Submitted by Kristin Marcus
Wedgewood celebrated its season earlier in the week at its annual Swim and Dive Team awards night. Avery Kaplan, the team’s only senior swimmer, was honored for her last eligible year on the team. Since the age of 5, she has been a dedicated team member for the past 13 years, culminating this year as both a swimmer and assistant coach.
The Wedgewood Swim and Dive team concluded another successful season with a solid showing at the Colonial League Swim Championships held on Saturday August 1st. The all-day event hosted by the Chelmsford Swim and Tennis club brought together swimmers from all five clubs of the Colonial League. The diving component of the meet was held earlier in the week.
The Westford Swim and Tennis club won the competition followed in second place by Chelmsford. Heritage Swim and Racquet Club of Concord claimed third place followed by Wedgewood and then Wayland Swim and Tennis. Teams earned points in each event where swimmers and divers placed 1 through 12.
Wedgewood had a strong showing of swimmers and divers who placed in the top 12.
6 & under: Delaney Bertos (backstroke 7th, freestyle2nd), Theresa Silver (backstroke 11th), Owen Brough (backstroke 12th) and Sophia Demeo (freestyle 9th).
8 & under: Liliana Carmen (backstroke 8th), Charles Demeo (backstroke 7th), Katie Dillon (Butterfly 1st, freestyle 5th), Devin Leida (butterfly 9th, breaststroke 5th), Leo Natalizio (freestyle 3rd, backstroke 2nd), Matthew Tonini (backstroke 4th), Grace Weisz (breaststroke 7th) and Zachary Wirth (backstroke 9th)
10 & under: Sofie Huntington (butterfly 6th,, freestyle 9th), Sally MacPhee (breaststroke 5th), Eric Miles (freestyle 7th, backstroke 11th), Isabella Seldon (Butterfly 4th, diving 1st), Sarah Tonini (breaststroke 7th,backstroke 7th), Kelly Warhover (individual medley 2nd, freestyle 5th), Charlotte Weber (individual medley 4th, backstroke 2nd) and Ava Venuti (breaststroke 2nd, freestyle 8th)
12 & under: Julia Dearing (individual medley 6th, backstroke 3rd), Adam Driscoll (individual medley 8th, breaststroke 11th), Maya Driscoll (diving 1st), Lauren Fallon (diving 6th), Audrey Leida (diving 10th), Bobby Marcus (individual medley 5th, freestyle 2nd), Jimmy McGinn (butterfly 5th, backstroke 3rd), Keith Miles (freestyle 7th, backstroke 4th ), Jackson Stuzynski (backstroke 5th, diving 6th), Maxwell Weisz (diving 5th) and Sarah Wirth (breaststroke 9th)
14 & under: Jeffrey Dillon (butterfly 12th, diving 3rd), Sean Doucet (individual medley 8th, freestyle 11th), Lily Nemirovsky (individual medley 9th, freestyle 10th), Julia Palazzo (butterfly 6th, freestyle- 9th), Caitlin Pequeno (backstroke 5th diving 2nd), Kara Shelmire (butterfly 10th, backstroke 8th ) and Chris Wirth (breaststroke 9th, backstroke 7th)
17 & under: Megan Demeo (breaststroke 6th, diving 2nd), Timothy Dillon ( Butterfly 12th), Julia Doucet (butterfly 12th, backstroke 8th), Melissa Driscoll (individual medley 11th), Ashley Fallon (breaststroke 9th), Avery Kaplan (individual medley 9th, freestyle 11th), Jack MacPhee (individual medley, 2nd, breaststroke 3rd), Sarah Pequeno (individual medley 10th) and Tim Regan (butterfly 10th)