022
100Y Freestyle Nick Eunice 44.64 11/9/2019
500Y Freestyle Billy Silva 4:27.24 11/11/2010
200Y Freestyle Relay Nick Eunice, Trevor McGovern, Jack Poppell, Jayden Herron 1:23.28 11/9/2019
100Y Backstroke Trevor McGovern 49.56 11/16/2018
100Y Breaststroke Benjamin Wolking 59.27 11/1/2022
400Y Freestyle Relay Trevor McGovern, Nick Eunice, Jack Poppell, Jayden Herron 1:23.28 10/30/2019
Diving Cullen Fitzgerald 503.9 2010

PKY State Champions and Runners-Up

  • 2023 State Champion – Lillian Nesty (200Y Freestyle)
  • 2023 State Champion – Lillian Nesty (500Y Freestyle)
  • 2022 State Champion – Lillian Nesty (200Y Freestyle)
  • 2021 State Runner Up – Lillian Nesty (100Y Freestyle)
  • 2018 State Champion – Lane Shahboz (100Y Backstroke)
  • 2019 State Champion – Lane Shahboz (100Y Backstroke)
  • 2019 State Champion – Nick Eunice, Trevor McGovern, Jack Poppell, Jayden Herron (200Y Freestyle Relay)
  • 2019 State Runner Up – Nick Eunice (100Y Freestyle)
  • 2018 State Runner Up – Trevor McGovern (100Y Backstroke)
  • 1974 State Champion – Bonnie Broyles (50Y Freestyle)
  • 1973 State Champion – Bonnie Broyles (100Y Backstroke)

PKY All Americans

  • 2023 – Lillian Nesty (200Y Freestyle)
  • 2023 – Lillian Nesty (500Y Freestyle)
  • 2022 – Lillian Nesty (200Y Freestyle)
  • 2022 – Lillian Nesty (100Y Backstroke)
  • 2022 – Gwen Shahboz (200Y Individual Medley)
  • 2021 – Lillian Nesty (100Y Freestyle)
  • 2019 – Lain Shahboz (500Y Freestyle)
  • 2019 – Nick Eunice (100Y Freestyle)
  • 2019 – Nick Eunice, Trevor McGovern, Jack Poppell, Jayden Herron (200Y Freestyle Relay)
  • 2018 – Trevor McGovern (100Y Backstroke)

PKY District Top-2 Finishes

  • Girls District Championship: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022,2023
  • Boys District Championship: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022
  • Boys Runner up: 2021,2023

PKY Regional Top-3 Finishes

  • Girls 2nd Place – 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Girls 3rd Place – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Boys 3rd Place – 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 

PKY State Top-10 Finishes

  • Girls: 1974, 2019 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 (Best finish = 3rd in 2019)
  • Boys: 1975, 2019 (Both 7th place)

 PKY City Meet Top-2 Finishes

  • Boys Champion – 2007, 2019, 2020
  • Girls Runner Up – 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Boys Runner Up – 2021


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