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Monday, February 25
Voting for Team Captains for the '19-'20 Season
Please Give Coach Koehr Your Input on Team Captains using the survey above 

Each season for most of my coaching career, I have appointed team captains prior to the first regular season swim meet.  I have always made the appointments in consultation with the other coaches.  After discussing it with the coaches a few years ago, I decided to announce the captains for the next season during the post-season swimming awards.  I liked the way that worked for the past two years, so I plan to announce next season's Captains at the Swimming Awards on Sunday, March 3rd at 1:30 p.m. based, in part, on the results of voting by the team. 

I've posted a survey, above, for every member of the team to complete one time (and only one time please).  If you have an opinion on who would make a great team captain, now is your time to speak up. 

Below are some questions that you should ask yourself when deciding who you think would be a great captain.  I adapted these questions from the thoughts of our former Assistant Coach Rich Lowell, and they are a great description of what I am looking for.  After carefully considering the questions he poses, please participate in the survey.   

Normally, I consider primarily Seniors and some Juniors, but if you feel an underclassman would make a great captain, feel free to enter their name in the survey.  A team roster is posted under Meet & Team Information/Team Information if you need a refresher.  I am anxious to take advantage of your votes. 

I am also particularly anxious to hear from the younger swimmers.  Many of my expectations deal with how you are treated, so please vote - I know that many of you don't have internet access, so parents, please help them complete the survey.  Their votes are very important to me.

Expectations of a Team Captain

(Adapted from the thoughts of Coach Rich Lowell)

Those who want the title of "Captain" should expect to be held to a higher standard, first in their commitment to improve as swimmers, and then secondly to others in their actions for others.

You cannot lead something you are not willing to do yourself, so first ask this about how you approach the task at hand... swimming.

  • Am I really trying to improve my swimming to the point of being willing to submit to the discomfort associated with an assigned workout, or do I back off, just going through the motions?
  • Do I have to get out of the pool during swim practice?
  • Do I try to move to a harder lane, or is the risk of working harder too much for me to do so?
  • When was the last time I did more than I was assigned?
Leadership focuses on service.  Everyone knows when you are doing something for yourself or when you are doing it for others.  What are small, obvious, concrete examples of service for this team...
  • Do I know the names of everyone on the team. If you don't care enough to know my name, how are you going to convince me that you care about me?
  • Have I stopped to talk to a team member that seems to be kinda by themselves and not really included, or do I just hang around those I am comfortable with?
  • When was the last time I initiated the action, beginning the work ahead of being directed, not waiting for the coaches to ask for me to do the obvious?
  • When did I last begin to move to be down on deck to lead so that all are ready for the exercises begin @ 6:04?
  • Do I arrive late or just on time?
  • Do I stay focused on others, encouraging the underclassmen during meets, cheering, offering swimming advice for improvement?
  • Do I jump in the pool to lead the team into the water?
  • Do I seek to help other, sometimes less capable, swimmers improve their strokes?
  • Did I lead by example while raising money for our annual Cystic Fibrosis Swim-a-thon?
  • Am I willing to come to every meet, particularly the championship meets for which I am eligible?

Some really want the title of “Captain”, but do you really want to be held to these standards?

Please tell me who you think really wants to be held to these standards - and judge them by their actions, not their words.  I'm most interested in getting Captains that act like Captains when the coaches are not around - you, the members of our team, know best who I am looking for.



Monday, February 18
Seton Swimmers Rain Personal Records at VISAA States

750 Swimmers from 52 Teams, music blasting, kids singing and dancing, costumes in a parade, hugs and tears from Seniors swimming for the last time, Seton families gathering between sessions at our rented river house for Pasta and Chinese noodle feasts, and even our own swim team St. Valentine’s Day Dance.  Most importantly, we saw loads of huge PR times from our Swimmers and a Girls third place finish in Division II.  These were just a few of the highlights from the 2019 VISAA State Swim and Dive Championship at the beautiful new Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center in Stafford, VA.

 

Last weekend (Feb 14-16, 2019), we took 19 swimmers and a like number of parents into this incredibly fast meet - and the swimming I saw from our team was beyond my expectations.  Our kids always seem to excel on the big stage every year at States, but even I was amazed by the results.  We had huge drops from a number of swimmers, including a Boy’s relay that dropped 12 seconds and several swimmers that had multi-second drops in their individual events and relay splits.

 

It was the last meet for senior Mary Heim, and even I found it a bit emotional.  Mary has been such a great part of our team, and she has been a great leader also.   I’ll always remember my last year with Mary in the pool.  I’ll also always remember the Heim family on deck with Seton Swimming.  Mary is Hank and Laura’s baby, so this is their last year too.  The Heim Family has been a part of Seton Swimming since the mid-2000s.  We’ll miss you Heim’s!

 

Seton wasn’t officially a co-host for the meet, but I was so proud to watch Bill Dealey and Jim Griffin working with Ginger Schmidt of Trinity Christian School to manage all the timing and scoring systems, Charles Seltman who served as one of the Starters and Deck Referees, and Therese Griffin who served as a Stroke and Turn Judge.  The meet required about 125 volunteers, and little Seton was able to fill many of the key roles.  Seton definitely shined last weekend, both in and out of the water. 

 

It was an incredibly fun trip for our team.  For the fifth time, we tried renting a house off of AirBnB so that we had a place to gather between sessions for comradery and team meals.  This time, we had a wonderfully spacious house right on the Potomac River – just beautiful!  The relatively warm February day on Friday allowed us all to enjoy each other’s company down by the river for a wonderful afternoon of team togetherness after the first day’s Prelims.

 

Thanks to the leadership of Mrs. Luevano, with a team of fellow Moms including Mrs. Geiran, Mrs. Heim, Mrs. Griffin and Coach Dalrymple, we had wonderful team meals that didn’t require long waits for restaurants to serve drinks and take orders.  I’m quite sure no other team was eating like we were at States this year!       

 

One of the highlights of meet for me was our Thursday night dinner at the Team House.  The Captains had put together gift bags for each swimmer and Shane Koehr had brought his ever-present guitar amp and microphone.  What started as a presentation of gift bags turned into a wonderful event that we are going to have to every year. 

