Girls Swimming Brings Home State Championship


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On Nov. 5, the girls swimming team won the FHSAA Class 2A State Championship. The team’s success stemmed from the hard work swimmers put into their training since the beginning of the season.

Eduardo Kingston, Staff Writer

On Friday, Nov. 5, the girls swim team won the FHSAA 2A State Championship.

Despite rain and cold weather, the team scored a total of 247 points, winning the competition by a large margin.

“They gained a lot of experience this year on handling the pressure it takes to win a state championship. The girls’ team finished with a 7-2 dual meet record,” wrote swimming coach Chris George in an Instagram post on Nov. 9. “It’s no easy feat, but we did it and we couldn’t be more proud of how the season ended.”

The team put in tremendous work, effort and time to have a successful result in the state series.

“The team trained for states by doing many of the specialized sets that the coaches prepared for us, depending on our events,” said senior Margaret Miao. “We used chords and parachutes to help with our speed and power, as well as focusing on detailed drills for our respective strokes.”

In the beginning of the season, the girls team held a meeting where they wrote down what their goals would be for the meets ahead. The main team goal was to win the state championship, and the team attributes their hard work and dedication to being able to achieve their goal.

“It is great knowing that our hard work has paid off, and it feels amazing that we get to represent Gulliver and bring back a state title,” freshman Reese Rosenthal said.

Although the boys team did not win the state championship, members of the team felt that they also had a great season, showing group unity and sportsmanship.

“Overall we had a very good season. The guys team was able to send a very solid team to states, and we all performed at our best,” said senior and team captain Parker Rosenthal. “It’s a shame that we couldn’t come away with a better result, but overall the team had a very strong season and I’m proud of how we performed as a team. This team was united at all times. It really felt like a family.”