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Killington Aquatic Club awards graduating seniors with scholarships

Swimmers excel in the pool and the classroom

KILLINGTON—The Killington Aquatic Club Graduating Senior Scholarship award is set up to recognize all registered Killington Aquatic Club (KAC) USA Swimming athletes for their accomplishments within the sport of swimming. Scholarships are awarded to swimmers who are graduating seniors and have displayed the greatest dedication to the sport, according to a May 29 news release.

“We are so happy to be able to award our first scholarships to our graduating seniors of KAC this year. 2016-2017 is a memorable year for us, and KAC wishes the best to our seniors!” said Kristin Alf, Killington Aquatic Club founder and board president.

This is the first year in Killington Aquatic Club’s history that members have been chosen to receive this award. KAC’s Swim-A-Thon hosted in March of 2017, is a pledge based event and a percentage of the proceeds is deducted from the funds collected, and then matched by Killington Aquatic Club. A committee then disburses funds evenly through out the candidates who apply.

Two recipients of the award were granted, and we applaud their strong efforts! Bailey Peters of Rutland High School will be continuing on his swimming career and pursuing a degree in finance at Southern Connecticut State University, and Phoebe Sargeant, also from Rutland High School, who contributed her time this past spring to coach Killington Aquatic Club’s Learn to Swim programs. Sargeant will be continuing on to Tufts University.

The Killington Aquatic Club thanks the students for their commitment, teamwork, camaraderie and leadership for the younger swimmers in the club!

Photos courtesy of KAQ



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