It has been several years since the Snails have competed at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships, and their return to the competition was a great success. The team finished ninth out of 31 schools, breaking one school record and one meet record.
Junior Kylie Jordan won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, setting the new meet record of 53.53. While freshman Maddie Heilbrun placed eighth in the 200 freestyle and 11th in the 500 freestyle. Senior Farrin Saba finished 13th in the 50 freestyle. Madeira’s 200 freestyle relay (Saba, Moriarty, Heilbrun, and Jordan) placed third, setting the new school record at 1:38.00, and the 400 freestyle relay (Saba, Royer, Heilbrun, and Jordan) finished seventh.
“This was a strong performance against some of the best teams in the area. I am particularly proud of our 200 freestyle relay for breaking a nine-year-old team record. Kylie continues to dominate the competition on both sides of the river. Senior captains Farrin Saba, Stephanie Royer, and Marina Pearce led the charge and freshmen Maddie Heilbrun and Giovi Moriarty had great swims,” said Coach Montrie.
The Snails travel to Richmond on Thursday, February 12 to compete in the VISAA State Swim and Dive Championship.Athletics