Scots swim to victory


Gabriela d'Souza, Staff Writer

On Thursday, April 12, the Carlmont swim team faced off against the school rivals, Sequoia High School, in their fifth league meet of the season beating their opponents in all divisions except varsity girls who lost by one point. For some of the swimmers the meet was thought to be an easy win, but the splashing Scots were a little surprised by the tough competition.

Pre-meet, Pierre Llorach voiced an optimistic opinion of Carlmont’s success when he said, “They have a couple really good people so it might be a little challenging, but I think we will come out on top.”

The Scots started off the meet strong, with their cheer that goes to the beat of “Shots” by L.M.F.A.O. The team came to make this their cheer when Avi Vigdorchik created the chant after Jim Kelly, the coach and school math teacher, asked swimmers to recreate their supposedly dull team cheer.

Some highlights of this meet include two Central Coast Section qualifying times by the varsity boys  200 meter free relay team and varsity girls medley relay, along with a school record made by sophomore Isabella Paragas in the 100 meter backstroke race.

The swimming Scots have two more meets until PAL finials rolls around the corner. The team will face off against Menlo-Atherton on April 19.