Six of our King’s-Edgehill Highlanders took to the water of the Wilsons Aquatic Centre in Truro this past weekend. The Candy Cane Invitational is the highlight meet of the short course season for many swimmers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. The competition was fierce, but our Highlanders held their own. Their performances were even more impressive given that all of them have recently battled or are still battling rather harsh illness.
Harvey Hadley ‘27 had a busy weekend with 16 races over three long days of competition as he swam heats and finals in each event. He earned gold in the 50-metre backstroke, silver in the 100-metre back, silver in the 200-metre butterfly, fourth in the 50-metre and 100-metre butterfly, placed eighth in the 50-metre freestyle, fourth in the 200-metre individual medley, and went back to the podium for a bronze in his 400-metre individual medley.
Rowan Francis ‘27 had a fantastic meet placing fifth in the 400-metre free with a perfectly executed strategy and hugely exciting finish. He also placed seventh in the 200-metre freestyle and eighth in his 100-metre butterfly.
Westin Endres ‘26 showed his grit as he did his best to stave off sickness and fought his way into finals in the 200-metre breaststroke, finishing seventh.
Ming Yan ‘24 saved the day for our boys relay team as he completed the fourth position to enable us to have a 4x50-metre freestyle relay. This was our first relay in a long time.
Lillian Blois ‘27 was another Highlander still in recovery mode but was determined to give her best effort. Lilian earned best times in her 100-metre backstroke, 50-metre butterfly, 50-metre freestyle, 100-metre freestyle, and 50-metre backstroke.