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Scots swim past Burlingame with eyes set on PAL finals

Scots swim past Burlingame with eyes set on PAL finals

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

April 20, 2019

The Carlmont swim teams completed the four-way sweep of Burlingame High School in their final meet before Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) qualifiers. On Senior Day, the Scots swam hard and fast, with boys varsity winning 105-63 and girls varsity winning 139-31, while the JV boys and girls won 125-85 an...

Memorial Scholarship Swim-a-Thon honors Clara Tao

Memorial Scholarship Swim-a-Thon honors Clara Tao

Kylie Lin, Scotlight Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2018

The Carlmont community suffered a loss recently with the passing of Clara Tao — a beloved community member and parent of Carlmont alumni. Clara Tao, as a USA swimming official, helped the Carlmont swim team by overseeing the team's meets throughout several high school seasons in the past. Her absence...

Scots make history sweeping PAL finals with a four-title win

Scots make history sweeping PAL finals with a four-title win

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018

Two years ago, winning all four PAL titles would be unheard of. However, after years of hard work, that once far-fetched dream became a reality when not one, not two, but all four Carlmont swim teams won first place at the PAL Bay Division finals on May 5. Through team cheers and tears of happ...

Suiting up for swim unit causes anxiety

Suiting up for swim unit causes anxiety

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018

Dread. The feeling shared by most Carlmont freshmen as fourth-quarter swim unit begins. In order to ensure that all students are capable of swimming in any environment, Carlmont’s physical education (P.E.) classes began a swim unit on March 26 that will continue until the end of the school year. Students are expected to f...

Girls varsity swim dives into a new season

Girls varsity swim dives into a new season

Daniel Friis, Segment Producer

March 18, 2018

Last year's swim season wasn't quite what the Carlmont varsity girls' swim team was expecting. The squad was defeated much sooner than they anticipated, and the high expectations set for them were not met. "Our season could have ended better [last year], and it was really tough. A lot of our team ...

Carlmont swimmers dive into tryouts with great confidence

Carlmont swimmers dive into tryouts with great confidence

Mia-Isobel Craig, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

The bell rang for the end of the school day, and students rushed to the swimming pool. Friends conversed and shared a few laughs in the bleachers while waiting for everyone else to arrive. Today, Jan. 29, was the fateful first day of swim tryouts. The tryouts were only to see what levels people were at ...

Carlmont swim team prevails against Woodside

Carlmont swim team prevails against Woodside

Lucy Gibbs, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017

Carlmont's swim team competed against Woodside on March 23. It was a landslide victory, with both the girls and the boys varsity teams ending on top. The varsity girls finished with the score of 119-62. While the varsity boys ended with a score of 107-51 to defeat Woodside. Before the meet, the ...

Carlmont swim team starts their preseason with a splash

Carlmont swim team starts their preseason with a splash

Madeline Smith-Morton, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

The Carlmont swim team began its preseason practices in order to prepare for their upcoming swim meets which start March 9. The practices are structured to push the swimmers to be focused and determined. Last year, Carlmont varsity boys competed very well at the Central Coast Section (CCS) an...

Swimming Scots lose to rival Bears

Swimming Scots lose to rival Bears

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

Carlmont's swim team competed and lost in a meet against Menlo-Atherton (M.A.) High School on March 29. The overall score was 415-293. The varsity boys won with a score of 98-72, while junior varsity girls had a closer meet ending with a loss of 103-83. Boys junior varsity and girls varsity experienced...

Carlmont sweeps Bay Division at PAL preliminary swim meet

Carlmont sweeps Bay Division at PAL preliminary swim meet

Naomi Asrir, Art Team

May 9, 2015

The Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) preliminary swim meet was held on May 6 and 7 at Burlingame High School. Composing the Bay Division of PAL are high schools Aragon, Burlingame, Carlmont, Menlo-Atherton, Mills, Sequoia, and Terra Nova. All seven teams hoped to break records and advance onto the...

Scots reflect on the swim season

Scots reflect on the swim season

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer

May 23, 2014

As the 2014 swimming season came to a close, some of the players reflected on the best parts of their year. The swimmers worked towards putting their best times up on the board. During the season, many records were broken. Sophomore Chelsea Stewart said, “My biggest accomplishment this year was...

Alex Chan lives to swim

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer

April 6, 2014

For sophomore Alex Chan, swimming is a way of life. Chan first made the boys varsity swim team in the 2013 season as the only freshman of the year. Now, he is heading into his season with Carlmont's varsity team in the 2014 season, and his fourth year as a competitive swimmer. Chan said, “Swimming has...

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