Bluefins fair well at home meet

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With their home meet behind them, the next competition on the Windsor Bluefin’s radar is provincials.

Donna Britten, president of the Windsor-based swim club, says she expects to see a number of Bluefins advancing to provincials in Bridgewater the weekend of Aug. 19 after the team’s performance at the Hants Aquatic Centre July 31.

The Bluefins placed seventh overall out of 16 teams at their invitational meet, which brought about 400 competitive swimmers to Windsor.

Britten says this placing is impressive considering the size of the squad.

“We’re considered a small team,” she said, noting that 31 Bluefins swam in the meet.

“Anything over 50 swimmers is a large team.”

In the pool, Olki Drudl recorded the fastest times in the Boys 13-14 freestyle and 100-metre categories. Drudl finished fourth in a backstroke heat.

Other Bluefins who claimed Top 5 finishes in individual heats included Aaron Henshaw, Andrew Kenny, Brianna Sexton and Freya Ferguson.

Ethan Pineo, Robert Williamson, Duncan Ferguson, Jacob Beaulieu, Ashley Britten and Natasha Williamson placed within the Top 10 for their age group.

The Bluefins regularly travel to meets throughout mainland Nova Scotia. Britten says swimming is an inexpensive sport, and the Bluefins hope to see enrolment in the club increase next summer.

“We’d love to have some new swimmers,” she said.

“It’s great exercise.”

To learn more about the swim club, email Britten at donna.britten6@gmail.com.

 

Organizations: Hants Aquatic Centre, Windsor Bluefins

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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