Even through all the covid adjustments to the boys and girls swim/dive season, several school records fell for each team.
Leading the record breaking was senior Ben Meulemans, who broke four school swimming records. He broke the 100 backstroke in a time of 52.13 that stood since 2010, 53.16 by L. Mielke. The next three records all have stood since the 1970’s. In the 100 butterfly, Meulemans’s time was 51.64, which stood since 1975 by J. Hackbarth with a time of 52.97. Meulemans most impressive record breaking came in the 100 freestyle were he clocked a time of 44.83, almost three seconds faster the the previous record of 47.69 held by R. Mueller in 1978. In his fourth event, Meulemans broke the 50 freestyle in 20.65 that was held since 1978 by R. Mueller with a time of 21.79.
Moving to boys dive, junior Mason King broke the school record two times throughout the season. He finished with his best score of 512.10 in the eleven dive format, 100 points higher than the previous record of 412.40 held by M. OGorman II in 1991. In the six dive format, King scored 302.15 that was a co-op Hurricane record.
On the girls side this past fall, senior Stella Gabor broke her school record from last year in the 100 backstroke. This year she had her best time at 59.86, just under her 1:00.33 from the 2019 season.
The girls 200 medley relay also broke the school record that has stood since 1993. In a time of 1:55.67, Stella Gabor, Alissa Novalija, Olivia Small and Maddie Bartz broke the previous time of 1:56.49 held by T. Wiedel, S. Retzlaff, S. Rulseh, K. Krause.
Congratulations to a record breaking season! Records will be updated and displayed on the record board in the new ’51 Tosa Pool.