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The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team

By Linda MacDougall Penner, Communications@PHAST
First published on May 18th 2017

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, sent 22 Senior & Junior Age Group swimmers to the Long Course Development meet #4 in Halifax on May 5-7th. The meet was an opportunity for swimmers to race their events before heading into the final training cycle before provincial championships. The swimmers posted a number of season best Long Course times. Hannah Austen taking 6th in the 100m Breaststroke, 5th in the 200 IM, 2nd in the 400m IM, and 1st in the 200m Breaststroke! Malcolm Cameron set a team record in the 400m Freestyle! Aidan Doucet placed 6th in the 100m Butterfly, and set a team record in the 200m IM. Joshua Elsworth swam to 5th in the 400m IM, 4th in the 100m Backstroke, 2nd in the 400 IM, and 1st in both the 200m Backstroke and 200m IM! Meghan Hayes took 7th place in the 200m Freestyle, 4th in the 50m Backstroke, and 3rd in the 400m Freestyle. Matina Kanchanatip stroked to 4th in the 100m Freestyle, 3rd in the 100m Backstroke, 2nd in the 50m Backstroke, and 1st in the 50m Butterfly! Cein Kennedy set team records in the 50m Freestyle and Butterfly! Liam Kennedy placed 7th in the 50m Butterfly, 6th in the 50m Breaststroke, 5th in the 50m Backstroke, 4th in the 200m IM, 3rd in the 200m, and 2nd in the 50m Freestyle! Angel MacKinnon placed 7th in the 50m Breaststroke. Colleen MacLeod placed 8th in the 100m, and 7th in the 200m Freestyle. Kieran McInnis placed 6th in the 200m IM and 5th in the 100m Butterfly! Ali McLellan placed 8th in the 400m IM. Jakalee Myette powered to 4th in the 50m and 200m Freestyle, 2nd in the 50m Butterfly, and 1st in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke! Alex Penner took 4th in the 100m Breaststroke, 3rd in the 50m Breaststroke, and 1st in the 200m, 100, and 50m Butterfly! Matthew Penner placed 6th in the 50m, and 3rd in the 200m Breaststroke. Abby Poffenroth placed 7th in the 50m, and 200m Freestyle, 4th in the 200m Breaststroke and 200m IM, and 3rd in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke! Lily Poffenroth placed 8th in the 50m Butterfly (setting a team record), 6th in the 50m Backstroke, and 5th in the 50m and 200m Freestyle. Hayley Puddester took 8th in the 50m Freestyle, 7th in the 400m IM, and 3rd in the 200m Butterfly! Anna Robinson placed 6th in the 200m Freestyle, and 5th in the 50m and 200m Backstroke. Rebecca Roussy took 8th in the 100m and 200m Freestyle, and 4th in the 200m Backstroke! Emma Crispo had a great 1st meet as an Age Group competitor and Merissa Hirschfeld shaved over 10 seconds setting new personal best times! Watch for results next weekend and PHAST sends 20 swimmers to Nova Tech Explosion! GO PHAST GO!

Seniors photo: Front row, R-L: Aidan Doucet, Anna Robinson, Lily Poppenroth Back row, R-L: Malcom Cameron, Abby Poppenroth, Liam Kennedy, Matthew Penner Standing: Colleen MacLeod

Seniors photo: Front row, R-L: Aidan Doucet, Anna Robinson, Lily Poppenroth
Back row, R-L: Malcom Cameron, Abby Poppenroth, Liam Kennedy, Matthew Penner
Standing: Colleen MacLeod

The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, sent 25 Nova Tech swimmers to the provincial end of season Nova Tech Explosion in Truro on May 13th &14th. It was a great way to celebrate the Novice division squads on both sides of the causeway who have worked so hard developing their skills in all 4 strokes and endurance to make the times they need to advance! This meet the Nova Tech Squad swimmers shaved major time towards their goals with Will Laundry taking home his Bronze level medal!   The team focus will now be on the Age Group competitive squads as they train for provincial championships! GO PHAST GO!

Front Row, R-L Sara Langley, Katherine Langley, Lauren Doiron, Julia Elseworth, Ayvah Johnson, Sadie Beaver, Madeline Miller Middle Row: R-L Will Laundry, Ewan Kennedy, Lily MacLean, Kassie Doyle, Conlan MacKenzie, Brien Langley, Chase Cooper, Kaitlin Doyle Back Row: R-L Zachary Elsworth, Sara Pottie, Olivia MacIver, Olivia Langley, Kyla MacDonald, Cora Kehoe, Faith Campbell, Abby Bona, Ayden Johnson.

Front Row, R-L Sara Langley, Katherine Langley, Lauren Doiron, Julia Elseworth, Ayvah Johnson, Sadie Beaver, Madeline Miller
Middle Row: R-L Will Laundry, Ewan Kennedy, Lily MacLean, Kassie Doyle, Conlan MacKenzie, Brien Langley, Chase Cooper, Kaitlin Doyle
Back Row: R-L Zachary Elsworth, Sara Pottie, Olivia MacIver, Olivia Langley, Kyla MacDonald, Cora Kehoe, Faith Campbell, Abby Bona, Ayden Johnson.


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