Greenwich High

Greenwich High athletes headline All-FCIAC Swimming and Diving Team

Photo courtesy of Trudy Clark: Aiden Bucaria received All-FCIAC First Team honors in numerous events for Greenwich.

The FCIAC recently released its All-FCIAC Boys Swimming and Diving team and of course, Greenwich High School was well represented.

After excelling at the FCIAC Championships, where they captured the team title at the championship meet for the 52nd time in 53 years, the all-conference swimming and diving team was announced and 15 Cardinals athletes graced the list.

Cardinals senior Liam Flaherty earned All-FCIAC Team honors in four events – the 200-yard individual medley, 200-yard medley relay, 100 backstroke and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Flaherty was part of Greenwich’s championship 200-yard medley relay at the FCIAC Championships and finished second in the 200-yard individual medley finals with a time of 1:54.13. He also competed on Greenwich’s 400 freestyle relay squad, which posted a second-place finish at the FCIAC finals (3:08.17).

Photo by Trudy Clark: Liam Flaherty of Greenwich received All-FCIAC First Team swimming accolades in four events.

Aiden Bucaria, also a senior, earned All-FCIAC First Team accolades in four events as well – 200 medley relay, 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 400 freestyle relay. He won the FCIAC 100 freestyle title with a time of 46.41 seconds and captured the gold medal in the 100 breaststroke (56.81 seconds). Bucaria also swam on Greenwich’s winning 200 medley relay and second-place 400 freestyle relay.

Sophomore Noah Barrett received All-FCIAC First Team honors in the 50-yard freestyle, 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. Barrett placed third at the FCIAC Championships in the 50 freestyle (21.74) and helped key the Cardinals’ winning 200 medley relay, while anchoring their second-place 200 freestyle relay.

Photo by Trudy Clark: Whitaker Grover dove to his fourth straight FCIAC championship and is an All-FCIAC First Team athlete for Greenwich.

Whitaker Grover, a senior, won the FCIAC Diving title for the fourth consecutive season and of course, received All-FCIAC First Team accolades once again.

Grover amassed 560 points over 11 rounds of diving to claim another championship diving trophy. Cardinals teammate Jayden Satir, also a senior, placed third at the FCIAC Diving Championships (457.55) good for All-FCIAC First Team honors.

Junior Felix Flakstad was a All-FCIAC First Team honoree in the 500 freestyle (4:41.58, second place at FCIAC Championships) and helped pace Greenwich’s strong second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay race.

Photo courtesy of Trudy Clark: Felix Flakstad earned First Team All-FCIAC honors after excelling at the FCIAC Championships, recently at Greenwich High School.

Senior Evan Belmont made the All-FCIAC First Team in the 200 medley relay, competing on the Cards’ championship relay at the FCIAC finals and was part of the team’s impressive 200 medley relay.

Junior Kegan Clark made All-FCIAC First Team honors in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay events, racing in both events at the FCIAC Championships, while teammate Ioane Maglakelidze, a senior, was an All-FCIAC First Team selection in the 200 freestyle relay.

Senior Alex Khilko (200 IM, 500 freestyle), freshman Jack Smith (500 freestyle), senior Alex Yu (500 freestyle), sophomore Luke Mendelsohn (200 IM), sophomore Daniel Sichtnik (100 breaststroke) and junior Jacob Winston (diving) each earned All-FCIAC Second Team honors for Greenwich.

Photo by David Fierro: Noah Barrett received First Team All-FCIAC honors in four events for the Cardinals.
Photo by Trudy Clark: Kegan Clark received All-FCIAC First Team honors in two events.

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