Metro Swim Meet


The bus pulls up on Friday the 26 of October after going to the wrong UNO arena, and the Newman swim team is ready to compete in the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro Swimming Championships. For some, this meet is actually bigger than state. With faster times and faster swimmers, if gives the Newman Swim team its hardest competition it will have all year. Despite these difficulties, the Newman swimmers did great, placing 6th overall.

Coming in 6th is truly is an impressive feat at metro, as we only had 6 swimmers competing against teams that were double if not triple our size. Saturday finals ended with a bang as swimmer Katherine Kramer finished first in her 100 Backstroke, and Pierce Thionville finished runner up in both the 100 back and the 500 free. More notably, Pierce Thionville is less than a second off both the 500 free and 100 back Newman records. This was followed by time drops and great swims by James Nguyen, Ross Jacobson, Pepijn Kuiper, Serena Klebba, Austin Passler, Hailey Dondis, Claire Moffet, Niyati Duggal, and Christain Johnson. All of these swimmers did great in both their individual races and their relays. Overall, the Newman swim team had one of its strongest finishes in recent history.

As October comes to a close and November creeps up on us, the Newman swim team will prepare for the State Championships where the boys hope to win their 5th state championship in a row and the girls take back their #1 state title, after finishing runner up to Ascension High School last year.