Virtual Swim Meet

Following close on the heels of their opening March 1 meet, Suffield’s Tigerswimmers and Tigerdivers took to the blocks and boards two days later on March 3. The meet with Deerfield girls was a “friendly” and with the Brunswick boys’ meet being a repeat opponent, coaches allowed swimmers to pick their own events and “just to have fun.” This did not diminish the quality of the racing or spring-boarding and perhaps even enhanced performances with lowered stress levels.

The meet witnessed personal bests (PBs) in abundance, as well as excellent efforts across two hours of swimming and diving, and even a few more new records. Mackenzie Headley ’24 continued her record-breaking spree, adding the 200 IM pool (2:05.58) and 100 free (50.36) school and pool records. In the 100 free, Mack was only 0.3 shy of the New England prep record owned by Greenwich Academy’s Kate Hazlett, a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier. Double winners in the meet were Headley, Joe Rusnock ’21 (50 free, 100 back), Trent Hieber ’22 (100 fly, 100 breast), Nate Morrin ’23 (200 IM, 500 free), and Sophia Tosone ’22 (200, 500 free in new top 25 postings). Other event winners in the swimming competition were Nicole Boutry ’21 (50 free), Tyler Cooper ’22 (100 free), Nico Menendez-Featherston ’22 (200 free in top 25 time), Anna Calkins ’23 (100 back in improved top 25 time), Cambell Rosow ’23 (100 breast in improved top 25 time), and Avery Rappaport ’22 and Nick Prescott ’24 in 1-meter diving (6-dive), both in PB efforts (248.90 and 192.05, respectively). Relay swims were strong across the board. PBs were achieved by Hadley Harris ’24, Calkins, Rusnock (#4 all-time now in the 100 back), Tosone, Emilia ’23 and Nora Boino ’24, Hope Clark ’23, Morrin (3 events), Connor Booth ’23, Chase Stevens ’23 (3 events), Hieber (2 events), Headley (4 events), Rappaport, Prescott, Hannah Cote ’22, and Max Giugliano ’24 in diving, Max and Joe Giugliano ’24 (multiple swim events), Rosow, and Catherine McCarthy ’22.