The pool waves have now subsided as the 2018 State Swimming and Diving Championships have come to a rousing conclusion at the University of Maryland - College Park this weekend highlighted by an astounding seventh consecutive state title for the Poolesville boys team in Class 3A/2A/1A! Select the links below to view the complete State Meets results, a results summary, and the region meet results.
In addition to the Poolesville Boys team, the Poolesville Girls took top spot on the podium in Class 3A/2A/1A with their also impressive fifth state crown and fourth consecutive. In Class 4A/3A, the Sherwood Girls won a second state title while the Boys team from Winston Churchill won their first ever state crown in the closest team competition of the day. Friday's State Diving titles went to Sherwood's Colin Graves in the boys competition and Bethesda-Chevy Chase's Maddy Pfaff, who improved over last year's runner-up finish on the girls side. In addition, the State Swimming and Diving Sportsmanship Awards went to Annapolis HS in Class 4A/3A and Elkton HS in Class 3A/2A/1A in recognition og not only their teams and coaches but spectators as well. Don't forget that you can relive every exciting swimming race with on-demand viewing from the NFHS Network which is free and available within 72 hours of the meets. DVD's of each meet will also be available for purchase within 72 hours, so don't miss out!
Many thanks are in order for all of the region meet directors and state meet directors for their organizational skills, time, and effort. Many of these talented folks are members of our hard-working State Swimming and Diving Committee led by director Kevin Kendro. Our thanks also to the University of Maryland-College Park Campus Recreation Services for their cooperation and assistance in hosting our event in their beautiful facilities. We look forward to next year's event as everyone trains even harder to perfect their craft!