Connecticut girls swimming and diving top performers, meets to watch (Oct. 21)


Hailey Baker, Lyman Hall: The junior had a hand in three wins during the Trojans’ 94-78 victory over Shelton on Wednesday. She was first in the 200 freestyle (2:06.98) and 100 freestyle (58:15) and was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:56.25).

Lizzie Bodie, Amity: The junior scored victories in the 100 freestyle (56.79) and 100 backstroke (1:03.51), while also helping the 200 medley relay (1:54.09) win in the Spartans’ 101-79 decision over Daniel Hand on Tuesday.

Jade Casey, Glastonbury: The junior diver shattered a 39-year-old school record when she scored 289.90 during the Guardians’ meet against East Hartford on Tuesday. The old mark of 264.10 had been set in 1983.

Daisy Decker, Greenwich: Decker won the 200 freestyle in 2:033.33, and the 500 freestyle as Greenwich defeated Staples 103-73 on Monday.

Natalia Ferranto, Darien: Ferranto, a senior, won the 50 freestyle in 24.69 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 55.16 seconds to help the Blue Wave defeat rival New Canaan 98-83 on Wednesday. She also swam the anchor leg of both the 200 medley (1:51.47) and 200 freestyle (1:43.46) relays, which finished first.

Francesca Fusco, New Milford: The sophomore trailed in the final 50 yards of the 200 individual medley but rallied to win by two-hundredths of a second with a season-best time of 2:21.86 during New Milford’s meet at Stratford.

Javiera Garcia, Greenwich: The Fordham commit won the diving competition with a score of 239.70 to help the Cardinals top Staples 103-73 on Monday.

Julia Gathy, Waterford: Gathy helped the 200 medley relay win its race in 2:29.40, and then  won two individual events - the 200 freestyle (2:31.21) and 400 freestyle (5L:23.48) — to help Waterford defeat Ledyard on Monday.

Megan Hayes, Darien: The sophomore won the diving competition during the Blue Wave’s 106-78 win over Greenwich on Nov. 11. Hayes scored 225.30, with Darien junior Annelise Enters second at 210.08. Head coach Marj Trifone said it was the first time Darien has gone 1-2 against Greenwich in diving in her 20 years with the team.

Bridget Kelly, Ridgefield: The sophomore won the 200 freestyle (1:54.02) and 100 butterfly (1:00.01) and was part of the Tigers’ winning 200 freestyle relay (1:46.00) and 400 freestyle relay (3:51.90) in a 103-77 victory over Wilton at the Wilton YMCA on Oct. 12.

Caroline Kelly, Ridgefield: The Tigers senior co-captain was a double winner in the win over Wilton, taking first place in both the 200 individual medley (2:18.25) and 500 freestyle (5:30.84).

Marea Li, Amity: Li, a sophomore, won the 200 individual medley (2:15.82) and was part of the first-place 200 medley (1:54.09) and 200 freestyle (1:46.64) relays in the Spartans’ 101-79 victory over Daniel Hand on Tuesday.

Kaitlyn Maggio, New Canaan: The Rams’ senior diver picked up a victory with a score of 270.8 during a rivalry meet against Darien on Wednesday. Senior Natalie Penman was second at 245.80, but New Canaan fell 98-83.


Conard and Glastonbury at Hall, Saturday, 3: A true test for two CCC contenders who could do some damage in the approaching postseason.

Guilford at Fitch/Stonington/Wheeler/New London, Monday, 3:45: Unbeaten Guilford of the SCC meets the unbeaten Fitch co-op of the ECC to close out the regular season.

Trumbull at Staples, Thursday, 4: Annam Olasewere made a huge impact last fall, winning the FCIAC championship meet’s Most Outstanding Swimmer honors. This will be the final tune-up before this year’s conference trials and finals.; @dstewartsports