Muskie swimmers ready for OFSAA

Competition began today as two Muskie swimmers compete at the all-Ontarios for the first time.
Heather Dutton, 17, and Karli McKinnon, 15, not only are the first swimmers to represent Fort High at OFSAA, they are the first from Northwestern Ontario, said Muskie coach John Dutton, who is very pleased to see hard work and dedication has brought the pair to this level of competition.
The competition runs today and tomorrow at the Etobicoke Olympium— a great pool, according to McKinnon, who swam there three years ago.
“It’s a fast pool,” she said.
The two Muskies will be aiming to attain some personal best times as they each compete in two races.
Dutton will be swimming the 100m butterfly and the 200m I.M.
while McKinnon will swim the 100m freestyle and the 200m I.M.
This marks the second time this school year that Dutton has been to OFSAA, having also competed at the provincial level in crosscountry running last fall.
After OFSAA, Dutton and Mc- Kinnon will remain in Etobicoke to compete in the junior provincial swimming meet as Aquanauts, where they will be joined by teammates Rachel Dutton and Alex Parent as well as coach Roman Ramirez.