Submitted by Daisy Girifalco
The Wedgewood Swim and Dive team had another competitive meet on Saturday against the Heritage swim club in Concord. It’s always a sportsmanlike competition between the two teams and a result the meet was run smoothly, swam well and ended in some great finishes.
Wedgewood swimmer, Jack MacPhee, stands out as one of the leaders in the league in the Boys ages 15-17 group. This meet is no different as he took first in his qualifying races of 100 yard (4 lengths) free style and 50 yard breast stroke. Some may say MacPhee’s natural habitat is the water as the Bedford High School record hold of the 100 Free, 100 Breast and 200 Individual medley which consists of one length of the pool in each, back, free, butterfly and breast stroke.
MacPhee has been swimming since he was little, starting with his brother and sister at the Boston Sports Club each weekend paddling away. The ritual would be capped off with a visit at to the Friendly’s (now Chipotle) where MacPhee would eat bacon cheeseburgers, chicken soup, blue soda and a monster sundae. Perhaps this is the power food of the swimmer, but either way he’s one to watch in the coming years as the BHS sophomore will continue his swimming career with both BHS and the North Shore Swim Club.
Some of the Wedgewood first place finishers were; Delaney Bertos, Kelly Warhover, Lily Nemirovsky, Katie Dillon, Megan Demeo, Sofie Huntington, Eric Miles, Julia Palazzo, Devin Leida, Julia Dearing, Leo Natalizio, Bobby Marcus, Charlotte Weber, Avery Kaplan, Keith Miles, Caitlyn Pequeno and Julia Doucet. The Wedgwood Dive Team swept the meet with all first place finishes; Isabelle Seldon, Megan Demeo, Maya Driscoll and Kai Chun.