Chieftain swimmers find recipe for success

Young and old come together to create a record-breaking season in pool


District qualifiers and alternates for the Bellefontaine swim team are, from the left, bottom: Molly Schulz, Arden Neer, Isaiah Brady, Cayden DeMent, Josh Robbins, Adam Verbsky and Connor Mason; and top: Emily Fulmer, Sarah Hall, Jessica Miller, Emma Smith and Erin Levine. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

With some talented veterans already in the arsenal, Bellefontaine’s girls swim team received a talent infusion from two dynamic freshmen to reach a new level of success this winter.

Newcomers Emily Fulmer and Molly Schulz have combined with senior Jessica Miller and junior Emma Smith to form a record-breaking relay group.

The foursome has set new school records this season in both the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.

“It is not always easy to blend freshmen with upperclassmen, but our older girls have done a great job embracing Molly and Emily,” said BHS head coach Sharon Lewis. “These girls came together and decided from the start that they wanted to break the school relay records. They have done a great job of supporting and pushing each other.”

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