BARTLETT — The Saco Valley Swim Team traveled to the University of New Hampshire on June 18 to compete in its first swim meet of the summer. The 10 hometown swimmers broke six team records, had 10 first places, eight second places and two third place results.
Among the stellar performances were:
Ella Baptista, age 14, first place in the 200-meter freestyle; 50-meter butterfly; and the 100-meter individual medley.
Sophia Smith, 10, took second place in the 50-meter freestyle in her first meet with the team.
Dominick Perry, 14, took first place in the 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley; and 100-meter freestyle.
Alex Sweeney, 10, took first place in the 100-meter freestyle.
Michael Trumbull, 12, took second place in the 200-meter individual medley.
Katherine Trumbull, 14, took second place in the 100-meter individual medley.
Joey Trumbull, 17, took first place in the 500-meter freestyle.
Aaron Zakon, 11, took first place in the 50-meter breast stroke.
The team of Perry, Michael Trumbull, Joey Trumbull and Zakon took first place in the 200-meter freestyle relay.
Little Elsie Heon, only five years of age, stole the show with her great swims in both the 25-meter freestyle and backstroke events. Her older sister, Gretchen, 8, placed second in the 100-meter individual medley.
Many personal bests were set and the swimmers find themselves setting new goals to work toward throughout the summer.
The SVST swims out of the White Mountain Aquatic Center on NH-16A in Intervale, and are coached by a staff of totally volunteer coaches who give their time to help these great young swimmers reach their potential. The staff is also dedicated to improving the safety for all those who may be involved in water activities in the Valley. They recently sponsored two water safety courses attended by young children from Brownfield, Maine to Bartlett.
- Category: Events/Competitions