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High school swimming

Splish, splash: Windjammers plunge into pool workouts

Amid COVID-19, Camden Hills water athletes prepare for virtual meets
By Staff | Jan 08, 2021
Photo by: Zack Miller Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. Windjammer Jason LeBlond works down his lane.

Rockport — Camden Hills Regional High School swimmers have made the plunge — namely, diving into the pool at the Penobscot Bay YMCA to hone their skills for a much different season.

The Windjammers will participate in a handful of virtual meets this winter due COVID-19 safety protocols.

Swimmers, like student-athletes and coaches in other sports, must wear face coverings when not in the water, along with following other safety protocols, including social distancing.

Watch video and see 55 photos below.

"We’re excited to be back in the pool and even though it’s a very brief season, it’s a great opportunity for the seniors to have completion and for the ninth- through 11th-grade swimmers to keep their feel for the water," said veteran Windjammer coach Hodding Carter. "We have a handful of virtual meets and while we’re happy for them, they won’t be the same as actually racing against others, head to head. Our kids race alone in our pool. The other team’s kids will do the same at their pool. Then we merge the results.

"Luckily, the majority of our swimmers kept in shape all fall and early winter so they’re in very good shape and will end up posting some great times, despite all the challenges. Two of our seniors have already been accepted to college and have committed to their respective teams — Phoebe Root at [Universary of] Mary Washington [in Fredericksburg, Va.] and Angus Carter at Bates College [in Lewiston]"

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Camden Hills swim practice
Camden Hills swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hill Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Camden Hills Regional High School swim practice on Jan. 6 at the Penobscot Bay YMCA in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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