SPORTS: Law Girls Swim Wraps Up Season
By Megan Grabowski – Staff Reporter
The Jonathan Law girls swimming and diving team is wrapping up their season.
The season is coming to a close as the girls attend SCCs, SCC Finals, and States. They finished their regular season with a 3-13 record.
Senior captain Kelly Scianna is impressed with how the season went this year.
“In the beginning I was nervous, having lost some solid swimmers last year, but we pulled through with some great times,” said Scianna. “SCCs (went) really well.”
At SCCs, Scianna finished 31st overall in the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Hannah Savoie finished 15th overall in the 200-meter freestyle and 18th overall in the 500-meter freestyle breaking a school record set back in 1983. Both Scianna and Savoie will be competing at the Class M state championships.
Head coach Ms. Paolini feels that many girls contributed to the team this year.
“Our depth in many of the odd-stroke events helped us win meets against Bunnell, East Haven, and West Haven,” said Paolini.
The girls believe that their hard work all season is more important than their record.
“We didn’t win a lot of meets, but together as a team we tried our best and beat our times,” said freshman Julie Myers.
On top of swimming, the team also has three successful divers, including freshman Christina Gleason who finished 17th overall in the SCCs. Junior divers Arielle Eighmy and Maddie Sosa have big plans for their senior year.
“My goals for next season are to go to SCC’s and to qualify for states,” said Sosa.
Paolini is looking forward to more success in the future.
“We had many personal bests accomplished this year and had an amazing season with the girls,” said Paolini. “We had a very strong freshman class which shows a bright future ahead of us.”
Freshmen are also excited for their next three years on the team.
“I’m so happy I joined the team, everyone was so welcoming and fun,” said Myers. “I’m super excited for the next three seasons and to meet the new swimmers next year.”
With the season coming to a close, the seniors are reflecting on all of the memories they have made over the past four years.
“I feel really lucky to have bonded with so many people over my four years of being on the team and to have had this experience that I can cherish forever,” said senior Jess Schreiber. “I’m definitely going to miss the bus rides both to and from Foran’s pool and having the pre-meet jitters.”
The CIAC Class M Qualifying meet will be held on November 14 and the CIAC Class M Finals will be held on November 18.