Team competes at Rose Bowl

After multiple swimmers set individual records over the course of the season, the boys’ swimming team finished the regular season with a 3-4 record, while the girls’ swimming team finished 4-3.

Both teams traveled to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Aquatic Center for the Mission League Finals on Monday and Tuesday. Results were not known as of press time.

The girls’ 200-meter freestyle relay team is focused on breaking the school record in that event, said relay team member Haunani Bautista ’17.

Earlier in the year, the team broke the previous school record, which was made last year, in the 400-meter freestyle relay at the Palm Springs Invitational.

“Breaking that record in the 400 was huge for us,” Bautista said. “The 200 should be easier, since it isn’t as far. That should be a good goal for us going into Mission League Finals.”

Some swimmers, like co-captain John Chu ’15 have already qualified for CIF competition.

In the April 23 competition against Loyola, Chu swam the 100-meter freestyle in 46.33 seconds, a time that automatically qualifies for CIF championships.

The rest of the team didn’t fare nearly as well against Loyola and Sacred Heart on Thursday, as both the boys and the girls lost their meets.

“We did a lot of good things this year,” Oswald said. “But there’s still opportunity for us to grow as a team and as individuals. Hopefully, [at Mission League finals] we can show that.”

Earlier in the season, head coach Jon Carroll announced his resignation following this season as head of the swimming and diving program.

He will become a seventh grade dean in the fall after two years leading the swim program.

“He’s going to be so missed,” freestyle swimmer Camille Oswald ’17 said. “He is the best, and I’m going to miss him a lot next year.”

 

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