Monday, February 20, 2012

States 2012

Congratulations to Madie and Olivia for qualifying for States! It's such an accomplishment to be able to swim with the best of the state!

Here we are outside waiting to head in.

The meet was held in the far end of the pool from where we are standing. The lanes directly in front of us were for warm ups throughout the meet.

Imagine diving off of that platform?

Our cheering section! Thanks for coming and being supportive!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Home vs. D-S

We recently had our second league meet of the season vs. Dover Sherborn. It was a strong meet for many with several best times posted and another States qualification!

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Friday, December 16, 2011

TMAC Gives Back

For the second year, we have spent an evening helping to package food for TMAC Gives Back, a food drive for local families. This year we helped to package Christmas dinners for 405 local families! The next morning several swimmers came to help deliver the food although I have no pictures of those who helped to load or drive cars.

Thanks for all of your help!

Dismantling boxes at the end
Posted by PicasaFood to feed 405 families! Turkeys came by UHaul the next morning!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Season opener 2011

Wednesday marked our first meet of 2011. We finished closer to Hopkinton than we ever have and turned in several great times along the way. This meet was also significant in that it was our first ever meet in which we had divers! Congratulations to David, Lindsay, and Joanna for setting the bar for all future divers!

In lane 3, Alex is on his way to a new school record in the 100 fly - take a look at the great support he is getting from his teammates!

Tonight's "Game Goggles" go to Colby. We have been working on racing throughout our events and on being "the first hand on the wall." Colby did that in every race he swam and he turned in very strong performances along the way!
Congratulations to all our first year swimmers who had a great start to their swimming careers!
Congratulations to Madie on her States qualifying cut and to Olivia on her sectionals qualifying time!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pasta Supper at McMahon's

Tonight we had our first pasta supper of the season! We swim Hopkinton on Wednesday and we were doing some very early carb loading! Thank you to the S's and the K's for organizing and hosting this fun event!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011


This season we had our first ever qualifiers to States, in any event, individual or relay. Olivia qualified in the 100 back and 200 IM and Madie in the 200 and 500 free. They worked hard to get to this point and we are all proud of their accomplishments!

Like at Sectionals, Olivia and Madie had a large and loyal cheering section - people came in and out but all told there were about 12 swimmers who made the trip to Harvard to cheer them on. The support they showed was tremendous!

Madie finished 11th in the 500 and set a new school record in the process.

Thanks, everyone, for your loyalty and support!
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011


On Sunday Olivia and Madie became the first Norton swimmers to compete in individual events at Sectionals. Olivia qualified in the 200 IM and 100 back and Madie in the 200 and 500 free. Both athletes swam well and represented their community well! With a 12th place finish in the 100 back Olivia earned a point for Norton, tying for 32nd place with TVL Champs Hopkinton.

The best cheering section in the building!

There were TWELVE Norton swimmers who made the trek into MIT to cheer Olivia and Madie on (I never did manage to get a shot with all 12...). They came in purple beads, Norton tshirts, and even purple hair dye! They brought posters to cheer on their teammates and gave them goody bags for luck. I couldn't have been prouder of the support they showed!

Norton swimmers, top row

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