In their season's opener Wednesday afternoon at Ms. Porter's School, the Pelicans prevailed over Avon Old Farms School in an impressive debut. Bolstered by newcomers Jack Kilpatrick '12 (distance freestyle), Tripp Miller '14 (IM, Fly, Free), Landon Thies '15 (Freestyle), Neil O'Brien '15 (Diving) and Paul Lee '13 (Breaststroke), the Loomis boys are considerably stronger than their 2010-11 counterparts. To these newcomers add the improved strength and speed of our sophomores, in particular, (Jeremy Bogle [IM, Back], Geneth Chin [IM, Back, Fly], John Furlong [IM, Breast, Free], Fred Mun [Freestyle] and Charlie Shotton [Free]), and one can see why the Loomis line-up has improved dramatically. Though we are still seeking our Albert Pujols, the Pelicans, led by seniors Will Bogle (Free, Back), Jake Bosee (Sprint Free), Ramy Chin (IM, Fly, Breast, Sprint Free), Jamil Hashmi (IM, Fly, Back), and Steven Wang (Freestyle) are excited and optimistic about the season ahead. Winners today included Tyler Rehor '13 (200 Free, 500 Free), Tripp Miller (200 IM, 100 Fly), Tucker Cheyne '13 (50 Free, 100 Free), Neil O'Brien (Diving), Jeremy Bogle (100 Back), and John Furlong (100 Breast). The Pelicans claimed all three relays, too. With four best times each on the day, Jeremy Bogle and John Furlong had the most impressive overall outing, though the team, as a whole, looked terrific. Our thanks to Avon for some good racing this afternoon, and to our hosts, Ms. Porter's, for an efficiently run meet. Come join the Pelicans for our home debut next Wednesday, December 14, against Iona Prep.
The Pelicans welcomed the Hotchkiss Bearcats into the Hedges Natatorium on Saturday for the teams' annual dual meet. Primed for some racing after a 10-day weather-induced dearth of meets, the Pelicans leapt out of the gates with an aggressive 1-3-5 finish in the medley relay, establishing a brisk pace for the rest of the meet, which culminated with a 25-point victory margin and a 100-75 win for the home team.
The boys varsity swim team won its second consecutive Founders League Championship on Saturday at Miss Porter's School, setting several school and pool records and finishing the day with a 21-point advantage over the second-place team.
For the first time ever, the Loomis Chaffee boys swim team defeated Phillips Exeter on Saturday. The 100-81 victory, fueled by two school records and many personal bests, delighted the home crowd in Hedges Pool.