The Warriors’ swim team competed against St. Thomas More Academy, Cary Christian School, and Grace Christian School this past Thursday, January 20th at Triangle Aquatic Center at 11:30am. The Warriors placed first in all three men’s relays (200 Medley, 200 Free, and 400 Free) with a comfortable leads. Justin Arens dominated the men’s 200 Yard Freestyle, stealing first place. Arens is just as impressive backwards as he is going forward in the water proved by his second place finish in the 100 Yard Backstroke. Senior Will Patrick placed second and 7th grader Charlie Slawinski snagged third place in the 100 Yard Breaststroke. Junior Victor Luebke won the 100 Free by a solid margin of three seconds and crushed the competition in the 500 Free by a whopping fifteen seconds. Fabian Fallas Retana and Isaac Bostic pulled off first and second place, respectively, in the men’s 50 Yard Freestyle. Coach Campbell celebrated the Warrior’s win by saying, “Many swimmers dropped time in their races and improved their overall technique in the water. Great job Warriors!” You can find the Warriors back at it Tuesday, January 25th at Arendell Parrott Academy.
The Warriors strive in every swimming heat and every final to leave it all in the pool. They did just that on Tuesday, December 14th at the third meet of the season against The O’Neal School and Cape Fear Christian Academy. Abigail Drummund topped the competition with a first in the 100 yard breaststroke and an impressive fifth place in the 50 yard freestyle. Once again, the men’s relay teams pulled some water to first place finish (Justin Arens, Will Patrick, Victor Luebke and Alex Luebke) and third place finish (Charlie Slawinski, Isaac Bostic, Turnage Monk, Fabian Fallas Retana). The Luebke brothers dominated in the 200 yard freestyle placing first (Victor) and second (Alex). In the 100 yard freestyle, Isaac Bostic powered through to a close second place finish. In the men’s 100 fly, Justin Arens and Isaac Bostic put St. David’s on the board with a first and third finish respectively. Will Patrick rounded out St. David’s top place finishes with a first place win in the 100 yard breaststroke with a 7.45 second lead, nearly an eternity in the swim world. The men’s team placed second overall and all every swimmer showed heart and determination, giving their all to each and every wall. You can find the team back in the pool n
The St. David’s swim team faced Ravenscroft and Raleigh Charter at Ravenscroft on Thursday December 9th. Both teams were over double our size but the Warriors still gave it their best. “Many swimmers improved their times significantly,” said Coach Campbell. So as a team the warriors may not have won but individually did amazing. Sophomore Justin Arens brought home first and second place for the Warriors. He placed first in the 200yd Individual medley (2:03.79) and second in the 100yd butterfly (57:52). The Warriors will continue working hard in practice, so that we can improve and do even better next meet. They will also look forward to the next meet at O’Neal School on Tuesday, December 14th.
St. David’s swim team has been putting in hard work before the rest of the world is awake, and that effort paid off in the first meet of the season against North Raleigh Christian Academy and Cary Christian Academy on Thursday, December 2nd, at NRCA. Our fourteen swimmers gave it their all in every heat and many improved personal times. Justin Arens and Victor Luebke went 1st and 2nd in the 50 freestyle, and Victor dominated in the 200 and 500 freestyle bringing home first place finishes. The men’s relay team smoked the competition in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle. Abigail Drummond showed a strong finish in the 100 breaststroke. The Warriors fought hard and pulled out an overall win for the men, and Coach Campbell praised the St. David’s swimmers saying, “It was a great first meet in the books with some awesome starting times to set goals to continue to improve with season!”. The season is just getting started and the Warriors are ready to get back in the pool to prepare for next week’s meet at Ravenscroft on Thursday, December 9th at 4pm.