Article written by Greenwich Sports Beat Intern Dylan Drury, a Sacred Heart Greenwich senior
The Sacred Heart Greenwich swim team has produced a strong start to its season, earning wins against the Masters School, Hopkins School, Ethel Walker, Christian Heritage, a pair of victories against Greenwich Country Day School and two wins against Kennedy Catholic School.
“We are producing great times while also having a really good time as a team,” senior captain Charlotte Fallon said. “We are hoping to have a few more good wins before we compete in the New England Championship meet.”
This past Friday, the Tigers traveled to Hopkins School in New Haven, where they competed against Hopkins, Christian Heritage and Ethel Walker school. They beat all three teams, taking wins on nine out of 12 events.
Eighth-grader Lauren McCauley won the 500-yard freestyle (5:23.33) and freshman and sophomore sisters Irene and Emma Robredo registered first and second-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle. Emma Robredo won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:05.19.
“We are bonding and learning to work together as a team in and out of the pool,” Charlotte Fallon said.
Also in Sacred Heart’s meet on Friday at Hopkins, Jane Cary won the 200-yard individual medley (2:20.85), Katherine O’Brien took first in the 1-meter diving event (185.20) and Victoria Mordaunt won both the 100 butterfly (1:03.06) and the 100 breaststroke (1:15.22). Cary also had a victory in the 100 freestyle (57.67) for Sacred Heart.
Senior Gracie Iannacone reflected on the season midway through her first year on the team.
“This is my first year swimming for Sacred Heart, and the team has such a great atmosphere,” Gracie said. “Coach Keegan Reed works us hard in practice so that we can feel accomplished every day, and she really loves to empower all of her swimmers. I think that’s what team sports area all about.
The team will face Holy Child and Greenwich Academy for the second time, today at Brunswick School at 4 p.m.