The 2020 Florida Senior Games, or at least a portion, came to Brevard County Dec. 5-6 with swimming events at the Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center.
Overall, more than 1,700 athletes aged 50 and over — and a total of 93 from Brevard County — will compete in the 29th annual event this year including 21 sports in six Florida counties.
The Space Coast participation in games will conclude Dec. 13 with a track and field competition at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.
Serving as Florida Senior Games swim meet director was 1988 Olympic bronze medalist Mitzi Kremer Tighe, who received a bronze medal as a member of the third-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay. She now serves as head coach of the Rocoa Rockets and the Cocoa High School swim team.
The Senior Games meet came about in October when local swim leaders were contacted, many of whom had been involved in an AAU meet last summer at the same venue, she said.
“We will have a total of 170 adults ages 50 to 90. It’s an amazing venue and we have a group of amazing volunteers. Everything has gone really well,’’ she said.
Winning her heat in the 50 fly (butterfly) was Realtor Julie Cloney of Cape Canaveral who had last competed two years ago. Once she heard about FSC coming to town, she trained quickly to compete since it was local this year.
“I actually did better than I did two years ago,’’ she said.
For the complete list of swimming competition results click below https://florida.fusesport.com/competitions.asp?compID=589753&id=748