Sunday, July 29, 2012

Go Vet's Swim Team!

submitted by Lynn Higgs

I am writing regarding the Vet's Pool Summer Swim Team.  We are Middletown's summer league swim team, and at five and a half years young, have experienced tremendous growth and success.  Founded in 2007, the Vet's Swim Team is an instructional and competitive program of the Middletown Parks & Recreation Department.  Since the team's inception, we have more than doubled our membership with more than 100 swimmers on our Junior and Senior teams ranging from age five to 18.   The team takes great pride in providing opportunities for young swimmers to improve their skills and learn proper techniques while learning to become competitive swimmers.   Last year, the team clinched first place at the Central Connecticut Summer Swim League (CCSL) Senior Championship, the first time our team has won the division title.
The Vet's Pool Summer Swim Team was founded by Coach Nick Dagenais, a Middletown native who captained the Middletown High boys swim team from 2006-2007, and swam for Boston College's NCAA Division I varsity swim team, serving as captain his senior year.
For more information on the Vet's Swim team please visit  or email

Eye's editorial note:  
With championship meets a few weeks away, the team had an important Community Night Out fundraiser at Illiano's recently which, unfortunately, the Eye did not have a chance to post in advance of it happening. However, the team is still preparing for the upcoming meets and appreciates any and all of the support that it can get.
Please check out the team's website, consider making a donation, and help cheer them on! 

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