On Friday and Saturday, February 17-18, 2023, we competed in the VISAA State Swimming and Diving Championship.
The Seton Girls won the VISAA Division II State Championship!
This was the 6th Division II State Championship for the girls, and, combined with our four (4) previous championships for the Boys, it was Seton’s 10th VISAA Division II State Championship!
Here is a link to State Meet living photo album. Thank you, Mr. Fifield!
Our victory came largely on the strength of our relays, but we also scored significantly in several individual events. Congratulations to Seton’s Individual State Finalists:
- Ariana Aldeguer (8) – 5th in 500 Free and 5th in 200 IM
- Connor Koehr (SO) – 5th in Diving
- Mick Fioramonti (JR) – 7th in Diving
- Clara Condon (SO) – 10th in 100 Fly and 14th in 100 Breaststroke
- Lionel Martinez (8) – 14th in 200 IM
- JJ Brox (SR) – 15th in Diving
Seton also won the Sportsmanship Award for 7th time since 2008.
The other State Champions were:
- Girls Overall – Collegiate School
- Boys Overall – St. Christopher’s School
- Boys Division II – The Covenant School
The Boys Division II State Championship came down to the very last relay between The Covenant School, Trinity Christian, and Seton.
Our Swimmers of the Meet were:
- Elle Scott (SO), Collegiate School
- Four (4) Gold medals in 200 IM, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, and 400 Free Relay
- Two (2) new Meet Records
- Girls 200 IM, 1:59.39
- Girls 100 Breaststroke, 1:01.79
- Joshua Fisher (SR), Veritas School
- Two (3) Gold medals in 100 Fly and 100 Back
- One (1) new Meet Record:
- Boys 100 Back, 48.83
- Joshua also came within .10 seconds of breaking the Meet Record in 100 Fly
Congratulations to the following coaches who were recognized by their peers as the VISAA Coach of the Year:
- Girls – Mike Peters, Collegiate School and Kaitlyn Gerke, Bishop Ireton
- Boys – Helen Dixon, Woodberry Forest School
- Diving Boys – Sampson Miller, Fork Union Military Academy
- Diving, Girls – Jamie Davidson, Flint Hill School
Here were the other Special Awards that were voted on by Coaches:
- Male Team Sportsmanship Award – Seton School
- Female Team Sportsmanship Award – Trinity Episcopal School
- Male Team Spirit Award – Norfolk Academy
- Female Team Spirit Award – Collegiate School
It was a very fast meet, as you can see from the four (4) new State Championship Meet Records:
- Girls 200 IM, 1:59.39, Elle Scott (SO), Collegiate School
- Boys 1 Meter Diving, 11-Dives, 673.90, Tyler Read (SR), Grove Christian School
- Boys 100 Back, 48.83, Joshua Fisher (SR), Veritas School
- Girls 100 Breaststroke, 1:01.70, Elle Scott (SO), Collegiate School
Here are complete results for the Meet: