Mustangs win county swim title

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead

Mustangs are the 2020 county swim champs.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS swim team placed first in the Manatee County Championship swim meet Friday.

The girls team placed first with a total of 463 points, and the boys placed second with a total of 365 points. This combined team score earned the Mustangs first place with a total of 828 points.

Following this win, the swimmers are heading into the championship series, which consists of a district, regional, and state meet.

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Head coach Steve Lubrino said, “I am really looking forward to the championship meets, the kids have worked hard during this shortened season due to COVID-19.”

District championships will be held on Friday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. at the Sarasota YMCA.

The night before districts, the team will host a dinner, directly after their practice. All members of the swim team can attend, even if they did not qualify for the district swim meet.

“Everyone is going to be pushing themselves to the limit right up until the final race,” said Lubrino.

After districts, the regional meet will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the North Shore Aquatic Center, and the state meet will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatic Center.