Varsity Swimming Wraps Up Season

Varsity Swimming Wraps Up Season

FEB. 20 -- The Mount Pisgah Varsity Swim team recently completed its season with a team banquet at Naylor Hall in Roswell. They were joined by the middle school swimmers and a collection of family members for an evening of fine food, cake, and a parade of well-conditioned athletes receiving medals, certificates, letters, and plaques.

Earlier in the month, the girls and boys teams completed their season at the Annual 1-A State Championship finishing 6th and 7th respectively.
 
Bolstered by a new strength and conditioning program orchestrated on land by Coach Hendricks, the swimmers set an unprecedented number of school records this season. The girls set school records 19 times which included relays as well as individual records and coincidentally the boys also set 19 new records.  
 
Andrew Sawyer, the team's only senior, took home the Patriot Award for his contributions to team and school throughout his years here. He also leaves holding the records for the fastest 50 and 100 freestyle times ever recorded by a Varsity swimmer.
 
Haley Agin earned Most Valuable Swimmer for the girls team, setting school records 13 times across 5 individual events and 1 relay. Mackenzie Dubberly, Katelin Hardman, and Mia Shaw joined Agin in setting relay records and recording top-three finishes throughout the season.

Eli Haverdink set school records 8 times across 7 individual events and was a part of 2 record-setting relays on his way to earning the Most Valuable Swimmer award for the boys team. Joining Sawyer and Haverdink on record-setting relays this season were Alex Bae, John Hilburn, and Chris Rose.
 
The future is bright for this young team as it continues to set new records and prepares for the 2019-20 season.