Team Black Prevails Against Team Orange in Intersquad Swim and Dive Meet

Indy McBrearty, Reporter

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  • Anila Modak ’24 takes a breath while swimming the last leg of the 100 freestyle. Modak was on the Black team who won this friendy competition.

  • Cheering loudly, Morgan Vopat ’23, Anila Modak’ 24 and Audrey Derdeyn ’26 urge their teammates to go faster from the platform. Swim and Dive had their first ever meet for the 2022 season at the newly constructed RRISD Aquatic Center.

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On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Swim and Dive kicked off the new season at the brand new Round Rock aquatic center. The team was split into two halves: orange and black. The winning black team was led by Nate Thomason ‘23, and the orange team was led by last year’s state champion, Sonny Wang ‘23.

The event is a tradition for the swim and dive team and is used to kick off the season. The swimmers were in good spirits and had smiles the whole time. Sophia He ‘25, one of the Orange team’s leaders, is extremely excited for the new season. 

“It was such a fun meet, everyone was cheering and pushing for each other to go faster,” He said. “I know this season will be a great one.”

Nathan Chor ‘25 is enjoying his first year on the team. He tried out as a freshman last year and didn’t make it, but came back stronger and made the team the following year. Chor was one of the members on the black team.

“It was fun being introduced to the Westwood swim culture and traditions,” Chor said. “My experience as a swimmer has been fun and [it] has been interesting to make new friends and meet back with old friends.”

Team black ended up winning the meet, but both teams had a great time. The swim team’s first meet will be on Friday, Sept. 23, at the RRISD aquatic center.