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Worcester County All-Stars!

The Annual Worcester County Swim League All-Star banquet was held at the Athol Elks on November 18th to honor those swimmers who placed in the top three positions during the Championship meet held November 4th and 5th at Tantasqua Regional High School. The fall season produced twenty Greenwood Memorial Swim Club champions who became Worcester County All-Stars by placing first, second or third in any of the 120 events.

Coaches Chris Woolridge and Janet Harty were proud of the overwhelming representation of GMSC swimmers. Coach Woolridge remarked, “I’m happy that we had twenty All-Stars out of the small group of only 31 swimmers that we took to the championship meet.”

The distinction of highest honors went to the following swimmers: Noel Rymbai, age 8 of Leominster, representing the Boys 8 & Under, placed 1st in all of his events: 50 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Freestyle, 500 yard Freestyle, 25 yard Butterfly, and the 50 yard Butterfly; Taylor Strachan, age 12 of Rutland, representing the Girls 11-12, placed 1st in all of her events: 50 yard Backstroke, 100 yard Backstroke, 200 yard IM, 400 yard IM, and the 200 yard Freestyle; Katie Cornetta, age 13 of Gardner, represented the Girls 13-14, took 1st place in the 100 yard Butterfly, 200 yard Butterfly, 50 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Freestyle and 2nd place in the 200 yard Freestyle.

Trophies were presented to seventeen additional GMSC swimmers by officials from the WCSL for their success in over 50 separate events.

Rachel Agnir, age 14 of Templeton, 2nd place in the 200 yard Backstroke and 100 yard Butterfly; Katie Burns, age 11 of Winchendon, 3rd place in the 100 yard Backstroke; Kayla DeSanty, age 12 of Holden, placed 3rd in the 100 yard butterfly; Kelsey Dewey, age 18 of Gardner, 2nd

place in the 200 yard Butterfly, and 3rd place in the 100 yard Backstroke, 200 yard Backstroke, 400 yard IM, and 100 yard Butterfly; John Harrington, age 12 of Sterling, placed 2nd in the 400 yard IM and 3rd in the 500 yard Freestyle; Kaitlin Harty, age 10 of Gardner, 1st place in the 100 yard Freestyle, 200 yard Freestyle, 50 yard Backstroke, and the 500 yard Freestyle; Ryan Harty, age 11 Gardner, 2nd place in the 500 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Backstroke, 50 yard Backstroke, 3rd 100 yard Butterfly, 50 yard Butterfly; Ruben Holly, age 12 of Winchendon, 2nd place in the 50 yard Butterfly, 100 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Butterfly, 50 yard Freestyle, and 200 yard Freestyle; Brandon Jinn, age 10 of Winchendon, 1st place in the 500 yard Freestyle, 200 yard Freestyle, 2nd place in the 100 yard Backstroke, 50 yard Backstroke, and 3rd in the 100 yard Butterfly; Anna MacKay, age 14 of Princeton, 2nd in the 100 yard Freestyle; John MacKay, age 15 of Princeton, placed 3rd in the 100 yard Freestyle; Tiernan Naughton, age 8 of Clinton, placed 1st in the 50 yard Backstroke, 25 yard Backstroke, and 2nd in the 500 yard Freestyle; Emily Parillo, age 11 of Phillipston, 2nd place in the 100 yard Butterfly, 3rd in the 500 yard Freestyle, 200 yard Freestyle; John Punger, age 13 Bellows Falls, Vermont, placed 3rd in 200 yard Freestyle; Sarah Robertson, age 12 of Phillipston, placed 2nd in the 500 yard Freestyle, 200 yard Freestyle, 3rd place in the 200 yard IM, 100 yard Freestyle, and the 400 yard IM; Kamryn Stecyk, age 9 of Harvard, placed 1st in 100 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Backstroke, 2nd in the 200 yard Freestyle, and the 50 yard Backstroke; Nikolai Syssoev, age 9 of Townsend, placed 1st in the 100 yard Freestyle and the 50 yard Freestyle.

Congratulation to the 2007 Worcester County All-Star Champions and their teammates who participated in an amazing season!