Boys’ Swim and Dive breaks school record at state


Photo courtesy of Patrick Guilfoy

Abby Christensen, news writer

On Nov. 15 and 16, the KHS Boys Swim and Dive team competed in State, finishing 34th overall. They qualified in five different events and placed in the top 16 for two. Geoffrey Berger, senior, placed 14th in the 100 meter breaststroke, and Matthew Maury, junior, John Drury, sophomore, Patrick Guilfoy, senior, and Berger placed 13th in the 200 meter freestyle relay. The team also broke the school record, with time of 1:30.82 minutes.

Drury qualified for both the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay. He was .2 seconds away from qualifying individually for the 50, and .4 seconds off from qualifying for the one hundred.

“Breaking the school record was exciting,” Drury said. “It was one of our goals for the season.”

In addition to feeling successful at state, Drury also feels that he had a good season overall.

“I got a lot faster from last year, and [this season was] a good building block for next year,” Drury said.

Patrick Guilfoy, another member of the record-breaking relay team, felt that for his first time at state, it went really well. He said it was amazing to see the incredible talent, and it was a real privilege to make it to the finals in the relay. Guilfoy said it felt awesome to break the school record, knowing that his name will be up on a board for at least a year.

“It’s kind of humbling knowing that you worked really hard to get to that level and go above and beyond your goals,”  Guilfoy said.

Unlike Drury, Guilfoy will not return for another swim season. He said he couldn’t be happier with his final season, especially with their record-breaking performance at state, and he attributes much of their success to his coach, Matt Beasley.

“We’ve been really blessed to have Matt Beasley as a coach,” Guilfoy said.  “He’s an outstanding person.”

Although Guilfoy is finished swimming at KHS, he’s happy to be able to leave a legacy and finish on a high note. He said to expect a talented team next year as well.