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WCHS Swim and Dive team takes second place at States

Casey Meretta and his teammates on the WCHS Swim and Dive team pose with their trophy. The won second place at the Maryland State Championships.

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager

March 7, 2020

After winning first place in the Maryland Public School State Championship the last two years, the WCHS boys Swim and Dive team (CHSSD) had high hopes of bringing home another victory this year. While they came up a little short this year, their hard work throughout the season was enough to lead them ...

Boys varsity swim and dive brings home state championships

John Nguyen explodes off the blocks as he begins to swim.

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019

The boys varsity swim and dive team conquered the state championships on Feb. 24. This is the second year in a row that the boys have brought home a state title. They were led by captains Steven Mendley, John Nguyen and Sean Nguyen. “Our team was very successful this year because of how big this year’s team was...

Swim and dive team drowns private school record

Photo courtesy of Riley McGuire.

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

March 13, 2018

For the past 17 years, the boys Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros), have been dominated by private schools. However, Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 changed that. The CHS boys swim and dive team made history at Metros as they finished with a score of 324.5 points, ...

Swim and Dive Jumps Back into Competition

Members of the CHS Swim and Dive team pose on the pool deck after a meet last season. Last year, the girls team finished the season undefeated and the boys team finished in second place.

By Vicky Gunawan and Megan Park

December 2, 2016

Coming off a great season at regional and state championships last year, the CHS swim and dive team hopes to continue their success this season. Last season, the girls’ swim and dive team was division one and regional champions; the boys team placed second at regionals and states. “This year,...

CHS Athletes Named to Post’s All Met Team

Junior Zack Einhorn received an honorable mention for the boys swim and dive team.

By Ben Dross, Sports Editor

May 4, 2016

Twelve CHS athletes were named to The Washington Post All Met winter teams for their respective sports.   The All Met teams represent the top talent from both public and private schools in the D.C. Metropolitan Area. CHS had three boys make the All Met swim and dive team, four girls make the All Met ...

Teacher Coaches Have Double the Responsibility

English teacher and football head coach Albert Song gives the team a pep talk before a game.

By Max Kandel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

A football player hears the all too familiar "Ready, Set, Go!" from his teacher and instantly realizes he's not at football practice. But when the student is in English class and his teacher happens to be his coach, it’s a different story. Teachers coaches have the extra responsibility of managing...

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By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

December 4, 2013

After last year’s second place finish for the girls and ninth place finish for the boys at Metros, swim and dive hopes to continue its success this season. All-American swimmers seniors Alicia Tiberono and Emily Andrews, junior Elaina Gu and sophomore Hannah Lindsey, as well as Metro champion diver...

CHS excels at divisionals

By Katie Gauch, Production Editor

March 1, 2013

Just falling short to Wootton and WJ, swim and dive scored a total of 549 points in the 3A/4A West Regionals Feb. 16, giving them a third place win overall.  The girls placed second overall, winning 310 points, while the boys placed third overall, winning 239 points. "Everyone had a lot of spirit and p...

Swimming off to a strong start with win over WJ

By By Jillian Postal- Online Sports Editor

December 21, 2010

With the upcoming MCPS Division 1 Relay Carnival Jan. 8, the Swim and Dive team hopes to duplicate its early season success against Northwest and Walter Johnson. The Bulldogs will lean on their skilled underclassman and strong-hearted and talented captains to lead them to repeat wins in counties and...

Bulldogs win second consecutive divisional title

By By Jillian Postal: Online Sports Editor

March 2, 2010

As her competitors were waiting on the blocks for the event to start, senior captain Jenny Erickson was waiting in the water because of her recent ankle surgery, just as eager for the buzzer to go off. Despite sickness, injuries and snow days, the swim and dive team ended its regular season just as...

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