Wildcats Winter Sports Recap: Swimming & Diving


Wildcats Winter Sports Recap: Swimming & Diving

March 12, 2021

The swim team shares its gratitude toward all of the entities that worked so hard to develop and adopt the health and safety protocols which allowed this season to take place: US Swimming (USS), the Orange County Health Department, Section 9, and our own district administration. Most of the boys had been out of the pool since last February, so it was a big moment for them to be able to resume practices while maintaining social distancing and get in a competitive, albeit unusual and condensed, season.

Meets were held virtually this year, with every team swimming in their own pools. The adjustment was tough at first, but the boys persevered and managed to shine. Although Counties were cancelled, the Sectional meet was able to proceed. Our team had officials from USS on hand that day, so our club swimmers’ times counted for USS meets.

During the competition, every swimmer on our team improved on their times, some topped personal bests and, yes, there were even a few records broken!

Daniel Jackson (senior), Jesse Abramson (sophomore), Will Danaher (senior) and Youssef Moustafa (sophomore) broke the school record in the Medley Relay with a time of 1:41.51, earning them third place overall.

Jesse Abramson broke the school record in the 100 Meter Backstroke with a time of :54.46, and placed first overall.

Daniel Jackson broke his own record in the 100 Meter Breaststroke with a time of 1:00.07, and set a new school record in the 200 Meter Individual Medley with a time of 1:57.95. Daniel placed first in both events.

Will Danaher placed third overall in the 100 Meter Butterfly with a time of :56.98.

The 400 Meter Free Relay team of Danaher, Abramson, Jackson, and Michael Kelly placed fourth overall, with a time of 3:33.24.

Our poolside statisticians were Stefanie Sommer and Ella Sussner, who were a huge help running our boards and keeping score.

Finally, a very special thank you to John and Antoinette Quinn, who retired in 2020 after many years of dedication, hard work, and invaluable mentoring they provided to both the Boys and Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving programs. 


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