The swim and dive season lasts two months and consists of early morning practices, five meets, metros, regionals, and states. Both the girls and the boys had successful seasons with broken records that helped to propel them forwards.
Blair's winter sports teams look to continue their success from previous years.
As 2013 comes to a close, we reflect on the mistakes and successes of the year that will continue on to 2014. Here are Silver Chips Online's predictions of what will be "in" and "out" in 2014. Happy New Year!
Winter sports are back as the 2012-2013 season gets off to a rousing start.
This year, the Blair swim and dive team has a new co-coach, fine arts teacher Kelly Crowder, who began working with the swim team earlier this month, replacing government teacher David Swaney as biology teacher Charlie Demma's co-coach.
Senior and All-American candidate Jack Foster chooses Columbia over Princeton and Dartmouth.
From March 20 to March 24, junior Jack Foster and freshman Brian Tsau competed in the Spring National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Junior Nationals meet in Orlando, Fla. Foster placed 30th in the 1000 yard Freestyle and 55th in the 400 yard Individual Medley (IM). Tsau placed 13th in the 1500 Long Course (LC) meter Freestyle and 23rd in the 1000 yard Freestyle.
Blair Swim and Dive (1-6) placed 19th in the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros) this Saturday with a combined score of 111 points. The girls scored a total of 74 points while the boys scored 140.
Imagine: You are a freshman at the University of Maryland. Senior year of high school, you applied to a range of colleges, scouring state schools and private universities for a competitive, top-ranked swim team. You chose your state school, and, with a sizeable amount of scholarship money under your belt, you suit up for your first practice of the season.
Blair's swim and dive team (1-4) defeated Bethesda Chevy-Chase this Saturday by a combined score of 173-169. The meet served as a replacement for the meet that was cancelled last week due to snow.
The Wootton Patriots (1-0) defeated Blair 's swim and dive team (0-1) in the first meet of the season. The girls' team fell to the patriots by a score of 62-109 while the boys lost by a score of 137-201.
Two Blair students, senior Eric Ruggieri and junior Niklas Hammond, competed in the National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Junior Nationals in Orlando, Florida last month.
Blair Swim and Dive (7-0) came 12th place in the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros) last week with a combined score of 187.5. The boys' team took 11th place with 125.5 points and the girls' took 17th place with 62 points.
Blair swim and dive (7-0) came in fifth overall in the County Championships this weekend, falling just behind the tough Division I teams.
Blair swim and dive (7-0) took first place at the Division II Competition this Saturday with a combined score of 819, defeating the closest competition by more than 100 points.
Blair's swim and dive team (5-0) defeated Northwest this Saturday, clinching the win with a combined score of 181-161.
Blair swim and dive (3-0) placed first overall in the Division II relay carnival this Saturday with a combined score of 68, edging out the closest competition by 10 points.
The Blair swim and dive team (3-0) secured a solid win over the Quince Orchard Cougars (1-1) on Saturday morning, making a clean sweep of almost every event.
The Blair swim and dive team (1-0) defeated the Kennedy Cavaliers (0-1) on Saturday morning in the first meet of the season.
Blair swim and dive (4-1) came in 11th at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros) with a combined score of 219 points. The boys placed ninth with a final score of 164 points and the girls placed 20th with a final score of 55 points.
Blair's swim and dive team (4-1) came in sixth at the county-wide swimming and diving championships with a combined score of 333.5 points. The boys came in fourth with a total of 209 points and the girls took eighth with 124.5 points.
Blair's swim and dive team (4-1) secured a second place spot at the divisionals championship on Saturday by conquering the Northwest Jaguars, Poolseville Falcons, Quince Orchard Cougars and Blake Bengals.
The Blair swim and dive team (4-0) defeated the Quince Orchard Cougars 184-158 Saturday morning, adding another solid season performance to their record despite a snowstorm that delayed the meet by one hour. The boys' team won comfortably with a final score of 95-76, while the girls pulled out a close 89-82 victory.
The Blair swim and dive team (3-0) out-swam the Poolesville Falcons Saturday night, beating Poolesville with a final score of 176-166. The girls fell short to the Falcons 103-68, winning two out of eleven events. The boys were undefeated on the night, placing first in every event with a final score of 108-63.
Blair (2-0) defeated the Northwest Jaguars on Saturday in a close meet for the girls and a landslide victory for the boys. The girls won 85-84 and the boys won 104-67.
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