Boardman Swimmers and Divers use BTUB Groups to Help Community.

While most high schoolers use the winter break to recharge their batteries and relax, the Spartan Swim and Dive Team is excluded from this routine. “This is the time of year when we get some extra work in. We do two practices a day…one in the weight room and one at the pool. The kids are tired and maybe even miserable, but they know this is our final push prior to our championship and tournament season,” states coach Carlo Cordon. “They have their goals…we remind them to keep these in their sights during this tough time of year.” The team isn’t only preparing to swim fast, they have used their little extra time to help with community needs. “Our team is broken up into three BTUB groups (Boardman Team Unity Building).
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26 Boardman Spartan Swimmers and Divers compete at Christmas Invitational Meet at CT Branin Natatorium

On December 21st, 26 Spartan athletes competed in the 16th annual Christmas Invitational Meet held at Canton McKinley’s C.T. Branin Natatorium. Close to 50 teams from all across the state of Ohio attended this championship format with prelims and finals. “This is an incredibly fast meet and brings in state level competition that we can race against. We were very proud with how well all of our kids competed at this meet,” said coach Carlo Cordon. “Our bus left Boardman at 5:30AM with prelims starting at 8:30AM. Our Finals session didn’t begin until 5:30PM so it’s a grueling day. We were impressed by how fast our kids swam while being tired and qualifying many of them for the championship finals at night.”
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Boardman Boys place 1st and Girls place 4th at the NEAC Relay Meet

Girl’s Team Scores:
Akron Firestone 136
Wooster High School 134
Canfield High School 126
Boardman High School 112
Massillon Perry 80
GlenOak 60
Warren Harding 24
Massillon Washington 14

On Saturday afternoon, the Northeast Aquatic Conference hosted its annual relay meet at Warren G. Harding High School. “This is a conference meet where all 8 teams compete in different relay events only,” stated Coach Carlo Cordon. “Our girls were coming off a big win from Friday night versus Massillon Jackson and swam a good meet on Saturday. Firestone and Wooster were very strong and pulled ahead with their depth and placed 1st and 2nd in the meet. We have some work to do, and our goal is to have ours girls ready to compete for the NEAC Conference Championships in January.”...   Read Full Post

Both Boys and Girls Beat Jackson in Exciting Fashion

Girl’s Score: Boardman 101 Massillon Jackson 84

The Boardman Girls won a tight dual meet battle against the Polar Bears from Jackson. This meet saw the lead change back and forth between both teams until the Boardman Girls swept the breaststroke event which helped seal the win.

Double event winners were: Hayley Ho in the 200 IM (2:26.36) and the 100 Breast (1:14.28). Alexis Mihok in the 100 Free (55.97) and the 100 Backstroke (1:03.53).

Single event winners include: Alyssa DiNapoli in the 50 Free (26.51) and Madison Ricciuti in the 1 meter diving,
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