“Who are we? We are champions!”

The Fenton Girls Swim and Dive team capture their tenth straight Metro League title


PHOTO Makenzie Cool

The Fenton Girls Swim and Dive Team celebrate their Metro League win with their coach

“Total Domination” was the theme for the Tigers as they took  the Metro League by storm at the championship swim and dive meet this past Saturday.

Beating the second place team, the Brandon Blackhawks, by nearly 300 points, the Tigers made their mark in history by becoming Fenton High’s first team to ever maintain the Metro League title for 10 years in a row.

“To be on a team with such a long winning streak is an honor but at the same time a little stressful,” senior Kenzie Deputy said.”We don’t want to let the team or Coach Jones down so we have to give one hundred percent all the time in order to keep our spot in first.”

Medals and state meet cuts were achieved by multiple Lady Tigers. Freshman swimmer Elise Cassidy is more than excited about her victory in the 100 yard backstroke and the chance to swim at the Division II State meet in two weeks.

“It’s such an amazing feeling to be the number one backstroker as well as going to states as a freshman,” Cassidy said. “ I worked hard to be in both of those positions.”

Fenton’s swimmers weren’t the only ones to dominate on Nov. 9. The three divers, Deputy, Zoe Weinberg and Julia Johnson took first, second and third away from the eight other girls who competed.

   “I’m so proud of them (teammates) because I know how nervous we all were at prelims and finals and how hard we’ve been working at practice,” first place diver Deputy said. “ Having Zoe and Julia get second and third right behind me just reassures me they will be even better next year and take first and second.”

Although the Tigers finished with such a powerful lead this year, last year the girls almost lost the metro title. If it wasn’t for a technicality against the Brandon Blackhawks, they would not be celebrating ten years of victory today.

   “Regaining the the league title was a major goal because we did not want to be the team to lose the streak,” senior captain Alexis Kontorousis said. “ Almost losing last year made everyone work harder this year and strive to be champions.”

   Humbled by their close win last year, the Fenton swimmers and divers now know what it takes to be true champions.

   “It takes lots of dedication,” Kontorousis said. “Every member has to be fully committed and willing to work to the extreme every single practice.”