Wolfville Tri­tons start the sea­son well

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Af­ter only a few weeks of prac­tice and, for many, learn­ing what a swim com­pe­ti­tion was about for the first time, a team of the young Tri­tons swim­mers headed to Clare to show what they could do.

The swim­mers were very ex­cited as their coaches had pre­pared them well for what they could ex­pect and what they had to do, so get­ting there, it wasn’t too strange for them.

“They did so very well once they got there,” said head coach Moira Mil­ward.

Top swim­mers of the meet were 15-year-old So­phie Bezan­son and 13-year-old Ay­den Stod­dart, who achieved their gold medals – the to­ken that they have moved from the novice pro­gram to the age group pro­gram and that means more com­pe­ti­tion and at other venues other than Clare or Green­wood.

“Well done to both those ath­letes,” Mil­ward said.

Other swim­mers who achieved medal sta­tus were Pay­ton Mills, 11, and Lu­cas Sin­gle­ton, 15, who got their sil­ver awards, and Maura Smith, 10, who achieved her bronze award. As well, many who at­tended the meet re­ceived those awards be­ing achieved 67 best time rib­bons.

Mil­ward said at the pre­sen­ta­tion of these awards that the times achieved showed that there are many of these young swim- mers close lev­els soon.

“These young ath­letes im­prove very quickly, it is a joy to watch them,” she said. “They get so ex- to reach­ing higher cited when they re­ceive their awards, mak­ing it an im­por­tant time for the en­tire club to be part of.”

She also re­marked that the coaches that guide the young team mem­bers do such an ex­cel­lent job with ex­citable swim­mers, stay­ing calm when it gets busy.

“The club rec­og­nizes how much these coaches do and we are very grate­ful for their work,” she added.

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Yougn swim­mers from the Tri­tons club in Wolfville re­cently trav­elled to Clare for their first com­pe­ti­tion.

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