On Bethlehem’s Senior Night, the girls swim team defeated Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 98-74 Friday, Oct. 16.
The enumerated events are of an intimidating length to someone fairly new to the sport. Jana Bergere of Bethlehem, a swimmer since the third grade, swam as part of the 200-yard medley relay team, as well as the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke. With a laugh, she said, “I swim because it’s the only sport I’m good at.”
Eden Weinstein is a junior at Bethlehem and a diver since her freshman year. On why she chose to be a diver, she said, “It’s just really nice to get to know these girls because they’re all really nice. Also, it gives me a sport to do because I’m not very good at sports.”
Weinstein was also able to answer the question a few crowd members had asked: why don’t divers wear swim caps like swimmers?
“Swim caps are to make them faster, so we don’t really need that,” said Weinstein.
Olivia Healy led the Lady Eagles with wins in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles. Ally Federman, Lauren Wildermuth and Emma Anderson also won their individual events.
— Phariah Rahman