 

After the gift bags, Shane had “The Cone” – a traffic cone from the Seton parking lot that ended up at the State meet a few years ago.  Since then, “The Cone” has been signed by every State swimmer.  The Captains had a ceremony where all of the new State swimmers were honored with a chance to sign “The Cone”.  Even Coach Mulhern got to sign. 

 

The signing of The Cone was followed by impromptu speeches from each Captain that were amazingly inspiring.  I was so proud of our team that night, let me tell you.  The whole event was conceived and led by our Captains, and it was a beautiful way for everyone to be reminded of the larger lessons of Seton Swimming.  I always say that, “Swimming ain’t about swimming.”  Thursday night was a great demonstration of that. 

 

To bookend that great opening event, the Captains held their own St. Valentine’s Day Dance for the team at the House on Saturday night since all of the swimmers missed the Dance at Seton earlier that same night.  It was so much fun watching even the shyest swimmers jump in with gusto.  I also enjoyed watching Mrs. Luevano, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Heim and Coaches Mulhern, Santschi and Dalrymple get into the act! 

 

Thank you, Captains, for your great leadership this weekend and this entire season!

 

I was also fortunate enough to be voted by the other coaches as the VISAA Women’s Team Coach of the Year for the 2nd time.  My wife always tells me that I get more from coaching swimming than I give.  This weekend was just another example.

 

Scoring

This meet was unbelievably fast.  Imagine a Boys 200 Free Relay where the slow guy went 21.35!  Of the 24 total events, there were ten (10) new Meet Records.  With only the top 16 finishers getting points, it is very hard to score at all in a meet like this.  The result is a premium on the fastest swimmers, particularly in the Division II. 

 

Another aspect of the Meet that was a lot of fun to watch was the Girl’s competition for the Division II title.  I came to the meet with the idea that we could have a great experience and swim well, but it never occurred to me that we might become competitive for the Championship.  In the end, my prediction that Trinity Christian School was going to take the Girl’s Division title proved to be correct, but after the way we swam on first day, we all started to see the possibility, however small, of taking the title ourselves.

 

In the end, our girls lost the Division II Runner-up by only 2 points to Williamsburg Christian.  This was the first time after seven (7) years where Hampton Roads Academy did not win the Girls Division II State Championship. 

 

On the Boys side, we were able to score points for the first time in several years with a 16th place finish in the 400 Free Relay – so that, in itself, felt like a huge victory.  And unlike the girls, Hampton Roads Academy was able to seal the deal for a nearly unbelievable 8th straight year.

 

Recall that our State Championship is scored like one big championship meet.  The team with the highest point total is declared the “Overall” State Champion, and the Division II team with the most points is declared the “Division II” State Champion.

 

Here’s an excerpt from the final scoring of a very exciting meet -the Division II schools in bold:

 

Girls

1.  Norfolk Academy               279.5

2.  Collegiate School                251

3.  St. Catherine’s School         243

4.  Bishop O’Connell               238.5

5.  Madeira School                   230

6.  Potomac School                  145

7.  St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes    119

8.  Trinity Episcopal                 112

9.  St. Gertrude                          95

10. Trinity Christian School    85 – Division II Champ

11. Paul VI                                 81

12. Williamsburg Christian      69 – Division II Runner-up

13. Seton School                        67

14. Steward School                    59


 

Boys

1.  Norfolk Academy                  319

2.  Collegiate School                   265

3.  St. Christopher’s School        241

4.  Woodberry Forest                 233

5.  Bishop O’Connell                  136

6.  Paul VI                                  106

7.  Flint Hill School                    100

8.  St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes           92

8.  St. Anne’s Belfield                   92

10. Hampton Roads Academy  86 – Division II Champ

11. Trinity Episcopal                    84 

12. Potomac                                 82

13. Bishop Sullivan                       71

14. Peninsula Catholic               58 – Division II Runner-Up

14. North Cross School              58 – Division II Runner-Up

30. Seton School                           2

 

“So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance!”

Let me take you though a bit of the roller coaster I lived as our girl’s seemingly non-stop rain of PRs put the heat on Trinity Christian and Williamsburg Christian, only to have their girls respond in kind.  A look at our detailed results showed that, of the 28 flat start or relay swims for which we had accurate times, 19 of them were lifetime bests – 68%!

 

Any one who knows me knows that I’m really no fan of losing, but when I know we did all we could do, then I can live with it quite happily.  Trinity Christian and Williamsburg Christian did all they could do too, and in the end, it was just too much for us.

 

Day 1 - Friday Prelims

The first event on Friday for Prelims was the Girls 200 Medley Relay.  We were seeded 8th and needed to qualify for Finals in that position also.  One important aspect of the way that Preliminaries work is that the eight (8) fastest finishers advance to the Championship Final (usually called the “A” Final) and then the next eight (8) fastest finishers advance to the Consolation Final (usually called the “B” Final).  If you are in the “B” Final, you cannot score ahead of anyone in the “A” Final, even if you swim faster than them that evening.

 

So qualifying in 8th is the perfect place to be because you can only get better – you are guaranteed at least 8th.  After Prelims for the 200 Medley Relay, we were in the perfect spot!

 

Our Girls 200 Medley Relay of Caroline Griffin, Mary Heim, Mairead Geiran and Mary Pennefather came in with a seed time of 1:56.09 from National Catholics, and they went 1:55.10!   That beat 9th place by .05 seconds, and it also beat Trinity Christian, who qualified in 10th place, by only .24 seconds.  Williamsburg Christian qualified in 13th.  Now it would be impossible for TCS and WCS to beat us in this event because the best they could do was 9th and the worst we could do was 8th – and remember that relays score double points.

 

Our splits in Prelims were tremendous.  Caroline was right on her PR backstroke lead-off with a 29.29 followed by Mary Heim who swam a lifetime best 33.28 (PR split 33.82), Mairead Geiran who split 27.29 (PR split 27.55) and Mary Pennefather who split 25.24, right on her PR split.

 

Next up for the Friday Preliminaries for Seton was Mairead Geiran’s 200 Free.  Mairead came into the meet seeded 6th, and she knew she had to qualify at least in the top 8 – which she did.  After cutting .92 seconds from her PR, she went 1:59.63 and held on to 6th.  The Williamsburg Christian girl qualified outside the top 8, so we were sitting pretty for Finals once again.

