Veteran Swimmers Dominate at Senior Night Meet

The Boys' Swim Team's Win Against Curie & Taft On Senior Night

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Ethan Phipps '16

Nicolas Teodosescu '17 (pictured middle) giving his fellow teammates a speech after the meet, congratulating all of them and commending the seniors for their efforts throughout the years.

Ethan Phipps '16, School Staff

“The Jones swim team is the hardest working and most dedicated team in the city,” said Will Macellaio ‘16, stepping out of the pool after his senior night swim meet.

He had just contributed to the varsity team win over Curie and Taft, with the junior varsity team also taking the win.

Coming into the game, the seniors were hyped to finally be in this position, at the peak of their high school careers.

“I had witnessed three senior nights before and all of the previous seniors looked like they were having a blast, so I was excited that it was finally my turn,” said Macellaio.

Fellow team member Steven Fitzgerald ‘16 shared Macellaio’s excitement, saying that, “I knew it would be a fun meet because of the bonds that I share with everybody on the team.” But, the meet was still bittersweet for him. “Of course I was pretty sad knowing that this would be one of my last swim meets with the guys,” said Fitzgerald.

Even through the mixture of negative and positive emotions, Hector Salazar ‘16 looks at the situation with clarity. “I’m just happy that [Coach] Mac could guide us through this and that everyone contributed to a great team win.”

Swimming coach Mac Varilla said he was “extremely proud of [the team]. Both JV and Varsity won with several swimmers setting personal records.” As for the seniors, Varilla said, “I’ve watched them grow throughout the years, and it’s great to see them succeed on such an important night.”