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MAR 2017

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Events Open Water Cham- pionships Return To Castiac Lake SANTA CLARITA, CA — The 2017 USA Swimming Open Wa- ter National Champion- ships, which will feature stand-alone Junior National Championships for the first time, are slated for May 19-21 at Castaic Lake. "We're looking forward to another exciting weekend of open-water racing at Castaic Lake with qualification for a number of international events on the line," said Bryce Elser, USA Swimming's Open Water program director. "The addition of Junior Nationals will provide more up-and-coming swimmers an opportunity to experience open-water racing and creates a direct pathway from the junior ranks to our National Team." Held at Castaic Lake for the first time since 2014, the Open Water National Championships weekend will kick off with the 10-kilometer events on Friday, May 19, with the men at 8 a.m. PT, followed by the women at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 21, will feature the 5K with the women at 8 a.m. and men at 9:30 a.m. Full event information is online at www.usaswimming.org. Venues Willamalane Aquatic Facilities Earn Five Star Award SPRINGFIELD, OR — Willamalane's commitment to water safety earned the district national honors when the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) awarded the district the prestigious Five Star Award. "Very few aquatic facilities qualify to receive this honor," said Leslie Donavan, president of SAI. "It represents a tremen- dous commitment to safety and training, and exceptional performance by the lifeguard staff on duty at the time." Willamalane Park Swim Center and Splash! at Lively Park use the StarGuard Life- guard Certification program. Staff at both facilities participat- ed in a risk management audit that led to the elite honor. SAI is one of the largest lifeguard, swim instructor and pool operator certifying agencies in the United States. The Institute offers state-of- ► t SPORTS Talk t It's time to discover the new leader in Florida Sports Training, events and performance transformation. It's an amazing destination that can take your game to the next level. The home of IMG Academy, Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, and winter home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. To book your event today, call Sean Walter (941) 729-9177 ext. 239 BradentonAreaSportsCommission.com to world-class escape in no time. to world-class Go from world-class facilities

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