Brophy Swim and Dive brings home title-again

By Ian C. Beck ’12

Brophy Athletic logo head w_textBrophy has won 22 consecutive state swimming titles as of Nov. 7.

The senior swimmers have been alive four fewer years than this streak, to put it in perspective.

“A lot of people expect it,” said coach Mr. Patrick O’Neill.

Eight out of 18 swimmers in the meet were swimming in the state competition for the first time, making it a new and exciting experience for some on the team.

Brophy outscored Desert Vista 545 to 256, led by their medley relay team of Louis Wojciechowski ’12, John Wojciechowski ’10, Harrison Gibson ’10 and Brian Stevens ’11.

The relay team broke the former state record with a time of 1.32.33 and brought home a gold medal. The medley relay consists of the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

John Wojciechowski and Gibson were the team’s two captains as voted on by the members of the squad. The two of them along with Stevens and Jeremy Becker ’11 were the leaders of the team this year.

Some individual winners included Chris Webb ’12 in the 500 freestyle, John Wojciechowski in the 50 free and 100 fly and Stevens, who won the 100 free and the 200 free.

The 400 freestyle relay team, which consisted of John Wojciechowski, Stevens, Becker and Webb, won by more than four seconds.