 

The rest of Prelims broke out with Trinity Christian putting Annalise Cornett in the “A” Final in 200 IM and Brooke Williams in the “B” Final from a blazing fast 100 Fly field.  Williamsburg Christian also put one girl in an individual “A” Final and another in an individual “B” Final.

 

Day 1 - Friday Finals

The Finals on Friday night ended much like the Prelims with our Medley Relay staying at 8th and Mairead holding 6th with another .20 second drop to 1:59.43.  That’s fast!

 

By the end of Friday night, our 22 points in the Medley Relay and Mairead’s 13 points individually had Seton leading TCS and WCS 35-32-29, respectively.  I genuinely was not expecting to be at this point, so I was quite pleased by these developments.  Interestingly, The Steward School was actually in the lead for Division II, but they were doing it with two very strong girls (and no relays) who had 3 of their 4 total swims on Friday.  With only one chance to score on Saturday, I knew that lead would disappear on Saturday night.

 

We had a few other great swims during Prelims on Friday morning.  Our Girls “B” 200 Medley Relay of Gemma Flook, Anne Konstanty, Emily Flynn, and Isabelle Luevano swam 5.53 seconds faster than their seed on the strength of tremendous splits from Anne Konstanty’s 35.55 Breaststroke and Emily Flynn’s 28.19 Fly.  One thing I loved even more about Emily’s swim was how her Fly split was only about a second slower than Mairead’s.  That means that next year, after Mary graduates, we can move Mairead to Breaststroke knowing that Emily can carry the load in Butterfly.

 

In Friday’s 50 Free, Mary Pennefather swam a .67 second PR 26.21 to finish 30th.  In the Bonus 50 Free, Isabelle Luevano swam a .15 second PR and Anne Konstanty swam a .21 second PR.

 

Day 2 – Saturday Prelims

We came back a little tired and uptight on Saturday morning, which I think was my fault.  In the excitement of discovering that we actually had a chance to bring home a State Championship or State Runner-up, I think I inadvertently made too much of a big deal about it.  One of our team values is Meekness which certainly encompasses control over one’s emotions.  It was a valuable lesson for me in the future – boys love battle, but you gotta just stay cool with girls.

 

The first event was the Girls 100 Free where Mairead Geiran entered as the 8th seed at 55.15.  In a smoking fast Prelim, 8th turned out to require a 54.17, so even though Mairead swam well, she got bumped down to the “B” Final.  As expected, the 3rd seed Brooke Williams from TCS qualified for the “A” Final and the 14th seed from WCS joined Mairead as a qualifier in the “B” Final.

 

None of us had scorers in the 500 Free, so next up was the all-important Girls 200 Free Relay.  Both TCS and Seton loaded our relays with our four (4) fastest swimmers and used seed times that were based on actual times swum during the season versus times that we thought they would actually do.  To get a better idea of where we stood, I redid both seed times and came up with something very interesting.  The sum of each swimmers’ best splits for the season resulted in a time of 1:44.09 for TCS and 1:44.11 for Seton. 

 

Comparing those times to the Psych Sheet showed that our seeds should have been 8th and 9th.  Even more incredible was our lane assignments.  We were right next to each other, with the winner potentially making it into the “A” Final and the loser being bumped to the “B” Final.  It seemed like a plot twist that you might find in some novel.  Williamsburg Christian was seeded 10th.

 

Event 17, Heat 5, Lanes 2 and 3.  Trinity Christian and Seton faced off.  Our Girls “A” 200 Free Relay of Mairead Geiran, Mary Heim, Caroline Griffin, and Mary Pennefather exceeded expectations with some fabulous swimming.  Mairead led-off with a .22 second PR 25.75.  The timing system missed the exchange between Mary and Caroline so all I know is that their average split was 26.57.  Given that their PR splits were 26.85 and 26.67, one or both of them must have done something very special.  When Mary P. brought it home in 25.18, they had swum a relay PR 1:43.91!

 

Unfortunately, Bishop O’Connell took 8th in a blazing 1:42.95.  Even more unfortunate, for Seton anyway, was that Trinity Christian had an amazing swim, going 1:42.55 and qualifying in 6th.  While Trinity was going on to the “A” Final with a floor of 8th place, Seton and Williamsburg Christian were entering the “B’ Final with a ceiling of 9th.  We were seeded 9th and 10th, respectively.

 

We were done with our realistic chances to qualify for Finals until the Girls 400 Free Relay, but Trinity Christian and Williamsburg Christian were not.  Trinity put Annalise Cornett into the “A” Final for 100 Backstroke.  Williamsburg Christian put a girl in the “B” Final for 100 Back and the “A” Final for 100 Breaststroke.  That would potentially be an insurmountable number of points, but if we were to have a chance, we’d have to do it with our 400 Free Relay.

 

Our Girls “A” 400 Free Relay of Caroline Griffin, Isabelle Luevano, Mary Pennefather and Mary Heim had their work cut out for them.  They were seeded 19th with the best 400 Free Relay time Seton had done this season, but using the sum of their PR splits, I projected they would actually have been seeded 13th.  Using the sum of Trinity Christian’s PR splits, I projected that it would be very difficult for them to Final at all, and Williamsburg Christian didn’t even have an entry.

 

Our girls once again swam amazingly well.  The sum of their PR splits was 4:01.21, but they managed to qualify in 13th place with a 3:58.81.  Isabelle Luevano and Mary Pennefather were particularly amazing.  Isabelle split a 59.00 on a previous PR split of 1:00.43 and Mary P. split 58.27 on a previous PR split of 1:01.09!  Before the race, Coach Mulhern told me that he told Mary P. that she should be able to go 58.3.  Not bad coach.

 

There were a number of other great swims on Saturday morning:

  1. Our Girls “B” 200 Free Relay of Emily Flynn, Gemma Flook, Katharine Rowzie and Isabelle Luevano swam a strong 1:52.22.  Like last week, Emily Flynn was just amazing, splitting leading off in 27.62, 1.42 seconds better than her lifetime PR and 2.68 seconds faster than her best flat start 50 this season. Gemma also had a lifetime best relay split of 27.45 on a PR split of 28.61.  Nice work Emily and Gemma!

