After a 1-2 start, girls take 3rd in swimming invite


Jerry Losos, Staff Reporter

As class resumes and fall sports go underway, the girls varsity swim team is ready and set for a big season ahead of them.

The girls swim team opened up the campaign with a victory over Hinsdale South at RB, 98 to 82, a great way to start the season.  The squad is captained by veteran Senior swimmers Allie Burke and Emma Veon.

“It’s a lot of fun and hard work” said varsity swimmer Andrea Caruso. Caruso currently swims in lane 3, but is trying to make her way up the lanes.

“Swimming twice a day really does pay off, and it shows when a meet comes around,” she said.

The girls also had a meet at Oak Park River Forest on September 11th where they received a tough loss of 119 to 58. It wasn’t what the Bulldogs were looking for after a home victory.

Unfortunately, the girls had another meet two days later against York,  falling short by a score of 122 to 58.

They looked to bounce back at the Swimming Invite on Saturday, and took 3rd place out of seven teams. Leading the ladder was OPRF with 341.5, followed by Lake Pakr at 262.50.  RBHS came in third with 249, followed by Plainfield with 248, Marian Catholic with 183, Chicago-U with 59, and Leyden with 21.

“The girls look to be the strongest [they have] been in the last four years,” said Assistant Coach Todd Frydrich.  Frydrich knows this year represents an opportunity for the team.

“The team is much deeper and larger this year”, said Frydrich.

The Bulldogs still have time left to make conference, as that is one of the team’s goals this season. The girls have seven meets left this season and hope to make the best of every one and improve as a team.