Sports Swim and Dive

Swim begins season undefeated, looks to build upon early success

By Will Schubert ’15

The swimming team is undefeated so far this season, winning all four dual meets and both invitationals.

Varsity swim competed with 32 other teams at the Brophy/Xavier Invitatonal  Sept. 28.

With a score of 396, Brophy was able secure a win at the invitational. The closest score to theirs was Chaparral with 253.

Brophy defeated Chaparral in the 200-freestyle relay and Colby Palivathuhal ’14 placed first in the 100-freestyle.

They had swimmers place in the top 10 of every category.

The swim team competed Sept. 21 with 38 other teams at the Thunder Classic where they once again grabbed first place with a final score of 369.

“The swim team as a whole is doing pretty good, we have a couple of guys that are doing very well. We beat Chap and that was our main goal this season and I think we will beat them again at state,” said swimmer Calvin Higgins ’15. “Our biggest win so far was last Thursday at the Scottsdale Aquatic Club.”

Brophy swim has won more state titles than any other school in the state with 25 and they are looking forward to winning their 26th.

“I think we’re going to win state, we have four guys in every single event and Chap has about two, and a total of four good guys overall. They might win a couple of relays but I think we are going to win in the end,” Higgins said.

The state meet will take place on Nov.8 and 9.

“Swim is doing very well this season; we have some very good underclassman like Jack Blake ’17. I like swim because it is a very fun and positive environment,” said swimmer Connor Earnest ’15.