  2. Caroline Griffin entered the Prelims of 100 Backstroke outside of the top 16 so we knew it would be difficult to get in.  She had a great swim, cutting .82 seconds from her PR, but unfortunately, that landed her in 17th.  You can’t ask any more than a big PR like that Caroline!

  3. Anne Konstanty faced off against Caroline Sykes from Trinity Christian for the 3rd week in a row.  Anne won the rubber match finishing 45th while Caroline took 47th.



Seton Girls Cheering at States
Seton Girls Cheering Mairead Geiran at the 2019 VISAA State Championship

Monday, February 18
Seton Swimmers Rain Personal Records at VISAA States - Part II

Day 2 – Saturday Finals

After Saturday Prelims, which went until nearly 1:00 p.m., we retired to the Team House for naps.  But before I could think about sleeping, I had some scoring to project.

 

As I suspected after the 200 Free Relay, Trinity Christian was uncatchable.  With a relay and two individual qualifiers in an “A” Final, Trinity was guaranteed at least 8th place points three times.  Our case was the opposite.  We had two relays and one individual qualifier all in “B” Finals, the highest we could score was 9th place.  That made it mathematically impossible, short of a DQ, to catch TCS.

 

As I worked through the math though, another surprise became evident.  With one girl in an individual “A” Final, a relay in a “B” Final, and two other scoring girls in “B” Finals, Williamsburg Christian was going to score more points that night than us.  The Psych Sheet for the Saturday evening Finals had us tied for the State Runner-up, at 66 points each!

 

On Saturday evening, our Girls did everything I could have asked, and then some.  The night of swimming started with the 100 Free.  Mairead had a tremendous swim in the “B” Final, cutting .78 seconds from her morning swim to go a blazing 54.73!  That moved her up from 12th to 11th. Unfortunately, the girl from Williamsburg Christian also swam well and moved up from 13th to 12th – so the net score didn’t change – we both gained one (1) extra point.  On to the relay.

 

The hand of poet was at work once again, because in the Consolation Finals of the Girls 200 Free Relay, we were once again in the lane right next to the team we had to beat, this time Williamsburg Christian. 

 

Williamsburg Christian is a school with only 29 girls in grades 9 through 12.  Three of them are the very talented USA swimmers who had qualified for Finals a combined total of six (6) times, but that left them with only 26 other girls from which to find a 4th relay swimmer.  Their coach had decided to line up their relay with the three very fast girls first and their high school-only swimmer as the anchor.  Her split in Prelims was 29.72, which good for her but not normally what you see at States.

 

Before the race, I told our girls not to panic if we were way behind before Mary Pennefather entered the water for the anchor leg, because we WERE going to be way behind.  It was going to be up to Mary P. to catch up.

 

Even though we rocked the first three legs – Mairead Geiran led off with a 25.87 on a 25.97 flat start PR, Mary Heim split 26.55 on a PR split of 26.85 and Caroline Griffin split 26.60 on a PR split of 26.67 – we were still a seemingly insurmountable 4.35 seconds behind at the 150.  I told the girls not to panic, but I was not taking my own advice – until I saw Mary Pennefather’s amazing relay start.

 

Mary ran down the blocks and with her great leaping ability, I think she hit the water under the flags.  It took an absolutely incredible 24.97 split, but Mary pulled ahead inside the final flags and out-touched the poor WCS girl by .37 seconds to preserve 9th place.  That was the first time Mary P., only an 8th grader, has ever broken :25.  WCS held their 10th place seed, so in spite of that amazing swim, the projected ending score remained tied.

 

At this point, things got out of our control since we didn’t have another chance to score until the last event, the 400 Free Relay.  It was in 100 Back, that a Williamsburg Christian swimmer named Delaney Gibbons had the swim of her life so far.  Delaney entered the meet seeded at a 1:01.01.  Her 1:00.70 in Prelims qualified her 11th in the “B” Final, and he 59.16 in the “B” Final jumped her up to 9th.  So instead of scoring 6 points, Delaney scored 9.  It was a great swim just when her school needed it most.

 

In 100 Breaststroke, WCA’s best swimmer dropped from the 6th seed to 7th in spite of a PR 1:07.27 so we got one point back – but we were still projected to finish 2 points behind if we didn’t improve on our 13th place seed in the Girls 400 Free Relay. 

 

With one event to go, the poet’s hand wrote yet another verse. 

 

In 1977-78, I was a freshman at Bishop Ireton High School, and even though I was only there for one year, I swam for a coach I will never forget – Harry Sober.  Coach Sober started practice at 6:59 a.m. and had us do sets like 10 50s on 180 (go again when your pulse gets down to 180).  Sound familiar to anyone? 

 

Because I have such fond memories of my time at Ireton, I always go over to their team area and say hello.  On Friday, I walked over and saw an unfamiliar face with the Ireton Cardinal logo on it.

 

“It’s great to be a Cardinal!”, as Ireton alumni say to each other. 

 

We chatted for a few seconds, and given the gentleman’s apparent age, I took a long shot.  “Do you know a guy named Harry Sober?”

 

“I am Harry Sober”, he replied.  I couldn’t believe it.  After more than 40 years, I was once again on a pool deck with the swimming coach who has had so much influence on what I do with all of you.

 

Fast forward to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night.  Our Girls 400 Free Relay is seeded 13th (5th in “B” Final), and we have to get at least 12th to tie Williamsburg Christian for the State Runner-up.

 

“Who do we have to beat?” I quickly wanted to know.  I looked at my Meet Program and started counting through the seeds in alternating lanes. 

 

As I looked over the top of the paper and saw Coach Sober standing near the blocks, I realized that Relay we had to beat was from … Bishop Ireton.  Three out of four of our girls swam PR splits to go 3:58.81 in the Prelims and Ireton was seeded three (3) seconds ahead of us at 3:55.76.  Fortunately, our girls didn’t know it was nearly impossible because they sure didn’t swim like it.

 

Caroline Griffin led off in what Coach Mulhern and I thought was going to be a slow time watching her swim - but we were SOOO wrong.  Neither of us could believe it when we saw the scoreboard flash 59.22, 1.38 seconds faster than she’s ever gone from a flat start.  Then Isabelle Luevano split 58.88!  We were still behind Ireton.  Mary Pennefather gained ground with her lifetime best split 58.27, but the Ireton lead was just too great for Mary Heim to make up. 

