Blog Note: Cacky Keating and Meredith LaBerge are teaming up to provide a look into Fairfield Swimming & Diving for Stag Tracks this season.
Last Saturday we had our third meet of the season against Manhattan and came out with a double win on both the men’s and women’s sides!
Our women’s team was favored going into the meet, so we had a little bit of a fun meet where we switched our events around, swimming some strokes we normally don’t swim. It was definitely fun and less stressful!
The men, on the other hand, had a tough meet that we knew was going to be close, but they pulled ahead the end! Besides the win, there were many records shattered on Saturday on the men’s side. Freshman Connor Daly broke the 200-meter IM and 100m fly records. Junior Cody Parker broke two very old and fast times in 200m free and 400m free. Senior Ryan Krebs won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, which helped the men’s team earn numerous and important points.
A large tailgate followed the meet with all parents and alumni from our team. It was great getting to see our old teammates. The next day, Sunday, we hosted our final swim lesson session for the fall, which concludes our fundraising event for our annual training trip to Hawaii in January.
This week we began including weightlifting into our schedule, so some days we are working out three times, but the hard work will pay off! This Friday, October 26, we will be hosting Fordham at 5pm in the RecPlex for another tough meet! Hopefully we will be updating you next week with another win!
Cacky and Meredith