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A Life Dedicated to Swim

Maddie Fecteau, Staff Writer

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Junior Maggie Summit has dedicated her life to the sport she loves: swimming. This is her fifth year on the Triton Swim Team and her tenth year on her club YMCA swim team. Summit swims at 13 practices a week, which includes 3 morning practices and she loves every second of it even if it means she has to miss out on somethings, like Prom which she will be missing this year for Nationals.

What teams do you swim for?

“I swim for the YMCA of the North Shore and the Triton High School team.”

How many practices a week do you have?

“I have eight practices for my YNS team a week and five for Triton.”

Is it hard to balance swim with school work?

“A lot of the time it is. Especially during the high school season but I have been doing it for a long time so I’m used to it now.”

How long have you been swimming?

“I have been swimming on YNS since I was 5 years old, so 10 years.”

Do you travel a lot for swimming?

“Most of my swim meets are in Massachusetts so we don’t do a lot of traveling but every April and August we go to Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina.”

What are you favorite events to swim and why?

“My favorite events are the 50, 100 and 200 meters freestyle because the sprint events are super competitive.”

What makes you love swimming so much?

I love the people on my teams and seeing them every day is super nice because they are like a second family. It’s also a great and fun way to exercise and it is nice to be able to set and accomplish your own goals and see your success since it’s mostly an individual sport.”

What are some of the biggest accomplishments you have made in swimming?

“Last year for Triton I won states in the 50 and 100 meters freestyle and two years ago I set the sectionals record in the 50 freestyle. For YNS I came in fourth place in the 200 freestyle and 50 freestyle last summer at Nationals. This past weekend at the New England Seniors swim meet I won the 50 freestyle and set a New England record and came in second in the 200 freestyle.”

What is the ultimate goal you want to achieve in swimming?

“My biggest goal is to be able to go to a really good school and swim in college.”

About the Writer
Maddie Fecteau, Staff Writer

My name is Madison Fecteau, but most people know me by Maddie. I am a junior at Triton High School and this is my first year as a Staff Writer for the...

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