Girls swim and dive team takes home second place

Girls swim and dive team takes home second place

Maura Losh

The Girl’s Swim and Dive Team competed in the OAA Blue Championships this past week at Birmingham Seaholm High School, winning second place after their fifteen week long season.

“The Girls’ Swim Team is in the blue division,” head coach Paul Karas said. “They take the league meet scores from last year and take the seniors out, and take out the relays, and they score the meet again. They look at top league being red, then white, then blue. They look at all the people bunched together and then they look at where the teams would score the amount of points and then divide them up according to the points scored when everyone is mashed together.”

This past week has been rewarding to the girls and the coaches as they celebrate their successes.

“The goal for the team is to win the league meet. That’s been our number one goal all season long,” Karas said. “[Our] biggest competition is Stoney Creek because they beat us in the dual meet by eighteen points. They are the ones we are going up against in the league. However, the secondary goal, and just as important, is that everybody swims their best times and I think the girls did just that. [The] 400 freestyle relay got their state cut in the last event of the night.”

Although the team did not beat Stoney Creek, it was a close meet with about a fifty point different between the two teams.  Karas looks back at the season and takes the time to reflect on all that has happened.

“The amount of improvement we’ve made since August has been phenomenal. I’m beyond words really because I think everyone’s done great,” Karas said. “It’s a mixed bag of emotions because you’ve been together fifteen weeks and you hate to see them go and you wish you could keep them around for another fifteen, but it’s the boys’ turn. It’s kind of like the Michigan weather. You don’t like it, in a minute it will change.”