Due to determination, 6 a.m. practices, and support from each other, the boys and girls swimming and diving teams made a splash at the NCC competition at Purdue University this past weekend. Prior to NCC, the team practiced over winter break, which resulted in some swimmers swimming 10,000 yards, ran their yearly 5k, was able to take a break every once in a while and compete in their annual winter games, and have parents bring in delicious breakfasts to have after practice.
Along with that, the team faced Centerville High School and finished with a sad yet close loss for the girls and a win for the boys, making it a 9-0 season for them so far.
The team experienced some ups and downs, but were able to get through it all with encouragement from their teammates and empowering pep talks given by the coaches. With great support from their teammates, cheering from the stands, and excellent coaching, many of the swimmers and divers earned personal bests. Along with these personal bests, Richmond finished with three individual conference champions, including: Megan Quinn who won the girls 200 IM and 100 butterfly,
Jonny Childress who won the boys 100 backstroke,
and Ike Khamis who won boys diving, breaking the school and NCC record.
In the end, the girls team finished in 5th place overall, and the boys team finished in 3rd place overall.