Girls Swimming and Diving


Hannah Cunningham

This year marks a new beginning for the girls swimming and diving team. Last season the girls finished second at the NIC-10 Conference meet and second at the Sectionals meet. This year the girls are looking forward to finishing in the top three once again. To work toward their goal they started the season off with two a day practices, a dryland in the morning and swim practice at night, both for two hours.

As one of the longest fall sports around, Girls Swim and Dive ends in the middle of November after the girls come back from state, which is what they work towards throughout the season.

Last week the girls swim and dive took on a meet at Auburn against Auburn and Guilford. Some of the top three finishes were from Mikayla Gavina (‘20), Sydney Wight(‘19), Hannah Cunningham(‘18), Sarah Johnson(‘21), Madelynn Marunde(‘18), Ysabelle Gavina(‘18), Emerson Gaines(‘21), and Alyssa Peterson(‘20). All top finishes contributed to a win against both Auburn and Guilford.

The varsity team consists of fifteen swimmers; Sydney Wight(‘20), Hannah Cunningham(‘18), Madelynn Marunde(‘18), Mikayla Gavina(‘21), Emerson Gaines(‘21), Sarah Johnson(‘21), Ysabelle Gavina(‘18), Alyssa Peterson(‘20), Stephanie Cipolla(‘18), Madeline McClain(‘21), Sarah Fitzgerald(‘19), Kayle Mickey(‘21), Haley Dahl(‘19), and Alaina Coen(20).The junior varsity and freshmen team has many high potential swimmers as well.

Mikayla Gavina is heading into her sophomore season and will be her second year on the varsity team. Last season Mikayla helped lead the team to second place at the NIC-10 Conference and the Sectionals swim meet at Jefferson, where the team took two second place titles home. This season Mikayla is not only on the Varsity team, but she is also on the volleyball team taking on two sports. Mikayla Gavina(‘20) is looking forward to “making state in both relays and possibly an individual event this year.”

This year the girls are not only looking to improve their times, but place in the top three at each meet, advance in the top three or first and Conference and Sectionals, and qualify for State. Coach Torbert is looking forward to “finishing strong in the conference and have each individual girl to accomplish personal goal they are hoping to reach.”