By Sharon Robb
April 22, 2014
Longtime Comets and South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer Tiffany Oliver ended one chapter of her life and is about to embark on a new journey in law school.
The Florida State Senior and four-year swimmer for the Seminoles was honored at the team’s recent banquet as one of three Most Valuable Swimmers.
Oliver shared honors with Madison Jacobi and Pavel Sankovich.
Oliver’s college legacy includes school records in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.02 and 100-yard freestyle in the 100-yard freestyle. Her best time in the 200-yard freestyle was 1:46.72.
She was also the first Seminole in history to defend her sprint titles at the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. She qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials and three NCAA Championship meets.
Oliver, an honors student, was accepted into FSU’s law school.
“I thought we had a great season,” FSU first-year coach Frankie Bradley said. “All our award winners were picked by the coaching staff and they were very deserving. These athletes had an impact on our program this year.”
Other Florida Gold Coast swimmers and divers honored were Mikey Lewark, Jason Coombs, Connor Knight and Jason McCormick.
SOFLO SWIMMER SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
South Florida Aquatic Club’s Amber Hunter of West Broward High School was among athletes from south area high schools to be honored recently by the Broward County Athletic Association Scholar Athletes Monday at the Signature Grand in Davie.
FLORIDA GULF COAST SWIMMER HONORED
Freshman Kira Toussaint of Florida Gulf Coast was named Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Swimmer of the Year. During her first season she broke eight FGCU records including four individual and four relays and also four CCSA records. Toussaint, an All-American, is a teammate of SOFLO swimmer Marcella Marinheiro, who also finished her freshman season.
BOLLES HOSTS TYR JAX 50
George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago heads the field for this weekend’s fifth annual TYR JAX 50. All proceeds benefit Planet Swim Foundation with the goal of providing learn-to-swim lessons to in-need children in the Jacksonville area. On Friday night the 100s and 200 individual medley events will be held. Saturday morning the 50s will be held to determine the Top 8 qualifiers in each age group for the three-race bracket challenge. It will be live-streamed by Florida Swim Network.
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