Girls swim to conference championship

December 22, 2013 by  

It was a red letter day for the Lynbrook High School girls swim team in early fall, as they swept to the league title. Making the achievement more impressive; the varsity team was widely expected to struggle this season.

Seeded lowest of all teams taking part at the start of the 2013 season, there were few that expected the team to do much in this year’s Conference III. With six school records broken, however, the year proved to be more than memorable.

On an individual level for one of the team, it was a stellar year too. Sophomore Kali Nembach not only helped the team to the title, but also celebrated six records of her own individual and one relay record in swimming this season.

It was the Nine for Oh record that will make most interesting reading when the school annual catalog printing is complete, though. The first undefeated slate for the Lynbrook Owls, the season has long been awaited since competition started back in 1994.

With the team’s coach Dorothy Amitrano eager to showcase her girls, she highlighted just how much work was involved to take the title, saying:

“These young athletes swam outdoors at the Greis Park pool from August 25 through November 9, proving their determination and love of the sport.”

Coach Amitrano continued:

“Assistant coach Jason Melecio and I congratulate them on a superb season.”

It was not just in the pool where the team excelled, however. Academically, the team has been named as the New York State Scholar-Athlete team.