The JV swim team wrapped up their season with a 3rd place finish in the Nick Whyte Invitational at Eaglebrook. The meet featured 5 teams and offered sprints in all strokes, the 100 Individual Medley, and several relays. Deerfield swimmers swam well with many best times and several swimmers scoring points by placing in the top 12.
Izzy Ortiz was 3rd in the 50 butterfly and 7th in the 100 IM. Grace Mazur was 8th in the 50 butterfly and 6th in the 50 freestyle. Johnny Xu was 9th in the 50 butterfly, 5th in the 50 backstroke, and 9th in the 50 breaststroke. Dominique Whitney was 10th in the 50 backstroke and 11th in the 50 breaststroke. Sarah Jung was 4th in the 50 breaststroke and 9th in the 100 IM. Elven Shum was 8th in the 50 breaststroke. Ian Gordon was 10th in the 50 breaststroke.
Swimmers who swam 5 events were entered in the pentathalon and the top scorers were also recognized. Johnny Xu was 7th overall.
The relay team of Izzy Ortiz, Elven Shum, Johnny Xu, and Ian Gordon were 4th in the Medley Relay. The same 4 swimmers were entered in the 400 Freestyle Relay, where they chose to challenge themselves and swim the entire relay butterfly. It was an appropriate end to an exciting meet and a fine finish for two seniors, Johnny Xu and Izzy Ortiz.
It is with sadness that we bid farewell to our captains, Izzy Ortiz, Johnny Xu, Xu and Doris Zhang. Their hard work, positive attitudes, and leadership have been important contributions to the team. They will be missed!
This has been an eventful season with many young swimmers trying swimming for the first time. There is no doubt that every member of the team made great strides and has improved so much. We are so excited to see what they can do next year!