Middle School Swimming End of Season Recap from Coach Phillips

Posted by Village School Athletics on Feb 06 2017 at 09:37AM PST

Thank you to our parents, and all who participated, for the support of our Village Swim Team. We could not have been so successful without your help and dedication.

It has been a pleasure getting to help these student-athletes improve both in their swim skills and sportsmanship. From 6th to 8th grade, boys and girls all worked together supporting and pushing each other to be successful. We had a great season, and as a team we improved so much from last season when we came in 6th at HJPC. Also, The Village School still holds 3 HJPC swim records; Boys 200 Medley Relay at 1:58.03, Mac B. 100 IM at 1:00.04, and Olivia G. 50 Free at 25.82.

This season, The Village School finished 3rd and our Boys Team won 1st as the HJPC Champion! For our relays, we scored Girls Medley 7th place, Boys Medley 1st place, & Boys Free 1st place. The top 8 times for individual races were Alex C. 1st 100 Free & 1st 50 Breast, Daniel I. 2nd 50 Free & 1st 50 Back, Matthew W. 3rd 100 IM & 3rd 50 Fly, Cole B. 5th 100 IM & 3rd 50 Breast, Arsyad G. 8th 50 Free & 3rd 100 Free, Shay B. 6th 50 Back, and Gabby B. 50 Fly 8th. Every single student-athlete on the team earned at least two person best times in the season. That was the goal and I am so proud of everyone accomplishing and/or surpassing it! All of the hard work and late night practices have paid off. I loved how excited everyone was for the meet shaking the competition’s hands, saying good luck and good job, cheering on deck, and watching each other’s races. Way to end the season with so many victories and positive attitudes! We represented Village very well.

I look forward to another great season next year, and hopefully in our own Village School pool!

Go Viking!

~Coach Steph Phillips