Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

Swim+and+dive+team+in+action
Swim and dive team in action

Swim and dive team in action

Photographer: Angelina Borne

Photographer: Angelina Borne

Swim and dive team in action

Written by Sarayah Villasenor, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The girls swim and dive team has kicked off its fall season. The team practices Monday through Saturday for 2 to 3 hours. Their most recent competition was last Saturday, September 23rd against Downers Grove North High School. They were the meet champions in the 200 free relay (Lindsey Merk, Molly Gerches, Oliwia Wolek, Emily Johnson), the 100 free (Emily Johnson), and the 100 backstroke (Lindsey Merk).  They took third place on the varsity, freshmen, and sophomore levels.

Molly Gerches said, “We’re a pretty close team. Everyone knows each other. There’s nobody on the team that you don’t know.”

Her fellow teammate Kayley Uy adds, “Everyone’s around the same age. There’s a lot of juniors and sophomores that get along really well, so the team dynamic is actually pretty good.”

Kayley also states, “Sometimes when things get hard, everyone gets really down. So we just really need to work on as a team encouraging each other when other people are feeling down.”

Both swimmers hope to finish their senior year by winning sectionals for the third time in a row and are working on getting the relays to state.

Photographer: Angelina Borne
(JV swim girls from left to right: Kaya Nasinska, Alexis Nichols, Alyssa Wengel, Natalia Przedpelski, Taylor Young, Madeline Lindskog, Leah Hearne, and Arianna Pannarale)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    Showcase

    The Porter Players host fundraiser at Sizzles, May 15

  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    Showcase

    Second semester final exam schedule changes

  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    A & E

    Your passions in a box: A review on subscription service Cratejoy

  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    Showcase

    Lockport Theater Porter Players present spring musical “Into the Woods”

  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    Showcase

    LTHS participates in 17 days of kindness

  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    A & E

    A review of the Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Movie: “Love, Simon”

  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    Opinion

    Small creators come together in the face of hardship

  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    A & E

    Oscars Dazzle With Star-Studded Guest List

  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    A & E

    Book Review: “Let’s Talk About Love” by Claire Kann

  • Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season

    Showcase

    The start of a student’s DJ aspirations

Swim and dive team’s successful start of the season