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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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Personal bests

Hi guys,

I've been mentioning highlights in these posts. Personal bests deserve to be showcased too and often I miss them when looking over our meet results.

Anytime you swim a personal best please add it in the comment section of that meet's coverage!

See you Monday!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Taunton and Stoughton

Congratulations to the girls on a well deserved win against Stoughton! Final score for the girls was 51-40 Norton.

The girls posted several first place finishes against Stoughton:

Madie in the 200 and 100 free

Olivia in the 200 IM and 100 fly

Brianna in the 50 free

Both the 200 relays - Olivia, Brianna, Kayla, Madie

Congratulations to Olivia for qualifying to States in the 200 IM!

The girls set 2 new school records: Olivia in the 200 IM and the 200 free relay team of Brianna, Kayla, Olivia, and Madie

A special congratulations to Sydney for becoming our first ever recipient of....The Golden Goggles Award! As of tonight, Sydney has raced in every possible event. Congratulations Sydney!

The boys swam well and worked hard, too. Our stronger of the two meets was against Stoughton where we took home 5 first place finishes:

Peter in the 200 free

Matt in the 100 fly

Colin in the 100 free

Max in the 100 breast

Matt, Peter, Colin, and Colby in the 400 free relay

Congratulations to Matt M. on bettering his school record in the 100 fly!

A special congratulations to Anthony on a breakout performance in the 100 breast and to Colby on several outstanding sprints!

A lot of swimmers tried new events tonight - thank you for helping your team in that way! The more versatile you can be the better your team will be!

What a great meet to have leading into our last week!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Congratulations on a solid meet vs. Holliston! Swimming to swimming we finished pretty close together, set 3 school records, and achieved several personal bests. On top of all our hard work in the pool, the officials finished the meet by complimenting our timers, scorers, and swimmers on their positive attitude and good behavior.

Matt McPherson and Olivia Karcis set new school records in the boys and girls 100 fly!

Olivia, Max, Colin, and Spencer set a school record in the Mixed Gender 200 medley relay!

Colleen dropped 15 seconds in the 500!

Amanda dropped 17 seconds in the 500!

Chris dropped more than 10 seconds in the 500!

Colby, Hannah, Peter D., and Alex swam personal bests in the 50 free!

Connor swam a personal best in the 100 back!

Colin and Madie took home first place finishes for Norton!

We're headed in the right direction!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Middleboro Invitational

On Thursday of Christmas vacation week we participated in the Middleboro Invitational with Middleboro, B-R, Randolph, and Hanover-Rockland. Although team scores were not tallied, we had a very impressive showing.

Several swimmers swam personal best times and many swimmers tried - and found success in! - new events. Our boys dominated the sprint freestyle events and we took home 3 overall 1st place finishes.

Colin won the boys 100 free (1:01.25), Madie won the girls 100 free (1:01.87), and Olivia won the girls 100 back with a States qualifying time of 1:07.26.

Top 10 finishes:

Girls 200 MR - Olivia, Brianna, Kayla, and Madie - 6th place
Alex, Sydney, Chelsea, and Hannah - 9th place

Boys 200 MR - Colin, Max, Matt M, Drew - 4th
Connor, CJ, Tyler, Spencer - 7th

Girls 200 free - Amanda (2), Mikhala (5), Kerri (6)

Boys 200 free - Max (9), Connor (10)

Girls 200 IM - Olivia (3), Chelsea (8)

Girls 50 fr - Brianna (8)

Boys 50 fr - Spencer (2), Colin (3), Peter (6), Drew (7), Colby (9)

Girls 100 fly - Kayla (6)

Girls 100 fr - Madie (1), Cassidy (5), Hannah (7), Abby (9)

Boys 100 fr - Colin (1), Peter (2), Matt M, (4), Spencer (5), Colby (9)

Girls 500 - Mikhala (6), Colleen (7)

Girls 200 FR - Kayla, Brianna, Olivia, Madie (6)
Chelsea, Rachel, Hannah, Abby (9)

Boys 200 FR - Peter, Spencer, Drew, Colin (2)
Matt L., Colby, CJ, Tyler (7)
Dan, Anthony, Peter D, Rob (9)

Girls 100 back - Olivia (1), Madie (3)

Boys 100 back - Connor (3)

Girls 100 br - Brianna (7), Amanda (9)

Boys 100 br - Max (6), Drew (10)