By Dominic Rapposelli
Business and Distribution Manager
The Shorewomen entered the weekend with a record of 1-3 after a strong performance against McDaniel College, who they bested 77-17.
“I got to swim some of my favorite events at McDaniel and it was fun to sweep them with some of my closest training partners,” senior Emma Schultz said. “Swimming is a very mental sport, so having successful meets like we did against McDaniel is a major confidence boost going into midseason and then back into high intensity training during the holiday season.”
Another contributor in the events was junior Kylee Smith. Smith took first place in a pair of events consisting of the 100 freestyle and 200 butterfly
“The women had such a great performance at McDaniel overall. My performance at McDaniel reflected hard work from my coaches, support from my team and it always feels good to contribute points to the women’s team overall win,” Smith said.
Schultz is one of the senior captions for the team and continued to lead by example by placing second in the 50 yard freestyle and assisted her relay team in the loss to the Garnet.
“Rising up to being a team captain has been a fulfilling role. It’s so rewarding being able to work with such an amazing team and seeing all of the energy that people bring each and every day,” Schultz said.
Smith continued her impressive weekend with a trio of events in which she took first place. She also set a pool record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.66 as well as wrapping up the 100 freestyle and 200 butterfly.
“I think the women’s team this season thus far is at an all-time high regarding team culture and spirit. We all positively push each other, in and out of the pool. The support is constant, and we are always bringing each other up to work hard,” Smith said.
The 400 freestyle relay earned second place with a team consisting of freshman Abby Adams, sophomore Lauren Paules along with Smith and Schultz finishing with a time of 3:45.71. Schultz also took home second in the 200 freestyle.
‘I think the women’s team is in a really great spot. The morale is high, and our culture is unmatched. We’ve been putting in the hard work in the pool as well as the weight room,” Schultz said.
While Smith showcased a strong weekend which earned her Shorewomen of the week honors, the Shorewomen fell to Salisbury 181-79. They will return to the pool in the Casey Swim Center on Saturday, Nov. 11 against York College of Pennsylvania. They will then travel to Lancaster, Pa. for their mideason meet at the Franklin and Marshall Invitational.
“I’m super excited to see how it pays off at our three-day prelims and finals midseason meet in about two weeks,” Schultz said.
Photo Caption: Junior flyer Kylee Smith swims butterfly while breaking the pool record.
Photo courtesy of WC Athletics