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Good Results for Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team at Nova Tech Meet in Sydney

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team saw a promising squad of Nova Tech swimmers compete it Nova Tech North #2 in Sydney on December 8th. Oliver Long swam to his Gold Medal graduating from Nova Tech to Age Group level competition. Brien Langley achieved his Silver Medal level times. “Many swimmers recorded new personal best times and showed great promise for future events” said Coach Rob Allen. PHAST’s fastest age group swimmers will be heading for Truro on the 14th for the Top 16 meet, where swimmers had to qualify per event by recording top 16 finishes this season.
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Great Meet in Halifax for Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST competed at Dalhousie University the Dec. 1st &2nd weekend for their third meet of the year. The weekend was a fast meet with swimmers from throughout Nova Scotia as well as Newfoundland.
PHAST was represented by 21 Age Group level athletes in the third qualifying meet for the Nova Scotia top 16 competition this December 14-16 in Truro. The top 16 competition is as it states: only the top 16 athletes in each event and age group are to move on to this competition based on their season performances. Each swimmer had to have posted the difficult qualification standards this season or as lifetime best times in order be eligible. While the list of eligible swimmers from sport Nova Scotia have yet to be released Coach Allen states “It is looking good for us. We should be able to place anywhere from 12 to 14 swimmers in this competition. “PHAST will be placing considerable effort on hard training over the next 10 days with our competitive swimmers in preparation for this meet. In addition to this focus training we will also be concluding another successful Next Wave swim program this Thursday, December 6.
Swimmers ranking in the top 8 of their age group this weekend were: Hannah Austen with a 6th in 50m Breaststroke. Riley Avery with 6 first place finishes in the 200 & 400m I.M., 100&200m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly. Cole Beaver took 8th in 50 & 100m Backstroke, and the 100m Freestyle and Butterfly. Malcolm Cameron placed 5th in the 200m I.M.,4th in both the 50m Butterfly and 400m I.M., and 3rd and the 50m Breaststroke. Aidan Doucet powered to 8th in the 100m Freestyle, 7th 50m Backstroke, 6th in the 50m Freestyle, 5th in the 100m Backstroke, 4th in the 200m Freestyle, 3rd in the 100m Butterfly, and 2nd in the 50m Butterfly. Joshua Elsworth swam to 7th 50m Backstroke, 6th in the 50m Butterfly, 5th in the 400m I.M., 4th in both the 100m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke, and 3rd in the 200m Freestyle. Zach Elsworth stroked to 7th in the 50 and 200m Freestyle, and 50m Backstroke, 6th in the 100m Breaststroke, 5th in the 200m I.M., 3rd in the 50m Butterfly, and 2nd in the 50m Breaststroke.
For more information on fast swimming please check us out online at PHAST.ca Meghan Hayes swam to 8th in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly, 5th in the 100m Butterfly, and 4th in the 100m Backstroke.
Cein Kennedy raced to 3rd in the 50m Breaststroke, 2nd in the 50 and 200m Freestyle, 50 and 200m Backstroke, and 200m I.M. Colleen MacLeod swam to 4th in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke, and 3rd in the 50 and 200m Freestyle, and 50 and 100m Breaststroke. Keiran McInnis took 7th in the 100m Butterfly and Freestyle. Matthew Penner stroked to 3rd in the 50m Butterfly and 1st in the 200m Breaststroke. Anna Robinson swam t0 7th in the 400m Freestyle, 6th in the 200m I.M. and 100m Backstroke, 4th in the 100m Butterfly, and 3rd in the 200m Backstroke.
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Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team Participate in Swim Meet

