From Training Team member Lisa Hunt:
When I hear "Champions" and "High 5" in the same sentence, my mind first goes to the Boston Bruins winning the Stanley Cup in 2011. However, I want to honor the history of High 5 and champions by putting the spotlight on another winning team- the Greenwich Girls Swim and Dive Team.
The team arrives at High 5's Brattleboro campus today for their annual start of season team retreat. They have been coming for more than 18 years. Trainers Lisa Hunt, Liz Moore and Ryan McCormick have the honor of spending the weekend with this winning team this year.
The Greenwich Girls Swim and Dive team were Connecticut State Champions last season, and are looking to defend their title. Their approach to winning is not from an individualist perspective but from a team orientation - no individual won an event. As reported by the Greenwich Time in fall of 2015:
Greenwich's recent victory at the girls State Open Championships perfectly illustrated that there's no substitute for depth in championship swimming/diving meets. The Cardinals captured their 11th State Open championship with an impressive team score of 581 points at Yale University and they did so without winning an event.
"To a certain degree, what was really neat about our win this year is that we had 22 swims without winning an event -- we were able to amass a lot of points because we had a lot of depth and everyone contributed," Cardinals coach Lorrie Hokayem said.
Indeed, for the Cardinals, it was truly a team win. "That was our goal," said Hokayem, who recently concluded her second year at the helm.
"At the beginning of the season, we said that our depth would have to shine through. Everyone knew that each swim counted every meet that we competed in."
High 5 Adventure is honored to partner with and support the Greenwich Girls Swim and Dive team once again.
Coach Hokayem summed things up when she wrote to us following her first trip to High 5 with the team back in September of 2014, "I feel like it would have taken me 6 weeks to get to know each of the girls as well as I know them now if we never went to Vermont."
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