Girls Swim lead an undefeated season


Avery Green, Staff Writer

The Lady Pios attacked the water yet again with a determined and persistent mindset making it their second remarkable dual meet victory this season against Forest Hills Northern. 

The long meet finishes out with an extremely impressive score of EGR coming in at a mind-blowing 105 points to 73 points. Not only did the team dominate in the most recent meet but many of the promising swimmers say that the season is only headed up.  

“The team is very strong this year because we gained a lot of great freshmen and didn’t lose a lot of seniors,” Ellie Sheridan ‘22 said. “We’re all also very close this year so I think the bond will make us more successful.”

The 2020 team has tremendous shoes to fill as the honorable 2019 team received the Division 3 State Championship title in last year’s fall season, defeating rival Cranbrook. Since then, the team has developed from Division 3 to Division 2. That doesn’t stop them from having a long rigorous history of being classified from their competition as one of the biggest threats.

“There’s definitely a lot more pressure, with not having much preparation because of COVID,” Ella Gjorjievski ‘22 said. “We were all just very nervous about how well we would do because the qualifying times in Division 2 are a lot faster than Division 3.” 

The girls have a swim meet against Byron Center this upcoming week and Gjorjievski is quite adamant about believing that her team will blow Byron Center out of the water.

“I think we will win this week for sure,” Ella Gjorjievski ‘22 said. ”We haven’t lost a dual meet in ten years, so if we were to lose it would be very devastating.”

With many aspiring goals, from winning states to keeping their undefeated dual meet record alive, the girls keep chugging forward in the 2020 season with their strong and determined mindset heading into the next couple of months.