Several area swimmers are moving on to regionals following the high school district swimming meets.
Plant City High will be sending three swimmers to regionals. Senior Kelsey Fry, junior Bailey Bowden and freshman Parker Smith all qualified for two events each at the 3A District 4 meet Oct. 27, at Bobby Hicks Pool in Tampa. On the girls side, Fry qualified in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, while Bowden won the 200 free and 500 free. On the boys side, Smith qualified in the 200 and 500 free.
For Durant High, Molly Holland qualified in the 100 breast. and Sean White qualified for the 50 free and 100 free.
All five swimmers will compete in the Class 3A Region 2 meet Nov. 2, at the Long Center, in Tarpon Springs.
For Strawberry Crest High School, four relay teams and six individuals are headed to regionals after their performances at the Class 2A District 8 meet Oct. 28.
The SCHS girls and boys 200 medley team will advance, as well as the boys 200 free relay and the girls 400 free relay team.
Angelina Gallastegui qualified for the 200 and 500 free, while Savannah Bradley qualified for the 50 free and 100 breast. Virginia Gibbs qualified for the 100 butterfly and the 100 free.
On the boys side, Alonzo Biala advanced in the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke, Cole Wisecarver qualified in the 50 and 100 free, and Zach Kitzis qualified for the 500 free and 100 back.
Those four relay teams and six individuals will compete in the Class 2A Region 3 meet at the North Shore Pool in Dunedin Saturday.
Plant City natives Chloe Wineinger and Carson Knox each qualified for regionals in Class 1A District 5 for Lakeland Christian School. Wineinger, a freshman, placed second in the 100-yard backstroke and third in the 200 freestyle. She was also a member of a relay team that won two events.
Knox, a sophomore, was district champion in 100 backstroke and second in the 100 fly. His medley team took second.
Both athletes will advance to the regional meet Saturday at Indian River State College, in Ft. Pierce.