Girls Varsity Swimming · Girls Varsity Swim & Dive Finishes 9th at SVL Championship – O’Donnell Sets New School Record!


  Place Points
H.H. Dow High School 1st 1081
Grand Blanc High School 2nd 929
Midland High School 3rd 486
Powers Catholic High School 4th 463
Bay City Western High School 5th 410
Heritage High School 6th 394
John Glenn High School (Bangor) 7th 378
Mt. Pleasant High School 8th 206
Lapeer High School 9th 176
Davison High School 10th 173
Bay City Central High School 11th 98

This past weekend our team competed in the Saginaw Valley League Swim & Dive Championship meet at SVSU. It was a very exciting meet with our team finishing in 9th place out of 11 teams. Prelims were on Thursday, 11/1, where we had Kate Groulx (200 IM & 100 Free), Elaina O’Donnell (200 Free & 100 Free) and Alicia Rowley (1 Meter Diving – 11 Dives) all qualify in the top 24 in their individual events. (The top 24 swam and scored points for their teams on Saturday, 11/3. The top 8 in each event also won medals.) We also had all three of our relays swimming in the Finals on Saturday, giving us team members in 7 out of 12 events.

Elaina O’Donnell broke her school record in the 200 Freestyle event in the Prelims on Thursday and then broke that record in the Finals on Saturday, making the new record 2:13.96. She finished 18th in the 100 Freestyle event with a PB time of 1:00.04. She was also part of the 200 Freestyle Relay – leadoff leg (10th place) and 400 Freestyle Relay – anchor (8th place-medaled) teams.

Kate Groulx had an exciting day as well! She medaled in both her individuals events: 200 IM with a time of 2:25.58 (8th place) and 100 Freestyle with a time of 56.48 (5th place). Kate was also part of the 200 Freestyle Relay – anchor (10th place) and 400 Freestyle Relay – leadoff leg (8th place-medaled).

Alicia Rowley did a fantastic job for our team competing in the 1Meter Diving (11 Dives) event. She finished in 18th place with her new high score of 213.10. I’m very proud of her hard work, determination and progress throughout this season!

Our other points winners for our team were:

200 Medley Relay (11th place) – Rylee Frericks, Skylar Curtis, Shelby Bloomfield and Triniti Haarz.

200 Freestyle Relay (10th place) – Elaina O’Donnell, Alicia Rowley, Audrey Warren, and Kate Groulx.

400 Freestyle Relay (8th place) – Kate Groulx, Audrey Warren, Jessica Corner, and Elaina O’Donnell.

I was extremely pleased to see our team continue their improvement streak right through our last meet of the season. Our team had an impressive 50% improvement in individual events (16 PB) and 33% improvement in relay splits (8 PB) – totaling an overall meet improvement of 43% (24 PB total)! Way to go Girls! I couldn’t be more proud of all of you and how far you have come this season. BELIEVE and you will ACHIEVE!

Please see complete results listed below:
* = New PB Time
(-) = Amount Time Dropped
(+) = Increase Dive Score

200 Medley Relay –
11th – (A) – Rylee Frericks, Skylar Curtis * (-5.67), Shelby Bloomfield, Triniti Haarz
x – (B) – Alexis Geroge, Jenny Liu * (-5.77), Kelsie Dennis * (-1.11), Alicia Rowley

200 Freestyle –
20th – Elaina O’Donnell – * 2:13.96 (-1.58) – New School Record
59th – Alexis George – 2:57.01
62nd – Kelsie Dennis – * 3:06..59 (-1.33)
65th – Shelby Bloomfield – 3:22.77

200 IM –
8th – Kate Groulx – 2:25.58 – (Medal)

50 Freestyle –
60th – Audrey Warren – *32.20 (-2.16)
92nd – Triniti Haarz – 35.88
95th – Gabby Keahl – * 36.49 (-1.62)
96th – Skylar Curtis – 37.19
110th – Grace Moralee – 45.47
111th – Madison Delduca – * 45.57 (-4.18)
112th – Kaylin Church – 46.51
113th – Jenny Liu – * 51.67 (-2.68)
DFS – Alicia Rowley
DFS – Jaden Angus

1 Meter Diving (11 Dives) –
18th – Alicia Rowley * 213.10 (+121.30)

100 Butterfly –
35th – Jessica Corner * 1:25.08 (-3.92)
44th – Shelby Bloomfield 1:50.04

100 Freestyle –
5th – Kate Groulx 56.48
18th – Elaina O’Donnell * 1:00.04 (-1.09)
96th – Gabby Keahl * 1:23.59 (-1.62)
104th – Skyar Curtis * 1:28.35 (-2.41)
108th – Rylee Frericks 1:32.36
112th – Maddy Barber * 1:37.29 (-19.61)
115th – Grace Moralee 1:47.76
116th – Kaylin Church 1:48.77
117th – Madison Delduca – * 1:56.12 (-10.67)

500 Freestyle –
39th – Jessica Corner – 7:09.73
44th – Kelsie Dennis – * 8:17.17 (-6.77)

200 Freestyle Relay –
10th – (A) – Elaina O’Donnell, Alicia Rowley, Audrey Warren * (-.80), Kate Groulx
x – (B) – Skylar Curtis, Rylee Frericks, Gabby Keahl, Jessica Corner * (-1.37)

100 Backstroke –
50th – Alexis George – * 1:39.15 (-5.00)
DQ – Rylee Frericks

100 Breastroke –
52nd – Jenny Liu – * 2:05.48 (-4.99)
53rd – Maddy Barber – 2:26.17

400 Freestyle Relay –
8th – (A) – Kate Groulx, Audrey Warren * (-1.92), Jessica Corner * (-.52), Elaina O’Donnell
x – (B) – Triniti Haarz, Gabby Keahl, Shelby Bloomfield, Alexis George

Go Lightning!
Coach Wagner

Featured Image:
Upper Left: 400 Free Relay team celebrating their 8th place medals (Audrey Warren, Kate Groulx, Elaina O’Donnell, and Jessica Corner)
Upper Right: Jessica Corner congratulates Elaina O’Donnell on her new school record in the 200 Freestyle)
Bottom: The team gets pumped up and ready to swim!