Swim Teams Make State Tournament for First Time

The boys’ and girls’ swim teams qualified for the NJSIAA swim tournament for the first time in program history.
 
Teams qualify for the state tournament via a power point system based on swim times. The girls’ squad was able to accumulate 1,228.5 power points, while the boys earned 1,333.5 power points.
 
Both squads will be competing in the Non-Public B state bracket. The girls claimed the fifth seed in their bracket and will be hosting eighth-seeded Gloucester Catholic at the Somerville YMCA on Thursday, February 7. The boys team grabbed the eighth and final slot in their bracket and will be traveling to fifth-seeded Morristown-Beard on Friday, February 8.
 
“We had always been a co-ed program prior to this year, so to have both teams make it in the first year of eligibility is pretty rare,” said head coach Nolan Silbernagel. “The kids worked extremely hard to reach this point and hopefully we can have a strong run in the tournament.”
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