Swim Team Ready to Make a Splash!

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Swim Team Ready to Make a Splash!

Photo Credit: Natalie Valdivia

Photo Credit: Natalie Valdivia

Photo Credit: Natalie Valdivia

Photo Credit: Natalie Valdivia

Hannah Wavrek, Staff Reporter

The Regina Dominican swimming team consists of eleven hard working girls, including co-captains Mary Berg ’16 and Sarah Allworth ’16.  The team is coached by Ashley Thielsen and assistant coach Doreen Rottman, mother of Julia Rottman ’17.

The team practices at the Jewish Community Center in Northbrook, Loyola Academy, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview.  The team practices six days a week alternating at the Jewish Community Center in Northbrook, Loyola Academy, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview. They practice five days in the pool and one day of dry land workouts.

Regina’s swim team competes in the 200 medley relay, 200 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 100 fly, 100 free, 500 free, 200 free relay, 100 back, 100 breast, and 400 free relay at meets. They have dual meets, where they swim against one other school, and invitationals, where they swim against eight to ten schools.

Photo Credit: Natalie Valdivia

Photo Credit: Natalie Valdivia

For both types of meets, Regina usually places in the middle-bottom. However, Mary Berg ’16 said, “The beauty of swimming is that it’s not really important if you beat the other school, it is important that you beat your own personal best for the events you are swimming.”

This is clearly an attitude the team stands by because everyone on the team has been decreasing their times. They also beat Resurrection at their September 22 meet.

Unfortunately, swimmer Murphy Weiland ’18, suffered a stress fracture in her spine. She will be out for the rest of the season.  She was in both relays, so the two relay teams will miss her presence.  However, she will still be with the team at the meets and everyone wishes her a speedy recovery.

The season started the second week of August and goes until the third week of November.  There has been much improvement so far, and Berg says that the team will keep improving as long as everyone continues to work hard and tries their best.

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