Senior girls celebrate their final swim at York


It’s hard to believe that Senior Night for the York Girls Swim and Dive team was Oct. 12, 2016. Hot off the heels of the Summer Olympics, the team chose the Rio Olympics as their theme.

“Senior Night is a celebration of the four long years we have spent on the team,” said Ailie Orzak, senior captain. “Seniors get a chance for their hard work to be recognized and also to celebrate the fact that they will be missed.”

The night recognized the high school swim careers of our 10 senior Lady Dukes in a great fashion, especially while hosting OPRF’s talented team.

The senior swimmers pose for a picture with their families.

So much planning is involved making Senior Night special. A team tradition is to decorate the entire pool with best wishes and posters for each swimmer/diver as they close this chapter of their journey. Seniors get to reflect and share their experiences and offer advice to the underclassmen.  

The laughs in the lane are what I’ll miss most.” said senior Amalia Siavelis. “There are some things between me and my team that no one else could possibly understand or find funny. But we do, and that’s always mattered the most.”

Swimmers and Divers were introduced with their parents once again to the audience, along with a description of their accomplishments. The event was followed by a dinner hosted by the junior families.

“The growth of these girls has been tremendous,” said Sarah Krizmanic, head coach. “I have seen them and watched them grow all four year, and there will be a void on the team next year without them. We wish them good luck!”

We wish these ladies the best of luck with upcoming conference championship and future college careers. Once a Duke, always a Duke!