Margot Levesque, a 10-year-old Granby resident, competed in the Connecticut Swimming’s 2019 Long Course Swimming Championships at Cheshire on July 25–28. Margot is a member of the Aquabears Swim Team and had an outstanding weekend, finishing first in one event, second in four events, and third in one event. Margot scored 104 points, finishing as the second highest point scorer in the state behind one of her teammates.
Margot was state champion in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:28.94, winning the event by over six seconds. She was second in four events including the 50-meter breaststroke at 44.26, 200-meter freestyle at 2:34.65, 400-meter freestyle at 5:20.85, and 200 individual medley at 2:55.88. Her third place finish was in the 100-meter butterfly at 1:25.73. She is a rapidly improving swimmer and did not even qualify for this meet a year ago. Since she is 10 all winter, she is the top ranked 10/under female swimmer in Connecticut.
The Aquabears are a member of USA Swimming, and train at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor. The swim team was established in 1987 in Granby, and has set numerous state records and has many nationally ranked swimmers and even Olympic Trials Qualifiers. For more information about the team, contact Aquabears@cox.net or call 860-944-9463.