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Sailfish Splash Waterpark will host FHSAA Swimming & Diving Finals for 3 more years
Monday, February 26, 2018
Martin County is pleased to announce Sailfish Splash Waterpark’s Aquatic Center was selected to host the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Florida High School Swimming & Diving State Championships. The proposal was submitted in partnership with the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and Martin County Parks and Recreation Department. “Sailfish Splash Waterpark has consistently fulfilled the recreation and fitness needs of our community and that of our state high school swimming and diving community, all of which create substantial economic impact for Martin County,” County Administrator Taryn Kryzda said.
To achieve the final ranking, the top three proposals were reviewed individually by a four-person committee, with scores awarded in eight different categories. The committee was comprised of the FHSAA’s Associate Executive Director for Athletic Services, Associate Executive Director for Financial Services, Associate Executive Director for Administrative Services and the Director of Athletics for Swimming & Diving. After the committee met to discuss individual scoring justifications, Sailfish Splash Waterpark scored 91out of a possible 100 points, besting facilities in Orlando and Coral Springs.
“The three-year contract award highlights the fact that Sailfish Splash Waterpark has a showcase aquatic venue for athletics,” said Rick Hatcher, Executive Director Treasure Coast Sports Commission. “We have a winning combination of great staff delivering exceptional customer service, wonderful partners and sponsors and a championship- quality facility, set in the convenient, affordable and family-friendly environment of Martin County and the Treasure Coast,” explained Kevin Abbate, Director of the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department.
Sailfish Splash Waterpark has served as the host facility for this prestigious event for the last five years. The new contract is for three years, with two, 1-year options.
For more information about the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department, please visit www.martin.fl.us/parks.