Meet The Team

Nicholas Barnes, 12

Nicholas is 12 years old and has been swimming with the Orangeville Otters for 4 years. He enjoys the challenge of a busy school schedule combined with his extracurricular activities that also includes dance. Last summer he swam several times with his teammate Ryan and is excited to be a part of the team for 2019. It's a great opportunity to use his love for swimming to help the community.

Alexander Bowen, 14

I'm a grade 9 student at Westside Secondary School in Orangeville. I have been swimming competitively for 5 years and with the Orangeville Otters for 4 years. When I'm not at school or swimming I like to play computer games and hang out with my friends. I'm really looking forward to this summer for 2 reasons...getting to go to Calgary in July for the Canadian Junior Championships for swimming and then getting to raise money/food and awareness for the Orangeville Food Bank with the Will Swim for Food team.

Clare Bowen, 12

I'm 12 years old and in Grade 7. I have been swimming with the Orangeville Otters for 4 years. I love swimming and spending time with my swim friends so I'm very excited to get to be part of the Will Swim for Food team this summer and help to do something great for the community. When I'm not swimming I like reading books and hanging out with my cat Puddles.

Linnea Cashmore, 13

My name is Linnea Cashmore, I'm 13 years old and I've been passionate about swimming for almost 5 years. I am part of the Will Swim for Food team because along with swimming, I am also passionate about helping people and my community.

Will Swim for Food is supporting an amazing cause, and I am proud to be a part of it for a second time.

As a type 1 diabetic, I understand the importance of having access to proper nutrition, as well as community support for local charities.

Rylee Fudge, 12

My name is Rylee Fudge. I am 12 years old and in seventh grade. I am a dedicated swimmer for the Orangeville Otters Swim Club. I have been swimming with the club for 5 years. Swimming makes me feel happy and free. One day I hope to become an Olympian. When I am not at the pool or at school, I am hanging out with my friends or family, listening to music, dancing and creating fun memories. Orangeville is a caring, giving town and I want to show my part in giving back to the community by being a part of this campaign “Will Swim for Food”. I believe we all have a role to play in helping each other in times of need.

Noah Halkett, 12

I love to swim. But my favourite thing to do is volunteer! I have helped out with different projects in our community, my grandparents and around the Scouts Canada world. I love to play guitar, go camping, read, learn about history and so much more! I love to swim and help people so I am excited to help be part of the Will Swim For Food campaign.

Ryan Hann, 13

I am the creator of Will Swim For Food. I originally created this campaign because I eat a lot of food for my swimming and it made me feel bad that people in our community go without food. That’s why I used my passion for swimming to help the Orangeville Food Bank. This year I have a team of 12 who are just as motivated to swim laps and help the food bank. Other things that I like to do are ski and snowboard, hike, bike, kayak and play the trumpet. We have an ambitious goal this summer but I am confident that together as a team, we can do it and do some good for our community. 

Madyson Hartway, 11

Madyson Hartway is an 11 year old student from The Maples Academy.  Her passion for swimming began at a very young age, which is why she joined the Orangeville Otters Swim Team several years ago. Madyson is always willing to take on new challenges and help others.

Madyson supported and swam along Ryan Hann's “Will Swim for Food” campaign. She is very honoured to be asked to be part of the 2019 challenge!

In Madyson’s downtime, she enjoys art as well as skiing, biking, spending time with friends and family at her cottage and relaxing in her own pool.

Samuel Pipher-Swyer, 12

I love to swim. And I have always wanted to help out the community. This is the perfect opportunity for me to help out and do the sport that I love. I enjoy reading, art, and playing with my cats. My favourite subjects in school are math and science. I can't wait to begin helping with the Will Swim For Food campaign! 

Emily Smyth, 11

Emily Smyth is 11 years old. She has been a competitive swimmer for 5 years. She also enjoys soccer, trampolining, and triathlons. Emily and her sister have raised over $5,000 for the MS society. After swimming with Ryan last summer, Emily decided to focus on raising money for the Orangeville Foodbank this year, by joining the Will Swim For Food team.

Sebastian Winegar-Tontegode, 12

Sebastian  Winegar-Tontegode is a grade 7 student that has been swimming competitively with the Orangeville Otters for two years now.  He is concerned about world issues including climate change and food scarcity.  Sebastian is excited to be a part of ‘Will Swim For Food’ and is hoping this year’s campaign will help out many families in Orangeville and surrounding area.

Samuel Wood, 14

Hey, I’m a 14 year old kid who has lots of hobbies. You probably already know that I swim, but I also love to play the guitar and rock climb and read. Plus I love to hang out with my pets. I really love to ski and snowboard / wakeboard on water and snow. I have been swimming competitively for about five years and when I heard that my friend was starting a movement for the food bank, I just knew I had to be apart of it.