Marissia Potamianos and Jamie Beohiem
Staff Writer and Editor of Promotion
Jamesville-DeWitt High School Varsity Boys Swimming and Diving team dove into their season with a record of 1-1, winning against Oswego and losing to their tough rival, Watertown. The meet against Watertown was “a test to see how good our team is compared to others,” said junior Owen Farchione. Luckily, Watertown is not in the same league as Jamesville-DeWitt, so the boys are still on their way to accomplish their team goal of winning the league championship. This year’s captains, seniors Jake Harron, Luca Bebla, and Jeff Gabriel, all agree that their team goal as captains is to win the league and sectionals.
Although each person is striving to swim their best race every meet to get team points, they are also working towards their own individual goals. As for freshman Michael Sizing, his goal is to beat his first time in the 100 freestyle event. Many team members are also hoping to beat their past times so they can be ranked higher in the section. Junior diver Ryan Evans and junior Spencer Schultz hope that they can qualify for states individually. Schultz also hopes that his 200 medley relay from last year’s states meet can qualify again.
Besides Watertown, a big rival for this team is Liverpool. Although they are not in the league, many team members would like to beat this team. Coach Bob Bewley agrees with his team and says that “beating a team that’s out of our league is always a good boost.” The Liverpool meet is scheduled for Jan. 25 at the JD Middle School pool.
“I am, without a doubt, looking forward to the season and think our team has a great shot at winning the league,” said sophomore Liam Kaplan. “I believe a lot of schools lost their best swimmers so that can help us,” said Kaplan. With individual goals and team goals, everyone has something to contribute and to accomplish during the season. Make sure to come out to their next home meet on Dec. 21 against Mexico at the JDMS pool.