Caroline Sturgeon ’20
This year’s middle school swim team kicked off to a great start with a win against Buckley on Sept. 28, with Olivia Baer ’21 and Shay Gillearn ’21 each finished first in their respective 100-meter freestyle races. The Wolverines finished first in both boys’ and girls’ relays.
Last year the girls’ team finished first, making them Delphic League Champions two years in a row, and the boys finished second. On Oct. 10, the girls’ squad had a meet at Marlborough, but results were unavailable as of press time
“We entered this season with the goal of winning both the boys and girls Delphic League titles,” head coach and seventh grade dean Jon Carroll said.
In addition to the team finishing first, Carroll said he wishes to make a few changes to the program.
“I think we swam really well at the championship meet [last year] and came up just a little short due to depth. So the change for this year is to make sure we make the best use of the additional depth we have on both the girls’ and boys’ sides this year,” Carroll said.
Many of last year’s strong eighth grade swimmers, such as Adam Copses ’20 and Namlhun Jachung ’20, moved on to the upper school squads.
“We are fortunate to have replaced many of the point scorers from last year with swimmers capable of filling that void this year. It’s going to be very exciting,” Carroll said.
In addition, the team gained swimmer Ronald Dalmacio ’22, whose times made him the number one ranked 11-year-old in the country last year.
The team goes into their next meet against Oaks Christian on Thursday.