 

Our girls had dropped 2.20 seconds from Prelims with three huge PR swims, but Coach Sober’s girls dropped again as well.  It was done.  We fell 2 points short in a valiant effort.

 

After the session, Mr. Bingham asked me, “What would you have said on Thursday if someone told me that we would end up that close to becoming the State Runner-up for Division II?”

 

I told him, “It never occurred to me that it was really possible.”

 

“Exactly”, he said.

 

Our Boys Swam Out of their Minds

It is easy to focus on the accomplishments of our Girls, but we have quietly developed quite a strong Boys team – and they are all coming back!  Looking through the results, I saw an amazing tally of Personal Records flat start swims and relay splits.  Of 22 total swims by our boys this weekend, 19 of them were lifetime bests – that’s 86%!

 

We are unique among the teams that go to States in that we don’t have any boys at all who are also USA swimmers (i.e. the swimming equivalent of travel soccer).  The VISAA State Championship has gotten so fast that it has become very hard for a high-school only swimmer to break into the Top 16 to score any points at all.   

 

In fact, the 2 points that we scored this year were a big accomplishment for our current team – the last time our Boys scored at States was 2013.  This weekend’s two points came from the improbable 16th place finish by our Boys 400 Free Relay of Jerry Dalrymple, Jacob Alsup, Shane Koehr, and Jack Santschi.

 

Our Relay entered the meet seeded 29th with our best time for the season of 3:48.64.  We’ve never run the relay with this combination of swimmers, so I knew we would go faster, but I never imagined the 12.16 second drop that I saw in Prelims! 

 

Jerry Dalrymple led off with a huge 1.92 second PR 53.87.  Not only was the first time he ever broke :54 from a flat start, it was the first time he ever broke :55!  Then Jacob Alsup split 54.78 on a PR split of 57.20, Shane Koehr split 55.30 on a PR split of 55.61 and Jack Santschi anchored with a 52.53 on a PR split of 52.87.   Those drops allowed us to charge into the “B” Final as the 16th seed – just .47 seconds ahead of Trinity Christian School’s boys.

 

That night, in the Finals, our Boys dropped another .78 seconds on the strength two more PR splits: Shane Koehr’s 54.56 and Jack Santschi’s amazing 51.92.

 

We had several other great swims that I should highlight:

  • Our Boys 200 Medley Relay of Shane Koehr, Jacob Alsup, Jerry Dalrymple and Jack Santschi cut 1.10 seconds from their season best to jump up to 23rd place overall on a 28th place seed coming into the meet..  Shane had a lifetime best lead-off backstroke split of 27.56 (by .89 seconds), Jerry split a lifetime best 25.60 (by .80 seconds) and Jack split a lifetime best 23.45 (by .11 seconds).

  • Our Boys 200 Free Relay of Shane Koehr, Jacob Alsup, Jerry Dalrymple and Jack Santschi cut a huge 3.01 seconds from their season best on the strength of PR splits from all four swimmers.  Shane led-off 24.87 (PR by .93), Jacob split 24.68 (cut .29), Jerry split 24.21 (cut .22) and Jack anchored in 23.46 (cut .10).  Seeded 30th coming into the meet, they finished in 22nd place.

  • Our Boys 400 Free “B” Relay of Justin Fioramonti, Evan Wilson, Cormac Clune and Christian Ceol cut 2.02 seconds from their seed time on the strength of Justin’s 1:00.18 lead-off, Evan’s leg of 1:00.19, Cormac’s leg of 58.69 and Christian’s anchor of 58.37.  Justin’s time was a .31 second PR, Evan’s split beat his previous best by .39 seconds, and Cormac crushed his previous best split by 1.44 seconds.

  • Jack Santschi (SO) cut another .28 seconds to go 23.89 and finish 42nd in 50 Free.  Jack was the only member of our team to break :24 in 50 Free this year.

  • Shane Koehr (JR) was our only other individual qualifier, in 100 Backstroke, and he ended up in 37th place.

My Future in VISAA Swimming

I’ve had a pretty good run in VISAA Swimming.  Back in 2005, I was first elected to the VISAA Swimming Executive Committee as Secretary, and I’ve served as well as I could over the past 14 years.  That term of service came to an end this past weekend when I handed the reigns over to some new blood.

 

One of the reasons I felt that it was time for me to step down was the VISAA Executive Board’s divisive decision to ban our Committee for hosting future State Championships at Liberty University.  Most of the reasons originally given were red herrings for the real reason:  Liberty espouses a biblical view of human sexuality and its role in the family.

 

Given that a significant portion of the VISAA membership is made up of Catholic and Christian schools, I just could not accept that the Executive Board would issue such a blatantly anti-Christian policy.  The VISAA has a clear mission and standing as a divisive and exclusionary moral arbiter is not part of it.  It should be the position of the VISAA Executive Board to not take positions on the contentious social issues of the day. 

 

Here’s a letter that Mrs. Carroll submitted last August to the VISAA Executive Chairman, Dr. Burkett of Banner Christian School, who surprisingly is a graduate of Liberty University himself.  I’m grateful that several other Christian schools also submitted letters, including the Directors of our toughest competition from this year’s State Championship, Trinity Christian School and Williamsburg Christian School.

 

I will not disappear completely from VISAA Swimming, of course.  I love this sport and all that it can teach high school aged kids about how to live a life in concert with our Catholic faith.  There is still good to be done.

 

VISAA Girls Swimming Coach of the Year

I was also honored and humbled to be nominated and then elected for the Girls Coach of the Year.  As part of the process, I was asked to submit an application.  I thought that you might be interested in some of the reflections from this season that I included:   

Coach Jim Koehr, Seton School         

Nominated for Female Team Coach of the Year

 

How many years have you been coaching swimming at a VISAA School?  18 years

 

How many years have you coached the sport of swimming?  18 years

 

What are three items that must always be in your swim bag? Microphone and speaker for teaching stroke technique, cell phone charger, dry socks

 

What is your favorite snack to eat during a swim meet? Chocolate covered coffee beans from Coach Kimberly Dalrymple

 

What is your favorite memory of this season?  

