Performance swimmers from the Truro Centurions Swim Club are gearing up for a very exciting year.
The fall season opened with the Dal Relay and Sprint meet the weekend of Oct. 25, though the team has been deep into regular training since early September.
Several age group and NovaTech meets will follow, and the keynote Candy Cane Invitational will cap the fall season, before heading into the winter training and competition schedule.
The Centurions are led again this year by head coach, Miranda Bates, who is optimistic that this year’s roster of swimmers will make a significant splash in provincial, as well as national competitions. Centurions president, Troy Bond, says the team’s hard work and dedication in the pool over the past couple of years has put them in an excellent position to succeed this year.
Although comparatively smaller than many other teams in the province, three Centurion swimmers qualified for Nationals last year: Madison Bond, Craig Bush, and Dean Sangster. “Once again we have all of our coaches returning from last season,” said Bond. “This year we have three swim meets at the Rath-Eastlink Community Centre, providing us a great opportunity to showcase our talent at home. Last season we reached 59 swimmers and this year we are heading in the same direction. The community has generously supported our fundraising efforts and because of this we look forward to another year of successful swim meets throughout the province.”
Started in 1977, the Truro Centurion Swim Club aspires to provide an environment for children to swim, to compete, and to reach their goals through hard work and a cohesive team atmosphere. Anyone interested in joining can contact head coach Miranda Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org).