Santiago Perez. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 

Luis Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 

BOYS SWIMMING 2012-2013

Westies start a race. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 

Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 

Tory Lavery. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

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Westies fall to Gaels
Loss drops WH to 3-9
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 19, 2013) –
 The West Haven boys’ swim team fell to 3-9 with a 97-61 loss against Shelton Tuesday afternoon.
The Westies posted just one victory and that came in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Max Padro, Hicham Lkhal, Tory Lavery and Geordann Daguplo won in 4 minutes, 21.27 seconds. 
 

Hand’s depth too much in 94-86 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 14, 2013) –
 Despite winning 11 of 12 events, the West Haven boys’ swim team fell to Hand of Madison 94-86 Thursday afternoon at the West Haven Pool. The Westies were victorious in every event except the 200 freestyle relay, but Hand’s depth proved to be too much.
West Haven, which fell to 3-8, won the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay. The 200 medley relay team consisted of Geordann Daguplo, Gaelen Rhoads, Max Padro and Santiago Perez and won in 1 minute, 58.86 seconds. The 400 freestyle relay team of Padro, Rhoads, Daguplo and Perez won in 3:53.19.
Padro, Perez, Rhoads and Daguplo each won two individual events. Padro won the 200 freestyle in 2:09.68 and the 100 butterfly in 1:02.89.
Perez won the 200 IM in 2:16.55 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.72, while Rhoads was victorious in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle in 1:00.33.
Daguplo won the 500 freestyle in 5:54.12 and the 100 backstroke in 1:08.88. Luis Alvarez won the diving with 137.14 points.
 
WH defeats Law
Westies improve to 3-6
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 22, 2013) –
 The West Haven boys' swim team improved to 3-6 with a 99-64 victory over Jonathan Law In Milford Tuesday afternoon. 
The Westies saw three players have stellar days as Geordann Daguplo, Max Padro and Santiago Perez each won 3 events. As a team, West Haven took first in 8 events. 
The 200 medley relay team of Daguplo, Padro, Perez and Gaelen Rhoads won in 2 minutes, 2.26 seconds. Daguplo was also victorious in the 500 freestyle in 5:55.22 and the 100 backstroke in 1:09.65. 
Padro won the 200 freestyle in 2:08.53 and the 100 fly in 1:03.24 and Perez was a victor in the 200 IM in 2:14.74 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.22. 
Luis Alvarez won the diving with 123 points. 

Lyman Hall beats WH
Loss drops Westies to 2-6
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 15, 2013) -
 Looking to get back on the winning track, the West Haven boys' swimming team was unable to do so against Lyman Hall Tuesday afternoon. The Westies won just three events in a 97-69 loss at the West Haven High Pool. 
Geordann Daguplo and Santiago Perez were each part of two victorious teams. Daguplo won the 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 8.90 seconds and was also part of the winning 400 freestyle relay team. 
The 400 freestyle relay team won in 3:56.88 with a team of Max Padro, Daguplo, Gaelen Rhoads and Perez. Perez was also victorious in the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.62. 

Rams top Westies
WH falls 100-75
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 11, 2013)  –
 The West Haven boys’ swimming team fell to Cheshire Friday afternoon 100-75 in West Haven. With the loss, West Haven fell to 2-5 on the year.
The Westies won just four events in the 25-point loss. Santiago Perez won two of those events, taking home the 200 IM in 2 minutes, 14.72 seconds. Perez also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.39.
Geordann Daguplo won the 100 backstroke in 1:33.14 and the 400 freestyle relay team was victorious in 4:58.29. The team consisted of Carmelo Hernandez, Tory Lavery, Arismendi Carmona and Hicham Lkhal.

Westies fall to Sheehan
Sheehan posts 97-78 win over WH
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 8, 2013) – 
The West Haven boys’ swimming team fell to Sheehan 97-78 Tuesday afternoon at the West Haven High School Pool. The Westies won only four events in the 19-point loss.
Max Padro and Santiago Perez had a good day for the Westies as each won two events.
Padro won the 200 freestyle in 2 minutes, 7.86 seconds and was part of the victorious 400 freestyle relay team. The team of Padro, Geordann Daguplo, Gaelen Rhoads and Perez won in 3:58.31. Perez also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.03.
Luis Alvarez won the diving with 125 points.
West Haven fell to 2-4 with the loss, while Sheehan improved to 1-4.  

