Generals Swimming and Diving Team Send Most to Districts in Recent School History

The Wooster Generals Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving Team had their most successful sectional meet in recent school history this past Saturday at the Canton sectional meet. Finishing with 21 athletes who qualified to move on to the next level at districts, the team’s effort was highlighted by the outstanding swims of Thomas Matthew and Gracie Chelf.  

Senior Thomas Matthew’s meet record finish in the 200 freestyle (1:43.10), earned him a #1 seed in the district while he finished second in the 100. Sophomore Gracie Chelf’s win in the Girls 50 meter freestyle of 23.86 landed her a #1 seed in the district. Gracie also finished second in the 100 meter freestyle to top it off. We are so proud of our Generals!  District diving starts on Thursday and swimming on Saturday. 

Describing the privilege of what it is like to coach a team that has done this well, Head Coach Chris Matthew said, “It's so gratifying for me to see the results of their months of hard work and discipline. This season we've been preaching "train with a purpose" and they have bought into that because it works. I love this time of year when they have huge smiles on their faces as they see those times on the scoreboard. In my 26th year, that never gets old.”  

A full schedule of events can be found here. Below is a list of all Wooster qualifiers along with their event and placement. Go Generals!


                                                       GIRLS RESULTS

Girls Diving 1 Meter

Soph. Brooke Balas #6 Seed

Girls 200 Medley Relay

 #14 Seed

Girls 200 Freestyle Relay

#4 Seed

Girls 400 Freestyle

#10 Seed

Girls 200 Freestyle

Sr. Maddie Murphy #16 Seed

Fr. Gretchen Chelf #28 Seed

Girls 200 IM

Jr. Julia Hootman #23 Seed

Jr. Audrey Cochran #38 Seed

Girls 50  Freestyle

So. Gracie Chelf #1 Seed

So. Olivia Frantz #28 Seed

Girls 100 Freestyle

So. Gracie Chelf #2 Seed

Sr. Emma LoGiudice #38 Seed

Girls 500  Freestyle

Sr. Maddie Murphy #11 Seed 

Fr. Gretchen Chelf #12 Seed

So. Emma Chelf #37 Seed

Girls 100  Backstroke

Jr. Julia Hootman #17 Seed

Girls 100 Breaststroke

Jr. Audrey Cochran #19 Seed

So. Madeline Altland #34 Seed



                                                               BOYS RESULTS

Boys 1 M Diving

Fr. Owen McConnell #18 Seed

Sr. Joel Weeman #26 Seed

Boys 200 Medley Relay

#18 Seed

Boys 200 Freestyle

Sr. Thomas Matthew #1 Seed

Sr. Tyler Strand-Fox #30 Seed

Boys 50 Freestyle

Sr. Kyle Ward #13 Seed 

Jr. Jaden Boucher #14 Seed

Boys 100 Butterfly

Sr. Cam Balas #30 Seed

Boys 100 Freestyle

Sr. Thomas Matthew #2 Seed

Sr. Kyle Ward #11 Seed

Boys 500 Freestyle

Sr. Tyler Strand-Fox #21 Seed

Boys 200 Freestyle Relay

#3 Seed

Boys 100 Breaststroke

Sr. Xavier Lubell #23 Seed

Boys 400 Freestyle Relay

#3 Seed