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Swim and Dive Coaches and Members Reflect on Successful Season


This year Monroe Woodbury’s Swim and Dive team led their team to section finals placing third overall for swimming and two divers placing first and second, making the state competition. 

The team’s coaches had nothing but positive comments on this year’s season from personal bests, record breaks, moving onto states and having an overall successful team.

M-W’s Swim and Dive team consisted of 26 girls this season, which is smaller than the typical roster.

“Despite the challenge of having a smaller roster we were able to get the most out of each and every student athlete, as well as many girls stepped up to the challenge,” said Mr. Wright, the coach of the swim team. 

Mr. Wright has been a part of swimming for a long period of his life. He swam throughout high school for six years. He earned his bachelor’s degree at SUNY Cortland and his masters degree at Iona University. He has been coaching swimming for 26 years. Mr. Wright is also a physical education teacher in the M-W district.

“Coaching swimming is the best part of my professional day,” said Mr. Wright. 

Mr. Wright expressed great pride in the efforts of his athletes this season and rated the season as a 10. 

“I feel like the girls met their potential,” said Mr. Wright. “Our goal for next year is going to be to win all of our dual meets, counties, and as well as sections.”

But from a swimmer’s perspective, they also thought the season went very well.

“I think the season went really well. We had a really good record because we only lost one dual meet and placed really well at sections,” said Casey Murray, captain of the Swim and Dive team. 

Not only did the swimmers lead their team to success, but Molly Crowley, a senior swimmer, placed first at section finals and broke the M-W school record for diving.  Molly Connolly, another senior swimmer, placed second also at section finals and got a personal best, both making it to states. 

Mr. Capriglione, the other Swim and Dive coach, expressed how happy he was with the team and to have two divers in the section.

“I am having a good time and it’s fun to watch people grow and it’s rewarding to have an impact on their success,” said Mr. Capriglione. 


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