A Splashing Winter

Ridgewood High School’s girls and boys varsity swim team, led by captains Megan Tyrrell, Sarah Casale, and Meryl Graham and Peter Warren and Sebastian Rivero, have been working hard towards a successful season. This year, the team had a high overall record with it being 11-2 for the boys team and 9-3 for the girls’ team.

When asked how the season went, Maya Ben-Hur, a current junior, stated “This year was so amazing for both the girls and boys because all of us worked really hard and it paid off!” She stated that the competitive events were very fun because “many of us would go to each others meets to cheer each other on. Our captains also worked hard to make this season so fun.”

In preparation for meets, their practice schedule most often consists of pool practices Monday through Thursday as well as Sunday morning. They also lift after practice on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning.

The girls season started in November with their first official meet on December 6th against Immaculate Heart Academy. Their last official meet was on February 11th against Montclair where they came close to winning but lost 82-88. The team ended with a district record of 8-2. Congratulations to them for a great season!

The boys season also started in November with their first official meet on December 6th against Bergen Catholic. The team has had a successful season this year with their district score being 9-1. The boys’ team finished their season later than the girls. They managed to win two tournaments on February 11th against Lenape Valley where they won 117-53 and on February 14th against Tenafly where they won 115-55. However, they lost to Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 76-94, in their third tournament on February 19th. Their final tournament game was on February 23rd against Mainland.

Undoubtedly, their success would not be without the intense dedication of each member. The team was very excited since this was their first sectional championship in nearly a decade. They did not let last year’s loss affect them and worked hard to make it as far as they could this season. The boys feel that their strong team and commitment helped get them advance and are proud of all they have accomplished.

If you would like to keep up with the swim teams, you can follow them on Instagram @rhsgurlzswim and @rhsboyzswim for regular updates and reminders.

Ilayda Demirdag
staff writer

Graphic: Nicole Kye

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