Tornado Swimmers Continue To Peak With Five New PR Times

By: Cameron Turner

Tornado swimmers continue to peak with five new PR times

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NORWICH – Another loss as a team for the Norwich Purple Tornado boys varsity swimming and diving team means nothing – as the highly outmanned Norwich team has their sights set on bigger goals.

With five new personal best times recorded in their latest 96-44 loss to Chenango Valley this past Tuesday, Jan. 17, Norwich has been locked in on their training for the sectional meet awaiting them at the end of the season.

“Our young guys are swimming very well against the more experienced swimmers of the section,” said Norwich head coach Kevin Diefenbacher. “They are still learning to swim against the clock, and not the swimmer next to them.”

• 200 Medley: Taking first in the event was Chenango Valley with a time of 2:03.08; while the Norwich relay team of Aidan Sullivan, Griffin Frank, Matt Giglio, and Jacob Shoemaker took home a second in the event with a time of 2:08.70.

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• 200 Independent Medley: CVs James Bush again secured a win for the Warriors with his time of 2:24.72; taking second on the day was Griffin Frank with a time of 2:26.47.

• 200 freestyle: With another win going to CV with Karl Grunder taking the win in the event with his time of 1:53.06, Norwich's Ayden Hagar took a solid third place spot in the event when he was clocked at 2:34.29.

• 50 freestyle: Yet another CV win, the Warriors climbed closer to the team with with Anthonie Brito's first place finish time of 25.94; taking home another third for Norwich's Aidan Sullivan with a personal best time of 27.47. Trailing Sullivan's third place spot was Shoemaker and Spina of Norwich, with Shoemaker earning another personal best time of 28.44 for a fourth place spot, followed by Spina's time of 32.79 for a sixth place finish.

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