St. Margaret's swim program was stellar at the San Joaquin League Finals hosted at Sage Hill School on Friday, April 29. The Tartans came a way with the overall league championship on the girls side, while the boys finished with impressive results.
After winning times in the 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke events, Zoe Reynolds was named League Swimmer of the Year, while Heidi Tufo notched victories in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly. Julia Olosky won the 50 and 100 freestyle event to round out the individual championship marks for the Tartans.
St. Margaret's was also supported by the tenacious efforts of Amelia Kang (2nd - 100 backstroke), Lucy Young (2nd - 200 freestyle, 3rd - 100 backstroke) and Toni Logemann (3rd - 200 freestyle, 2nd - 100 breaststroke).
St. Margaret's girls also captured the 400 freestyle relay crown, finishing first and with a CIF consideration time and the 200 freestyle relay, breaking a 17-year-old record time.
On the boys side, Caiden Mai led the Tartans with CIF consideration times in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events. The boys team continued on, finishing third in relay events with the 400 freestyle squad of Caden Mai, Daniel Lyons, Alejandro Turnbull and Ian Ekvall also earning a CIF consideration.
To top off a successful meet, St. Margaret's head coach Staciana Winfield was named San Joaquin League Coach of the Year.
"Every coach wishes that all the hard work of a season pays off at the championship meet for their team. I was moved to tears yesterday watching our team put all the pieces together, support each other as a true ‘swamily’ and swim with their hearts for our team," said head coach Staciana Winfield. "Every team member scored points and contributed in the pool, earning personal season bests! I am grateful to our seniors: Charlie Whiting, Sasha Kuljis, Amelia Kang, Mary Smith, Cathryn Giusto and Julia Olosky, for their commitment to the team and love for each other. It is an honor to coach them, watch them grow into incredible people, and help them reach their potential as fast swimmers! Go Tartans!"
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