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Swimmers return from Indigenous Games with heavy medal haul – Barrie Today

August 3, 2023

Barrie Trojan Swim Club members Maddy Scott-Nichols and Evan Beatty combine for 17 medals at Halifax event

A couple of local swimmers will have to build a larger trophy case after they won big at a recent event on the east coast.

Barrie Trojan Swim Club members Maddy Scott-Nichols, 13, and Evan Beatty, 14, came home from last month’s North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) with a pool-sized haul of medals.

The pair returned from Halifax with an impressive 17 medals for swimming between the two of them. Scott-Nichols won eight medals (four gold, three silver and one bronze), while Beatty earned nine (two gold, six silver and one bronze).

Beatty, who flew out to Nova Scotia before his mom joined him there, said his first major competition was a real eye-opener on many levels.

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