The Greenwich Academy and Sacred Heart Greenwich swim teams began their seasons by competing against each other in a meet held at Brunswick School this past Saturday – a competition that also involved Canterbury School, which swam at their location.
The virtual tri-meet saw Greenwich Academy register victories against Sacred Heart and Canterbury, while Sacred Heart went 1-1 on the day, defeating Canterbury. Greenwich Academy posted a 13.5-70.5 victory against Sacred Heart and topped Canterbury, 135-31. Sacred Heart was victorious against Canterbury, 131-45.
In the 200-yard medley relay, Greenwich Academy’s Alex Moore, Brielle Gold, Bryce Gold and Avery Sammons combined for a winning time of 1:49.00. GA placed second in the race (1:54.07), followed by Sacred Heart (2:00.69).
In the meet’s first individual event, the 200-yard freestyle, Emma Robredo of Sacred Heart placed first, touching the wall in 2:03.57. Teammate Julia Pujadas was second (2:09.91), while GA’s Eliza Babyak was third (2:12.25).
Brielle Gold gave GA a winning performance in the 200-yard individual medley, clocking in at 2:16.80. Victoria Mordaunt of the Tigers was the runner-up (2:25.58) and teammate Irene Robredo took third (2:32.42).
The 50 freestyle saw Maddie Golden place first for the Gators with a time of 25.24 seconds. Penny Lazar placed second for Greenwich Academy in 25.67 and teammate Alex Moore was right behind her, clocking in at 25.72. In the 1-meter diving competition, Greenwich Academy’s Grace Wu took top honors, earning a score of 281.70. Grayson Ford, also of GA was second (227.93) and teammate Ellie Perkins finished third with 214.80 points.
Brielle Gold was the 100-butterfly winner, posting a time of 59.50. GA teammate Rory Keller had a second-place finish (1:01.86) and Lauren McCauley of SHG finished third (1:02.17). The Tigers’ Jane Cary won the 100-yard freestyle, registering a time of 55.53. Holden took second in 57.21 and Salma Thomas of GA was third (57.75).
Irene Robredo was the 500-yard freestyle winner for Sacred Heart (5:26.68) and McCauley finished second in the event, posting a time of 5:33.85. Karin Lund of the Gators was third (5:36.01).
In the 200 freestyle relay, Bryce Gold, Holden, Hutton Saunders and Avery Sammons combined to post a winning time of 1:40.69. GA also placed second in the race (1:48.31). Sacred Heart’s Julia Pujadas won the 100 backstroke in 1:06.93 and Kristin Isherood of GA placed second (1:10.67).
Bryce Gold earned top honors in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.25), while teammates Charlotte Milligan (1:12.96) and Salma Thomas (1:15.27) placed second and third, respectively.
The meet concluded with Bryce Gold, Saunders, Sammons and Brielle Gold giving GA a winning effort in the 400 freestyle relay (3:43.10). Greenwich Academy faces Hamden Hall at Brunswick School Wednesday at 4 p.m. Sacred Heart hosts Masters School Wednesday at 5 p.m.