GSA has had members participating as a swim team for at least the last ten years and competing at both the PVC and state championships meets. In the 2010/2011 season, GSA started off with 15 students participating. This included several who went to the PVC and State Class B Championship. GSA also had a designated All American Academic Swimmer for the 2010/11 season as awarded by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association. Since the 2013-14 school year, GSA had its own swimming coach, Don Driscoll.
The team holds daily practices at Maine Maritime Academy. GSA home meets are at the Ellsworth YMCA. In the fall of 2018, ground was broken on a YMCA complex that will include a swimming pool. Construction delays mean that facility will not be available to us this season, but we look forward to the day when we can practice and host home meets less than a mile from campus.
In the team photo, first row, from left, Sarah Knowles, Clark Morrison, Ruby Cossaboon, Franklin Sealander, Ege Asyali, Vi Binh Trang; second row, from left, Lily Jaffray, Lael Clapp, Fiona Allen, Eszter Szabadi, Talya Senel, Randy Yan, Asst. Coach Rick Larson; third row, from left, Sophia Lantratova, Simon Huang, Carlos Dai, Tom Mount Miller; not pictured, Sam Cao, Bri Hester, Isaias Franco, Naomi Eaton, Ana Scheff, Coach Don Driscoll.
If you have good photos of a swim meet, please share them with Mark Messer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos may be used in the swimming gallery and in other digital and print publications. In the email, please include game details (where and when). These should be your photos, and credit will be given where possible.