PORT HAWKESBURY: The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team (PHAST) recorded sweet times at the Candy Cane invitational Meet held at Centennial Pool, Halifax, on the weekend of December 15.
The twenty two member squad, some of whom were swimming at age group level for the first time, powered through the three-day meet, dropping time and capturing top eight finishes, medals, and new team records.
Aidan Doucet was a top performer for the group, as he took silver in the 100m butterfly and bronze in the 50m butterfly, setting new team records in both swims. He was also fourth in the 50m backstroke, sixth in the 50m freestyle, and eighth in the 100m and 200m freestyle
Malcolm Cameron was also on the top of his game, as he took silver in the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m breaststroke, managing new team records in both events. He also took fourth in the 200m breaststroke and eighth in the 200m I.M.
Also earning silver was Lily Poffenroth, who was hard at work in the 100m freestyle. She also took sixth in the 100m butterfly and seventh in 50m backstroke.
Taking a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke was Abby Poffenroth, who also set four new team records. She also took fourth in the 100m breaststroke and eighth in 200m I.M. and 200m freestyle.
Anna Robinson powered to bronze in the 200m butterfly and set four new team records. She also took fifth in both the 50m backstroke and 400m freestyle, and sixth in the 200m backstroke.
Bronze was also the medal Colleen MacLeod won in the 50m breaststroke. She also took fifth in the 50m backstroke, the 200, and 100m freestyle; and seventh in the 50m freestyle.
Matthew Penner won bronze in the 400m freestyle, fifth in the 50m butterfly, sixth in the 200m I.M., and eighth in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.
Also strong for the club were Matina Kanchanatip (fourth in the 50m backstroke and fifth in the 100m backstroke), Joshua Elsworth (sixth in the 200m I.M.), Maxim Reim (sixth in the 100m butterfly), Cora Kehoe (eighth in the 100m freestyle), and Cein Kennedy (eighth in the 200m backstroke).
The above mentioned swimmers with their teammates Hannah Austen and Ali McLellan formed relay teams that captured bronze in the 200m women’s 14-15 freestyle relay, fourth in the men’s 200m relay, and fourth in the women’s under 14 200m relay.
The mixed 400m relay teams swam to fourth and seventh place.