Boys Varsity Swimming
Tatnall School
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210-127 (boys & girls combined score)

After having to cancel our meet against Charter School of Wilmington due to inclement weather, the Saints took to the pool for the first time in 2017 on Tuesday against conference opponents Tatnall. The first meet after a break is always a challenge both mentally and physically, but the Saints were fired up and ready to race. What transpired was a phenomenal meet from both the boys and girls who each managed to bring home a win amidst a slew of exciting and close races in which the SAS swimmers came out ahead almost every time. While the Saints’ ability to finish close races is well-documented, it’s worth taking a look at how we’re able to do it. A significant amount of credit can go to our individual racing. The culture of competitiveness and toughness and emphasis on finishing strong is evident within each and every Saints swimmer. But there’s more to it than that: The energy and support that cheering teammates provide is often overlooked, but can’t be ignored when it comes to down-to-the-wire races. Wilson Archie ’18 gave us an excellent example of this on Tuesday. Battling a shoulder injury, Wilson only swam one relay and one individual event, but his participation in the meet wasn’t limited to his work in the water. After helping secure the victory for the girls with a stellar relay performance to close out the meet, senior captain Hannah Beams ’17 said, “Every breath I took, Wilson was there cheering for me. It got me so pumped.” The dedication each swimmer shows to his or her teammates is incredible and it’s one of the things that sets the St. Andrew’s swim team apart from every team we compete against. If you’ve ever thought swimming was an individual sport, just come to one of our meets—seriously. The final combined score of the meet was SAS 210 - 127 Tatnall.

SAS swims against St. Mark’s on Saturday as we shift our focus towards maximizing state cut opportunities and continue to work our way through the roster in the 500. We hope to see you in the crowd!

SAS vs Tatnall by the numbers:

  • 31 SAS career best times (including first-time swims)
  • 3 new state qualifying times
  • 8.11s biggest time drop (Xander Atalay ’19 in the 500 Free)
  • 9.05% biggest percent time drop (Frances Malley ’19 in the 50 Free)

Congratulations to individual event winners:

  • Wilson Archie ’18 (100 Breast)
  • Hannah Beams ’17 (50 Free)
  • Will Cammerzell ’19 (100 Back)
  • Colin Campbell ’17 (500 Free)
  • Sarah Caron ’19 (100 Back)
  • Caitlin Cobb ’17 (200 IM, 500 Free)
  • Keegan Pando ’17 (50 Free, 100 Free)
  • Tad Scheibe ’19 (200 Free)
  • Dylan Torrance ’18 (200 IM, 100 Fly)

Special shoutout to swimmers who swam an event for the first time at St. Andrew’s:

  • Henry Esterson ’19 (200 IM, 100 Back)
  • Topher Hummel ’20 (100 Free)
  • William Liu ’20 (50 Free)
  • Katie Macalintal ’20 (100 Back)
  • Frances Malley ’19 (100 Breast)
  • Will Weaver ’18 (500 Free)