Swimmers take a midnight dip
Posted November 15, 2009
The St. Andrew's swimming team observed its annual "midnight madness" tradition with a dip in the waters of the Genereaux Aquatic Center on Friday, November 13. The tradition started in 2003 when the team decided to show their spirit and enthusiasm by being the first team to practice in the First State. To do this indisputably, of course, required taking to the water at 12:01 a.m. on the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association's first eligible day for practice.
Over the past 14 years, the boys have won 13 and the girls have won eight Delaware Independent School Conference titles. Currently, St. Andrew’s swimmers hold DISC records in five events for the boys and four events for the girls.
At the state level, our teams have also been competitive, with several swimmers earning All-State honors through the years. Last year's State Championships saw the team capture several medals, including Tyler Gehrs' third straight gold medal in the 50m Freestyle, Molly Willingham's third place finish in the 100m Butterfly, a second place finish in the boys' 200m Free Relay, and third place finishes in the boys' 200m Medley Relay and the girls' 200m Free Relay.
The 2009-10 team returns a number of last year's competitive swimmers, so the months ahead should prove to be exciting.