South swim and dive makes their debut at the first meet of the season


Ella McAfee

Team Spirit. South Forsyth swim and dive team gather for their first team cheer of the season. The team continued this spirit throughout the meet and continued to work hard.

On November 2 and 3, 2018, South Forsyth’s Swim and Dive Team competed in North Forsyth’s 11th annual swim and dive meet. Four teams competed in the dive competition: North Forsyth, Forsyth Central, South Forsyth, and Centennial High. South had six divers total, with top ten finishes from:

Makenna Segal (10th)

Lucy Taylor (9th)

Ali Brady (6th)

Haleigh Laws (3rd)

Rithvik Rajavelu (3rd)

Logan Waters (5th).

The Divers had been working hard in practice, and it showed off in this competition. The South Swim team made their first appearance at the meet and left their mark of excellence on the other teams.

Top ten relay finishes include:

Boys A 200 Medley Relay

Girls A 200 Medley Relay

Girls B 200 Medley Relay

Boys A 200 Free Relay

Boys B 200 Free Relay

Girls A 200 Free Relay

Girls B 200 Free Relay

Boys A 400 Free Relay

Girls A 400 Free Relay

Girls B 400 Free Relay.

Exceptional individual performance includes:

Barrett Breeze (2nd in 200 free, 3rd in the 100 free)

Bailey Breeze (1st in 200 free)

Grace Drawdy (3rd in 200 free, 2nd in the 500 free)

Eunchen Im (9th in the 200 IM)

Isabelle Cadeau (4th in the 200 IM, 5th in the 100 free)

Kelsey Henry (10th in the 200 IM)

Riley James (4th in the 50 free 1st in the 100 back)

Michael Deas (6th in the 50 free)

Madi Butler (8th in the 50 free)

Alex Albrecht (5th in the 100 fly)

Jordan Edwards (2nd in the 100 fly, 1st in the 100 breast)

Madeline Stooksbury (3rd in the 100 fly, 1st in the 100 back)

Abby Spencer (8th in the 100 fly)

Jonathan Burt (5th in the 100 free, 10th in the 100 breast)

Jonathan Purdy (7th inthe 100 free, 10th in the 100 back)

Taylor Edwards (7th in the 100 free)

Sreenivas Yellayi (1st in the 500 free)

Maddie Paul (8th in the 100 back)

Overall, South’s Swim and Dive team made an incredible start to the 2018-2019 season. If you are interested in seeing the South Swim and Dive Team in action, the next meet is Monday, October 19th against Centennial High.