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Just Keep Swimming

A recap of the Fall 2023 swim season.

This season, there were 23 boys and seven girls on the swim team headed by the girls’ captain Keira Davis (11) and the boys’ three senior captains: Matthew Jebb (12), Yehoshua Fuentes (12), and Blake Hittinger (12).

On Sept. 9, the swimmers participated in the Swim-A-Thon fundraiser. Each swimmer asked for donations and received a dollar for each lap they swam. Ellie Dominica (9) raised the most money for the fundraiser. In total, over $4,000 was raised and went towards new swim gear.

The swim teams had a successful season with the boys team placing first in the Florida High School Athletic Association 3A District 4 Championship. 

100-Yard Stroke: Swimmers swim two laps in the specified stroke.

In the Boys 100-Yard (Butter)Fly, Andres Corominas (11), Alexander Zambri (11), and Luke Martin (9) finished in fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively. Corominas in 59.92 seconds, Zambri in 1:01.97, and Martin in 1:05.27. 

Xavier Combs (9) competed in the Boys 100-Yard Back and came in fourth place with a time of 1:09.34.

Both the girls and the boys performed well with the breaststroke with Summer Tolentino (10) placing third in the girls event and Nicholas Ilasi (11) placing second in the boys event.

200-Yard Medley Relay: Every 50 yards, each swimmer must use a different stroke.

In teams of four, the first swimmer starts with the backstroke, followed by the breaststroke, butterfly, and lastly, freestyle. In medley relays, freestyle can be any style except for the three used before it.

On the girls’ team, Davis, Tolentino, Penelope Novosad (11), and Ansley Ziermann (10) competed together with a time of 2:16.63. 

On the boys’ team, Ilasi, Corominas, Davidjose Rivera Rivera (10), and John Prida (11) performed with a final time of 1:50.01 which earned them first place in districts. They beat the runner-up, Lake Minneola High School, by one second.

200-Yard Individual Medley (IM): One swimmer swims each 50 meters with a different stroke.

Rivera Rivera took second place in the boys’ event with a final time of 2:18.51. He beat the swimmer who placed behind him in third place by over seven seconds.

X-Yard Free: Swimmers swim the number of yards in their event in any stroke they want.

Davis completed the 50-Yard Free in 27:88, only 1.51 seconds slower than the first place swimmer. Prida finished in 24:29, losing a higher placement by 0.01 second.

Ilasi finished second in the boys’ 200-Yard Free with 1:59.82. Placing in the top ten of the girls’ event, Tolentino finished in 2:45:59.

Stefan Diercks (11) placed fourth in the boys’ 500-Yard Free, swimming 10 consecutive laps in the pool in 5:43.13.

In the girls’ 200-Yard Free Relay, Novosad, Ziermann, Tolentino, and Davis placed fifth with a time of 2:04.83. In the boys’ event: Jaejin Barnes (11), Alexi Castro (11), Micah Converse (11), and Jebb placed third with a time of 1:41.18.

In the last event of the championship, the boys’ 400-Yard Free Relay, Rivera Rivera, Jebb, Castro, and Prida finished strong with a time of 3:39.72, landing them in second place in districts.

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Bryce Brashear, Staff Writer
Hello, everyone! My name is Bryce and I’m a junior this year working as a part of the newspaper crew. I am looking forward to covering the various interesting events at this school and reviving the newspaper. I also have a newfound interest in photography and I hope to take some good photos at some of the many Lyman events. I will also be doing some social media posts so make sure to look out for those at @lymanhsjournalism on Instagram. I’m excited to see what we can do with the newspaper!

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