Swim Team Competes at DIAA State Championship Meet
The Archmere Swim Team competed in the DIAA Swimming & Diving Championship Finals on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The State Preliminaries were held during the week, with Finals taking place all day Saturday at the University of Delaware. The State Championship Meet is a qualifying meet, and twelve team members of the Archmere team competed in the Prelims, at which four members of the boys team and four members of the girls team earned a spot in Finals. Elizabeth Maher ’24 and Kathryn Pyne ’25 qualified for individual events for the girls, along with Annamaria DeCamp ’23 and Aoife McGurk ’25 who competed in the relays. Nate Bustard ’23 and Logan Bustard ’25 both qualified for individual events at Finals, along with Luca Anerino ’26 and Quinn McCormick ’25 who qualified for the relays.
The girls swam Wednesday evening and Saturday morning, finishing 12th overall. The team was led by Elizabeth Maher ’24, who improved her time and placed 6th in both of her individual events: the 50 Freestyle and the 100 Freestyle. Kathryn Pyne ’25 also qualified for an individual race, placing 6th in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:09.28. The 200 Medley Relay of Annamaria DeCamp ‘23, Kathryn Pyne ‘25, Aoife McGurk ‘25, and Elizabeth Maher ’24 swam to 6th place, while the same swimmers placed 9th overall in the 200 Free Relay.
The boys swam Thursday and Saturday evenings, also finishing 12th overall. Nate Bustard ’23 placed 6th in his 50 Free and went on to swim to 8th place in his 100 Freestyle. Logan Bustard ’25 placed 12th in the 100 Backstroke and 15th in his 50 Freestyle. The 200 Free Relay of Luca Anerino ’26, Logan Bustard, ’25 Nate Bustard ’23 and Quinn McCormick ’25 placed 6th, while the same foursome placed 9th overall in the 400 Free Relay.
In addition, junior Elizabeth Maher received the DIAA Academic Award for her superiority in the classroom for the girls team, and senior Nate Bustard earned the award during the boys meet.