Friday, April 20, 2012

Another Blue Fin Goes International

It is with great excitment that I announce that HHBF swimmer, 12 year old Britney Dortona, has been selected to represent Team Canada at the 2012 Giochi della Gioventu games in Italy this June. Britney was selected out of a tough field including Provincial and National level medalists.

This competition is for swimmers with Italian background born in 1997 or 1998. The eight swimmers selected will have the opportunity to represent Canada in a swim competition held in Italy in June. "This is a great opportunity for swimmers to compete against swimmers from other countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, United States and of course Italy," said head coach of the delegation, (and age group coach with MSSAC) Andrea Pittis. "It is also a great opportunity to discover the Italian traditions and culture."

Britney is the second Blue Fin (Kyle Haas) to represent their country in an international meet this season. Although this is not a National Development team and is not run by SNC, it is a great opportunity for Britney and wonderful exposure for HHBF. We sure are getting a lot of that type of exposure of late!

Please join me in congratulating Britney!