Making Waves: Girls Swimming Finishes Strong

Maggie Odier Staff Writer

This year, the Latin Girls Swim team is on fire, crushing record after record. From their early morning practices to long after-school practices, the girls swim team has dedication, and it shows.

Their sectional meet on November 23 was no exception. “It was one of the hardest sectionals that we have ever had because Lane Tech was there,” says captain Rebecca Andruzzi, ’14. Along with Lane Tech, the girls swam against St. Ignatius, Whitney Young, Walter Peyton, Jones, and Lab. Despite their fierce competition, though, the Latin team did fantastically. Nearly every girl got a best time. The team took 3rd place for two relays, and dropped 13 seconds in the 400 free relay. Kate Guynn ’15 dropped 8 seconds in her 200 IM, Rebecca Andruzzi came in 15 seconds below her goal for her 500 free, which is nearly unheard of. Charlotte Rosenberg won both the 200 and 500 free with state-qualifying times and broke a sectional record. At state, she placed 5th for the 200 free and 11th for the 500 free.

While their record is impressive, their team goes beyond the competition. Rebecca notes that this year, the girls were really close and got along well. At their sectional, whenever a Latin girl was racing, the rest of the team would stand at the end of the lane, jumping and screaming to cheer their teammate on. From the colorful tights that they wore for their pre-sectional practice to their spirit wear and blackouts, the girls made fun memories.