Swim Team Beats Acalanes, Extends Streak

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Kelly Pien, Staff Writer

The boys’ and girls’ varsity and JV swim teams won against Acalanes at a home meet on April 12.

According to the Acalanes swim team website, Campo swimmers placed 1st in 36 out of 45 events contested at the meet.

The win means that Campo is still undefeated this season, and is 1st in DFAL. In addition, Campo has now won the yearly meet against Acalanes 4 times in a row.

Before the meet, head coach Ron Heidary was optimistic about his swimmers’ strengths. “We should be able to win the meet,” he said. “I think we’re generally good all the way across,” Heidary said. “But if we swim well, we should be fine.”

The 2 rival teams are very different from each other. Heidary compared the 2 teams as, “they have many talented swimmers; we’ve had more depth recently.

Team captain Sven Campbell believes that practice leads to improvement at meets. He said, “The problem that I see most often is work ethic. If you work on what you’re supposed to work on in practice, then your meet performance will inherently improve as well.”

For sophomore swimmer Kayla Nason, this was true. “I’ve been working really hard lately in practice, and I improved my times, and won both my races, so beating Acalanes feels good,” she said. Nason improved her 50 yard freestyle time by 0.6 seconds and her 100 yard freestyle time by 1.17 seconds.

Campo has one more dual meet this year. They swim against Miramonte on April 26. They also swim at the DFAL Trials on May 9 and DFAL Finals on May 11.

Although Campo swimmers were victorious at this meet, the future meets allow room for improvement. “1st and 2nd place in both my events isn’t bad, but there’s definitely places where I could have improved,” said Campbell.