Porter’s Varsity Swimming & Diving is off to a great start this season. The team won their second meet of the season against Loomis Chaffee, this is the first time since 2014 that the team has had a win against Loomis.
Marissa Chow help lead the way to victory as a member of the first place finishing 200M Medley Relay Team of Madison Hagberg '22, Marissa Chow '20, Moira Lee '19 and Julianna Weir '22 and the 400M Freestyle Relay Team of Maddie Beaule '21, Julianna Weir '22, Madison Hagberg '22, Marissa Chow '20. Marissa also won both her individual events the 100M Butterfly and the 100M Breaststroke.
Marissa's 100M Breaststroke time of 1:13.19 broke the Loomis Chaffee Pool record set in 2013 and broke the New England Prep School Swimming & Diving (NEPSSA) record that was set back in 2010.
Fellow teammates, Maddie Bealue ‘21 also won the 200 M Freestyle and 400M Freestyle along with being a member of the winning 200M Freestyle and 400M Freestyle Relays. Madison Hagberg ’22 won the 200M IM and the 100M Backstroke as well as member of the first place 200M Medley and 400M Freestyle Relays.
Seniors Avery Metcalfe ’19 and Moira Lee ’19 lead the team in and out of the water Avery took home second in the 100M Freestyle and 100M Backstroke as well as a member of the winning 200M Freestyle Relay (Maddie Beaule ’21, Avery Metcalfe ’19, Georgia Finley ’22, Sophia Hemschot ’22) and 400M Freestyle Relay. Moira placed third in the 100M Butterfly and was a member of the first place 200M Medley Relay.
Freshman Julian Weir ’22, placed second in the 50m Freestyle and first in the 100M Freestyle while being a member of the first place 200M Medley Relay and 400M Freestyle Relay. Georgia Finley ’22, stepped up with a third-place finish in the 200M Freestyle and fourth in the 100M Butterfly and was a member of the first place 200M Freestyle Relay.
Porter’s swept the 100M Backstroke and 100M Breaststroke, In the backstroke Maddison Habgerg ’22 took first, Avery Metcalfe ’19 placed second and Alexia Sanabria ’20 took home third. For the breaststroke Marissa Chow ’20 crushed it for first, Sophia Hemschot ’22 took second and Mia Tollis ’21 touched out Loomis for third. Sophia Hemschot ’22 also placed second in the 200M IM and was a member of the winning 200M and 400M Freestyle Relays.
The meet was exciting, and it was great to see all the members of the Porter’s Swimming and Diving Team cheering each other on to a victory over Loomis.