Girls swim and dive win sectionals after 21 years

State Qualifiers:

200 Freestyle Relay: Ailie Orzak, Winona Asher, Megan Quinn, and Sarah Lewand

 100 Breaststroke: Moleigh Waldherr

400 Freestyle Relay: Amanda Polach, Sarah Lewand, Megan Quinn, and Ailie Orzak

The swimmers were proud to bring home the win after 21 years.
Swimmers and coaches embraced after finding out the news that they had won.

For the first time in 21 years, the girls swim and dive team has won sectionals. With nine girls moving on to state, it is apparent that these girls have pushed themselves to a new level both mentally and physically.

Not only are the players to praise for this huge win, but their coach is as well.

“Over the course of the season, our team has grown into a much more confident, competitive team,” said Coach Sarah Krizmanic. “Our commitment to practicing at a high level was much more profound during the 2016 season than in years’ past. This dedication to more intense practices created a more competitive climate, which brought on a different mindset (and physical readiness) for competition”.

The winning team holds up their plaque in their home pool.

However, the girls’ success was not without struggle. The girls swim team tested their physical limits on a daily basis with grueling practices before and after school.

Senior Captain Grace Que said, “It takes a lot of time to be a champion. With morning practices and after school practices everyday, the hard work and sweat finally paid off.”

We wish our Lady Dukes the best at the state meet on Friday!