Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SWIMMING: Germantown Academy splashes past Episcopal

As the diving break drew to a close, Episcopal Academy coach Brian Kline huddled his swimmers in a corner of Germantown Academy’s pool deck Monday. He exhorted them to focus on the end of their races, to put their heads down and finish strong — just as they hadn’t in the first half of the meet to create the large deficit they faced.

One race later, all an incredulous Kline could do was throw his hands up and let out a chuckle. Germantown Academy’s arsenal of talent can have that effect on people.

The 100 butterfly, a race that saw Episcopal’s Emily Rhodes control the race for 90 yards before falling to third behind Carolyn Yang and Natalie Dowzicky, was by no means the deciding blow. But it was emblematic of a day in which the GA girls were simply awe-inspiring, putting together a 122-64 throttling of their Inter-Ac rivals. The GA boys were also convincing in their win, by a 121-62 margin.

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