Seasons can be very tricky, they either go smoothly or they are riddled with bumps along the way. The Wyoming Seminary swim team has certainly had their share of bumps this season.
According to Head Coach Phil Mercatili, “the season began with a lot of promise and injuries and illnesses just kind of derailed it a bit.” It is obvious that coach Mercatili expects perfection considering both his boys and girls teams are having very good seasons. The girls team is currently undefeated at 12-0 and the boys are 6-3.
Top swimmers Senior Garret Pall and Sophomore April Kupsky both missed time in the pool due to injury and illness. Four more swimmers ended up getting the flu. The fact that the team came together and are still able to be so good is a testament to the strong coaching and great work ethic.
Coach Mercatili says the team’s biggest strength is pushing each other every day and their great competitive nature. With all the issues the team has endured, there is still a lot good that has happened this year.
Freshman Swimmer Skylar Roerig set the teams 50 and 100 freestyle record. Skylar was also a part of the team that set the 200 medly school record with Senior Tara Kupsky, Junior Madi Federici, and Kylee Kolbicka.
“The team philosophy is to do everything with pride and class”, coach Marcatili says. Even with all the issues, it has still been an amazing season.