Just Keep Swimming: Girls’ Swim Medals at FZN invite

photo courtesy of Ms. Braswell
Lucy Ridings, Gabi Shipman, Elizabeth Kiefer, and Cora Hautekeete, 3rd in 200 Free Relay

Abbey Prinzi, Staff Writer

Swimming has done it again! Only this time, the girls are taking charge.

The weekend of January 10, four members of the girls’ swim and dive team medaled in their events at Fort Zumwalt North’s Invite. Senior Gabi Shipman placed 4th in the 100 backstroke, in the 200 free relay Cora Hautekeete, Lucy Ridings, Gabi Shipman, and Libby Keefer placed 3rd, along with Lucy Ridings placing 2nd in the 100 breaststroke.

The team this year is smaller than what they used to be, but with new members and returning members ,the girls are certainly still very competitive. Coach Braswell says that the girls put in a lot of hard work every day at practice and they do a fantastic job. This season, there are six seniors all who will be honored at Senior Night. The team has two brand new divers who all learned the new dives and who have competed.

The team wants to continue to dominate in their fields. The team hopes to finish strong and send as many members to state as possible.