Pisces swimmers raise funds at aquathon

Trumbull Pisces swim program hosted its annual aquathon in December and raised nearly $8,000 for its non-profit program.

Swimmers competed within their age and ability levels and swam for one hour for prizes.

The swimmers that won in their respective categories were Alexander Ivanovich, Dena Racioppo, Jackie Dale, Lachezar Aleksandrov, Nicholas Paolella, Alex Jozwa and Bowen Redgate, and the overall winner was Delaney Walsh, who swam 177 laps.

Head Coach Bill Strickland said, “I am amazed at each swimmer that participated in this event. It is so impressive to see some of our younger swimmers with a lot of endurance.”

As important as competing is for the program, raising money for needed items is very important.

Pisces President Stu Needleman said, “We were able to hire additional coaches for our growing program. We are in the process of purchasing a new record board. We provided scholarships for two swimmers and purchased an underwater camera.”

The top fundraiser for the event was Taylor Needleman, followed by Misha Patel, Sean Yu, Zander Faccio, Dylan Leigland, Grace Carravone and Julia Nevins.

“Pisces is grateful for the support of the recreation department for use of the pool, Vazzy’s for providing pizza for our swimmers during the event, and Sound Tigers and Sports Center of Connecticut for donating prizes for our swimmers,” said Margaret Walsh, event organizer.

Trumbull Pisces is a non-profit organization for children ages 6-18, who live in the town of Trumbull. Pisces offers comprehensive swimming opportunities from the developing swimmer to the advanced competitive swimmer.