Regatta wrap-up

Chris Lowrey, THE EQUITY
What seemed like the entire community came out for the annual Norway Bay swim meet at the pier.
The event has been going on for more than 70 years and is one of the longstanding traditions in the community.

It was standing room only Aug. 6 at Centennial Hall in Norway Bay as the awards were handed out to the regatta participants. After the awards were given out, several youngsters took the stage to (kind of) belt out their best air band performance.

Addison Butler holds up his medal after smashing the 33-year-old backstroke record during the Norway Bay swim meet. Not only that, but Butler also set the fastest ever 25 metre time in the freestyle event.

 

Runners frantically chug through the Ottawa River during the Norway Bay triathlon on Aug. 6. After finishing the swim portion, participants mounted their bikes for a 10 km ride followed by a 2 km run.

Julie Brousseau and Karim Harb share the George Herman Trophy which is awarded to the highest scoring boy and girl from the regatta. The trophy is named after the late George Herman, who donated the trophy to encourage children to participate in community events.

Chris Lowrey
NORWAY BAY August 6, 2017
The pier in Norway Bay was full of enthusiastic swim fans on Saturday as the annual Norway Bay swim meet got underway.
The event has been a mainstay in the community for more than 70 years. The set-up is quite impressive as each swimmer is timed and records going back decades in some cases are also kept on the books.

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