The Class 1A FHSAA swimming championships begin Saturday. Here’s a look at Jacksonville-area contenders.

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Local boys qualifiers


200 medley relay: Bolles, Episcopal, Providence. 200 free: Harrison Herrera, Jacob Pishko, Rafael Ponce de Leon (all Bolles); Jace Crawford, Scott Haney (both Episcopal). 200 IM: Austin Wheeler, Bishop Snyder; Jack Hattery, Nicholas Lee, Tomohiro Nozaki, David Walton (all Bolles); Julian Smith, Ralph Weakland (both Episcopal). 50 free: Bianti Danaj, William Heck, Danis Khizriev, Ansen Meyer (all Bolles); Conner Lowery, Providence. 100 fly: Jack Hattery, William Heck, Danis Khizriev, Jose Lopez (all Bolles); Jace Crawford, Episcopal. 100 free: Adnan Atwan, Bianti Danaj, Jackson Kirk (all Bolles); Scott Haney, Caden Staggard (both Episcopal); Daniel Pletenets, Florida Deaf. 500 free: Louie Body, Jacob Pishko, Rafael Ponce de Leon (all Bolles); Grant Himes, Ralph Weakland (both Episcopal). 200 free relay: Bolles. 100 back: Louie Body, Gary Groudsky, Jackson Kirk, David Walton (all Bolles); Grant Himes, Caden Staggard (both Episcopal); Conner Lowery, Providence. 100 breast: Austin Wheeler, Bishop Snyder; Harrison Herrera, Nicholas Lee, Ansen Meyer, Tomohiro Nozaki (all Bolles); Julian Smith, Episcopal; Daniel Pletenets, Florida Deaf; Nicholas Parnell, Wolfson. 400 free relay: Bolles, Episcopal.


Local girls qualifiers


200 medley relay: Bolles, Episcopal, Providence. 200 free: Leah DeGeorge, Kara Gavin, Katie Jordan, Megan McGrath (all Bolles); Kate Wilkerson, Episcopal. 200 IM: Alex Breuer, Faith Khoo, Sasha Ramey, Ashley Zapata (all Bolles); McKenzie Heideman, Wolfson. 50 free: Emily MacDonald, Kate Meyers-Labenz, Manita Satianchokwisan, Carly Schwab (all Bolles). Diving: Haley Bujeda, Bishop Snyder; Elise Anderson, Laurel Coppedge, Anneliese Foltz, Kathryn Teofilo (all Bolles); Kaylee Carolan, Wolfson. 100 fly: Camryn Baraniak, Megan McGrath, Sasha Ramey, Marlie Rittenhouse (all Bolles); Mary Kate Kelley, Kate Wilkerson (both Episcopal). 100 free: Kara Gavin, Ashley Khoo, Adair Sand, Manita Satianchokwisan (all Bolles); Aubrey Finn, Episcopal. 500 free: Leah DeGeorge, Katie Jordan, April Kupsky, Avery Lambert (all Bolles). 200 free relay: Bolles, Providence, Wolfson. 100 back: Faith Khoo, Kate Meyers-Labenz, Marlie Rittenhouse, Adair Sand (all Bolles); Mary Kate Kelley, Aubrey Finn (both Episcopal); Emily Thompson, Providence. 100 breast: Alex Breuer, Carly Schwab, Jessica Strong, Ashley Zapata (all Bolles); Campbell Scharer, Wolfson. 400 free relay: Bolles, Episcopal.


Outlook: Another year to add to the streak? The Bolles boys have brought home the last 31 FHSAA titles, while the girls' streak stands at 28. They've got the inside track on a repeat. Depth, as usual, is off the charts for the Bulldogs, and they've also got several first-place qualifiers: Megan McGrath is No. 1 in the girls 200 free, Rafael Ponce de Leon holds the top seed in the boys 200 and 500 free and Carly Schwab could be the latest Bolles champion in the girls 100 breast. The relays should also excel. Also powerful is Episcopal, runner-up last year in the boys division, returning with an All-American boys relay squad and multiple individual title contenders in Jace Crawford, Scott Haney, Julian Smith, Caden Staggard and Mary Kate Kelley. Providence's Conner Lowery also could chase hard for a podium spot in the boys 100 back.


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