Fall Sports Recap: Diving, Swimming and Volleyball

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Ellie Anderson (’20) finishes diving.

Junior varsity before their first game
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Nick Lee (‘20) Leaving the wall at the start of a new set
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The varsity girls before their first home game
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The varsity girls after receiving runner up
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Avery Lambert (‘22) swimming backstroke during practice
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Swimming and Diving

The Bolles Bulldogs Swimming and Diving Team dominated their meets this season. Although considered a fall sport, most of the team practices year around with Bolles School Sharks swim club. Coach Peter Verhoef coached the team to success at the Florida High School Athletic Association 1A state championships. 

The Bolles Swim team is a tight knit group of people. Danis Khizriev (‘20) said the highlight of the swim season was their annual Halloween party. The party takes place a few weeks before the state meet. Khizriev said that the Halloween party “It helps a lot in team bonding.”
Weeks after the team bonding experience, the swim team headed off to Stuart, Florida for states. Khizriev recapped the meet where both the girls and boys team won. “Carly Schwab, committed to the University of Florida, and she beat the school’s 100 breaststroke record and she almost broke the state’s with a 1:01:76.” 

The Bolles diving team is often overlooked. The team did well this season making it all the way to the state diving meet.  Winning many of their in-season competitions, the girls worked hard all the way to the end. The 5 girl team are a valued powerhouse on the swimming and diving team.
Overall, The Bolles Swimming and Diving Team had yet another successful season.

Volleyball

The Bolles volleyball team worked hard this past season with a fairly new team.

The varsity team welcomed three new freshmen to their family. Senior Cali Furyk described how hard the freshmen on varsity worked this year, “We had freshmen come in having to play new positions and they did very well.”

Although the varsity girls did not move past the regional quarterfinal, the girls bonded and had fun together this season. “Before every game we would interview a few girls on the volleyball Instagram and they would all be funny interviews,” Ella Schellenberg (‘21) described. 

The girls created memories, worked hard on new drills and skills, and developed their program for future years to come.