TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2019 Sunshine State Games continues full-steam ahead through the month of June as five events will take place June 14-16 throughout Florida.
Polk County and the City of Lakeland will be the site of the Synchronized Swimming and Table Tennis Championships. Joining the weekend schedule is the two-day Track & Field Championships in Sebastian while Judo will take to the mats in Boynton Beach on Saturday. Rounding out the action-packed weekend will be the highly-touted Fencing Championships at the Legacy Park Multipurpose Center in Alachua.
Synchronized Swimming makes its return to the Gandy Pool in Lakeland with competition diving into action stating at 9:30 a.m. The three-day championships will feature solos, duets, trios, teams, and combo routines from U12 athletes to Masters level in four categories, including novice, intermediate, open, and Junior Olympic.
Just five miles south of the Synchronized Swimming competition will be Table Tennis Championships at the Simpson Park Community Center. The two-day tournament will see non-stop action on the hard surface from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on day one and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on day two. A complete list of competitors for the 2019 championships can be accessed by clicking here.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Games will shift lanes to the Track & Field Championships where youth teams and individuals from throughout Florida will battle for state supremacy in short, middle, and long-distance races as well as relays and field events. Sunday will feature the masters and open division of competition where the 2017 Sunshine State Games Male Athlete of the Year, Brian Hickey, will be competing in the 800-, 1500-, and 3000-meter races.
The prestige of duels takes the floor on Saturday and Sunday as well as the state’s top fencers will battle it out over a two-day at the Legacy Park Multipurpose Center. Competitors for the 2019 championships are listed here.
Judo rounds out the weekend quintuplet of action as over 100 martial artists will battle on the mats at Congress Middle School.
Check back in with SunshineStateGames.com for a post-event recap and results.
About the Sunshine State Games
The Sunshine State Games are presented annually by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), the state’s lead sports promotion and development organization, and a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc. The Foundation works in conjunction with a variety of local sports industry partners to present the different competitions. The Sunshine State Games, an annual amateur sports tradition in Florida, is part of the state’s $57.4 billion sports industry that accounts for 580,000 jobs statewide.