Four Qualify for State Competition

Senior Erin Staley had one dream in mind when this year's swimming season began.

"We're going to state."

And now, that dream is a reality.

Staley '15, a captain on the team, along with team members Macleary Moran '18, Gerogia Albino '15 and Abby Arestides '17, have qualified for the swimming state championships taking place this week.

Moran will be participating in four events including the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Staley will also be competing in the 500 freestyle. All four women will race together in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

"I'm beyond happy. If I had to end my swimming career right now this is a great way to go. I wouldn't have it any other way and it's just really nice to be a part of this team," Staley said about the accomplishment.

She also offers this advice to her teammates about achieving their goals, "don't sell yourself short. Just think you can do it, reassure yourself and don't psych yourself out and just swim your heart out."

Qualifying rounds are set for Thursday. Finals are on Friday.