Boys Swimming & Diving
Boys Swimming and Diving 2018-2019 Review
The boys swimming and diving team achieved its goal of defending its Circle City Conference title, as the program won its third straight conference crown. The team also reached its goal of finishing in the top eight in the sectional by finishing sixth, ahead of Perry Meridian, Greenwood, Martinsville and Mooresville. Two of the three relays advanced to the sectional final. The team finished the dual/tri meet season with an 8-2 record.
The Rebels had four individual champions – seniors Blake Ludge (100 Breast and 100 Fly) and Derek Elam (100 Fly and 100 Back) at the conference meet, after having only one conference champion last season. The Rebels also had two relays win conference titles. Derek Elam, senior Gabe Buening, Blake Ludge and junior Harrison Sisk won the 200 Medley Relay and Elam, Buening, sophomore Matthew Croddy and junior Will Hawkins won the 400 Free Relay. The improvement continued into the postseason. Last season, the Rebels advanced six swimmers to the sectional final, but this year they advanced 11 swimmers to the final, despite graduating two of last season’s six sectional finalists. Hawkins (200 Free and 100 Breast), Buening (200 Free and 500 Free), Ludge (200 IM and 100 Breast), Elam (100 Free and 100 Back), Sisk (100 Fly), Croddy (50 Free and 100 Free), sophomore Ethan McGuire (200 IM and 100 Breast) and junior Joe Sizemore (500 Free and 100 Back) all reached the sectional final.