Swimming and Dive

By Julia McDermott, Archives Manager

After the girls took home a metros title and the boys placed second at states last season, the swim and dive team will have to make up for the loss of 22 seniors, including Eric Eig, Shannon Ridge, Colin Asbury, Sammy Lee, Joseph Beida, Chris Wysocki, 100 fly state champion Natalya Ares and diver Tim Faerber.

This season’s top swimmers include seniors Austin Cole and Michelle Illig as well as junior Harrison Gu and sophomores Elaina Gu and diver Kali Becker. The team will depend on these swimmers to bring in points to beat rivals Wootton, Whitman and Walter Johnson and possibly win metros for a second time.

“I am extremely excited to work with the swim and dive team again here at Churchill and hope that we get the chance to repeat some of the amazing things we did last year,” head coach Brendan Roddy said. “We have an amazing freshman group coming in with some new talent that will help our team this upcoming season.”