Halton Blue Fin turns to bronze in National Age Group swim meet

There’s nothing like making a first impression and that’s just was Tasha Truscott has done. Competing in her first national competition, the 12-year-old member of Georgetown’s the Halton Hills Blue Fins, was a bronze medallist in the girls 50 metre freestyle at the Age Group National Swimming Championships in Calgary.

Truscott’s third place swim was timed in 28.27.

Truscott is one of four Blue Fins – all making their debut at a national qualifier – competing at the Age Group meet which concludes this weekend.

“I am very proud of my swimmers,” head coach Rob Masson says. “Our team as a whole has performed far beyond what I had expected. After the results today on day one of the competition I am very excited to see what the next few days bring.”

Swimming with Truscott are: 14-year-old Elizabeth Skuriat who took 14 seconds off of her 1500 metre freestyle today, 14-year-old Billy Pavlopoulos, in the 50 metre freestyle, and 14-year-old Marc Laforet.

Laforet’s appearance is one of determination Just 10 weeks ago he was hospitalized for removal of his appendix and now is taking on the country in the 50, 100, 200 and 400 metre freestyle and the 100 and 200 metre butterfly events.

Two weeks ago the Blue Fins took the bronze medal in the girls 11-12-year-old 4×200 freestyle relay at the Alberta Provincial Swimming Championships.