Gators Dive Into a Week of Meets


The Green Level Swim & Dive team takes on the Green Hope Falcons, Enloe Eagles, and Broughton Caps. ig: @ tim_ts_images

The Green Level Swim & Dive team has plunged into the week with two meets.

Their first meet of the season was on November 29th where they competed against the Cary Imps, Millbrook Wildcats, and the Enloe Eagles. The men’s and women’s teams both finished in 1st place; with the men’s team having 7 gold medalists, 5 silver, and 1 bronze, and an overall total of 175 points, and the women’s team having 6 gold medalists, 2 silver, and 2 bronze, adding up to a total of 164 points. The top swimmers of the meet were SR. Colton Wade earning two gold medals in the 50 Y Free with a time of 21.38 and in the 500 Y Free with a time of 4:50.87, and SOPH. Lily Willis who earned two gold medals; one in the 100 Y Breast with a time of 1:05.65 and one in the 200 Y IM with a time of 2:06.51. 

More stats can be found at swimcloud.  

On Monday, December 12th, they traveled to TAC to take on the Green Hope Falcons, Enloe Eagles, and Broughton Caps. Overall, the women’s team finished in 3rd place and the men’s team finished in 4th. Samantha Armand received gold in the two events that she competed in, as well as SOPH. Lily Willis receiving 1st in the 200 Y IM for the second time with an even faster time than before at 2:06:47. The men’s team received 1 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze. SR.Colton Wade and Darren Liu both received silver in one of their events.

In an interview with JR. Mathew Honaker, he was able to tell us about the meet and how he thinks it went for the Gators.

“I felt like the meet went as good as it could’ve, we were missing two of our best swimmers, but we had a lot of school spirit. Yearbook showed up and there was a ton of leadership from our captains.” Looking forward to the rest of the season, Honaker says, “I want to continue putting forth my best effort throughout the season and have fun…I think the team is doing a great job and we just need to keep supporting each other.”

On Thursday, December 15th, they will travel to TAC for the second meet of the week to take on the Holly Springs Golden Hawks, Apex Friendship Patriots, and Fuquay-Varina Bengals.

After this week, they are not scheduled to compete again until after winter break, on January 7th, where they will take on the Apex Friendship Patriots, Green Hope Falcons, and Panther Creek Catamounts. All of their conference meets are held at the Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC), so be sure to go out and support the Gators!