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Orillia swimmers qualify for finals, break record in Bracebridge

Ava Fairgrieve breaks her own club record in 200-metre butterfly; 'Our swimmers did a great job,' says coach
Members of the Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club recently took part in the Musac Team Challenge invitational in Bracebridge.

Members of the Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club recently competed in Bracebridge at the Musac Team Challenge invitational.

Twenty-four swimmers from Orillia were in attendance from the senior novice, bronze, silver and gold training groups.

Ava Fairgrieve, 10, broke her own club record in the female 200-metre butterfly.

“Ava just raced this event in May, and dropped an additional 10 seconds off this past weekend from that time,” says her coach, Tatum Haslem.

The local club had a lot of 13-and-over swimmers qualify for finals (top eight), which was great in order to give them additional racing opportunities.

”Our goal going into finals is to always race better than the morning session. Our swimmers did a great job on little recovery time,” says head coach Meredith Thompson-Edwards.

Swimmers who participated in the meet include Nadine Ackert, Maelle Bouchard, Georgia Cameron, Emma Edgerton, Ava Fairgrieve, Taryn Fenton, Grace Hunter, Kamryn Light, Peyton Nie, Niko Plett, Ryley Shore, Adair Wieclawek, Indiana Abram, Jace Black, Boyd Brown, Kajun Butler, Hughie Edwards, Cohen Greer, Hayden Nie, Sam Pecorella, Fedor Radzievskii, Caden Stuart, Rydaar Watt and Nicolas Willis.



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