The Women’s Swim Team opened up its season with a 6th place finish at the ODAC Relays, hosted by Washington & Lee. With a large freshman class, Coach Mike Ginder used the relays to evaluate everyone’s strentghs and weaknesses. The team finished with a total of 39 pts and also broke three school records during the day. The trio of Kiersten Lee, Chloe Dewberry and Amanda Waller were a part of all three broken records on the day.
That trio, with the help of Kara Young, broke the first record in the 400-yd freestyle relay with a time of 4:06.45. This time broke the record by almost 24 seconds, crushing the original time. The same foursome went on to break the second record of the day, which was the 200-yd freestyle relay. The team finished with a time of 1:53.59, which was the first sub 2-minute relay in school history.
Lee, Waller and Dewberry later teamed up with Lizzy Ross in the 200-yd medley relay finishing with a time of 2:06.08. This was 7 seconds faster than the original record. Ginder was not surprised by the outcome of the records and hopes to build off of that momentum.
“I had a feeling we might break some records that day…although there’s only four people on the relay we have about six that can switch in and out and be just as effective, so I know it’s going to be a fun year” Ginder said.