The Montverde Academy swim team wrapped up their season with the boys’ team placing eighth overall and the girls’ team placing 13th overall in the state championship.
The boys’ 200 free relay swim team comprised of Pedro Helou, Lucas de Oliveira, Arthur Horr and Joao Correia, achieved a sixth placed finish earning an All-American consideration with their time. All of our individual qualifiers swam their personal record times in the meet: Alexa Cecchi 50 free (ninth) and 100 free (12th), Annabella Boardman 100 breast (13th) and 200 IM (18th), Ketlyn Rodriguez 100 breast (14th), Lucas de Oliveira 100 free (ninth), Emily Wissinger 100 back (15th), Joao Correia 100 breast (13th), Pedro Helou 100 fly (12th).
All of our Montverde Academy relay teams reached finals:
200 medley relay girls: Annabella Boardman, Alexa Cecchi, Giulliana Perez, Emily Wissinger – 7th place
200 medley relay boys: Nicholas Cecchi, Joao Correia, Joao Diniz, Pedro Helou – 11th place
200 free relay girls: Annabella Boardman, Alexa Cecchi, Kendall Lewin, Ketlyn Rodriguez – 12th place
200 free relay boys: Joao Correia, Lucas de Oliveira, Pedro Helou, Arthur Horr – 6th place and All-American consideration time
400 free relay girls: Giulliana Perez, Ketlyn Rodriguez, Taylor Turnquist, Emily Wissinger – 13th place
400 free relay boys: Joao Correia, Lucas de Oliveira, Joao Diniz, Pedro Helou – 6th place
"I am so proud of the way our swimmers and coaching staff represented MVA at the State Championships," said Guilherme Ferreira, head swim coach. "We earned personal records in almost all of our events, which shows what they have the potential to achieve through their hard work and dedication to practice and focus during competitions. As a team, we are proud of what we have achieved and hungry for the next challenges that push us to keep building our capabilities. I personally would like to thank coach Fred, coach Gina, Mrs. Phiri, Mr. Rodriguez, our amazing parents, and all the MVA staff for the great support. I was not present in Stuart at the meet as I became a dad for the first time one day before the trip. Congrats again to our swimmers, you make us proud!"
Congratulations to all of our student-athletes!