The Owl Swim Team competed at the Triangle Aquatic Center this past weekend against William Peace University and Greensboro College. The women's team defeated Greensboro College with a score of 64-31 and lost to William Peace by 24 points. The men's team lost to both Greensboro College and William Peace with close scores against both teams.
There were several successful swims on the women's team. The medley relay team of Mara Trowbridge, Sarah Scott, Lucy Thompson, and Sierra Bell had an excellent finish with a time of 2:30.45. Trowbridge also earned first place finishes in both of her individual events with a time of 12:51.87 in the 1000 Freestyle and 6:15.94 in the 500 Freestyle. Scott and Bell also celebrated personal best times in some of their events. Scott improved 0.62 seconds in her 50 Freestyle with a time of 31.06 and Belle improved 1.92 seconds in her 50 Freestyle as well with a time of 34.08.
The Men's team excelled in their individual events with several personal best times. Senior Michael Nowak improved 2.37 seconds in his 50 Free with a time of 36.28. Freshman Malcolm Mitchell Bennett went personal best times in all three of his individual events improving 2.79 seconds in the 50 Free with a time of 29.85, 2.74 seconds in the 100 Free with a time of 1:08.55, and 0.66 seconds in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:34.20.
The Swim team will compete again on January 20thwhere they will host a meet at Mars Hill against Lagrange College.