SHS Swim Team Breaks Records


Sarah Spires, Staff Writer

Scituate High School swim season recently ended their season with a bang, as several students broke records. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams broke the 200-yard freestyle relay. In addition, girls came in fourth at South Sectionals and eighth at the State Championship, where they competed against approximately 45 towns. Several awards were given to the team. Both senior Megan Nelson and junior Nora Lindblom received Patriot League All Star awards, and senior Rebecca Grozier received the team sportsmanship award. All around, SHS Swim won the Sportsmanship League Award.

Senior swim captain Megan Nelson said her most cherished memory throughout her four years on the swim team was when she broke her first school record in the 100-yard butterfly. This year, her favorite experience was winning by two points against Hingham: “This is a very small margin in swimming,” she said. In addition, Nelson stated, “Patriot League Championships was overall an amazing experience because everyone showed great support for one another as well as the other swimmers.” Nelson recently committed to The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, to swim at the Division I level. Her advice to younger athletes seeking to continue their athletic careers in college is to “be patient and thorough in your college search.”

Senior swim captain Lilly George received the Scholar-Athlete Award this year for her stellar academic performance and impressive GPA. George recalled her favorite memory this year as her first senior-year pasta party. She said, “Getting involved with the whole team outside of the pool was so fun, and we were able to bond on a whole new level. We formed a family inside and outside of swimming.” 

Senior swim captain Esther Bradley reflected on her time with the team. She set two school records during her freshman year and then broke both these records again during her sophomore year. Bradley said that being a captain meant a lot to her: “Even though there were only three people on the dive team, it was fun to be able to see other people were interested in the sport, and I got to share my love for the sport with them.” She also said “yelling the team chant before each meet and blasting music on the bus” represented her favorite memories throughout her four years on the team.