PARKLAND, FL- The Stoneman Douglas Swim and Dive Team just completed a successful season, as a number of swimmers competed well at the Region Championships in Boca Raton. Multiple Douglas swimmers also qualified for the State Competition next weekend in Stuart. "The team performed significantly better this year than they did last year. I also felt that the team felt like a family, and they bonded really well," said coach Julian Wynter-Anderson.

On Friday, November 15, 2019, Kenan Kocoglu, Olivia Rosen and Penelope Jacobson will compete against the best in the state at the Saltfish Splash Water Park and Aquatics Center in Stuart, Florida. Senior Kenan Kocoglu qualified to compete in the Boys 200 Yard Freestyle and Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke. Senior Penelope Jacobson and Junior Olivia Rosen both qualified to compete in 1-Meter Diving. 

With many returning swim and diving team members the future looks bright. "My experience this year has been quite fulfilling and rewarding. The best part was developing athletes that came onto the team with no former experience or knowledge of the sport. I was able to help them learn and reach their potential. I am excited to see what they will do next year," added Wynter-Anderson. 

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Results of Regional Meet: 

Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay 4th place. Time: 1:54.31 1) Rosa, Anna 2) Young, Ray  3) Smith, Andromeda 4) Ward, Payton 

Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay  9th place. Time: 1:43.22 1) Barrios, Guillermo 2) Ward, Wilson 3) Chin, Cody 4) Kocoglu, Kenan 

Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 4th place. Time: 1:42.76 1) Smith, Andromeda 2) Ward, Payton 3) Rosa, Anna  4) Rosa, Emily 

Boys 200 Yard Freestyle 5th place. Time: 1:45.15 Kocoglu, Kenan 

Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke 6th place. Time: 1:08.67 Rosa, Emily 

Girls 100 Yard Backstroke 7th place. Time: 1:01.95 Rosa, Anna 

Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke 5th place. Time: 1:00.54 Kocoglu, Kenan 

Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 8th place. Time: 23.33 1) Kocoglu, Kenan  2) Alvarez, Alejandro 3) Chin, Cody 4) Barrios, Guillermo 

Girls 1 Meter Diving 4th Place. Score: 400.00 Rosen, Olivia  5th Place. Score: 399 Jacobson, Penelope 399.85

For more information on the Florida State Swimming and Diving Competition, please visit their website.