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Dye Hard

Dye Hard

Tyler Stoen, Ella Jones, Liam Nagesh, Annika Shah, and Sophie Kadifa

November 14, 2019

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 is not without cause- it’s Dye’s 200th win at Paly. But the exuberant support of his swimm...

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 never seen a diving event in his life, he was very intrigued when fellow American David Boudia be...

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 won by 5 points, with a score of 94-89. Every swimmer made a difference in the final tally. Dexter G...

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 hours working towards greatness. Their efforts have earned them a place in history. Their names have...

Dynamic Duos

Dynamic Duos

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 something special between them because they are on the same Paly team. Famous sibling athletes...

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 offers from Harvard and Princeton, Liang decided the Cardinal was the best fit for him. “Stanford was the...

Diving deep

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.

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 hasn’t deterred freshmen divers Reed Merritt and Mimi Lin from training 14 hours a week, hur...

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

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.

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 Paly incidents during the last hour of competition. But for head coach Danny Dye, his swimmers'...

2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials Wrap-up

Jasmine Tosky ('12), at left, culminated her high school swimming career with a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter IM finals at the 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials. She will attend USC in the fall.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

July 1, 2012

For some, it's only 200 meters from across the pond. Caitlin Leverenz and Ariana Kukors (the World and American Record holder) got all of the headlines when they took their berths to the 2012 London Olympics with first and second place finishes (2:10.22; 2:11.30) in the women’s 200-meter IM finals...

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