Girls swimming places first at CCS

Vikings hope to finish season undefeated

The girls swimming and diving team remains undefeated in league and has performed well at Central Coast Sectionals (CCS).

The team had a significant win at their most recent League Preliminary and Finals meet at Saratoga High School on May 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Beating six teams at leagues secured the team’s undefeated rank, placing them first. This presented the    opportunity for 10 girls on the team to progress to compete at CCS. Out of the 10 who made CCS, five were freshmen on the team who worked hard to earn their place.

“The freshmen are amazing, about half of our top competitors at CCS are freshmen,” sophomore swimmer Haley Chalmers said.

Out of the five freshmen who placed at CCS, three freshman managed to secure a spot in the top eight  at the meet. Freshman Zoe Lusk competed in both the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Fly and lowered her best times, decreasing 1.34 seconds in the 100 Fly.

“I think that I did pretty well at CCS. I dropped time in both of my events and I got sixth in both events,” Lusk said.

The team plans to continue to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) High School State Meet at Clovis West High School and duel for the last time. The meet brings the season to a close on May 22 and 23.

“The state meet is very hard to qualify for, yet since it’s a new meet we are staying more focused on CCS. We are going to try to just have fun at the state meet since CCS is the meet we have been training for all season,” Chalmers said.

Lusk has similar hopes for the outcome at the CIF High School State Meet focusing mainly on the last meet as a team.

“For CIF High School State Meet, I really want to focus on having more fun, because I think that the team swims faster when we are relaxed and pumped up for our races rather than nervous,” Lusk said.

The team looks forward to their final meet on May 22 and 23 to continue their undefeated streak and have a good time while doing so.