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. In the winter 19-20 season, we expect to be able to practice and host home meets at that pool, less than a mile from campus.
Team photo: bottom, from left, Schyler Dorr, Brianna Hester, Simon Huang, Franklin Sealander, Katie Forest, Ege Asyali; middle, from left, Carlos Dai, Randy Yan, Joey Khederian, Riley LaMarre, Naaki Lehto, Chris Bennett; back, from left, Evan Song, Eric Cai, Sam Cao, Tom Mount-Mille, Jeremiah Scheff, Alex Yap. Not pictured: Fiona Allen, Kacie Bond, Laura Liu, Oliver Wilson.
If you have great photos of a swim meet to share, please email them to Mark Messer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be high resolution, good quality, horizontal-orientation (landscape, not portrait) photos. Submitted 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.