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Paly Swim and Dive Season Preview

Paly Swim and Dive Season Preview

David Gormley and Vijay Homan March 24, 2021

A highly unusual league schedule awaits the boys and girls swimming and diving teams. Rather than begin competition in mid-February as many other sports, head coach Danny Dye opted to hold out on competitions...

Dye Hard

Dye Hard

With 16 years as the Palo Alto High School swim team coach, Danny Dye has become a familiar sight on the pool deck. Countless students have benefited from Dye’s hard work, some without even knowing it. His reach is felt from the immense effort he has put into the team and into helping players achieve their full potential, but extends past just Paly Swimmers. Whether it is working with his youth group, teaching P.E., or keeping score for football games, Dye gives back to the community he loves. This is his story.

Great spikes of pool water rise into the air as the energetic hands of the Palo Alto High School Swim team catapult their beloved coach, Danny Dye, into the home waters of their pool. The buzz of celebration...

Jack Callaghan: Diving Phenom

Nathan Ellisen and Jack Such December 15, 2018

During the 2012 London Olympics, David Boudia of the United States faced off against Qiu Bo of China in the diving finals. In attendance was Jack Callaghan (‘19) and his family. Although Callaghan had...

The Boys and Girls Swimming teams defeat Gunn

Nathan Ellisen, Head Columnist April 11, 2018

The boys and girls varsity swimming teams won on Senior Night, defeating crosstown rival Gunn in an important league match. The boys team swam a much closer meet than the lady vikes. The boys only...

True passion

Kylie Callan and Reuben Kramer December 12, 2014

Shawn Johnson began gymnastics at the age of three. Ryan Lochte first learned to swim at age five. Abby Wambach dribbled her first soccer ball at the age of four. Since then, they have spent innumerable...

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

Paly athletes competing with a sibling on a varsity sport have a unique relationship unlike those of other siblings.
Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer April 16, 2014

When looking at a Paly roster, sometimes it catches the eye that two players have the same last name, and it turns out that they are siblings on the same varsity team. These two brothers or sisters have...

News brief: Swimmer Andrew Liang ('14) commits to the Cardinal

News brief: Swimmer Andrew Liang (’14) commits to the Cardinal

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer October 1, 2013

On October 1st, Palo Alto High School swimmer and Olympic trialist Andrew Liang (‘14) announced his intentions to stay in Palo Alto after verbally committing to Stanford University. Also considering...

A look into the future of Paly diving: two promising freshmen, Reed Merritt ('16) and Mimi Lin ('16), who have bright careers ahead of them.

Diving deep

Jordan Gans and Hilda Huang April 26, 2013

Few sports have a lower performance to training time ratio than does diving - an Olympic repertoire typically lasts no more than a minute or two, a high school six-dive lasts no more than 30 seconds. That...

Katrina Nguyen ('14) dives into the water in one the team's 2012 meets. Now bigger and taller, she will remain an important asset as an anchoring sprint freestyler.

Swimming and Diving begin season with a strength marred by technical difficulties

Hilda Huang, Business Manager February 28, 2013

Even the most experienced swimmers and teams have trouble with their equipment. Goggles seemed to be the main offender for the swimmers today, performing acrobatic off-the-head events in seven independent...

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