Northern TRIBS raise $12,500 for club at annual Swim-A-Thon at SUNY Potsdam
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:31 pm

photo northern tribs swim, March

POTSDAM -- Northern TRIBS Swimming helped to raise $12,500 for the swim club at its Annual Swim-A-Thon at SUNY Potsdam's Maxcy Hall pool.

Forty-two swimmers participated in this year’s event.

Maya Thomas of Canton had the fastest 12 and under time, completing the 100 lengths, or 2,500 yards, in 47 minutes and 11 seconds.

Paul Braun of Lisbon was the fastest 13 and over swimmer to complete 200 lengths, or 5,000 yards, in 59 minutes and 51 seconds.

A few 12 and under swimmers swam the longer distance completing their goal.

Those swimmers who raised the most funds per age group got to “pie” a coach in the face. Six-year-old Ella Sekelj of Potsdam raised $1,232 and was the first one to pie Coach Ed Smith.

Northern TRIBS has membership in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, including Akwesasne, providing swim lessons and competitive training for amateur athletes with current practice locations in Canton and Massena.

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