4-0 SGI Swim Team Defeats Alden

The girls varsity swim team is currently 4-0 defeating Alden on Friday night.  Many great accomplishments came from this meet.  Emily Schlemmer continues to drop time in both her 200 and 500 swims.  Kaitlyn Blake qualified for sectionals in her 200 free.  McKenzie Galvin and Katie Schlemmer dropped time in their 200 IM swims, and Lexi Blesy dropped 2.5 seconds to qualify for sectionals in the 200IM.  Allie Lavanture, Sydney Emley, Hannah Bergner, Abby Moscato, and Carely Delaney all got their personal best 50 free times (all these girls are sectional qualifiers for this event).  Sydney Emley also swam her best time of the season in her 100 free making it another sectional qualifying event.  Samantha Yetter had the meet of her swimming career, qualifying for sectionals in the 100 back and dropping time off her 50 free split as well.  Galvin also dropped 3.6 seconds in her 100 back time.  Elle Holland had 2 exceptional swims in her 100 fly and 100 breast.  The 100 breaststroke school record is the longest record on the board with a time of 1:12.76 from Gretchen Karlson in 1997.  Gretchen (a good friend of Coach Reynolds) is excitingly waiting for someone to break that record.  Holland swam her fastest breast time is a 1:13.62. Avery Boyles dropped 3.7 seconds in her 100 breast time.  The team now has 15 out of 26 girls that have qualified for ECIC’s and Sectionals.  This week the team swims Cleveland Hill at home Tuesday and Friday we travel to Eden for our biggest meet of the season!  The girls look really strong and we are just reaching our mid-point of our season.