Darien Girls Swim and Dive Team Advances to State Finals on Tuesday

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The Darien Girls Swim and Dive Team will advance to state finals Tuesday, Nov. 16. But wait, it doesn’t stop there — of all CT State finals competitions the top 24 times swimmers and the top 24 divers will head to Opens on Nov. 21 for one season-ending finale.

— an announcement from the Darien Girls Swim and Dive Team

After completing a season 7-1 and ending the dual meets as Eastern Division champs, Darien High School swimmers and divers took their heat to the pool on Saturday night, Nov. 6, a total of 15 DHS swimmers and 4 divers competed in the FCIAC finals.

DHS Swim and Dive Team

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A day in the life of a DHS swimmer and diver — wake up, eat, go to practice, eat, go to school, eat, go to practice, eat, do homework sleep and repeat! These girls practice six days a week and their work showed!

After a year of not being able to hold championships against other teams in person it was a competitive, and loud, night! DHS outperformed.

While the team placed 3rd overall (by 1 point), each individual laid down one gauntlet after another.

Highlights include:

200 Medley Relay:  Meg Erickson(J), Miller Ward(S), Emily Kalvaitis(J), and Natalia Ferranto(J) Placing 2nd and earning All-FCIAC 1.47.50

200 Freestyle Lily Bradbury (J) placing 5th 1.57.91 and Maggie Sedlak (S) placing 9th 1.57.20

200 Individual Medley Miller Ward (S) placing 2nd earning All-FCIAC 2.03.80 and Meg Erickson (J) placing 6th 2.11.32

50 Freestyle Natalia Ferranto (J) placing 2nd earning All-FCIAC 24.11

1 meter diving Megan Hayes (F) placing 7th 373.75 pts.

100 Butterfly Miller Ward(S)* placing 1st earning All-FCIAC 54.88 and Emily Kalviatis (J) placing 4th 57.71

100 Freestyle Natalia Ferranto (J) placing 4th 53.90

500 Freestyle Meg Erickson(J) placing 3rd earning All-FCIAC 5.11.54 and Gracie Spataro placing 5th 5.16.48

200 Freestyle relay: Maggie Sedlak(S), Emily Kalvaitis(J), Lily Voigt(J), Natalia Ferranto(J) placing 4th 1.39.09

100 Backstroke Maggie Sedlak placing 5th 1.00.24

100 Breaststroke Erin Luecke placing 13th 1.12.09

400 Freestyle relay: Maggie Sedlak(S), Lily Bradbury(J), Meg Erickson(J), and Miller Ward(S)  placing 4th 3.37.95

All-FCIAC Individual is top 3 All-FCIAC in a relay is top 2. *Breaking a 2001 DHS swimming record

DHS Swim Team

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Swim team


FCIAC divers

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FCIAC divers

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