Holyoke YMCA swim team the Vikings was recognized for their achievements

Coach Rice is counting on his team to swim to greater glory when the Vikings compete next summer in the Olympic Trials

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Recognition on Saturday for the achievements of the Holyoke YMCA swim team known as the Vikings.

Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega agreed it was high time these dedicated young people received the recognition they deserved.

Vikings coach Nick Rice told 22News, he shares that pride in their accomplishments “We won the YMCA New England championships among the 66 teams represented from all over the New England. It’s the first time a team other than the north shore has won other than a Boston team,” said Rice.

Coach Rice is counting on his team to swim to greater glory when the Vikings compete next summer in the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

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