Swim team bounces back from a rocky season start

After the swim team faced its toughest rivals early in the season, the team has bounced back, winning several of the recent meets.

“The first couple meets were against a couple really good schools,” varsity coach Jonathan Dhyne said. “We struggled a bit, but we’ve been doing really well since then.”

Since competing against strong schools such as Menlo-Atherton and Carlmont, the team has recently beat Sequoia, Hillsdale and Aragon. The boys’ varsity, boys’ J.V. and girls’ J.V. teams all have records of 4-2 while the girls’ varsity team has a record of 2-4 (as of 4/26).

After losing some key seniors last year, the swim team has spent much of the season trying to rebuild its success through working with some of the freshmen.

“I think there’s a couple swimmers that are borderline P.A.L.,” Dhyne said. “So we are working on getting them ready to hopefully make the P.A.L. time cutoffs. I think we should have a decent amount of people in the finals”

The team’s prospects for P.A.L.s are looking positive.

“Our team can do really well [at P.A.L.s],” senior captain Rachel Maxwell said. “I am looking to finish the season out strong.”

Twelve seniors swam in the last dual meet of the season on Friday, April 27.

The team will compete in P.A.L. time trials on May 3 and possibly in the P.A.L. finals on May 5. Burlingame will be hosting P.A.L.s this season.

Posted on May 3, 2018 .