Swimmer Ian Grimmer goes the distance

When Middlebury resident Ian Grimmer stepped into the waters of Lake Memphremagog in Newport earlier this month he knew he wouldn’t be on dry land again for quite a while — more than a dozen hours. But such a long period being wet was nothing new to the 53-year-old.  

Octogenarian swims across Lake Dunmore

It’s not everyone who is fit enough to swim across the widest part of Lake Dunmore, but it’s far more rare to be able to swim that distance in open water at age 88.

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 … (read more)

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 BCC; league meet next

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs splashed past visiting Burlington Country Club on Thursday, July 21, 312-135, to finish their Champlain Valley Swim League regular season at 5-1. Next up for the Champs and the rest of the CVSL is the league meet, which Ve … (read more)

Sharks bite Marlins; league meet up next

MIDDLEBURY — The visiting St. Albans Sharks topped the Middlebury Marlins on Thursday, July 21, 274-194, in the final regular season Champlain Valley Swim League meet for both teams. Next up for both squads will be this weekend’s CVSL championship meet ho … (read more)

Jake Jacobs teaches generations how to swim

A fish out of water. That’s what Jake Jacobs is to the many excited, yet confused children who run into her at the grocery store. They tug at their parents, many of whom were also taught to swim by Jacobs just decades before.

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.

Marlins drop meets, but many multiple winners

Before a scheduled home meet vs. Vergennes on Tuesday, the Middlebury Marlins swim team competed twice last week, dropping one meet at home and one on the road.

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.

Marlins start open swim season with setbacks

The Middlebury Marlins opened their Champlain Valley Swim League season with two setbacks away from home heading into a home meet this past Tuesday against title favorite Burlington Tennis Club.

Defending titleist Champs claim opener in pool

The defending Vermont summer swim team champion Vergennes Champs opened their 2022 Champlain Valley Swim League season on June 30 by swamping visiting Winooski, 337-113.

Putting in the miles pays off for young swimmers

After the pandemic closed their local pool, a dozen Addison County kids swam competitively in South Burlington.

Connor Husk 4th in New England Swim Championship

Ten-year-old Connor Husk of Ferrisburgh qualified for the 10-and-under New England Swim Championship this past weekend, which took place at the University of Rhode Island.

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