Fleetwood Swimming Goes to Districts

Posted on March 26, 2021 by


The co-op Fleetwood and Muhlenburg swimming team went to Districts this year with eleven swimmers from Fleetwood participating.

This is the third year for this co-op with Muhlenburg, and two seniors, Olivia Downs and Sarah Fisher, went to Districts Saturday, 6 March.

Eleven swimmers from Fleetwood went to districts in total, and many are also on the water polo team, which also made it to States this year.

Fleetwood freshmen are not part of the team and swim on their own. These participants include Makayla Yellets, Rachael Hess, Alex Kissinger, and Jerion Newton.

This year, Lauren Paules swam the 500 and 400 free, Megan Brattley swam the 50 free and the 200 free relay, and Olivia Downs swam the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay. Brattley and Downs’ 200 free relay team achieved third, and Downs was also part of the 200 medley relay, which secured third.

There are many different ways to swim, including freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke.

Brattley and Paules favor freestyle while Downs prefers butterfly.

“It is hard but very rewarding when you get a best time,” Downs said.

Many people continue on to further their swimming career in college, and these girls are no exception. 

Both Brattley and Paules plan on swimming in whichever college they choose, and Downs is going to Widener University next year with plans to swim for the school.

Most swimmers have a long history with swimming; some even swim before they can run! Paules herself started swimming when she was two years old!

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