Competitive swimmers lie at core of yearling varsity team

Sophomore Maya Pelletier competes

In its second year competing at the varsity level, the George Stevens Academy Eagles swim team is a mix of veterans and inexperienced swimmers. “We’ve only had seven practices so we’re still feeling our way,” said Coach Don Driscoll. “We have a lot of freshmen who have never been involved …

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The Eagles varsity swim team meet

GSA swim meet

Photo by Franklin Brown

The Eagles varsity swim team held its first meet at the Ellsworth Down East Family YMCA on Friday, December 5. Above, Alyssa Chesney swims the women’s 100 yard breast stroke. Find out more on the season ahead for the GSA team, along with a team photo, schedule and roster, in this week’s sports section in The Weekly Packet and Island Ad-Vantages.

GSA boys set high goal: compete for the championships ‘They have the ability to do it,’ says coach

Coach Carter rallies his team

The George Stevens Academy boys varsity team brings a strong core of returning players with new faces fresh from the junior squad. “We have a good mix of young and old,” Coach Dwayne Carter said of his squad, which regularly goes deep in the season-ending tournament but fell in the …

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