Falcons News · Girls Swim Wins OAA White League Championship


The Rochester High School Girls Swim and Dive Team put in an outstanding performance at the White Division League Meet held on October 31st and November 2nd at Lake Orion High School. This was a true team effort as the girls swam personal/seasonal best times that propelled RHS to the top.

Some highlights from the meet include top 16 finishes from Grace Agius, Mikayla Agius, Claire Bejin, Kendall Evans, Shannon Gielow, Paige Gordon, Rhea Gupta, Sanya Gupta, Savannah Gurley, Jessica Hrynkiw, Julia Hrynkiw, Britney Kim, Rachel Kim, Sophie Smythe, Victoria Thor, Abby VeCasey and Elise VeCasey.

Victoria Thor had two first place finishes in the 200 Free and the 500 Free and set a new White Division League record in the 200 Free.

Seniors Britney Kim and Victoria Thor were awarded All-League Honors and Victoria Thor was named Senior Swimmer of the Meet.

The relay teams also performed very well. Our 200 Free Relay (S. Smythe, B. Kim, Je. Hrynkiw, V. Thor) and 400 Free Relay (B. Kim, R. Kim, S. Smythe, V. Thor) teams both qualified for the State Meet (Nov. 16 &17 at EMU). Two of our divers, Abby VeCasey and Elise VeCasey, placed in the top six and qualified for the State Regional Dive Meet.

The RHS Girls Swim and Dive Team is coached by Paul Karas, who also received the well deserved honor of Coach of the Year at the meet.