North Shore Swim Meet at Harry Jerome Pool, November 2011

Sunday, November 20th, 2011 – North Shore Swim Meet at Harry Jerome Pool

Speed met with style this weekend as Burnaby Neptunes Special O. Team strutted their strokes and new team shirts at the North Shore Meet at Harry Jerome Pool.
Burnaby Neptunes Special Olympics Swimming – Yes, we have a name! …

Last year, the team voted to back Bridget Colvin’s choice of Neptunes as our Team Name. Neptune, meaning God of the Sea. And this year, thanks to Coach Marica Rizzo working her contacts in the community, and putting her logo design artistry to work, we have official Team shirts, decked out in the Neptunes and Special Olympics logos!

Thank you Marica, for making it happen.

Our team sported these shirts this past Sunday at the North Shore Harry Jerome Swim Meet. Ten Burnaby Neptunes Swimmers participated in the meet, competing in up to four events each: Katie Little, Katie Durkin, Simon Vanderloo, Esli Zuniga, Ken Windsor, Alene Elgaard, Bridget Colvin, Sara Turner, Dominic Inacio and Sammy Langthorne attended supported by coaches Elisabeth De Marchi, Marica Rizzo, and Cathleen Graham.

Swimmers earned a tonne of blue, red and white, 1st, 2nd and 3rd ribbons as they mostly matched or exceeded previous best times. A lot of great swims were had, with some skilled showmanship on flipturns (looking forward to seeing more of that, especially in the 100m swims!).

A particular highlight: coaches observed that we seem to have a lot of undiscovered talent in the butterfly with several athletes including Ken Windsor and Dominic Inacio taking off chunks of time in the region of 20 seconds! on a 25m swim!!

Congratulations to all who gave their best!

Great job by all and we look forward to several more competitions in 2012!

Go Burnaby, Go! Go Neptunes, Go!

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