Whippet Swimmers Down Delavan-Darien in first WHS Sporting Event in 216 Days

Whitewater 89 vs Delavan-Darien 80

After 216 days with no competition for any Whitewater sport teams, the Girls Swim team was ready to race hard against Delavan-Darien.  The girls beat Delavan-Darien 89-80 with a strong group effort. The girls were very excited to get in and compete!  Leading the way by 18 seconds in the 200 Medley Relay was the team of Sophia Fanshaw, Ella Houwers, Grace Foucault and Amber Krebs.  Other first place finishes from the meet include Ella Houwers in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke, Sophia Fanshaw in the 50 Freestyle, Grace Foucault in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke, Amber Krebs in the 500 Freestyle and our 400 Freestyle relay of Amber Krebs, Karime Velazquez, Brooke Bazeley and Ella Houwers.

Sophomore Brooke Bazeley swam well in what is considered some of the tougher races.  Brooke scored great points for the team with her 3rd place finishes in both the 200 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyle.  Brooke also had to lead off the 200 Freestyle relay immediately after finishing the 500 Freestyle and posted a 29.54 in that relay.

Our newcomers really did an outstanding job after only 8 practices to gain knowledge and experience.  Vicki Ramirez earned many points with her ability to swim all 4 strokes well and raced particularly well in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Breaststroke.  Trinity Nickels took on the 500 Freestyle in her first meet as a Whippet and swam an incredibly well paced race that earned points for the team. Aileen Perez showed great improvement in just one week by dropping a whopping 25 seconds in the 50 Freestyle; this is one determined swimmer!  Skylar Staebler not only raced the Varsity 100 Freestyle, but was able to score points with her strong performance.

Returning swimmers Ashly Xochipa, Josie Treder, Karime Velazquez and Ella Smith helped add depth to our team with their prior experience and willingness to push through pain.  Ashly continued right where she left off last year posting a lifetime best time in the 100 Backstroke to score points for the team. Josie Treder finished especially strong in the 100 Breaststroke and 100 Freestyle on the 400 Freestyle relay which earned some very important points to help us secure the win. Karime Velazquez had an outstanding night with her performances in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly swimming right on her best times from last year.  Ella Smith pushed through the 200 IM to earn some much needed points for the Whippets in addition to her 100 Freestyle.  Having these veterans ready to race with knowledge from previous years was a huge part of our win tonight.

It was truly a great first meet. I am very proud of these girls and can’t wait to see what we can do in our next meet with a little more time in the pool.

Article Submitted by Coach Gina Foucault

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