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Continuing what began last year after a long hiatus, the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Swim Team sent a select group to compete at the Boys & Girls Club National Championship held recently at Carrollwood Village Swim Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Their impressive performance earned a 2nd Place Overall Finish.
Over a successful three day event from March 30-April 1, the Charlestown Club team joined other Boys & Girls Club swimmers including Blue Hill, Roxbury, South Boston, Billerica, Woburn and Nashua, N.H. forming Team New England. They were also deservedly recognized for their sportsmanship with the Team Spirit Award by event officials. After a full three days of competition, the Charlestown swimmers enjoyed a fun-filled day at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
The 2012 Nationals Team from Charlestown was proudly represented by Meaghan Doherty, 17, Colby Cahill, 15, Genevieve Dougherty 15, Aislinn Carrier 15, Carly Cahill, 14, Ryan Messer 10, Caroline Sicotte 10, Jolie Doherty 9, Claire Lakus 10, Victoria Taieb 9, and Keira McGrath 8.
Thank you to ALL who generously donated and truly made this trip possible for the team members. It is support such as yours that make the entire experience a rewarding success for each swimmer, the Charlestown Club and our community as a whole.
The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Swim Team is led by Head Coach and Aquatics Director Marci Ferry and Assistant Coaches Stephanie Ward-McIsaac and Jesse MacDonald.