Area swim teams glide to a successful season finale

Both the Vergennes and Middlebury swim teams saw standout performers shine on their way to second-place finishes in their respective divisions at this past weekend’s annual Vermont Swim Association Championships at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction.

Vergennes swimmers take second at meet

The Vergennes Swim Team (VST) roundly defeated five of the other six teams in this past weekend’s Champlain Valley Swim League (CVSL) Championship Meet in their home pool, but no one could beat Burlington Tennis Club.

Champs top Marlins in friendly swim meet

While adults alternately chatted, cheered and cooled off under sun umbrellas on a steamy summer night, young swimmers from the host Middlebury Marlins and the Vergennes Champs on Tuesday renewed their friendly rivalry in Middlebury’s town pool.

Champs ace TEST, stay on winning path

The Vergennes Champs coasted past the visiting Town of Essex Swim Team (TEST) on Thursday, July 14, by a 349-141 margin.

Champs split two swim meets

The Vergennes Champs split two recent away Champlain Valley Swim League meets, falling to the Burlington Tennis Club on July 7, 274-225, before edging St. Albans on Tuesday, 244-229.

Vergennes Champs win twice, remain unbeaten

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs picked off two more victories in recent Champlain Valley Swim League meets and improved to 4-0 with three regular-season meets to come.The Champs are scheduled to visit Essex on this Thursday; host Middlebury on this comin … (read more)

Swimmers set to practice, possibly compete virtually

ADDISON COUNTY — Coaches and organizers for the Vergennes Champs and Middlebury Marlins are now planning to keep many of their young swimmers active this summer even though the Champlain Valley Swim League season was called off in mid-May. All were please … (read more)


CORRECTION: Our Aug. 8 article on the Vermont Swim Association state championship meet in White River Junction omitted a championship swimmer from the Vergennes Champs. Adrienne Smits, 10, prevailed in the 25-yard freestyle race for 9- and 10-year-old gir … (read more)

Champs, Marlins make a splash at state meet

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Vergennes Champs and Middlebury Marlins capped their enjoyable summer swim team seasons in style this past weekend at Vermont Swim Association Championship meet, which was held at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River J … (read more)

Local swimmers post wins at league meet

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County residents were recognized for their excellence both in and out of the pool this past Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, in the Champlain Valley Swim League Championships. Eight teams, totaling 510 athletes, traveled from as f … (read more)

Champs finish up their winning season

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Swim Team edged visiting Burlington Country Club, 235-214, on Thursday, July 18, as the Champs’ successful Champlain Valley Swim League regular season wrapped up. The Champs finished 5-2, historically one of the best records post … (read more)

Visiting Champs swim past Marlins

MIDDLEBURY — Tuesday’s scoresheets show the visiting Vergennes Champs defeated the Middlebury Marlins, 275-203, in the annual duel between the friendly Champlain Valley Swim League rivals. Many swimmers had big days. Under-10 Champs swimmer Will Clark won … (read more)

Champs swimmers easily pass this TEST

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs coasted past visiting Town of Essex Swim Team on Thursday, 308-155, to move to 3-2 in Champlain Valley Swim League action. Vergennes will look to clinch a winning record with a win at Middlebury on Tuesday. Flint Crary led … (read more)

Champs splash past host St. Albans

ST. ALBANS — The Vergennes Swim Team edged host St. Albans on Tuesday, 244-226, in a Champlain Valley Swim League meet as the Champs evened their record at 2-2. Will Clark won another three of his races for Vergennes, and Annika Smits, Adrienne Smits, Con … (read more)

Host BTC edges Vergennes swim club

BURLINGTON — On July 2 host Burlington Tennis Club edged the Vergennes Champs swim club, 252-222, in a match that was close throughout.  Under-10 swimmer Will Clark won three races to pace the Champs, and U-8 swimmers Laura Husk and Connor Husk picked up … (read more)