  • Watching team member Maddie Given swam 100 lengths at our annual Cystic Fibrosis Swim-a-thon - with Cystic Fibrosis herself,

  • Getting a group hug from the whole girls team before the Conference Championship Meet,

  • See true joy in the faces of our Girls Medley Relay after they unexpectedly won the gold medal at the Conference Championship Meet, and

  • Watching our very excited girls win their 25th straight Conference Championship.

  • What is the best piece of advice you give to your swimmers? The things that bring us the greatest joy are the things for which we have worked the hardest.

     

    Which of the four pillars of the Swim Committee's mission (good sportsmanship, team character, positive spirit, and quality athleticism) do you think is most important and why?

     

    Team Character.  To quote from my most recent blog on www.setonswimming.org:

    One thing that we learn about happiness as we get older is that the things that bring us the greatest joy are the things for which we have worked the hardest.  The kind of joy I’m talking about will never be achieved by sleeping-in, watching a movie, hanging out with friends, an expensive bottle of Bordeaux or even a Viking River Cruise.  It’s the kind of joy we all felt last night at the Fitch WARF in Warrenton.

    When our alarms were going off all season in the dark and cold of early winter mornings, it was hard for us to imagine that any joy was possible from swimming at Seton at all.  I’ll admit to occasionally feeling that myself, but as I’ve learned in my life so many times, subjecting yourself to suffering, in this case the suffering of early mornings and hard workouts, can lead to great joy.  

    It continues to amaze me that I continue to be amazed by that, but in my weakness, I’m once again reminded that it is Truth:  the entire basis of our faith is that suffering can lead to eternal joy.

Next Season, Conference Champions again?

We are only graduating two (2) seniors, both girls, and we currently have 46 swimmers who are 9th grade and below.  It is hard to imagine that we won’t be stronger next season than we have been this season.  Based on our performance at the Conference and State Championships this year, I am clearly excited about our chances to repeat as both the Boys and Girls Conference Champions again next year.

 

We also need to have another great recruiting year inside the school.  There are plenty of strong swimmers that have either never been on the team or would be great to have back on the team.  Seton Swimming is a great community within Seton School.  Let’s use the off-season to expand that community for next year.

 

Awards are All That Remain

Mrs. Dalrymple is coordinating our Awards for Sunday, March 3rd at Seton School starting at 1:30 p.m.  I’m traveling a lot this week and next so I’m not exactly sure what is planned beyond that, but I think it may involves delicious treats.  I’ll put out more details as plans develop.

 

Final Thoughts

It certainly has been another great season for Seton, and I’m quite encouraged by our future here.  I’ve written in past blogs of the great joy that comes from achieving things that you never thought possible by working hard, believing in yourself and taking a risk.  I saw countless examples of that this season, and I’ll tell you true – you swimmers are not the only one who get great joy out of it.

 

At the end of recent seasons, I also spent a lot of time writing about our GEMS: Gratitude, Excellence, Meekness and Sacrifice.  Those are the values that have powered our team toward a commonality of purpose and a mutual support for one another to do always do our best with the gifts that God has provided.  I feel particularly good about the fact that we were able to tap into that power this year – and the results speak for themselves.

 

So even though the season it over, we are still a team.  I look forward to seeing you all support each other for the rest of the year outside the water the way our State Team supported each other this past weekend in the water.

 

Coach Jim Koehr


Coach Harry Sober
Coach Koehr with his Bishop Ireton High School Coach Harry Sober at VISAA States

Sunday, February 10
Seton Wins Another Close DAC Conference Championship Meet



Sunday, February 10
Seton Wins Another Close DAC Conference Championship Meet-Part II

Sunday, February 3
It’s Official – 2019 DAC Champions



Sunday, January 27
Seton Showcases Young Swimmers at 12th Annual Junior Varsity Invitational

Friday, January 18
2019 Seton Swimming Varsity Team

Monday, January 21
Seton Swimmers Conquer Fears and Expand Horizons

Monday, January 21
Seton Swimmers Conquer Fears and Expand Horizons - Part II

Sunday, January 13
9th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together in Spite of Snow Threat

Sunday, January 13
9th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together in Spite of Snow Threat-Part II

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season!

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season! - Part II

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season! - Part III

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season! - Part IV

Sunday, January 6
The Championship Streak Continues for a 25th Season! - Part V

Monday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 7th Annual Swim-a-thon for Cystic Fibrosis

Sunday, December 16
Seton Swimmers Wow at Inaugural Woodberry Forest Invitational - Part I

Sunday, December 16
Seton Swimmers Wow at Inaugural Woodberry Forest Invitational - Part II

Sunday, December 9
Seton Swimmers Breakthrough at Icebreaker Invitational

Sunday, December 9
Seton Swimmers Breakthrough at Icebreaker Invitational - Part II

Sunday, December 2
Another Great Teambuilding Bus Trip Meet to St. Catherine’s

Sunday, November 27
How We Score a High School Swim Meet

So How Do You Score a High School Swim Meet Anyway?...

Sunday, November 18
Time Trials Reveals Strong New Depth on the Young Seton Swim Team

Monday, February 19
Seton Swimmers Make Their Presence Known at State Championships



Monday, February 22
Voting for Team Captains for the '18-'19 Season

Please Give ...

Tuesday, February 13
DAC Conference Championship Meet Decided by Only Half a Point

Tuesday, February 13
DAC Conference Championship Meet Decided by Only Half a Point - Part II

Tuesday, February 13
DAC Conference Championship Meet Decided by Only Half a Point - Part III

Tuesday, February 13
DAC Conference Championship Meet Decided by Only Half a Point - Part IV

Thursday, February 8
VISAA Division II Schools Compete in Preparation for States



Tuesday, January 23
Preliminary Information for the 2018 VISAA State Swimming and Diving Championships

Sunday, January 28
Coach Jerry Zadnik - People of Faith Engaging In Sports

Sunday, January 28
Seton Showcases Young Swimmers at 11th Annual Junior Varsity Invitational

Saturday, January 27
Our Final Regular Season Meet Saw Some Season Best Swimming

Wednesday, January 24
Anna Kenna Wins 3rd Straight National Catholic High School Championship in 100 Back

Tuesday, January 23
2018 Seton Post-Season Varsity Team

 

Monday, January 15
8th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together

Monday, January 15
8th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together

Sunday, January 7
Seton Boys and Girls Seal DAC Conference Championships

Sunday, January 7
Seton Boys and Girls Seal DAC Conference Championships - Part II

