Swimming and Diving Had a Successful Season

Newton South Swimming and Diving had another successful season. The Dual County League continued to provide heavy competition, but our student athletes stepped up to the challenge. Seniors Mitchell Arruda and Andrew Shaughnessy helped lead a strong group of underclassmen Boys to their best finish (6-4) in over 30 years. They continued their success in the postseason, when Geoff Lo, Alex Song, Andrew D’Annolfo, and Shaughnessy broke a long-standing 200 Medley Relay record.

Our Girls team had a good regular season (3-5) but really came on strong in the post-season, finishing in 9th place at States. Seniors Sophia Autor, Jackie Bussgang, and Claire McElduff were all key members of South’s best state finish in many years. The Girls team rewrote the record board, breaking 5 records — 2 relays and 3 individuals. Madison Hofert and Kristen Miquel each took down a swimming record as Jackie Bussgang broke the diving record.