Swim and Dive: Team has highs, lows throughout season

After a somewhat disappointing finish in their last meet, the swim and dive team was looking to bounce back in their next meet of the season against Sherwood, Blair, Quince Orchard, Northwest and Gaithersburg on Feb. 3 “This meet featured some of the best swimmers in the county and we were kind of intimidated going in but we knew we were the best,” senior captain … Continue reading Swim and Dive: Team has highs, lows throughout season

Swim and Dive: Team looks for improvement down season

After a dominating win against Northwest in their last meet, swim and dive’s second dual meet of the season pitted the girls against Sherwood and the boys against Northwest on Dec. 17. “Sherwood is a really fast team, especially the girls’ team, so we were expecting the meet to be really tough,” senior Maddy Adams said. In the first event, the boys’ 200-yard medley relay, … Continue reading Swim and Dive: Team looks for improvement down season

Swim and Dive: Boys start season strong; girls look to bounce back

After a strong and helpful preseason, the team is looking to expand their vocabulary to include the phrase “Maryland State Champions.” Their first scrimmage was against Richard Montgomery and Rockville on Dec. 2. Richard Montgomery won states last year, so this was expected to be a challenging meet for the Patriots. “I think that everyone was looking forward to that meet because we were very … Continue reading Swim and Dive: Boys start season strong; girls look to bounce back

Swim and dive: Even in lower division, team still optimistic

The smell of chlorine fills their nostrils but they do not mind; they have become accustomed to this smell. They walk into the Germantown Indoor Swim Center before even the roosters start cock-a-doodle-dooing. As some climb up the starting block, they imagine the master of ceremony placing a gold medal around their neck. Then the starting pistol goes off, and everyone is in the water; … Continue reading Swim and dive: Even in lower division, team still optimistic

Swim and Dive: Optimism runs high for start of upcoming season

The swim and dive season has come to a close as the team finished with a strong performance at states. This was the final meet for the seniors whose leadership has helped the team be successful this season. The team performed well with the boys’ coming in 12th place out of 31 teams and the girls coming in 21st out of 35 teams. In the … Continue reading Swim and Dive: Optimism runs high for start of upcoming season