Swim and dive team tie for third at ISL Championship

January 28, 2013

On Saturday, January 26, 2013 Madeira hosted the swimming component of the 2013 Independent School League (ISL) Swim and Dive Championship Meet. The dive portion was held on Thursday, January 24 at Stone Ridge. Madeira tied for third place out of 13 teams with 148 points. Stone Ridge of Bethesda won the meet with 236 points, followed by Holton Arms in second place with 208 points.

Leading the way for Madeira was Kylie Jordan ’16 who won the 100 yard butterfly, breaking both the Madeira team record and the ISL championship meet record. Kylie was named to the ISL All-League Team.

Scoring individually in the top twelve events were: divers Grace Callander ’13 eighth in the 1 M dive and Ramsey Aldrich ’15 sixth in the 1 M dive. Swimmers included: Maddie Alagia ’13 ninth in the 200 freestyle and fourth in the 500 freestyle; Grace Johnson ’13 twelfth in the 200 freestyle and tenth in the 100 butterfly; Michaela Saunders ’14 eighth in the 100 Freestyle and the 100 Backstroke; Stephanie Royer ’15 ninth in the 500 freestyle; Farrin Saba ’15 fourth in the 50 freestyle and seventh in the100 backstroke; and Jackie Tidd ’16 placed twelfth in the 500 freestyle.

Madeira’s relays also swam well placing third in the 200 medley relay with a team of Alagia, Saunders, Saba, and Jordan; sixth in the 200 freestyle relay with a team of Johnson, April Chuang, Saunders, and Royer; and third in the 400 freestyle relay with a team of Alagia, Johnson, Saba, and Jordan.

“This is a fun meet to host; there is always great team spirit on the pool deck,” said Madeira coach, Rod Montrie. “We really stepped up in a lot of events.”

Local Olympic gold medal winner, Katie Ledecky swam for Stone Ridge. Katie won the 200 individual medley and 500 yard freestyle events.

Other Northern Virginia teams included: Flint Hill in eighth place with 94 points; The Potomac School in tenth place with 51 points; and Saints Stephan’s and St. Agnes in twelfth place with 30 points.