2018 Dimitrov Shield Novice Meet

Despite the balmy weather on deck, our Novice team had a great time at the Dimitrov Shield Novice Meet on Saturday, November 10th.  The swimming was fast and furious, and all the action was captured on camera with some amazing work by Waldo of iShutter photography (see link below to the gallery)!

We had almost all of our Novice team competing on Saturday, with the following swimmers posting 100% best times!

  • Owen Aas, Emma Agueci, Abigail Amaral, Anna Baleanu, Adriana Barbara, Karim Bishara, Rhys Brozo, Tess Dos Anjos, Maxim Grochev, Amelia Gruehl, Joyce Hanna, Lucas Louis-Charles, Jaime Marraccini, Hashim Muhammad, and Wassim Ousalem.


This was the first swim meet ever for almost half of our competitors this weekend … and we can all remember how overwhelmed we all felt at our first meet!  Congratulations on your first swim meet goes to:

  • Sophia Baleanu, Reaghan Colanardi, Fabiana Delgado, Jane Emmerton, Emerson Goodyer, Dulwin Gunaratna, Kate Gutierrez Juarez, Maria Hana, Maria Hanna, Hana Hassan, Ciara Heaton, Nolan Hofrichter, Nathanial Lillie, Milenka Lodej-Zajaczkowski, Liam O’Dea, Gregory Osborne, and Maher Ousalem.

We have many younger siblings in our Novice group this season… swimming certainly runs in the family!:

  • Khaled Alfar, Julia Anthony, Sophia Baleanu, Rhys Brozo, Jane Emmerton, Maria Hanna, Ciara Heaton, Nathanial Lillie, Liam O’Dea, Gregory Osborne, Maher Ousalem, Layla Scapicchio and Benjamin Walker.

Congratulations on a great swim meet everyone!  Looking forward to the next one in Burlington on December 2nd … please be sure to sign up soon!

Yours in swimming,

Coach Sandra and Coach Maurizio


The slideshow below is just a sample of the hundreds of pictures taken at the 2018 Dimitrov Shield.  Click the link to view the gallery and purchase any snaps you spy of your little athlete!

iShutter - Novice Meet Gallery