Whitman Swimmers Qualify

The Walt Whitman girls independent swim team is supervised by Coach Rufus Shepard.
The Walt Whitman girls independent swim team is supervised by Coach Rufus Shepard.
Eight dedicated swimmers from Stimson and Whitman had a good fall season and will continue to improve in the off season.
Eight dedicated swimmers from Stimson and Whitman had a good fall season and will continue to improve in the off season.
Captain Emily Fung, closest to camera, waits for the start.
Captain Emily Fung, closest to camera, waits for the start.

The girls independent swim team has eight athletes this year, all working hard to improve their individual times in their events, and seeking to qualify for the County Championships. 

Swimmers practice with their club teams 6 days a week and are supervised by Coach Rufus Shepard.  The team is made up of 8 dedicated swimmers from Stimson and Whitman.   Members include: 3 year Captain Emily Fung (Qualified for county meet in 100 backstroke/200 IM), Casey McKenna (2nd year 100/500 freestyle), Kathryn Gamble (first year on team/50 freestyle), Jillian Leydon (2nd year/100 fly), Vanessa Franco (qualified for county meet in 100 fly), Dana Keogler (100 backstroke/breaststroke ), Madison Fulcher (first year on team/100 fly), and Michelle Franco (first year on team/100 fly)

Let’s wish Emily Fung and Vanessa Franco good luck as they prepare to compete in the Suffolk County State Qualifying Meet on November 8th at Suffolk Community College.