Young Batavia swim team developing strong swimmers
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 27, 2013 - 9:49am
The Batavia girls swimming team put together a 94-63 win over Wilson at the GCC pool Thursday and the girls were clearly excited about the victory after the meet.
As the second smallest Class B team in the Monroe League, team wins are hard to come by for Batavia, but the program continues to develop promising young swimmers said Co-head Coach Sarah Geitner.
"We have a lot of very young swimmers, but everybody has fantastic attitude and wants to learn," Geitner said.
Because the school doesn't have its own pool, it can't field a modified team so it's a little tougher to build a varsity program, Geitner said.
"At the start of the season, we weren't sure if there would even be enough girls for a team and now that we're up to 14 girls, we're really excited," Geitner said.
Two girls joined the team this week.
At the top of the young roster are freshman Natalie Amico, junior Emily DiBacco, seventh-grader Elle Fulton and sophomore Brooke Leddon, the team's lone diver.
For the 14 girls on the team, team spirit was in strong supply at Thursday's match. Not only did the swimmers cheer their teammates, they cheered the Wilson swimmers as well.
Geitner said she would like to get more of the girls involved in the YMCA swimming programs to take an interest in joining the Batavia High School team.
"In order to grow a better program, we want to encourage more Y swimmers to come in and take the test," Geitner said.
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