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WELCOMING NEW OPPORTUNITIES Permanent shade structures have been installed over three new seating sections at the YMCA's Selby Aquatic Center. Photo courtesy of Sarasota County HOSTING THE 2013 PAN-AMERICAN MASTERS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP COULD BRING UP TO $5 MILLION INTO SARASOTA COUNTY'S ECONOMY AND LURE NEW RESIDENTS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor With thousands of participants coming in from Center, located at 8301 Potter Park Drive (just all over North America, the 2013 Pan-Ameri- south of Westfield Sarasota Square Mall). One can Masters Swimming Championship is ex- open swim event will be held at Siesta Public pected to have a $5 million economic impact Beach. on Sarasota County, And because 49 perthe chairman of the cent of the particiorganizing committee These are the kind of people you pants are from outside told the county's Tourwant to have coming in here looking at the United States, "it's ist Development Counreal estate … because they're in a an opportunity for us cil (TDC) this month. position to buy. to showcase Sarasota The event will be held to a whole new group Carl Weinrich June 1-13, primarily at of people," Carl WeinChairman Pan-American Masters Championship the Sarasota Family rich pointed out to the Organizing Committee YMCA Selby Aquatic TDC members at their

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