Swim Team Enjoying New Lane in Pacific League


Aidan Chung

Senior Ryan Chang preparing for a race he ended up winning by four seconds.

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The Sage Hill swim team has been making waves in the pool this season. With dedicated coaches and hard working athletes, the team has shown immense improvement and has had successful meets.

This year, many freshman swimmers at all levels joined the team. Some have been swimming for an outside club for many years, while others have just started learning the ropes.  

“I like that the team is super supportive and everyone feels really welcomed,” Senior Team Captain Annie Ta said. “Seeing new swimmers come in and learn to love the sport is really inspiring… I like that new freshmen can find a fun group to be a part of during their high school experience.” 

The team is looking forward to the rest of the season, where they will compete against some of the best Pacific League swim teams.

“It’s been hard swimming in our new league. All the Irvine schools are super fast, but we’ve been holding up until now, and that won’t change,” sophomore Oneal Wang said.

Despite their new, more competitive league, Sage Hill swim has scored some major victories. In their recent match against Laguna Hills, both Sage Hill girls’ and boys’ Swim came out on top by a large margin. 

“I’m very proud of our swimmers,” Head Coach Pavle Filipovic said. “Although everyone still has more to improve on, our team swam hard and swam well. Our girls especially pulled off a great feat with the little numbers they have.”

Senior Aaron Li performs his signature outstanding dive in a relay which he won by four seconds. (Aidan Chung)