Pair of Darien 12-year-olds swim distance race
In a Nov. 19 swim meet at the New Canaan YMCA, two 12-year-old swimmers from Darien competed in a long distance race, called the "swimmer's mile."
Catherine Gorey and Aislinn Florio were the only girls from the New Canaan Caimans swim team who took on this challenge. The girls swam the 1,650-yard race for the first time, and both had strong finishes with times under 22 minutes. Gorey completed the race in 21:17, and Aislinn finished in 21:51.
The event required these young athletes to swim 66 lengths of the 25-yard pool.