Brentwood's pool lays undisturbed by swimmers before the meet. The tranquil waters only build the pre-race anticipation. Zaire D. Armstrong '16.
On Tuesday April 29, the Archer Swim team competed in their last meet before league preliminary finals at Brentwood School.
Archer took first against Brentwood School and New Community Jewish High School.
This was the Junior Varsity teams last meet. Members Isabelle Wilson ’17, Kaia Torowski ’17, Shelby Mumford ’16, Micaela Paulson ’16, Marwa Mohammad ’15 and Valentina Sallas ’15 all ended the season with personal records.
On reflecting on the season, Paulson said, “This year the team has been really strong and we have a lot of great new people. The best part about swim, though, is that everyone is here because they want to be here and do their best not only for themselves, but for their the team and for Archer.”
Fellow teammate Torowski added one of the things she likes best about the team is “the sisterhood” bond formed between teammates.
Varsity swimmers will move on to finals next week and their performance their will determine whether or not they’ll move on to the California Interscholastic Federation Preliminaries.
The team gathers for a post warm-up swim to discuss last-minute details about the looming meet. Photographer: Zaire D. Armstrong ’16
The team listens to Coach Ferri’s last tips and instructions before the first event. Photographer: Zaire D. Armstrong ’16
Shelby Mumford ’16 makes a quick turn during her 50 Yard Freestyle event. Photographer: Zaire D. Armstrong ’16
Kaia Torowski ’17 nearing the halfway mark of her event. Photographer Zaire D. Armstrong ’16
Kaia crashes through her ’50 Fly’ event. Photographer: Zaire D. Armstrong ’16
After their practice, the track team joined the crowd to support the team. Photographer: Zaire D. Armstrong ’16
Olivia Hogen ’15, Camilia Gazcon ’15 and Cece Bobbit ’15 huddle for a friendly ‘selfie.’ Photographer: Zaire D. Armstrong ’16
Ready, take your mark, dive! Two panthers enter the pool in synchronized style. (If you don’t see this gif animate, try reloading the image page.) Photographer: Zaire D. Armstrong ’16
Senior Swimmers Kate Heck ’14 and Alana O’Mara ’14 pose with the coaches. As the end of each season looms, every senior athlete is celebrated similarly. Photographer: Courtesy of the Archer Athletics Facebook Page.