Boys swim and dive concludes successful season with state qualifiers


Bennett Davis

Freshman Tyler Davis prepares to dive in warmups before conferences on Oct 26. “I really enjoyed the experience, the friendships developed with my teammates and to be part of this team and such a supportive community,” Davis said.

The boys swim and dive team is wrapping with a record of 8-5-1 after winning the Parkway Quad tournament.

“This has been my first season on the team and it has been better than what I could have even hoped for. It’s great to be part of this supportive community, I feel genuinely appreciated and truly a part of the team in this successful season,” freshman Tyler Davis said.

Boys swim and dive has the most state titles of any sport; the boys have won 11 state championships, along with finishing in the top four in the State Championship for a period of 15 straight years between 1974 and 1988.

“We have established this winning program because of how we all work together: everyone has a role, everyone’s a key part of the team. We strive to set new personal bests and help each other work towards that,” freshman Jacob Morelli said.

The swim and dive team accepts everyone, as long as they put in the effort in practices, anyone who wants to be part of the team can.

“Swimming not only helps your times in the pool, but it improves your character outside of the pool. It gives everyone an opportunity to succeed and learn valuable skills; it benefits everybody,” junior Alex Nozka, said.

On Oct. 18, swim and dive won the Parkway Quad and finished in second place at conference on Oct. 26. Eleven students qualified for the State tournament will swim Nov. 2-4 at St. Peter’s Rec-Plex.

“It’s something that you have to work towards, not everyone gets there and so it’s something that pushes to work harder so we can be there. It’s very hard to make a State Cut, so when someone does, it’s very exciting,” senior Alex Zhou said.