Warriors of the Water Win Conference
Your overall TEAM Champion of the Metro Buckeye Conference are the Warriors of the Water from DAYTON CHRISTIAN!
Highlights of the meet, and there were many, include Brooke Darkow winning the Girls 50 and 100 Freestyle as well as being named Female Swimmer of the Year! Congratulations to the Girls 200 Free Relay Team of Reilly Fair, Emma Brown, Kiana Klein, and Brooke Darkow finishing in placed first. Andrew Simmons finished 2nd in the 200 IM and 100 Backstroke while lowering his school records in both events!
Additional school record setting performances were turned in by the 200 Free Relay Team of Andrew Haines, Joshua Raisch, Ben Geiss, and Andrew Simmons and the 400 Free Relay of Geiss, Elijah Joyce, Haines, and Simmons – both relays lowering school records set earlier this year and finishing in a very close second in each event.
In addition, Coach Tom Wiggershaus was named MBC Coach of the Year for the girls team!
Digging a little deeper into the numbers, we can see that this successful meet didn’t happen because of a few. All the Warriors heeded the advice of their coach and that was to do what was asked of them all year, just do their best, give it their best effort, and the rest will take care of itself. Of the 76 Individual races swam by Dayton Christian swimmers at the MBC meet, there were 40 personal records (PRs) set! That means over half of the swims set personal best times – unheard of!!
Congratulations to our Warriors of the Water! We wish you continued success!
A note from Coach Wiggershaus
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST STORY: Friday, November 3, 27 kids who have never swam on the swim team before ventured out to West Carrollton YMCA to see what this swim team thing was all about. They looked at this crazy coach with disbelief as he began barking out sets, and strokes, over and over again. The lanes were crowded, the instructions were foreign, but they listened and did whatever was asked of them. Eventually, they could swim laps without tiring, they began doing flip turns, soon diving off the block without doing a belly smack was the norm. Next came the Backstroke, the Breaststroke, the Butterfly – they tried them all. Competition came, and confidence began to build as they found out they could compete with the best of them. Soon, they were swimming over a mile in practice and those scared memories of November began to fade. The team bonded, we were a family. We became WARRIORS! I could not be more proud or happier for each of the 39 Warriors of the Water and the accomplishments they have made, both in and out of the pool.