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08/03/17 – Pannell Swim Shop Returns as Title Sponsor of State Swim Meet

August 3, 2017 2017-2018 News Releases



The State Swimming and Diving Championships will have a title sponsor once again, as Pannell Swim Shop and the KHSAA have reached an agreement on a three-year deal beginning with the upcoming 2018 championships. Pannell Swim Shop, which previously served as title sponsor of the State Swim Meet from 2009-13, has 30 years of experience serving the swimming community as a premier one-stop shop for all swimming and swim-related needs.

“Pannell Swim Shop is synonymous with high school swimming in the Commonwealth and we are absolutely delighted to have them continuing as a partner in support of our state meet,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Tom [Viney] has a longtime involvement in the swimming and triathlon community, and his familiarity with both our schools and this event are the ideal combination. Nothing could be more appropriate than for Pannell Swim Shop to rise to the occasion and again be the title sponsor. It is a natural partnership that we are hopeful continues for many years to come.”

“I am excited to build on the enthusiasm Pannell Swim Shop was founded upon by serving teams, coaches, and families throughout the entire state of Kentucky with exceptional customer service and quality products,” said Tom Viney, owner of Pannell Swim Shop. “This partnership with the KHSAA gives Pannell Swim Shop the opportunity to further support the entire swimming community, not only by recognizing superior athletic performances but also by honoring student athletes for their excellent academic achievements and their volunteer efforts towards giving back to the community.”

The 2018 Pannell Swim Shop/KHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships are scheduled to be held Feb. 22-24 at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 281 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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