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Swimming Comes to an End

Hard work and dedication get put to the test at the state meet
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Photographer: Maggie Briesacher
After swimming the 200 free, Caroline Schaffer checks out the scoreboard.

The swim season started on October 11, 2023 with practices every Monday through Saturday. Swimmers have regularly logged over three thousand yards per day.

For non-state swimmers, the season is coming to an end with the final two meets within the next week; however, qualifying swimmers are still working hard to prepare for the state meet.

The Swimming and Diving state meet is a highly selective meet that will take place on February 9 at the Georgia Tech Recreation Center. To qualify for the state meet, swimmers must swim a specific time. As of January 19, thirty-five Marist swimmers had already qualified for the meet.

After finishing her race at the Tri-Meet, Sarah White looks at the score board. (Photographer: Maggie Briesacher)

Last year’s winners were Lassiter on the girls side and Johns Creek on the boys side. For both schools, these victories marked their third consecutive state championship. This year, the Marist team is looking to beat both of those teams to claim the state championship.

On the individual side, student Allie Donkar is the defending state champion in the 100 yard breaststroke. Student Alex Wiegand and student Cannon Martinson both have chances to win a state title, finishing third and second, respectively, in individual events last year.

As the final weeks before the state meet arrive, the team is working hard to increase their chances of winning another state championship.

About the Contributor
Megan Latham, Staff Writer
Megan joined The Blue & Gold during her 9th grade year. Megan is a member of the cross county, softball, and swim teams. She also participates in Spanish Club and Active Minds. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.