Swimming Rises to #8 in the State, but Falls by 4 Points to West for the Golden Speedo


Rika Yahashiri

Forrest Frazier ’20 getting ready to swim his 100 fly

Forrest Frazier, Reporter

The City v.s. West duel for the Golden Speedo started off with a SPLASH! The varsity team of Forrest Frazier’20, Louis Stephan’20, Eric Thomas’18, and Mickale Sadecky’18 destroyed their rivals from across the river.

Then Stephan had a crushing breaststroke leg in the 200 IM, to get a win over West High’s Izaak Hajek’20. Stephan later used his breaststroke abilities to get another win in the 100 Breaststroke.

In the 100 Butterfly Frazier swam a 51.91 for the win over Hajek, which is the new leading time in the state and an official City High Varsity record. The 51.91 crushed City’s previous 100 Butterfly record of 53.95, and leaves him a few years to make it faster.

West was a little bit ahead of City going into the 100 Backstroke. But, Frazier and Thomas pulled off a one-two swim over West high to put them back in the hunt for the Golden Speedo.

The scores were so close it came down to the last race, which was the 400 Freestyle relay. If West placed second and third they would win the meet, but if City placed first and third the score would be tied. City’s varsity A-Team relay did their job, but it came down to a close race between the two B Teams. Both racing for that third place spot, West’s team pulled ahead which gave them the third-place finish and the Golden Speedo.

This was the closest the duel meet has been between these two rivals for a while. With West scoring 87 points and City right behind them with 83 points.

City and West will face again on Saturday in a large meet.