Cerasuolo-Lachance said there is small group of people who began swimming in various pools around the area while growing up. This event gives them an opportunity to rekindle some of the memories from years ago, she said.
“It’s fun reconnecting with the swimming world,” she said. “We talk about how hard it is getting up at 6 a.m. and being in the pool for 3 hours a day.”
Last year, Alyssa Nelson and Steven Maura of Haverhill both received scholarships from money raised at the memorial meet, but only five people applied for the scholarships. This year, the organizing committee hopes more students will apply. High school senior swimmers around the region are eligible for the scholarship.
“We tried to get the info out to all the high schools, but we didn’t get many applications last year,” said Cerasuolo-Lachance. “This year, hopefully we will get more interest in scholarships. We want to make sure we are giving it to well deserving kids. We are looking for 50 applications this year ....”
Registration for the meet is $25 and all proceeds will go toward the scholarships. Each swimmer will receive a long sleeve t-shirt, as well as a bathing cap. Non-swimmers are asked to give a $10 donation. Registration is online at www.mikehorganswimmeet.org.