Girls Swim and Dive Recap they are doing swimmingly!
The Bainbridge High School Girls Swim and Dive team had an impressive win over their Lakeside rivals. Though they were predicted to lose the meet by four points, they pulled out an impressive victory, winning the meet 95-91. This was the first time Lakeside lost a dual meet in four years! Each team won a respective six events, including the 200 freestyle relay. This relay defeated the previous record holders from Wenatchee which is a 4A school. This win has given the girls an undefeated dual meet season for all six meets that they have competed in.
The girls are turning out to have an impressive season so far, hoping to achieve more state qualifying times and a full team at state this year. There were a number of noteable state qualifying times from Margaret Hayes, Hannah Tonsmann, Jackie Hellmers, and Xaveria Rodriguez.
“The team has an indescribable bond. It’s one of the most gratifying outcomes of the swim season. The girls have practices everyday after school, as well as morning practices starting at 5:30 AM. That is a huge commitment, but everyone does it because of how precious the time on this team is to everyone.” Swim and Dive captain, Laura Murphy, says when asked about how the team was doing.
The team is scheduled to attend Metro League Championships, District Championships, and finally, State Championships. Here, the girls uphold long lasting traditions like decorating “state buckets” in school colors. These are buckets used to store snacks and towels, but also double as seats for the girls waiting for their race times. More traditions include going out to team breakfasts, and sending the last of their secret buddy gifts off to their friends. Secret buddy gifts are a big deal to the team, giving the secret gifts anonymously to their peers once a week.
Overall, the team is killing it this season. They continue to grow their unattainable spartan spirit through many cheers and hair bows. This Friday ,October 12, they will be competing against Roosevelt High School. Be sure to take a quick walk down to the pool after school and cheer them on!