© Dave Mathieson - Amherst Daily News
Spartan swimmers proudly displaying ribbons won at the Nova Tech swim meet are: (front, from left) Emilie-Mae Riley, Ella McGuigan, (back, from left) Abbie Smith, Daphne Fawthrop and Hailey White. Dave Mathieson – Amherst Daily News HL: Spartans show their best times at Nova Tech meet
AMHERST The Cumberland Spartans Swim Club was well represented at the Nova Tech swim meet hosted in Truro at the end of April.
“Nova Tech is designed to meet the needs of the younger and less experienced swimmers through a dynamic and fun competitive experience,” said Spartan coach, Jan Matthews. “Nova Tech is designed to promote self-improvement and friendly competition and these five young swimmers certainly represented themselves and the club very well!”
This was the first multi-club competition for Hailey White, Ella McGuigan and Emilie-Mae Riley.
Hailey White finished in the top ten with her 25-metre-free best time swim and recorded another best time in the 50-metre-kick event.
Ella McGuigan swam to second place at her level for the 25-metre-breaststroke and recorded personal bests for her efforts in the 25-metre-free and 50-metre-kick events.
Emilie-Mae Riley also earned best times for all her swims, placing first at her level for her 25-metre-backstroke and performing well in the 2metre-free and 50-metre-kick.
Competing as a Level 1 swimmer, Abbie Smith placed first in the 200-metre Individual Medley, third in the 50-metre-free and 50-metre-kick events and placed seventh overall for her efforts in the 50-metre-kick. She recorded personal best times in all of her events.
Swimming at Level 2, Daphne Fawthrop placed third in the 50-metre-backstroke and sixth in the 50-metre and 200-metre-freestyle events. Her freestyle swims earned her new personal bests.
The Spartans continue swimming through May at the Cumberland YMCA as the swimmers prepare for the provincial championships.