Les Aquadiens de Clare and their coach Moira Brown-Milward after a successful day at junior provincials.
By Sophie Thériault
The Aquadiens swim team brought home three gold medals, six silver and two bronze from the junior provincial swim championships at the Wilson Aquatic Centre in Truro.
Mattea LeBlanc was the second place top 13-14 year-old female swimmer at the meet finishing first in the 200-metre individual medley (IM), and first in the 400-metre freestyle, third in the 200-m breaststroke, second in the 200-m butterfly and third in the 100-m breaststroke.
Jessica MacDonald, competing in the female 15 and over calss, finished second in the 200-m IM, second in the 400-m freestyle, second in the 50-m freestyle and second in the 100-m freestyle.
Nick Thériault, competing in the male 15 and over class was second in the 200-m IM and first in the 200-m freestyle.
Chloé Thériault, competing in the female 15 and over class finished eighth the 200-m IM.
Joel Comeau, competing in the male 12 and under class, finished in fifth place in the 200-m breast and seventh in the 50-m breast.
The team Les Aquadiens de Clare finished eleventh out of 14 teams.
Coach Moira Brown-Milward, said that the swimmers have worked very hard since the month of September and all nine swimmers from the Clare team managed personal bests at the Truro meet.
Les Aquadiens are holding seven practices per week and have shown that “they can keep up with the big dogs,” said Brown-Milward.
The Junior Provincial Championship were Feb. 7 to 9.
The team continues its training for upcoming competitions.
The Novatech swimmers will have their next meet in Clare in April and the Age group swimmers will be going to Halifax from March 28 - 30 for their first long course meet of 2014.