Hingham High Swim Team Places Second in Patriot League


Mary Kelly Prosky Gilbert

Freshman Ava Burnham had a very successful Patriot Leagues, coming in 2nd in the 100 back and 6th in the 100 butterflies.

Mary Kelly Prosky Gilbert, Contributing Writer

The Hingham High School Swim and Dive team made a splash at this year’s Division One Patriot League meet on Saturday, January 29 . The meet was the best way to celebrate both the Boys and Girls 6-2 record and ultimately earned then the spot of second in the league.

Senior Captain Greg Mcinnis summarized the success of the meet saying “Both the guys and girls teams did really well, achieving many personal bests, and making numerous states/sectional cuts,” 

There were some remarkable swims that day. Sophomore Nolan Doherty finished with an incredible 1st place 1:00.29 in the 100 Back, qualifying for New England Sectionals. Along with Doherty, Mcinnis also made history, qualifying for Sectionals in both the 200 and 100 freestyles. They will join seniors Lawson Roberts and Katherine Connelly, sophomores Sophia Matera and Cate Macdonald, and freshmen Liv Cataldo and Ava Burnham who additionally qualified for individual events.

Not only did the meet commemorate the end of the regular season, but it also marked a final goodbye to the seniors who do so much for this community. For many students behind, like sophomore Emma Brockwell, this year of departing seniors will be difficult to say farewell to. Emma shared, “I made friends with so many people including the seniors. I will genuinely miss them all and I have never had such a strong bond with seniors as I do with them.”

The team was lucky enough to have five senior captains, Kathrine Connelly, Delia Delorie, Kevin Grady, Lawson Roberts, and Greg Mcinnis.

The team would have not seen as much success without the skilled coaches of Kara Mcdonough McInnis and Kaitlyn Mcdonough, who worked the athletes to their fullest potential. Wish these swimmers good luck as they move on to Sectionals and States in the upcoming weeks. Go Harbormen!