Lions tame Westies
West Haven falls 93-79
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 3, 2013) –
 Despite winning six events, the West Haven boys’ swimming team fell to Foran-Milford 93-79 Thursday afternoon. Santiago Perez had a big day with victories in four of the six events.
The Westies were victorious in the 200 medley relay as they won in a time of 1 minute, 57.57 seconds with a team of Geordann Daguplo, Santiago Perez, Gaelen Rhoads and Max Padro. Padro also won the 200 freestyle in 2:07.41 and Perez was victorious in the 200 IM in 2:16.94. 
West Haven won the diving with freshman Luis Alvarez and Perez was victorious in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.75. The 400 freestyle relay team of Padro, Daguplo, Rhoads and Perez won in 3:54.66.

Sweep
Westies win first two meets of season after falling to Xavier
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 21, 2012) –
 The West Haven boys’ swim team swept a pair of meets Friday afternoon, defeating Wilby and Kennedy at Kennedy High School. The Westies, who improved to 2-1, defeated Wilby 123-98 and Kennedy 123-95.
The Westies posted a victory in the 200 medley relay, winning in 1 minute, 59.53 seconds. The winning team consisted of Geordann Daguplo, Gaelen Rhoads, Santiago Perez and Max Padro.
Rhoads was victorious in the 200 freestyle in 2:21.50, while Perez won the 200 im in 2:17.02 and the 100 freestyle in 54.78 seconds.
Padro also won two individual events, taking home the 50 freestyle in 26.47 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 1:05.03. Daguplo followed suit, winning the 500 freestyle in 5:52.58 and the 100 backstroke in 1:09.65
The Westie also won the 400 freestyle in 4:06.61 with a team of Padro, Daguplo, Rhoads and Perez

(December 13, 2012)  - The West Haven boys' swimming team fell to Xavier 97-68 Thursday afternoon at the West Haven High School Pool. The Westies posted just two victories in the 29-point loss. 
The 200 freestyle relay team of Tory Lavery, Hicham Lkhal, Carmelo Hernandez and Santiago Perezwon in 2 minutes, 2.66 seconds and the 400 freestyle relay team won in 4:03.19. The team consisted of Max Padro, Geordann Daguplo, Gaelen Rhoads and Perez. . 

New Beginnings
Westies look to improve with young team
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
West Haven coach Erin Reilly is looking to make positive strides this winter. Her West Haven boys’ swim team has plenty of new faces, but Reilly is eagerly awaiting the challenge.
“Our main goals for the season are to get every swimmer to compete in at least one event other than freestyle, to improve the times of the veteran swimmers and to possibly win a meet this year,” Reilly said. “In order to be successful, we have to focus every day at practice and make sure that we are prepared to compete every week, without making any mistakes. There are a lot of new swimmers on the team and the rules of swimming can be complicated at times, so it is important that we all stay focused on doing the right things at the right times.”
Leading the way for the Westies will be captains Santiago Perez and Geordann Daguplo. Perez, a senior, will swim in the 200 IM and the 100 fly. Daguplo is a junior and will swim in the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
“Santiago and Geordann have been swimming together since they were 7 and 8 years old,” Reilly said. “They are natural leaders and excellent swimmers. I know that the team is in good hands under their example and that the new swimmers have capable role models to show them the way this year.”
Sophomore Gaelen Rhoads returns to swim the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, while another sophomore, Carmelo Hernandez, will swim in the freestyle events.
Reilly also has some new faces to work with. One of those new faces, freshman Max Padro, will swim in the freestyle, IM and butterfly.
“I really love the enthusiasm of the team, especially from a lot of the new swimmers,” Reilly said. “Many of them have relatives who have been on the team before and their sense of pride is noticeable and appreciated. They not only want to make their coaches proud, but also their families.
“Our strengths are that we have a good core group of swimmers who can fill the spots I need them to in meets and the rest of the team has a lot of heart. That is extremely important on a team like this and we are lucky to have a group of guys who understand that. I would like to improve the skill level of most of our swimmers. We are a mostly new and younger squad, so improving stroke technique and building endurance will be our goals for this season.”