JERUSALEM - University of Tampa alumnus and former swimmer Jeremy Parker recently competed at the Maccabiah Games, winning a gold medal. Parker joined his father at the games, who also took home a gold medal.
A 2016 graduate of UT with a degree in finance, Parker was a four-year letterwinner and three-time All-American for the Spartans. The Tampa native is also a graduate of H.B. Plant High School.
Maccabi World Union (Registered Amutah 580037158) is the largest and longest running Jewish sports organization spanning over five continents, more than 60 countries, 450 clubs, and 400,000 members. MWU is a Zionist organization that utilizes sports as a means to bring Jewish people of all ages closer to Judaism and Israel in addition to various informal educational activities in a manner that surpasses politics and sectarianism. Many Maccabi clubs serve as community centers and youth movements providing a diversity of educational, cultural, social and sports activities under one roof. In addition, Maccabi has its unique international signature activity in Jewish sports, the Maccabiah Games in Israel which take place every 4 years.