BARTLETT — Members of the Saco Valley Swim Team (SVST) recently competed in two meets held at Brewster Beach on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. Families are able to enjoy a day at the beach while cheering on the team in the water, making the Brewster Beach meet as pleasant for parents and siblings as it is fun for the competitors.
Thirteen swimmers from the SVST competed on July 8 against four other teams. Conditions were ideal for an outdoor meet with no wind. SVST swimmers turned in 20 best times from the 39 events they competed in.
Joey Trumbull continues to improve his times in the longer distance swims. He was able to improve his 200-meter freestyle time by 7.4 seconds. All the hard work and training he has been putting in at practice has been paying off.
The second Brewster Beach meet was held on July 15 with 12 SVST swimmers hitting the water. Weather conditions were less than ideal with large waves, wind and cool water, but the hometown swimmers still posted 17 season-best times out of the 37 swims.
One of the most memorable moments during the meet was when Connor Wiggin and Alex Sweeney each swam two legs of the medley relay, which normally features four swimmers, each swimming one leg. This was a tough challenge but they rose to the occasion and made their teammates and coaches proud.
The team would like to thank all the parents for helping out: Melissa Carr and Leah Kelsch for organizing the bullpen, along with Trevor Tasker and Erin Sweeney for standing out on the docks to time the swimmers. The team would not be able to participate in these meets if it did not have this sort of support.
The fall swim team session will start mid-September.
The SVST is part of the White Mountain Aquatic and Fitness Foundation, which is dedicated to providing a sustainable, non-profit facility to achieve the lifestyle benefits of health, wellness and fitness. It will offer a whole, new, unique and diverse menu of dry land and aquatic programming for the Mount Washington Valley, its surrounding areas and to visitors. To learn more about the foundation visit www.whitemountainaquatic.com or call (603) 733-5915.
- Category: Events/Competitions