Varsity Strokes Win Mission Viejo Meet, Attend Disneyland

Colleen O'Brien, Lifestyle Editor

Boys’ and girls’ Varsity swim team recently returned victorious from Mission Viejo swim invitational in southern California. The meet took place on March 23 at Mission Viejo Aquatics Swim Complex, in Orange County, California.

Approximately 40 swimmers of all grades participated in the meet, and Campo won both boys’ and girls’ brackets. Other local teams in the meet included Acalanes, Las Lomas, and Doherty Valley, in addition to several local teams from southern California.

Campo has a long history of excellence at this meet, so senior Jacob Kluzik was far from shocked when Campo was announced the winner. “I wasn’t really surprised because we are the best and most powerful swim team,” Kluzik said. “but I was really happy, because if we didn’t, it probably wouldn’t have been as exciting.”

Not only did swimmers do well in the scoring, but, according to junior Anya Nugent, “there were a lot of people who dropped their times.” Nugent was especially proud of the win because “there were some really fast swimmers from other teams.”

After the meet, the entire team spent a day bonding at Disneyland, before returning home on Sunday evening, March 24.

For most of the swimmers, Disneyland was the highlight of the trip. The team spent the day riding roller coasters, spinning teacups, meeting Mickey Mouse, and socializing with teammates.

“I thought it was a fantastic team bonding meet,” junior Matt Gong said. “I definitely got to know everyone on the team much better.”

Kluzik, who enjoyed his first trip to Disneyland with the team, echoed Gong’s sentiment. “Personally, I bonded with all the coaches, and I met a ton of cool new people that I never really hung out with. It was just a great, fun time,” he said.