Young swimmers and divers are stirring the waters in local town and city pools as the summer swim season moves toward the eventual prize when children from all over the county will compete for top honors during the 86th annual Westchester County Swimming and Diving Championships. The County Championships, one of the largest recreation sports events of the year, will take place in July and August at two swimming facilities. The diving competition will take place at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, Monday and Tuesday, July 25-26, beginning at 2 p.m. each day. Divers ages 10 to 13 will compete on Monday, while divers 14 to 17 will compete on Tuesday. The rain date for diving is July 27. Playland Pool in Rye will host the swimming competition, which begins on Monday, August 1 and runs through Thursday, August 4, beginning at 4:30 p.m. each day. The rain date is August 5. Although local pools and recreation departments field teams throughout the summer season, participants do not need to be members of a team. Each participant must pre-register with the Westchester County Swimming Association by calling (914) 864-7086. The entry fee is $2 per event and there is a one-time registration fee of $5 per applicant. Registration deadline is Monday, July 18, at 9 p.m. The events are sponsored by Westchester County Parks and the Westchester County Swimming Association. Lake Isle Country Club is located at 660 White Plains Road in Eastchester. Playland Pool is located at Playland Park in Rye. Go to wcsa.usswim.net or www.westchestergov.com/parks for more information.
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