Staples Girls’ Swim and Dive lose to Greenwich

The Lady Wreckers huddled for a pre-meet pep talk

The Lady Wreckers huddled for a pre-meet pep talk

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

The members of the Varsity Girls’ Swim and Dive team didn’t manage to score a win against their formidable opponent, Greenwich High School, on October 2 at home. The score was stopped at 80-99 Greenwich, declaring their victory.

However, the group, composed of many young athletes, is expecting a great season ahead of them.

“This team has more talented swimmers than I have ever had in all my years coaching,” Mike Laux, the head swim coach, said.

And they’ve even succeeded so far this season.

“We have been winning meets that we thought would be pretty tough,” Mira Patel ’16, a 200 and 500-freestyle swimmer, said.

Not only is there an abundance of natural talent on the team, but the three captains, Laine Crowder ’15, Malin Hovstadius ’15 and Jordan Santarella ’15 are great leaders.

“The older girls on the team inspire me because of how dedicated they are to their sport,” Amelia Fitch ’18, a junior varsity swimmer, said.

The captains foster the team’s strength, making sure that they practice hard in the off-season and pre-season.

“When I’m swimming, I know it’s for a bigger cause,” Crowder ’15 said. “I always have to try my best because I want to set a good example for the rest of the team.”

So, even though these girls couldn’t backstroke their way into first place today, they are sure to tackle the rough waters.

“They are super positive and have a great attitude, wanting to work hard and get better every day,” Laux said.