Making Waves

Danny Stock
For the first time, area independent school male swimmers had the chance to compete in a MAC Championships thanks to Kathy Hudson. She organized and hosted the event at the Holton-Arms School pool, and the GDS swimmers made sure to leave their mark. The day before the MAC Championships our women posted several top ten finishes and many personal bests in the ISL Championships. They brought that energy back to the pool to support the men.

Even without a diving team to boost the total points tally, the GDS swimmers took 2nd place overall. The 200-meter medley relay team knocked five seconds off the school record, finishing in 1st place. The 400-meter freestyle relay team knocked three seconds off the school record, also finishing in 1st place. The 200-meter freestyle relay team finished third. Andrew Smith ’19 dropped the school record by one second on his way to winning the 200-meter freestyle. (He also won the 100-meter freestyle.) Sophomore Jalen Friday, who swam on two of the record setting relay teams, also won the 100-meter breaststroke with a personal best.

In a message to all his GDS swim team athletes, head coach Tony Hurst said, “So many of you had personal bests which really made this a fun weekend! It is a testament to all the work you have put in over the season. I am super proud of all the effort you have put in! Let's have another great week of practice leading up to our Senior Meet and the WMPSSDL Championship!”
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