Monday, February 8, 2010


Matt and Nick were in the district finals for the North Shore of Boston - about 6 schools in the Cape Ann League competed this past Sunday.

Their school doesn't have a very strong swimming program and they finished at the bottom of the league after the season's competition. 

They had an opportunity to compete once more against all the schools in a championship at Salem State College's swimming pool as a finale to the season.

Nick's events are 100m butterfly and 100m Individual Medley and Matt competes in 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle.  The both did really well. 

Matt lost his goggles in the dive for the freestyle event and the distraction cost him time so this event didn't go well for him.  In backstroke he placed 7th in the district (there were 4 heats of eight swimmers each) and improved on his season's time by a second or so.

Nick finished first in his heat for butterfly and was placed 6th overall - this event had about 3 heats of 8 swimmers altogether.  The freestyle 100m had many heats and Nick placed 7th overall there as well.

They both swam in heats that they were strong in so it was cool to see them come in with times that placed them high in their heat and beat a couple of the competitors in the fastest heat.

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