Opening Week For Girls Swim


courtesy of Danielle D'ambrosio

Senior Danielle D’ambrosio fights to the finish against Bridgewater.

Christopher Digricoli, Staff Writer

Feb. 16 kicked off the swim season for the girls. Unfortunately it did not go as planned, as they lost to their fierce rival, Bridgewater, 115-55. 

Hosting one of the most competitive teams in the state, Hillsborough senior Danielle D’ambrosio said, “I mean we lost but it was still a great first meet for the girls. It’s not really about winning right now we all just want to have fun and go for our personal bests.”

With a shortened season ahead of them, ending March 27, the girls are happy that they could finally get back in the pool to swim and compete. 

Getting back into the pool did not come without restrictions due to COVID-19, the swim season was condensed to only a month in order to accommodate fall sports that were forced to shut down. Of course, guidelines are mandatory such as masks to be worn at all times and temperature checks before boarding the buses. Opposing teams are also required to be separated to opposite sides of the pool, with two separate warm-ups lasting only 15 minutes. No spectators are allowed to watch but fortunately for the fans, the High School will be live streaming the meets on YouTube. 

Always a consistent top 20 team in the state, the Hillsborough Girls look to regain momentum and pick up a win in their next meet against Montgomery next Tuesday with D’ambrosio and fellow senior Maya Buhyan leading the girls.