Swimmers finish third at relay carnival

Photo by Nicole Harnishfeger

Miles Geddes, seen here during a recent practice, was one of several Nantucket swimmers who had a strong showing at the Bay Colony Conference Relay Carnival Sunday.

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By Jenny Paradis
Contributing Writer


(Dec. 13, 2012) Nantucket’s varsity swim­ming and diving teams opened their season Sunday at the Bay Colony Conference Relay Carnival in Sandwich, fin­ishing third behind winner Nauset and second-place Barnstable. With participation from all nine schools in the conference, the annual event provides an excellent “first look” at the league competition, as well as the chance for the athletes to test the waters in their first outing. With exciting changes in the league make-up coupled with a lot of new talent moving into the season, the Whalers rose to the challenge and performed well.

The first dual meet of the season is scheduled for Saturday at home against Bridgewater-Raynham, whose boys squad has some talented swimmers and the potential to be a league threat as it builds its program, head coach Jim Pignato said. B-R took second place Saturday in the boys 200 Medley, and won the boys 200 Freestyle relay with its sprinters. Following that will be an away meet against Coyle and Cassidy next Thursday, and after the holidays, the Whalers will host the Cape Cod Classic against rivals Nauset, Barnstable and Sandwich, along with league newcomers Martha’s Vineyard and Pope John Paul II, followed by a heavy schedule of eight meets in four weeks.

 

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