Swim team successful against Catenary High School in varsity only meet

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The first lap of the men's backstroke. Credit: Gabrialla Cockerell / The Foothill Dragon Press.

Katie Denger

On Wednesday, March. 28, Foothill Technology High School swam against Cate High School. The Dragons were victorious in both of their matches, with scores of 130-40 for the girls and 92-78 for the boys. The meet was varsity only because “Cate was unable to field their [junior varsity team],” according to by Michael Aguilar ‘18.

“Our [junior varsity] couldn’t swim but we used that opportunity to bring some [junior varsity] swimmers up so they could swim on the varsity level.” Maizie Anders ‘18 explained.

Anders also said that the team “rocked their events” and were able to “build off this meet.” Aguilar thought that the team’s biggest strength was their “comradery.” He stated that his teammates “are a close group of people and [they] always hype each other up.”

Assistant coach Victoria Lee thought the team “did really well against Cate and they all swam their fastest.” Certain members of the team also achieved personal records. Sydney Roman ‘19 got consideration time of 26.86 in the 50-yard freestyle, the girls’ and boys’ 200-yard free relay teams received consideration times and Tristan Arana ‘21 recorded a 2:14.81 in the 200-yard individual medley.

Overall, the team “continued to try and progress” according to Anders. She added that she is “so happy with the team this year.”

The Dragons’ swim team will compete again on Wednesday, April 11, at Malibu High School.

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