Swim season comes to a close


Jenna Taormina

Ben Callahan warms up before a swim meet

JENNA TAORMINA, Staff Writer / Editor

The GHS swim team ended its season with a meet against Marblehead which resulted in a loss for Gloucester.

The final score of the meet was 93-77, and the team finished with a record of 1-7.

“We’re a strong team,” said senior captain Liam Carney. “Just low in numbers.”

The meet started off with diving, as Gloucester’s only diver, Sal Ciolino, competed against three divers from Marblehead.

“The season went really well,” said head coach Lauren Dale. “We’re leaps and bounds better than last year and once we get more people, we’ll have a strong team.”

From diving, the team moved on to other events such as the 200 meter relay and the 200 meter medley relay.

The team, made up of boys and girls from both Gloucester High School and Rockport High School, won their only meet against the Peabody tanners early on in the season.

“I’d say our only weakness is our size, if we had twenty people we’d be good but right now we only have about twelve,” said Dale.

“If you like to swim, join swim team,” said junior Owen Brown. “Even if you can’t swim, we’ll teach you.”

Anyone interested in joining the swim team next year can contact Lauren Dale through the main office or any of the current swimmers.