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Weston, Wayland Swim Meet Showcases Firsts, Raises Funds for Newtown

The annual rivalry swim meet brought out some athletic prowess and some generous hearts as well.

The annual Weston vs. Wayland swim meet was held on Dec. 21 at the Wayland Community Pool and showcased a number of firsts in this long time rivalry.

The two teams are bigger than they have ever been before with almost 200 swimmers and divers on the combined teams. For the first time ever the squads were split and a junior varsity meet was held before the varsity meet. The JV meet gave many swimmers a chance to swim events they had never tried before, particularly in the 500 free and 100 butterfly.

The intensity of the rivalry was displayed in the varsity meet with Weston taking the boys competition by a score of 94-87 and Wayland taking the girls meet with a score of 95-86. A number of new pool records were set demonstrating the high level of performance by both teams.

Perhaps, the most important first was the teams combined for a fundraising effort to support the students and teachers of Newtown, Conn. The event raised $1,360 for the community.

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