Boys Swimming, Sports, Winter Sports

Boys Swimming and Diving Sets Three Pool Records

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Captain Neil Simpson ’19 was a member of the pool record-breaking 400-Yard Freestyle Relay team.

Andover Boys Swimming & Diving set three pool records on Saturday at Hopkins, beating them by a score of 117-63.  Jack Warden ’19, Captain Neil Simpson ’19, Lance Freiman ’19, and Arnold Su ’20, who hold the National High School Record in the 200-Yard Medley Relay, finished with a time of 1:33.06 to set a Hopkins pool record.

In addition to the relay, Max Hunger ’20 broke the pool 500-Yard Freestyle with a time of 4:39:55 and Su, Simpson, Sam Donchi ’20, and Hunger broke the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay pool record with a time of 3:12:20.

In the 100-Yard Breaststroke, Brendon Fang ’22 came from behind to claim the first place finish with a time of 1:02.79.

“One exciting part was when one of our [Juniors], Brendon Fang, won the 100-[Yard] Breaststroke. All of our eyes were on Lance Freiman, who was making his debut in the event but after the second 25 [yards] of the 100, Brendon came out of nowhere and took the lead. It was a pretty fun experience for all of us,” said Hank Yang ’22.

Hopkins marked the last meet of the season for the team before it heads to Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships, the height of the season. Andover has been in constant preparation for this meet since the start of Winter Term, according to Ralph Lam ’22 and Yubo Jin ’21.

“Since the beginning of the season, every single meet, every single dual meet we do has been in preparation for Easterns. It’s to prepare our bodies, to prepare for the challenge,” said Lam.

“We’ve been doing well on just keeping our bodies in check. We’ve been taking care of our physical states, so getting ready and making sure that none of us get into an accident or gets sick,” added Jin.

Andover will compete at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday through Sunday in Lancaster, Penn.

Feb 15, 2019