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Boys and Girls Swimming Season Recap

Boys and Girls Swimming Season Recap

David Gormley and Vijay Homan April 15, 2021

The first two days of racing brought a flurry of fast swims as athletes competed to get their CCS section cuts with the hope that they would be allowed to swim at the championship meet. Note: Because each...

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...

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...

Katrina Nguyen (14) dives into the water in one the teams 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...

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.

2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials Wrap-up

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...

Liveblog: 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials

Liveblog: 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials

Hilda Huang, Business Manager June 25, 2012

Keep checking back for new updates as the 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials runs from June 25 to July 2. June 30: 12:00 p.m.: Andrew Liang ('14) swam a time of 55.35 seconds in the 100-meter fly,...

Byron Sanborn (12) writes about the excitement building up to the 2012 US Swimming Olympic Trials that are set to begin Monday, June 25. Jasmine Tosky (

The Viking catches up with Sanborn at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Hilda Huang, Business Manager June 24, 2012

Byron Sanborn ('12) just finished swimming his 200-meter breaststroke race, finishing in 87th place, and here's what he had to say about his performance today. "I swam my 200-meter breaststroke today...

2012 London Olympics preview

2012 London Olympics preview

Hilda Huang, Business Manager June 22, 2012

The Viking will provide online, Twitter and Facebook updates on Paly's Olympic hopefuls and Olympians beginning Monday, June 25 at the 2012 USA Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebr. until...

Margaret Wenslau (12) swam the last leg in the 200yd freestyle relay in the CCS championship finals. The group finished second to Gunns A team with a time of 1:37.03. Photo by Scotty Bara

Boys’ Swimming takes second; Girls’ Swimming takes third at 2012 CCS meet

Hilda Huang, Business Manager May 12, 2012

After two long days of competition, boys' swimming and diving took second and girls' swimming and diving took third in the 2012 Central Coast Section Championships at Santa Clara Swim Center. Bellarmine...

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