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Mills Swimming Closes out Home Season

The swim team wrapped up their final home meet of the season on Saturday, competing against visiting Laney College and the Community College of San Francisco. The meet served as a great tune-up for the upcoming Liberal Arts Championships and was an excellent way to close out a solid season.

The day was especially meaningful, as it was the last home meet for senior, Jessica Lix, and graduate student, Amelia True. Lix and True both  had solid swims, with Lix recording two wins in the 50-freestyle and the 100-backstroke, and True positing a personal best time and a win in the 100-butterfly. Both swimmers have made an impact on their teammates, coaches, and Mills swimming program.

The team as a whole swam well, with three other Cyclones swimming for personal best times. First year, Christine Mumm swam for a best time in the 200-freestyle, while juniors, Vivian Earons and Francesca Twohy-Haines posted best times in the 100-freestyle and 100-breaststroke, respectively. Several Cyclone swimmers swam new events to attempt something different and gain experience. In doing so, the swimmers were able to enjoy their races while trying a new event. Ashley Young posted impressive times in the 50-backstroke and the 500-freestyle, while Mara Harwood performed well in the 50-butterfly, 50-breaststroke, and the 100 IM.

Capping off a successful meet was the First Annual Mills Swimming Cannonball Contest. Nine participants, including representatives from the Cheer Squad, Rowing team, and Tennis team, impressed with creative cannonballs. We hope the event will continue to grow!