Boys’ and Girls’ Swim Season Highlights


Submitted Tisya Singh

The Algonquin boys’ and girls’ swim team poses for a photo at the MidWach League Invitational Championship Meet on Feb. 3, 2022.

Claire Bai and Srishti Kaushik

Despite only having about half their usual roster, the boys’ and girls’ swim team had one of their best seasons this year. 

“We spent 23 years building that family feel into the fabric of this team, and to have COVID rip it all away from us last year was heart-wrenching,” head coach Jean Fedak said. “We were so happy this year to be able to once again cheer aloud, to give high-fives…even if it was mostly ‘high-elbows’ to have in-person meets and an actual tournament season instead of virtual meets culminating in a virtual league championship.”

Boys’ Team

The boys’ team won all their meets and finished the season undefeated once again with a record of 11-0. They were first at the MidWach League Invitational Championship Swimming & Diving Meet and first in league dual meet standings.

Senior captain Robert Hurley, senior captain Coleman Hostage, junior Greg Roumiantsev and sophomore Axel Soderquist set a new school record for the boys’ 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:34.63. 

“We may not always win every event at a meet, but we won every boys’ meet because we had so many strong swimmers that could score well at meets,” Fedak said. “Our boys’ team of 18 young men were absolutely a force to be reckoned with throughout the season. As soon as the first day of try-outs ended, we knew they were going to be unstoppable.”

Some other highlights included junior Jason Wong finishing first at the League Meet in the 200 Free with a time of 1:57.54, and Soderquist earned the top time in the league for the entire season in the 50 Free (23.01).

Girls’ Team

With only four girls on the team, the girls’ team did not go into the season expecting to win any meets, but they were still determined to do their best. The team finished the season with a record of 1-10.

“Now you might think this is not a season to celebrate, but each of these four girls improved significantly throughout the season, and their 400 Free Relay qualified and competed at Sectionals,” Fedak said. “Rather than stress a meet win or loss record as our team goal for this season, we stressed individual and relay time improvements, working on technique and speed to improve. These girls did not disappoint!”

Senior captain Leona Sungkharom was MidWach League MVP, and her 50 Free time at States was the top time in the league for the whole season. Senior captain Monica Doherty also had a successful season, making it to States as well. Along with swimming, she was also the only diver on the team, competing at the dual meets.

“They started the season as T-Hawks and finished as Titans,” Fedak said. “A Titan is one that is powerful and stands out for greatness of achievement. How fitting!”