Swim teams fall to Gateway


Alli Schroeder

The Baldwin boys and girls swim teams compete in the winter season.

Seth Franco and Brendan Harris

The Baldwin boys and girls swim teams suffered a tough loss at Gateway on Friday.

Junior Evan Stokes thought that the team showed great effort despite the challenges they faced.

“It was a really tough pool to swim in because it was really warm, and considering the challenge that we were facing, I think we did pretty good,” Stokes said.

Junior Dylan Lubarski also thought that the team did a good job at keeping a positive attitude.

“I thought that even though our team was losing, our morale stayed positive and we didn’t get down on ourselves,” Lubarski said.

Stokes complimented his teammates who performed well and continue to improve.

“Nolan Erimias knocked off seven seconds in his 500 meter freestyle. Alayna Kercher did good in her 500 meter too,” Stokes said.

Lubarski did not think that the loss came as a shock to the team.

“Gateway was quite the challenge. They have numerous WPIAL qualifiers and some kids who will probably make the states. We tried our best to keep a good pace with them,” Lubarski said.

Although the season is almost over, Stokes still thinks it is important for the team to perform well for their last few meets.

“I think we can still step it up. For a lot of us, these remaining meets are our last chance to qualify for WPIALs,” Stokes said. “I’ve qualified for WPIALs in the 100 meter breaststroke, but it’s still possible that more people could qualify in other categories.”

The team’s next match is today at home versus South Park.