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST sent an 11 member squad to the Ken Dun Senior Provincial Championships the weekend of July 5th-8th. PHAST was one of 25 teams from all over Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, and the Eastern US with over 300 swimmers in the pool. Swimmers were required to qualify for the meet in multiple events for this competition. Head Coach Rob Allen states that “our performances were impressive with over 75% of the swims being best times, or in-season best times. After a long 10 month season it was a highly successful meet.”
Hannah Austen helped lead the Women’s Relay team to 6th place in the 800m Freestyle. Riley Avery took 6th in the men’s 400m I.M. and 4th in the 1500m Freestyle. Cole Beaver swam to 5th in 100m Freestyle and 4th in 50m Butterfly and Breaststroke. Malcolm Cameron stroked to 6th in the 50 and 100m Breaststroke. Aidan Doucet flew to 8th in the 100m Butterfly, 7th in the 50m Butterfly and 200m I.M. Josh Elsworth swam to 8th in the 400m Freestyle. Morley MacKinnon 5th in the 50m Backstroke. Matthew Penner took 8th in the 200m Breaststroke. Abby Poffenroth swam to 6th in the 50m Freestyle, and 4th in the 200m I.M., and200m Breaststroke, 3rd for a Bronze in the 100m B and 2nd for a Silver in the 50m Breaststroke. Lily Poffenroth took 7th in the 100m and 4th in the 50m Backstroke. Anna Robinson stroked to 8th in the 100m Backstroke. The Women’s relay teams took 7th in the 800m Freestyle event while the Men’s relay team took 5th in the 800m Freestyle. Anna Robinson swam to 8th in the 400m I.M. and 3rd for Bronze in the 50m Backstroke. The Men’s Relay squad to 8th in the 400m Freestyle, 7th in the 400m Relay, and 5th in the 800m Freestyle.
PHAST has concluded our season this past weekend and will dive back into the water mid-September as we look to improve on our results in the 2018/2019 season. If you are interested in competitive swimming check out our details at www.PHAST.ca
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Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team Hosts Provincial Junior Championships

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, hosted 170 swimmers, from 10 teams across the province for Juniors, Spring Edition, Provincial Championships from June 8th -10th. St. Francis Xavier University provided the perfect venue with an “athlete’s village” residence setting, and phenomenal recreation staff.
Over three days of competition PHAST secured 4th overall for the meet. Mariah Austen swam to 7th in the 50m, and 5th in the 200m Backstroke. Elena Barzanti took 4th in the 800m Freestyle, and 50m Butterfly, 3rd in the 200m Backstroke, 2nd in the50 and 100m Freestyle, and 1st in the 200m Freestyle. Cole Beaver stroked to 4th in the 100m Backstroke. Baileigh Bekkers swam to 8th in the 400m Freestyle. Emma Crispo Stroked to 8th in the 100m Breaststroke. Joshua Elsworth powered to 4th in the 50m Backstoke and 100m Freestyle, 3rd in 50m Freestyle, 2nd in the 200m I.M. and 1st. 200m and 400m Freestyle, setting a new team record. Zachary Elsworth took 7th in the50m and 200m Freestyle, 4th in the 200m I.M., and 50m Breaststroke. Meghan Hayes stroked to 7th in the 50m Backstroke, 6th in the 100m Freestyle, 5th in the 50m and 2nd in the 100m Butterfly. Cora Kehoe took 5th in the 100m Freestyle.
Cein Kennedy swam to 6th in the 50m Breaststroke, 4th in the 200m Freestyle and 200m I.M., 3rd in the 50m Freestyle, 2nd in the 50m Backstroke, 1st in the 200m Backstroke. Olivia Langley stroked to 6th in the 200m Breaststroke, and 5th in the 50 M breast stroke. Jessica MacKinnon took 4th in the 100m and 50m Freestyle, 2nd in the 50m and 200m Backstroke and 1st in the 100m Backstroke. Colleen MacLeod powered to 5th in the 4th in the 200m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke, 2nd in the 50m Breaststroke, and 1st in the 50 and 100m freestyle earning the Meet’s Female Bronze medal for high points scorer. Illness kept Alex Penner from the first two days on competition, but not slow him down when he arrived taking 1st in the 50m Butterfly.
Matthew Penner Earned the Meet’s Male Bronze medal for high Points Scorer with a 4th in the 50m Fly and 1st place finishes in the 200, 100, and 50m Breaststroke, and 200m I.M. In Relay action the men’s squads took home a 5th, 4th, 2nd, and two 1st place finishes. Ali McLellan and Lily MacLean helped the Women’s squads secure a 6th, two 4th, 2nd and a 1st place finishes.
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Local Swimmers Do Well at Port Hawkesbury Meet

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.

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PHAST Swimmers Perform Well at Two Weekend Meets

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.

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PHAST hosts Meet In Port Hawkebury

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.

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Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team go to Dalplex meet

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.

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Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team performs well at Moncton Meet

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.

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Local Swimmers win medals and post personal bests at Halifax Swim Meet

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.