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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