Nova Tech North #5 Swim Meet was held at the Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre on Sunday. Four teams from the Northern division of the province sent squads of young novice level swimmers to compete for advancement towards Junior and senior ranking. The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Team had 19 swimmers in the water, dropping time and setting new Personal Best times. Port Hawkesbury’s Ewan Kennedy secured his Bronze level ranking while team mate Ayden Johnson advanced to Silver level. These swimmers will have their final meet of the year next month when teams from the whole province compete in Truro at the Nova Tech Explosion.
The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim team (PHAST) sent two talented squads out across the Maritimes the weekend of March 23-25th. A squad of 14 with New Brunswick Championship qualifying competed in Saint John, while 9 Junior Age Group athletes headed for the Long Course Development meet in Halifax. Results from Dalplex in Halifax have Emma Crispo taking Silver in both the 50 and 200m Breaststroke.
In New Brunswick the squad finished 5th out of 21 teams from the Maritimes, Quebec, and the State of Maine for the 3 day N.B. Long Course Championships. Riley Avery took Silver in the 200m Backstroke and 400m Freestyle. Jacob Bennett swam to Silver in the 50m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle and Gold in the 50m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke. Malcom Cameron stroked to Bronze in the 200m Backstroke and 400m I.M. and Silver in the 50m Breaststroke. Aidan Doucet flew to Silver in the 200m I.M., and Gold in the 50m Butterfly. Alex Penner took Silver in the 100m Butterfly. Matthew Penner swam to Silver in the 50m Breaststroke. Abby Poffenroth glided to Bronze in the 200m I.M., Silver in the 100m Breaststroke. Anna Robinson swam to Bronze in the 200m Freestyle, Silver in the 50m, 100m, and 200m Backstroke, and Gold in the 800m Freestyle. Carter van de Wiel took Silver in the 100m Freestyle.
The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, hosted five teams from across northern Nova Scotia at SAERC in Port Hawkesbury Sunday. Eighty eight swimmers took to the waters, many in their first ever meet, to drop time and hone their skills. PHAST’s Katherine Langley earned her BRONZE level certification and Ella Robinson breaking two team records for her age in the 25m Butterfly and 100m I.M.
The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST sent six senior qualified swimmers to the Senior Long Course Development meet at Dalplex the weekend of February 10-11th. The six person squad had an impressive showing. Open unofficial results show Riley Avery taking 6th place in the 1500m Freestyle, and 4th in the 400m I.M. Abby Poffenroth swam to 8th in the 100m and 7th in the 200m, and 4th in the 50m Breaststroke. Anna Robinson took 8th in the 1500m Freestyle, and 7th in the 400m I.M. Official results will likely reveal more top 8 finishes for Hannah Austen, Josh Elsworth, and Lily Poffenroth as well. Stay tuned for more PHAST news as swimmers head to Junior Provincial’s next weekend, and gear up to host a Nova Tech meet the following weekend.
Nine Age Group swimmers competed in Moncton in the New Brunswick Open Cup and had a remarkable showing! Hannah Austen swam to Silver in the 200m Breaststroke, and Gold in the 400m IM. Riley Avery took 3rd in the 100m Backstroke and Gold in the 800m Freestyle. Malcolm Cameron battled the flu and still snagged Gold in the 200m Breaststroke. Aidan Doucet took Bronze in the 100m Backstroke, 50M Butterfly, and 50m Freestyle. Anna Robinson powered to Bronze in the 400m Freestyle, Silver in the 400m I.M., and 800m Freestyle, and Gold in the 50m and 200m Backstroke.
PHAST is gearing up for Jr. and Sr. provincial championships while taking part in their most significant fundraiser of the year, Swim-A-Thon, you can support your favourite PHAST swimmer at www.novascotiaswimathon.ca/phast.
The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team recorded sweet times at the Candy Cane invitational Meet held at Centennial Pool, Halifax over the weekend The twenty two member squad, some of whom were swimming at age group level for the first time, powered through the three day meet, dropping time and capturing top eight finishes, medals, and new team records. Malcom Cameron swam to Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke, and Silver in the 50m Breaststroke setting new team records in all Breaststroke events. Aidan Doucet powered to Bronze in the 50m Butterfly, and Silver in the 100m Butterfly, setting new team records in both Butterfly swims.
Colleen MacLeod took Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke. Matthew Penner took Bronze in the 400m Freestyle. Abby Poffenroth swam to Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke setting 4 new team records. Lily Poffenroth took Silver in 100m Freestyle. Anna Robinson captured Bronze in the 200m Butterfly setting 4 new team records. Relay Teams captured Bronze in the 200m Women’s 14-15 Freestyle Relay, 4th in the Men’s 200m Relay, and 4th in the Women’s under 14 200m Relay. The Mixed 400m Relay teams swam to 7th and 4th place.
The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, sent 13 Novice level swimmers to the Nova Tech North 2 Meet in Sydney Sunday. The swimmers had a great meet with several new personal best times recorded and 3 bronze level medals. Ayvah Johnson, Lily MacPhail, and Oliver Long received Bronze medal standings.
The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, had two swimmers qualify to swim with a Swim Nova Scotia Travel team to Maine. Hannah Austen and Josh Elsworth met the time qualifications for the 23rd Annual Bowdoin College Open in Brunswick Maine, over the weekend. The Swim Nova Scotia Team had swimmers age 13-15, competing in this international meet. This was the second time both Austen and Elsworth had made the cut for a Team Nova Scotia Travel team. The results from the weekend show the Austen, Elsworth and the rest of Team Nova Scotia worked hard to make this province proud! Both swimmers took part in I—M Relay action and both placed in the top 20 in this highly competitive event.