Varsity Swimming & Diving · The Bob Jones Girls Swim and Dive Team Splash into the 2018 Season with a 2nd place finish


The 2018 Season is off and running. The Bob Jones Swim and Dive team competed at the Huntsville High School Sprint Invitational Thursday night at the Huntsville Aquatic Center. The Girls team had a great meet with some good finishes. The Team finished 2nd out of 12 local high schools.

Coach Speak

“The girls did a good job being their first meet of the season. This team has the chance to be something special. It was good to see some of the younger swimmers for the first time in a high school meet. They were a little wide-eyed in their first race, but settled down and produced some good swims. Its going to take all 18 swimmers to get where we want to finish at the end of season. This meet being a Sprint Invite, it took away some of the longer events (200 Free style, 200 Individual Medley, 500 Free style, and the 400 Free Style Relay) which allowed some of the swimmers to swim some events they usually don’t swim. It hurt us in the final results, but helped us in seeing some swimmers swim some other things tonight. Looking forward we have to continue to grind out hard practices and take steps towards are ultimate goal.” Head Coach Wade Thaxton

Race of the Night

The night was full of some great races. Senior and newcomer, Sabrina Morgavi took control of the 100 yard butterfly. From start to finish she dominated the race. She finished first with a time of 1:00.50. Another great race was the 100 yard back stroke. Elise Rinehart finished 2nd with a 1:01.16. “Sabrina and Elise looked really good tonight, being our first meet. Early in the season, with the hard, intense practices we are not going to have great times in some of our races. The way these two looked in the pool tonight show we are heading in the right direction.”

Key Results

Finished 2nd in the 200 Medley Relay (Elise Rinehart, Grace Palenapa, JoAnne Stevens, Mia Fries)
Sabrina Morgavi finished 2nd in the 50 yard free style
Mia Fries finished 3rd in the 100 breast stroke followed by teammate Grace Palenapa finishing 4th
Elise Rinehart finishes 2nd in the 100 backstroke
Sabrina Morgavi takes 1st in the 100 butterfly
Finished 3rd in the 200 yard freestyle relay (JoAnne Stevens, Mia Fries, Elise Rinehart, Sabrina Morgavi)

Next Meet

Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th.
The Team will travel to Mobile for the Gulf Coast Classic.