Panama City Beach, FL --- Arnold and Mosley High School's co-hosted the Panama City Beach invitational, as some of the best swimmers in Northwest Florida challenged each other in the Aquatic Center.
The event kicked off with the preliminaries in the morning and afternoon to see who would make it through to the final heats, which would be raced in the evening.
In the attached video, it leads with the Boys 100 yard Backstroke. In the final heat of prelims, Judson Robertson of Niceville takes first, followed by Nicholas Miller of Fort Walton Beach, and Kip Harris of Rocky Bayou.
They were followed by the Girls 100 breaststroke. This was heat four, where Bay's own Robyn Perry was first to touch the wall.
The meet serves as a great opportunity for the all the swimmers and programs to face tough competition and get themselves ready for State.
"This event right here is actually a great event for the swimmers because they get prelims and a finals, which is exactly what State is," said Arnold coach Mike McMullan. "Getting towards the end of the season, kids start to need to putting down really strong swims, so that they get to learn how to manage their day. Plus, they get to see lots of competition. We've got 16 teams here. 456 swimmers from all across the Panhandle. You don't get any better than this in North Florida"