BHS Swimmers and Divers Rack up Qualifying Times

January 10, 2023

The future is now for members of the Bedford High School swim and dive teams.

So far eight swimmers and diver Taelor Nichols have qualified for sectional – and in some cases, states – post-season competition by exceeding thresholds in their regular-season performances. Seven of those student-athletes are freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

The teams move into midseason mode with competition scheduled at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School on Tuesday evening and Boston Latin School (boys only) on Thursday at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica.

Qualifiers prior to this week’s contests are:

  • Senior Capt. Elora Syed, who has qualified in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke
  • Nichols, a freshman, who has qualified for sectionals and states for her diving scores
  • Matsen Spirn, a junior, who has qualified for sectionals and states in both the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke
  • Senior Capt. Sally MacPhee, Syed, junior Millie Bonneau, and freshman Emma Lacchia, who will attend sectionals in the medley relay
  • Spirn, freshman Boden Spirn, junior Ben Sedran, and sophomore Aniq Syed, who qualified for the sectionals in the medley relay. 

A highlight of last week’s dual meet against Acton-Boxborough was a sweep by Bedford in the boys’ 100-meter butterfly: Boden Spirn placed first with a time of 59.47 seconds (less than one second from the sectionals qualifying threshold), Aniq Syed was second in a time of 1:02.06 and Sedran was less than a half-second behind to take third place.

A-B outscored the Buccaneers overall, 95-77.

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