Seneca Soar

13swimboat01The 2012 tribal champion Seneca successfully opened their defense of the Indian Games championship with a victory Saturday at the 47th Camp MacCready Swim and Boat Carnival.

On what was the nicest day so far this summer camp season – warm and sunny – the waterfront was definitely the place to be, as the princesses of the five Iroquois Nations split their time between the boat dock and the swim dock.

Among the contested events were Playak Races, Funny Dive Contest and The Great Fire Stick Retrieval.  In addition, Sierra (Mohawk) “did the windsurf paddle.  It was really fun and I almost tipped over.

“It was really fun swimming with all my friends,” voiced Sofia (Tuscarora), addin13swimboat11g, “and kind of easy because I’m on the swim team at home.”  Sienna, of the Onondaga, swam in the relay event and agreed that “the best part was getting to compete with, and against, my friends.”

The event, the first of the year for the girls, was won by the Seneca.  Longtime tribal member Amelia attributed the victory to the fact that “We had great teamwork, and great communication, which is more important than just being good!

Indian Games continues with tribal election, this coming Thursday.  See full results and tribe lists HERE, and click on the thumbnails (below) to see more pics from the Swim & Boat Carnival.

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