Thursday August 13, 2015
Congratulations to the EDGE swim team for bringing home both the Champlain Valley Swim League Championship title and the Vermont State Championship title. Several South Burlington swimmers competed at both events adding to the success of the team’s victories. This year’s league championship was held at the Essex Town pool in late July. The Vermont State Championship meet wrapped up the summer season in early August at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction.
The CVSL league is made up of eight teams including the EDGE. The Vermont state meet consists of 20 teams within the state of Vermont. All athletes may attend the CVSL meet, but qualifying times must be met in order to compete at the state level.
Head Coach Caleb Hall-Potvin, a graduate of South Burlington High School (SBHS) and St. Michael’s College, leads the EDGE Swim Club. Danielle Hall-Potvin, also a SBHS graduate as well as a recent graduate of the University of Vermont, coaches both the summer team and year round swim team. The youngest of the family, Logan Hall-Potvin, who graduated from SBHS this June, finished his final season with the EDGE swim team this summer. He will be attending Champlain College in the fall while continuing to take an assistant coach role with the team during the fall and winter sessions.
The EDGE Swim Club is a year round swim team program welcoming individuals of all ages and abilities. When coaching, Caleb Hall-Potvin helps the swimmers focus on basic principles of the sport such as team building, displaying great sportsmanship, focusing on your performance in your lane, working hard and having fun.
The Fall/Winter swim season begins in late August. Swimmers will continue to compete in meets with other teams throughout the state followed by a series of championship meets concluding in early spring of next year.
SOURCE:Julie Brancato, Guest Contributor