Madeira Swim and Dive take fifth at States, wins sportsmanship award

February 19, 2019
2018-2019 State Team

The Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive team concluded the 2018-2019 season placing fifth at the 2019 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Swimming and Diving Championships. Madeira won both the Team Sportsmanship Award and Team Spirit Award. The meet began on Friday, February 15 and wrapped up on Saturday, February 16 at the Jeff Rouse Swim Center in Stafford, Virginia.

“This was a great meet for us as we came out of a challenging season” said Coach Rod Montrie. “For the league coaches to recognize Madeira with both the Team Sportsmanship and Team Spirit awards is a testament to our girls who set the example for their competitors. Their enthusiasm and support for our own swimmers and their peers across the league was truly inspiring.”

Sofie Davis ’20 lead the charge for the Snails with wins in the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Breaststroke. Davis also set a new VISAA State record in the breaststroke with a time of 1:03.14.

Madeira placed three swimmers in the final heats:
Hannah Arndt ’21: Placed 3rd in the 100 Butterfly and12th in the 200 IM
Meghan Doyle ’19: Placed 4th in the 50 Freestyle and 7th in the 100 Freestyle
Molly Watts ’20: Placed 4th in the 200 IM and 7th in the 500 Freestyle
Lily Rathbun ’20: Placed 9th Breaststroke
Elizabeth Zhukova ’21: Placed 10th in the 100 Breaststroke
Alanna Korff ‘22 captured 12th place in the 1-Meter Springboard Diving Category

The Madeira relay teams finished strong placing 3rd in the 400 Yard Freestyle (Doyle, Arndt, Watts and Davis), 4th place in the 200 Freestyle (Niki Chava ‘22, Grace Frerichs ‘21, Arndt and Davis) and 5th place in the 200 Yard Medley (Doyle, Rathbun, Watts and Frerichs).

The meet began on Friday, February 15th and wrapped up on Saturday, February 16th at the Jeff Rouse Swim Center in Stafford, Virginia. The Snails finish with an overall record of 5-2 for the 2018-2019 season.