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Young Channel Cats swimmers shine at Development Meet

Thirty swimmers from the club competed in Collingwood; 'Our swimmers handled their nerves quite well,' said Cats coach

The Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club recently attended the Collingwood Clippers Development Meet. Thirty swimmers from the Jr. Novice, Sr. Novice, Bronze and Silver training groups were in attendance.

“This is a great meet for our Jr. Novice swimmers to see what racing is like. Our swimmers handled their nerves quite well,” said Coach Tatum Haslem.

Some swimmers with more racing experience can use development meets to try some different events.

“These meets provide a great opportunity for swimmers to achieve times in events they have never swum," said Coach Meredith Thompson-Edwards.

Swimmers in attendance included:

  • Grace Hunter
  • Nadine Ackert
  • Kael Cresanto
  • Colin Comfort 
  • Olivia Comfort
  • Ava Fairgrieve
  • Isabella Brown
  • Sophia Brown
  • Ben Thomson
  • Maelle Bouchard
  • Ella Cansino
  • Owen Wagner
  • Olivia LePage
  • Catherine Shaw
  • Elena Carrigan
  • Sadie Cook
  • Kajun Butler
  • Aiden Lewis
  • Beth Lewis
  • Madelyn MacCormack
  • Oscar Simons
  • Emma Mackillop
  • Zach Sternberg
  • Olivia Favaro
  • Emony Fisher
  • Arabella McFarland
  • Brooke McGillivray
  • Emma Boychoff
  • Kate Sontag
  • Molly Hazel