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MIHS Boys Swim and Dive Finishes Season Undefeated

Jordan Balousek
MIHS Boys Swim and Dive flies past Renton.

The Mercer Island Boys Swim and Dive team capped off their regular season undefeated with a 120-40 Senior Night victory over Renton on Thursday, Jan. 28.

MIHS swimmers won every single swimming category, uncontested in many, while also winning the diving competition.

“It feels amazing to know that our team is not just a few rockstars scoring points, but deep with everyone swimming fast,” senior captain Jakson Winn said. “I think that’s really what is going to set us apart during postseason.”

Winn had a strong performance himself, earning his final state cut, and now has state cuts in all eight events. (The 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley.)

Another highlight of the meet included the Senior Ceremony, which commemorated all of the seniors in their last home meet. 

The camaraderie within the team made the ceremony extra special, as the rest of the team was enthusiastically cheering, and a larger-than-average student section contributed to the energy from the upper deck.

“Swive has really helped me break out of my shell and be more comfortable with large groups of people, it’s also helped me realize what I want and the types of people I want in my life,” Winn said.

With a perfect 9-0 regular season behind them, Boys Swim and Dive will be looking to carry their winning momentum into the postseason.

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Jordan Balousek
Jordan Balousek, Managing Editor
Jordan Balousek (she/her) is the Managing Editor for the MIHS Islander, and she is in her third year of journalism. Outside of school, she enjoys playing soccer, watching baseball and hockey, working at Arena Sports, reading and hanging out with her friends. She is also a very big fan of multitasking and chocolate ice cream.

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