Sunday, January 7
Seton Boys and Girls Seal DAC Conference Championships - Part III

 

Sunday, January 7
Seton Boys and Girls Seal DAC Conference Championships - Part IV

Tuesday, January 2
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 6th Annual Swim-a-thon for Cystic Fibrosis

Monday, January 22
Seton Swimming Varsity Letter Criteria-'17-'18 Season

 

Sunday, December 17
A Record-Breaking Seton Swimming Homecoming

Sunday, December 17
A Record-Breaking Seton Swimming Homecoming (Part II)

Sunday, December 10
Seton’s Icebreaker Invitational Earns its Moniker

Sunday, December 3
Great Swimming and Great Fun on Bus Trip Meet to St. Catherine’s

Saturday, November 18
Time Trials Reveal Strong New Depth on the Seton Swim Team

Sunday, February 26
Seton’s Girls Unexpectedly Jump Up to Take Division II State Runner-up!




Sunday, February 26
Seton’s Girls Unexpectedly Jump Up to Take Division II State Runner-up! - Part II

Sunday, February 12
This is Not Your Father’s DAC Anymore

Sunday, February 5
VISAA Division II Schools Compete in Preparation for States

Sunday, February 5
2017 Seton and Wakefield Country Day State Championship Teams

Sunday, January 29
Seton Showcases Young Swimmers at 10th Annual Junior Varsity Invitational

Saturday, January 28
Wakefield Country Day Swims at Fredericksburg Academy

Thursday, January 26
Seton Finishes the Regular Season Strong

Tuesday, January 24
2017 Seton Swimming Varsity Team

Tuesday, January 24
Anna Kenna Wins National Catholic High School Championship in 100 Back

Sunday, January 15
7th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together

Sunday, January 15
7th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together - Part II

Sunday, January 8
Congratulations to Highland School for Hosting their First Swim Meet

Sunday, January 8
Congratulations to Highland School for Hosting their First Swim Meet - Part II

Saturday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 5th Annual Swim-a-thon for Cystic Fibrosis

Friday, December 30
Inspiring Year-End Message from OCCS Head Coach Aaron Dean

I thought I would share the year-end message I saw from Head Coach Aaron Dean to the swimmers ...

Sunday, December 18
Seton Swim Families Host Great Homecoming

Sunday, December 18
Seton Swim Families Host Great Homecoming - Part II

Wednesday, December 14
Congratulations to the Trinity Christian Girls!

Sunday, December 11
Congratulations to the Trinity Christian Girls! - Part II

Sunday, December 4
Seton Girls Surprise a Strong Trinity Christian Team

Sunday, December 4
Seton Girls Surprise a Strong Trinity Christian Team - Part II



Sunday, December 4
Seton Girls Surprise a Strong Trinity Christian Team - Part III

 

Sunday, December 4
Seton Girls Surprise a Strong Trinity Christian Team - Part IV

Sunday, November 20
Time Trials Gives Ample Reason for Future Optimism

Wednesday, February 24
So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance……YEAH!



Sunday, February 1
Am I Too Cool

Monday, February 15
DAC Swimming is More Competitive Than Ever

 

Sunday, February 14
Coach Koehr Announces Final 2016 State Championship Team


Wednesday, February 10
Seton Boys Take Back Conference Championship!

Sunday, January 31
Seton’s 9th Annual Junior Varsity Invitational Foreshadows a Great Future for Seton Swimming

Tuesday, February 2
'15'16 Seton Swimming Post-Season Varsity Team



Sunday, January 17
6th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together

Sunday, January 17
6th Annual NoVa Catholics Bonds Catholic School Swimmers Together - Part II
Final Qualifiers for National Catholics ...

Sunday, January 10
Seton Depth and Improvement are Getting Great Results

Sunday, January 10
Seton Depth and Improvement are Getting Great Results - Part II

Leaders ...

Friday, January 1
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 4th Annual Splash for CF Swim-a-thon

Monday, December 21
Seton Boys Squeak Victory from FCS, Girls Tie New Trinity Christian Team

Before the meet, I asked all of the kids, “Who ...

Monday, December 21
Seton Boys Squeak Victory from FCS, Girls Tie New Trinity Christian Team - Part 2

200 Free Relay



Monday, December 21
Seton Boys Squeak Victory from FCS, Girls Tie New Trinity Christian Team - Part 3

200 Free Relay



Sunday, December 13
Our Annual Bus Trip Meet was Fun - and Courageous



On Saturday morning, we continued our annual ...

Monday, December 7
Personal Records Abound and Young Swimmers Shine in Opening Weekend of the Season

It was a great weekend of swimming for Seton ...

Tuesday, December 1
So How Do You Score in a High School Swim Meet Anyway?

Below is a brief explanation ...

Saturday, November 14
Seton Swimming Varsity Letter Criteria - '15-'16 Season

The Varsity letter criteria are designed to ensure ...

Monday, November 9
The Namesake of the Delaney Athletic Conference?
Did you ever wonder ...

Monday, February 9
Seton Girls Win 21st Straight Conference Championship!

Last Saturday, we traveled down to St. Michael ...

Monday, February 16
Seton’s Girls Win 2015 Division II State Championship Runner-Up!

Last weekend (Feb 13-14, 2015), we took 18 ...

Sunday, February 1
Seton Girl’s Results Foreshadow States by Taking Runner-up at VISAA Division II Invitational?

Last Saturday, we hosted our 9th ...

Monday, January 26
Anna Kenna Wins the National Catholic High School Championship in 100 Backstroke!

Wow!  It sure has been a ...

Monday, January 26
Seton’s 8th Annual Junior Varsity Invitational Was a Big Success

Earlier last week, I announced the Varsity ...

Monday, January 26
Loads of Great Swims at Seton’s Winter Invitational at Central Park

It really says something about the quality ...

Tuesday, January 20
'14-'15 Seton Swimming Varsity Team

2015 ...

Monday, January 12
Bishop Ireton Repeats at Boys and Girls Champs in the 5th Annual NoVa Catholic High School Champs

Now that was a great meet! 



Tuesday, January 6
Imagine

You are a 7th grader on the Seton Swim Team.

