Swim team wins 3rd place at City Championship


The Patterson swim team celebrates its 3rd place win at the City Championship (Photo: Patterson Press)

By Christian Pietrowski,

The Patterson swim team set off to Coppin State University for the City Championship on February 10, 2017. When we arrived it felt tense. We were all very nervous but we did finish the regular season 6-5 (six wins, five losses), one of the best seasons the Patterson swim team has had in a while.

We started off really well. We held fourth place for the longest time. It all came down to the very last race, the 400 freestyle relay where each of the four swimmers swims four laps. We were in fourth place behind Dunbar High School by three points. We looked around and didn’t see Dunbar on the starting block so that’s when we knew we had secured a 3rd place win but we still tried our hardest that last race.

Coach Mahoney said, “It has been a fantastic season and I am very proud of the group of swimmers that we had this year.” Melvin Alston, a senior on the swim team, added, ”The championship swim meet was fun even though Coach made me do 20 laps for the first time in a meet, but it was fun. Not only did we win 3rd place, we beat City College, one of the top swim teams in the city. And its been a fun year with the team.”

The swim team is looking forward to another successful season next year.

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(Photos: Patterson Press)

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