On Saturday, December 3rd, theVarsity Swim Team competed against Carolina Friends School, Durham Academy, Grace Christian (Sanford), Trinity School of Durham/Chapel-Hill, and Burlington Christian Academy (host school). The Warriors had six swimmers compete at the meet which was held at the Sportsplex in Hillsborough. There was a lot of tough competition, but the guys did a great job! Some notable races:
- Senior Isaac Bostic came in 1st in the 100 Fly with a time of 1:06.23
- Sophomore Alex Luebke came in 2nd in the 200 IM with a PR time of 2:11.75 and 2nd in the 500 Free with a time of 5:10.40
- The men’s 200 Free relay (Senior Isaac Bostic, Sophomore Alex Luebke, Junior Charlie Askew. and Junior Fabian Fallas Retanta) came in 2nd with a time of 1:51.94
Overall, the Warriors defeated BCA, Carolina Friends, and Grace Christian (Sanford).
I am proud of this team and the accomplishments and improvements they continue to make throughout the season. We have a solid two weeks of practice now until Christmas break with a very busy January of competition." - Coach Campbell. The Warrior will dive into action again on January 5th following the break. They will travel to take on St. Thomas Moore.
Our Varsity Swim Team opened up their season against North Raleigh Christian Academy on Friday, November 18th. The Warriors traveled to take on North Raleigh Christian Academy in their first meet of the season. The boys swim team swam well in their first meet this season! Junior Charlie Askew joined us for his first ever swim meet, competing in the 200 and 500 yard Freestyle. Junior Justin Arens came in first place in the 50 yard Freestyle with a time of 24.14 seconds and first in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 58.83. Senior Isaac Bostic, came in first place in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 1:01.75. Sophomore Alex Luebke also had a great meet, wining first in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:12.64. Finally, the boy’s 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays also came in first place against the two NRCA groups with a time of 1:55.31 and 1:33.10. The relays included Junior Justin Arens, Senior Isaac Bostic, Sophomore Alex Luebke, and 8th grader Charlie Slawinski. "We are looking forward to a great season!" - Coach Campbell The Warriors will be in action again on December 3rd.
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.