Sunday, January 4
Seton Boys Relinquish Conference Championship by Just 8 Points

That one hurt.Sunday, January 4
More on the Seton Boy's Conference Championship Loss to FCS

200 Free Relay



Wednesday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 3rd Annual Splash for CF Swim-a-thon

Congratulations to Seton Swimming for completing ...

Tuesday, December 23
Seton Boys Back in the Driver’s Seat for Conference Championship

Before the meet, I asked all of the kids, “Who ...

Tuesday, December 23
More on Seton's Homecoming Invitational at Central Park
200 Free Relay



Tuesday, December 23
Even More on Seton's Homecoming Invitational

Qualifiers for VISAA States and ...

Saturday, December 13
Our Annual Bus Trip to Richmond was Fun - and Fast!

On Friday night, we continued our annual tradition ...

Sunday, December 7
Personal Records Abound in Opening Weekend of the Season

It was a great weekend of swimming for Seton ...

Sunday, December 7
More Highlights from our the Opening Weekend of the Season

Highlights from the Relay Carnival ...

Saturday, November 29
Seton Swimming is Off to a Very Promising Start

Sorry it took me a while to get to this blog, ...

Monday, February 17
Seton’s Girls Win Division II State Championship Runner-Up!

Last weekend (Feb 14-15, 2014), we took 18 ...

Sunday, February 9
Seton Girls Win 20th Straight Conference Championship!

Last Saturday, we traveled down to St. Michael ...

Sunday, February 2
Seton Girls Win VISAA Division II Invitational!

Last Saturday, we hosted our 8th ...

Tuesday, January 28
Seton Swimmers Breakthrough at Inaugural East Coast Catholic Classic

This past Sunday (Jan 26th), Coach ...

Wednesday, January 29
Seton’s Future Looks Very Bright after Results at the JV Invitational

Last weekend was very busy for Seton Swimming.  ...

Monday, January 20
2014 Seton Swimming Varsity Team

Congratulations to the following ...

Sunday, January 19
A Great Way to End the Regular Season

What a great meet to end our regular season.  ...

Sunday, January 12
4th Annual NoVa Catholic High School Champs a Big Success

Now that was a great meet!  Seton ...

Sunday, January 5
Seton Girls Totally Dominate, Boys Swim Well but Lose Conference for the First Time Since 1996

As Charles Dickens once said, “It was ...

Sunday, January 5
State Meet Qualifiers through January 5, 2014

Sunday, January 5
Hey Coach, Does Winning Really Matter Anyway?

Blessed are the meek: for ...

Tuesday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 2nd Annual Splash for CF Swim-a-thon

Congratulations to Seton Swimming for completing ...

Monday, December 23
Seton Swimmers Continue to Show Great Improvement

Over the past few weeks, we have continued ...

Sunday, December 8
Personal Records Abound at our Opening Meet in Richmond

Sunday, December 15
Congratulations to Fredericksburg Christian School!

On Saturday, we had our inaugural swim meet ...

Sunday, November 17
Seton Swimming is Off to a Very Promising Start

We’ve only had five (5) days in the water, ...

Wednesday, November 13
The '12-'13 Season was another great one!

·Sunday, February 17
Seton’s Seniors Go Out in Style at States

Sunday, February 10
Seton Wins 19th Straight Conference Championship!

Sunday, February 3
Seton Girls Win VISAA Division II Invitational!

Monday, January 28
Seton’s Future Looks Very Bright after Results at the JV Invitational and National Catholics

Sunday, January 20
Seton Swims Well Against the Top Teams in the State

Monday, January 21
Divers Win at Woodberry!



Wednesday, January 16
Seton Continues Winning Ways at St. Michael’s Winter Invitational

Wednesday, January 16
Final Qualifiers for National Catholics 2013

Tuesday, January 8
3rd Annual NoVa Catholic High School Champs a Big Success

Sunday, January 6
Seton Divers Shine at the 3rd Annual NoVA Catholic High School Champs

Monday, December 31
Seton Swimmers Persevere in 1st Annual Splash for CF Swim-a-thon

Monday, December 31
46 Swimmers Complete all 200 Lengths of the Pool at CF Swim-a-thon

Sunday, December 23
Seton Swimmers Continue to Show Stunning Improvement

Sunday, December 23
More on the Seton and Homecoming Invitationals from December 15th and 22nd

Sunday, December 9
Seton Sweeps the Competition at our DAC Invitational

Sunday, December 9
More on the Results of the DAC Invitational



Sunday, December 2
Personal Records Abound at Inaugural Meet in Olympic Trials Pool

Sunday, December 2
More On our November 30th Meet in Richmond



Sunday, November 18
Great Progress Already Evident at Time Trials

Monday, February 20
Seton Swimming Shines at the VISAA State Championships!

Monday, February 20
More on Seton at the VISAA State Championship



Sunday, February 12
Seton Wins 18th Consecutive DAC Conference Championship!



Sunday, February 12
Seton 2012 State Championship Team
Sunday, February 5
Seton Girls Win VISAA Division II Invitational Championship!



Tuesday, January 31
Alex Doonis Takes Gold at National Catholics and Cat Rogers Breaks a Team Record!

Sunday, January 22
Seton Junior Varsity Team Ends Season with Excitement for the Future



Sunday, January 22
More on the Last Regular Season Meets of the '11-'12 Season



Tuesday, January 17
Seton Locks Up 18th Straight Conference Title at St. Michael the Archangel Conference Invitational



Tuesday, January 17
More on the St. Michael the Archangel Conference Invitational

Sunday, January 22
2011-2012 Post-Season Varsity Team

Monday, January 9
Seton Takes Third in 2nd Annual NOVA Catholics



Monday, January 9
More on the 2nd Annual NOVA Catholics



Tuesday, November 4
Welcome to Seton Swimming '08-'09

Dear Team Members and Parents:

Welcome to another season of Seton Swimming. We are very pleased ...


Tuesday, December 15
Seton Depth Shows in Regular Season Opener

Last Saturday, Seton Swimming ...

Sunday, January 10
Seton Sweeps Bishop Ireton and Seven Other Opponents

Last Saturday, January 9th, ...

Sunday, January 17
Seton goes 19-1 Against 10 Teams, including a Girls victory over Paul VI

Last Saturday, January 16th, ...

Tuesday, January 19
Breaststroke and Butterfly Technique Videos
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