Finishing up his fifth season as coach of the swim team, coach Mike McTammany is pleased overall with the team's performance this season.
McTammany said he is most proud of the way the younger swimmers developed. Of the swimmers at the state championships, six of the nine girls and five of the eight boys who competed were freshmen.
Experimenting with technology this year with video sessions featuring US Swimming training videos on stroke techniques and taping swimmers at meets and in practice helped to instruct the team on improving their techniques, he said. Undefeated in the county for boys, McTammany said he’s hoping to minimize distractions and better prepare the team mentally for the bigger meets next year.
Standouts this year, said McTammany, are junior Kevin Huntley who was the top male performer, placing third in the 200-yard freestyle and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke at the state championship on Saturday.
Another standout is senior co-captain Marissa Hand, the top female swimmer placing eighth in 50-yard freestyle and ninth in 100-yard freestyle at states, McTammany said.
Also mentioned as key swimmers are junior co-captains John Bachkosky and Olivia Roy; sophomore Sophie Dietrich; and freshman Sasha Mrose-Boles—all were individual qualifiers at states.
This is a list of the combined (boys and girls) team standings, and their points. Severna Park made it to 13th place, second in the county overall:
COMBINED1 Winston Churchill High School 502 2 Walt Whitman High School 490 3 Wootton High School 474.5 4 Walter Johnson High School 399 5 Bethesda - CC 267 6 Richard Montgomery High School 253.5 7 Northwest High School 229 8 Montgomery Blair High School 194 9 Sherwood High School 192 10 Urbana High School 160 11 Broadneck High School 144 12 Quince Orchard High School 139 13 Severna Park High School 130 14 Gov. Thomas Johnson High School 92 15 Gaithersburg High School 8
BOYS1 Walter Johnson High School 268 2 Winston Churchill High School 223 3 Wootton High School 184 4 Bethesda - CC 176 5 Walt Whitman High School 169 6 Richard Montgomery High School 157 7 Northwest High School 140 8 Montgomery Blair High School 123 9 Quince Orchard High School 112 10 Severna Park High School 78 11 Gov. Thomas Johnson High School 67 12 Northern High School 64 13 Broadneck High School 56 14 Old Mill High School 54 15 South River High School 45
GIRLS1 Walt Whitman High School 321 2 Wootton High School 290.5 3 Winston Churchill High School 279 4 Sherwood High School 178 5 Urbana High School 160 6 Walter Johnson High School 131 7 Richard Montgomery High School 96.5 8 Bethesda - CC 91 9 Northwest High School 89 10 Broadneck High School 88 11 Montgomery Blair High School 71 12 Annapolis High School 58 13 Magruder High School 57 14 Leonardtown High School 54 15 Severna Park High School 52