On Monday, February 12th the Darien Boys Varsity Swim and Dive teamlost their meet at Ridgefield, the number one team in the state. The Blue Wave has been having a relatively successful season, tying the Greenwich Cardinals for the first time in 50 years. The Ridgefield Tigers, however, were too much for the Blue Wave, swiftly defeating them in the Blue Wave’s biggest loss of the season. In the swimming events, Ridgefield showed incredible strength; with two swimmers on the junior national squad (basically meaning they are future olympic prospects), it was hard for the wave to keep up. In the diving events, however, the Blue Wave showed its strength against the Tigers, placing first, second, and fourth. Owen Stevens won the event with a score of 323, and Wiley Schmidt took second with a score of 295. Jackson Major took fourth. With the Ridgefield meet being the last of the duel meet season, the Blue Wave divers finished the season with a win in every single diving event. The Blue Wave is now preparing for the FCIAC Championships, with the diving championships being on February 28th at Westhill High School and the swimming championships in early March. The swim team also had a tough day losing 109-79 in what was an unlucky day for the Blue Wave.
Darien still has a little less than half their season remaining but they need to get over the hump and start taking care of teams.
Make sure you come out and support the Blue Wave for their states games in the upcoming weeks!