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1/28/14 • 4:00pm

Barrack vs. SCH

WIN Recap

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 Reported by Jared Raikin


Today the Barrack Varsity swim team DEFEATED Springside Chestnut Hill at our old home pool 76-68. Springside Chestnut Hill had taken the pool that we swam at last year by using their alumni connections, and this meet was a chance for us to get even.

            The meet began with a very intense 200IM relay. Ari Cooper started the team off with a two-stroke lead in the backstroke, Jared Raikin kept the lead with breast, and Jacob Stein increased the lead with his graceful butterfly. Avi Gordon entered the pool but was soon overtaken by our opponent’s strongest swimmer whose best time was a 23.9 in meters (for those who are unfamiliar with swimming that is approximately three seconds slower than an Olympic time). With a lot of determination and hard work the boys managed to keep up with their relentless opponents. The cougars stayed in it with star performances by Ari Cooper and Jacob Stein coming in 2nd and 3rd for the 200IM and Jared Raikin and Avi Gordon coming 2ndand 3rd in the 50 Free. By the half the boys were down by one point, 27-26, but the girls were struggling due to their limited roster because of the absence of the female captain Emily Kruilik.  

            The boys came out of the half strong with dominant performances by Mattan Manstein in the 500 free and a big win by the boys in the 200 free relay. Ari Cooper and spencer Barsh had a stellar 100 backstroke placing in 1st and 3rd giving us the lead. The cougars closed out our VICTORY with a rock-solid 2nd place in the 400 Free relay from Josh Cohen, Eli Gordon, Mattan Manstein, and Jacob Prince. This victory marked a new Barrack school record with two consecutive swim seasons with a WIN! I want to giving a shout out to the whole team and thank all of you for a great meet! We will be swimming against Valley Forge Military Academy on Thursday and hope to make more Barrack history by winning two consecutive meets in one season!

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