Numerous All-American performances helped the Greenwich High School and Greenwich Academy swimming teams produce championship seasons and, recently, those achievements were recognized by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.
The NISCA/Speedo Swimming All-America Team was recently announced and the Cardinals and Gators were well-represented.
For Greenwich High, Meghan Lynch, a rising sophomore, earned All-America honors in two individual events. Her winning time of 2:00.08 in the 200-yard individual medley at the CIAC State Open Championships was the 28th fastest time on the 2017-18 All-America list.
Lynch also swam an All-America time in capturing the Class LL title in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.14 (74th-ranked time in the nation). Lynch was also part of the Cardinals’ All-America 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams.
The 200 medley relay team of Samantha Ennis, Lynch, Kelly Montesi and Louisa Bjerke finished second at the State Open meet in the event in an All-America time of 1:45.00. Montesi and Bjerke graduated from Greenwich in June, while Ennis is a rising sophomore.
Greenwich’s 400-yard relay team comprised of Montesi, Julia Merrill, Lillian Clisham and Lynch captured the first-place medal in the event at the State Open this past fall, registering an All-America time of 3:27 (39th fastest time in the nation). Merrill and Clisham each graduated in June.
Montesi also earned All-American accolades in two individual events (100 butterfly and 100 backstroke). She won the 100 butterfly at the State Open in an All-America time of 53.88 seconds (34th-ranked time in the country). Also at the State Open, she claimed the first-place medal in an All-American time of 54.87 (ranked 53rd).
The Cardinals won the State Open, Class LL and FCIAC titles.
For Greenwich Academy, Kate Hazlett was an All-American performer in two individual events. Hazlett’s time of 22.92 seconds ranks her 29th on the All-America list in the 50 freestyle.
A rising senior, Hazlett also made the All-America list in the 100 backstroke. She clocked in at 54.67 in the event, the 43rd best time in the nation. The Gators’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of Sophia Moore, Hazlett, Claire Michalik and Hanna Subramaniam earned All-America honors by registering a time of 1:34.80 (32nd in the nation).
Greenwich Academy won the NEPSAC Division I title this past winter.