Congratulations to Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (FSDB) 8th-grade students Dan Pletenets and Katarzyna Horvath for breaking two FSDB swim team records. Pletenets set a new 100-yard breaststroke record of 1:06.72 on October 16, 2018, beating the previous time of 1:07.71 set in 1988 by Brian Baell. Two weeks later, he broke his own record with a new time of 1:05.87. On October 30, 2018, Horvath set a new record in the 50-yard freestyle of 29.42, beating the previous time of 29.89 set by Assistant Swim Coach Brooke Stanfield in 2010. Pletenets now has his sights set on the 500-yard freestyle record, which is currently held by Walter Tyler with a time of 5:21.33 set in 1983.
About FSDB The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school and outreach center available to eligible Pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. For a campus tour or to inquire about eligibility for enrollment, contact FSDB Parent Services at 904-827-2212 voice or 904-201-4527 videophone. For more information, visit www.fsdbk12.org