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Girls’ swimming loses, snapping winning streak; Boys’ swimming beats Gunn

Girls’ swimming loses, snapping winning streak; Boys’ swimming beats Gunn

Hilda Huang, Business Manager
April 18
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Paly girls' swimming and diving fell to cross-town rival Gunn, falling short of Gunn's 97 points with 89 and ending a season-long winning streak. Boys' swimming and diving won their side though with 108 points. In diving, Alex Francis ('13) scored 224.5 winning the boys' division, while Serena Yee...

Swimming holds on to winning streak by beating Los Gatos

Swimming holds on to winning streak by beating Los Gatos

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
March 30
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Varsity girls' and boys' swimming and diving secured another win against Los Gatos, winning 123-60 and 118-67, respectively. Diving helped win Paly some extra points too, as Olympic hopeful Cole Plambeck ('13) scored 290.20 and Serena Yee ('13) scored 199.15, both winning first in their respective divis...

Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Swimming defeats Menlo 126.5-46.5

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
February 28
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Palo Alto High School swimming dominated Menlo 126.5-46.5 in a dual meet with strong finishes by both the JV and varsity teams. The Vikings had some events, like the varsity girls’200 medley relay and the JV girls’ 500 free to themselves, and others in which Paly’s athletes greatly outnumbered Men...

Boys’ and girls’ swim team finish second in CCS Championship Finals

Skylar Dorosin
May 21
Filed under Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls

The Palo Alto High School swim teams ended their season with a splash at the Central Coast Section Championship Finals. Both of the girls' and boys' teams finished in 2nd place at the Santa Clara International Swim Center on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Vikes went into the meet seeded 10 points...

Girls’ swimming wins 11 of 12 events against Saratoga

Girls’ swimming wins 11 of 12 events against Saratoga

Paige Borsos, Staff Writer
April 29
Filed under Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Once again, the Palo Alto girls' varsity team (8-0) comes out on top. The Lady Vikes won 11 out of 12 events at the Saratoga Dual meet at home yesterday, racking up a final score of 134-51. After a strong start, the girls continued to dominate throughout the meet. To begin the day, the Lady Vikes...

The Mentality of Quality Training

The Mentality of Quality Training

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer
April 19
Filed under Features, Swimming - Girls, Track & Field, Volume 4 Issue 5

There is no textbook for training nor specific set of instructions for coaches on how to condition their athletes for top performance.  Coaches usually divide up their athletes into long and short distance competitors and create quality or quantity based training programs depending on the athlete’s...

Swimming teams anticipate meet against Monta Vista tonight

Swimming teams anticipate meet against Monta Vista tonight

Skylar Dorosin and Paige Borsos, Staff Writers
April 8
Filed under Swimming - Boys, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School varsity swim teams look to maintain their perfect league records tonight in their meet against Monta Vista at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino.  The boys are especially anticipating the matchup tonight, as the Matadors stole from the Vikings...

Girls’ swimming maintains 5-0 record by sweeping Homestead

Girls’ swimming maintains 5-0 record by sweeping Homestead

Paige Borsos, Staff Writer
April 2
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

A sudden spur of spring-like weather in Palo Alto this week made for a sunny, fan-filled swim meet on Friday at Palo Alto High School. Amidst the 85-degree sunshine, the Palo Alto girls’ varsity swim team defeated Homestead High School 144-141 overall in the Homestead Dual Meet, adding another win...

Girls’ swimming beats Saratoga

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor
April 28
Filed under Spring Sports, Swimming - Girls

The Palo Alto High School varsity girls' swimming swept first place in the majority of the races against Saratoga High School Wednesday, 111-74, in its last Santa Clara Valley Athletic League home meet. After a disappointing loss to cross-town rival Gunn nearly two weeks before, the Lady Vikes hit...

Perfect Prescription: The Role of Stress in Sports

April 16
Filed under Features, Spring Sports, Swimming - Girls, Top Stories

Danielle Carlson ('10) jumps into the pool after a day filled with tests, projects, and presentations. With each stroke, Carlson falls into a meditative rhythm as her stress melts away. "Sometimes I have to get away from all work I have to do," Carlson said. "[Swimming] is my way of getting away...

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