Thanks to the Wellesley High School Swim/Dive team for sharing this:
The Wellesley High School Girls’ Swim and Dive team earlier this month participated in the 31st Provincetown Swim For Life Paddler and Flotilla, and raised more than $3,500 for AIDS research, women’s health and Provincetown community causes.
The team swam 1.4 miles in the Provincetown Harbor, with WHS divers kayaking the same route to help swimmers as needed. WHS junior Nellie Thompson finished 1st for women and 3rd overall.
The swimmers and kayakers faced many potential and real challenges along the way, There were multiple shark sightings around both the Cape and Provincetown late this summer. Even though water temperatures were warmer than usual, the day was windy and cold, and the surf was rough on both the swimmers and kayakers.
Senior Captain Maeve Mungovan says Wellesley High has participated in the event for more than 20 years.
“It’s mentally and physically challenging to swim a mile and a half in open water, but knowing that we have the Provincetown community cheering us on, it really pushes us to
complete the swim,” she says.
Senior Captain Jane Wayman adds, “It’s the biggest bonding experience for our team. We were psyched to have the divers with us this year.”
Wellesley Youth Basketball Association (WYBA) registration is open for grades 2 – 9. WYBA program offerings have something for everyone, whether your child is new to basketball or has prior experience and training. WYBA early grade programming focuses on developing the fundamental skills of dribbling, ball-handling, shooting, and passing. For late elementary school and middle school athletes, there are opportunities for team and game experience through Wellesley Hoops, which is an in-town league that continues to prioritize player development.
Starting in 5th grade for those who seek a more competitive experience playing against towns across the region, the Metrowest league offers a highly selective program (team placement based upon try-outs). Registration is now open. Sign up today.
If you haven’t registered for the November 22, 2018 Wellesley Turkey Trot yet, now is a good time to sign up. The registration rates for the Thanksgiving Day 5k race range right now from $15 for the Kids 1k Fun Run category on up to $30 for over-18 registrants. A price increase kicks in on September 1st, however, so get signed up to run on this USATF-certified course.
Need more motivation than that? The race is limited to 2,300 runners and will likely sell out by early November. No bandits, please. This fundraiser typically takes in over $80,000 that is then dispersed to local charities in the areas of cancer and medical research, education, and community service.