May 26, 2024

Seekonk Warrior Swim Team: Strong Individuals Build Strong Teams

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The Coaches want to congratulate both of the Seekonk High School Warrior Swim teams for having excellent 2023-24 seasons. The girls team were undefeated in their dual meet season, Champions in the South Coast Tournament, Runner-Up in Sectionals(out of 43 Teams), and 8th in the Division 2 State Championship. The Boys Team went 1 for 6 in their dual meets, came in 2nd in the South Coast Tournament, 21st in Sectional and 18th in the Division 2 State Championships.

The girls team was led by Captains Addison Abreu and Grace Baldassi. Both of these athletes were supported by strong veteran and rookie swimmers. Addison Abreu, Lydia Craft and Emily, who all also swim for the Gators Swim Team year round swam for first place in every individual event and every relay event that they swam in their dual meets. This is an amazing accomplishment. Addison Abreu, who will be swimming for Bryant next year, was the only athlete in the Girls Division State 2 Championship this year to earn first place in two separate individual events. She currently holds 8 of 11 swimming records for the Seekonk Girls Swim Team.

The girls team was bolstered by returning swimmers, Brace Baldassi, Alana Sousa, Savana Viera, and Yang whose strong swimming and work ethic won points in many individual and relay swims. This year also the team grew with many first timers and middle school swimmers that are only going to see the experience and skill of this team grow in future years. Kolby Charron, Ava Cheun, Avery Clark, Vanessa Cook, Eva Ferrira, Jenna Girouard, Megan Horton, Maieve Keenagahn, Makenna Machado, Morgan Mahar, Zoe Osmanski, Lyla Owens, Lillian Silvia, Annalyn Sloyer, Rylie Tavares, and Charlie Walz-Singer all contributed to to the success of this season. Some of these swimmers were unable to to swim even the shortest event at the beginning of the season, worked hard and conditioned themselves to be able to swim high schools longest race the 500 yard Freestyle which is over 20 lengths.

Best of luck to our senior Lady Warriors Addison Abreu, Makenna Machado and Victoria Roque as they head off to college and careers.

The boys team also had a great season. It was an uphill battle all season. The boys team only had four returning swimmers: Michael Cabral, Lucas Zonfrillo and captains Nicolas Cavic and De’Jhan Edward. All of these swimmers came back ready to swim and improved their times in all events and were the backbone of the team. Lucas Zonfrillo, a freshman, broke a minute this season and shaved seven seconds off his 100 yd freestyle. Michael and De’Jhan swam many of the more difficult and specialized strokes that the beginners were not able to for most of the season without any complaints and dedication. Nicholas Cavic swam to 1st place finishes dominating every event that he swam this year for the Warriors, including state and sectional championships. He set six different school records this year, four of them twice. All these swimmers improved their speed, skill and mentored the newer swimmers: Jackson Baldassi, Braedon Caine, Evan Cook, Matthew Duhancik, Aaron Guilmette, Adriel Oliveira, Nicholas Tow, and Jackson Whitford.

All of our swimmers had a fantastic season of swimming and contributed to team successes. The newer competitive swimmers from both the girls and boys team had the biggest room to grow this year. This year was a unique one for the team as we had 21 new swimmers to the team. Many of these swimmers had never dove from the starting blocks or had ever swam breaststroke or butterfly. These athletes built their endurance to swim further and faster in each of four basic swimming strokes during the season and contributed to the team during meets. Swimming is both an individual and a team sport. As each athlete became stronger the team became stronger. The skills that are developed are the same required for life. Swimming isn’t easy, it takes skill learning, dedication, and goal setting. It is one of the few sports that activates most of your muscles in a very low impact way that can be continued for a lifetime. It helps maintain a healthy body and mind. We are looking forward to our team growing and becoming stronger in the future. Coach Wills and Michaud

Seekonk Warriors Boys and Girls South Sectionals

2024 Girls South Sectionals 2.10.24
4 Girls Swam
Addison Abreu #1-200FR, #2-500FR #2 200FR Relay and 400FR Relay
Grace Baldassi #2 200FR Relay and 400FR Relay
Emily Tonino #5-200 IM, #7-100 Fly #2 200FR Relay and 400FR Relay
Lydia Craft #2-200IM, #2-100 Back #2 200FR Relay and 400FR Relay

They were second out of 41 teams!!!! The runner up!! They brought home the Girls South Sectionals Runner-Up trophy. This is an incredible achievement for we only had 4 qualified swimmers. The first place team had 9 or more swimmers!!!!

The girls won medals in every swim and every swim was a personal best time.
3 Seekonk High School records were set by Addison Abreu
50 Freestyle 24.39 {lead off 200 Freestyle Relay} formerly Jayla Pina
100 Freestyle 53.13 {lead off 400 Freestyle Relay} formerly her own
200 Freestyle 1:52.69 formerly her own

2.11.24 Boys South Sectionals

Nicholas Cavic was the only warrior Swimmer

He scored first in both events., Both events were school records(beating his own from earlier in the year) and personal best swims.

This put the Seekonk Boys Team in 21st Place out of 47 Teams that entered the meet.
He did a nice job in his interview with the Boston Herald.

200 IM 1:53.27 SHS Record
100 FR 47.23 SHS Record

Our next meets are the Massachusetts Division 2 State Championship. All swimmers that swam in this meet qualified for states.


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