Swimmers visit Maine

PORT HAWKESBURY: Two swimmers with the Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team (PHAST) qualified to swim with a Swim Nova Scotia Travel team in Maine.

Hannah Austen and Josh Elsworth met the time qualifications for the 23rd annual Bowdoin College Open in Brunswick, Maine, on the weekend of December 8. The Swim Nova Scotia Team had swimmers age 13-15 competing in this international meet. This was the second time both Austen and Elsworth had made the cut for a Team Nova Scotia Travel team, and both are coaching staff for the club’s Next Wave program as well.

The results from the weekend show the Austen, Elsworth and the rest of Team Nova Scotia worked hard to make this province proud. Both swimmers took part in 8-m relay action, and both placed in the top 20 in this highly competitive event.


The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team, PHAST, sent 13 Novice level swimmers to the Nova Tech North 2 Meet in Sydney on December 10. The swimmers had a great meet with several new personal best times recorded and three bronze level medals. Ayvah Johnson, Lily MacPhail, and Oliver Long are now enjoying new bronze-level standing.