Long Beach Girls Swim Team Relay Goes to States

swim3by Jordan Barto and Kaitlyn Rivera

This weekend, four members of the Long Beach girls swim team will be traveling to the State Championship Meet in Ithaca, NY.  Caroline Farrell, Maggie Aroesty, Morgan Harrington, and Kellie Cannon will be competing in the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.

In addition to the relay team, Kellie Cannon, qualified in the 200 freestyle. The senior swimmer commented on the relay team’s success, “I was really proud of my fellow team members for working really hard, accomplishing our goal, and making history.”

Also, freshman, Maggie Aroesty, qualified in the 200 IM and 100 breast stroke. Maggie won both her events, and is now nationally ranked. She is 9th in the nation in 100 breast stroke and 6th in the 200 IM. When asked about her team’s achievement, Maggie said, “I was excited and proud that we set a school record and qualified as the first girls relay Long Beach has sent to states.”

Freshmen, Caroline Farrell, and sophomore, Morgan Harrington, were also thrilled about their team’s accomplishment. Caroline said, “I am happy that we made states and that we are the first Long Beach girls relay ever to be going to this meet. I am so excited to be swimming against the fastest swimmers in the state.” Long Beach will be competing against the elite high school swimmers in New York. swim2

Morgan commented on all dedication and discipline of the swimmers, “We worked hard and I am so proud of our achievement. States will be a great experience for us and I know we will swim even faster and make Long Beach proud.” The team has trained hard this season and their efforts are now paying off.

As these four girls head up to Ithaca this weekend we wish them the best of luck.

Regardless of the results at the state meet these girls and the entire Long Beach swim team has seen an exceptional 2013 season.

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