Swim teams lose, but set 27 PRs

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Photo via: Kenzie Hirt

The Baldwin boys and girls swim teams compete in the triple AAA division.

Seth Franco and Andrew Barret

The Baldwin boys and girls swim teams lost to Bethel Park Thursday night in their final meet of the season, but 27 Highlanders set personal records.

Sophomore Evan Stokes said all of the PRs came from effort put in by Baldwin this season.

“I wasn’t really surprised,” Stokes said. “I’ve seen a lot of people working really hard. I think a lot of people put a lot of work into it.”

Junior Ava Ipolito said she is proud of the gains the team has made since the start of the season.

“I’m very proud of my teammates’ improvement,” Ipolito said. “Our team made tons of progress this year from the beginning of our season, which shows through our 27 PRs.”

Stokes and senior Abbey Herrle will be moving on to the individual WPIAL competition. In earlier meets, Stokes qualified in the 100 breaststroke and Herrle qualified in diving.