It was another record-setting, gold-medal winning State Meet for the Jesuit High School swimming team on Saturday (Nov. 13) in Stuart.
Two relays – the 400 freestyle and 200 medley – broke the school record en route to earning gold medals, and Aidan Clements '24 won the 100 backstroke. Clements also swam on both winning relays for an incredible three gold medal night.
The Tigers continued their remarkable run of excellence at State with a runner-up team finish. The 2nd-place team result marks the 8th straight year Jesuit swimming has finished in the Top 3 at State, including three State Championships (2017, 2018, 2020), making the Tigers the most successful swimming program in Tampa Bay area history.
In the 200 medley relay Saturday, Clements teamed with Liam Schindler '23, Erick Magalhaes '23, and Sasha Fiola '23 for the gold in a school-record time. The 400 free relay team of Clements, Schindler, Jordan Jansen '23, and Brayden Hohman '23 also won gold in Jesuit-record time.
Schindler earned an astounding five medals, with a bronze in the 200 IM and silver in the 100 breaststroke to go with his two relay golds and Jesuit team silver medal.
Other Tigers with top finishes at State included Hohman in the 100 freestyle (5th) and 100 backstroke (8th), and Ryan Finster '22 in the 500 freestyle (6th).
Jesuit's six gold medalists from Saturday's swimming State Meet were recognized at Convocation on Wednesday (Nov. 17) and received their gold medals from head coach Bill Shaffer: Clements, the State Champion in the 100 backstroke, along with the 200 medley relay winners Clements, Schindler, Magalhaes, and Fiola, and the 400 freestyle relay champions Clements, Schindler, Jansen, and Hohman.
Go to the Facebook page Jesuit High School of Tampa for posts about the State Meet and Convocation recognition with many photos.