Villa swimming and diving is approaching its stretch run to their season. Coach Fritz Schumann reports that 5 divers have made the cut for the District 1 meet, competing for the maximum of 4 slots per team at districts. Diving Districts are scheduled for February 19.
“In swimming,” Schumann says, “we have work to do in the next two weeks to achieve the district qualifying times and take a solid group onward to district championships on February 25-26.”
The team came into the season with a solid team led by senior captain Hannah King, who mainly swims the 200-100-50 freestyle events. Senior diving captains Morgan Kelly and Peyton Kintzley lead the strong diving team.
The coach says COVID and the weather have been continuing challenges this season. “We are working hard and fighting through it. Our next meet is Saturday Jan 22 at Malvern vs. Merion Mercy.”