Boys’ water polo forced out of Speedos


Taylor Harrington

Max Wimer ’15 listened to Vice Principal James Farnen’s request and took off his Speedo mid-day yesterday.

Kit Epstein, Web Opinions Editor

Yesterday, the varsity boys’ water polo team wore their blue Speedo swimsuits over leggings to school to celebrate the last home game of the season, Senior Day.

However, by the first lunch wave, several of the players were brought into Vice Principal James Farnen’s office. According to members of the team, the boys were told to remove the blue Speedos from their outfits, and if they refused, they wouldn’t be able to play in the Senior Day game. The involvement of the administration was due to a complaint from an anonymous female teacher.

Several boys from the team found the threat from administration upsetting.

“This is absurd. These are our game suits, and we’re still not allowed to wear them,” Alex Palumbo ’15 said.

Reece Armstrong ’16 described the situation as a “complete overreaction to what we considered a good way to send off our seniors on the day of their final home game.”

Unfortunately, Farnen has been unreachable to comment on the issue.

But, the players were ultimately forced to comply with the administration’s request so they could play in their Senior Day game.

“They’re threatening us. It’s just not fair,” Palumbo said.

The Senior Day game was played yesterday at 4:00 p.m.