Gods of the Pool
by The Milton Measure on Friday, March 8th, 2013
The Swimming and Diving team finished out yet another strong season last weekend at New England’s. The team this year hinged on strong senior leadership and a good core of experienced swimmers and divers, a combination which led them to beat all the other teams in the ISL and finish the season with a great record. “All of the seniors really emerged as leaders by setting examples through their hard work,” says team member Jessica Levey (II). “Captains Anna Zhang (I) and Shun Hagiwara (I) were both prominent team leaders.”
Hard work seemed to be the team’s focus this year, and there was no shortage of motivation from the coaching staff. “Mr. Tyler, Mr. LaRochelle, and Ms. Debuhr have been pushing all of us to train harder and try new events”, says Jess. Also, the coaches strategized well, placing certain swimmers in particular events in close meets, key moves that contributed to many of the team’s wins.
Next year, there will be huge shoes to fill on the diving side, with talented divers and key team leaders, Matt Rohrer (I) and Josh Ellis (I), graduating this spring. Rex Li (II) believes that “the team will need some fast swimmers to make up for the lost points”, but is encouraged about the state of the swim team for years to come. Despite “an almost irreplaceable loss of the current seniors,” Rex sees promise in the applicant pool for next year, with “a few swimmers applying to Milton who are capable of some fast swimming” in the pool. Overall, this years underclassmen and rising seniors have a huge gap to fill, as this year’s senior class was the most talented in a long time. However, with the right training and hard work, the swimming and diving team could find themselves atop the ISL once again next year.
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