Swim Team Philosophy

The priorities of the Stella swim team are – in this order – safety, sportsmanship, and speed.

SAFETY: It is vital that swimmers follow the rules and listen to all coaches, lifeguards, and officials. We want to make sure that no one dives into the shallow end, runs on the pool deck, or does anything that could be harmful to themselves or others.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Swimmers should strive, in keeping with the spirit of Stella Niagara, to act with gentle courtesy toward all.

SPEED: Of course, we also want our swimmers to be fast and to beat their opponents. Practicing hard is essential for this. The longer and harder you practice, the faster you get – it’s that simple.

These criteria – safety, sportsmanship, and speed – are the ones we use during practices and meets.

Swimmer of the Meet – Week 1

We are very proud to announce that AVA PAULY is the swimmer of the meet. This swimmer had best times in all of her events while also posting a new SCHOOL RECORD in her first meet in the 11 and over age group! 

Swimmer of the Meet – Week 2

Katrina Szymanski is this week's Swimmer of the Week! Katrina set a record with her 50 yard Fly and was on the team that set a record on the Relay. Katrina also received "Speeding Tickets" on all of her events. Way to go Katrina!

Swimmer of the Meet – Week 3

Aliye Huzmeli is our Swimmer of the Meet for week 3. Aliye took 8 points, which was the most in her 8 & under group, crushed the most difficult of events, the 100IM (without a DQ), all while maintaining her super spirited & enthusiastic screaming at the top of her lungs for minutes on end self!!!

Swimmer of the Meet – Week 4

Ellie Parkes is our Swimmer of the Meet for Week 4. Ellie had a pivotal win in the backstroke, and great swimming in her relays. Congrats Ellie!

Swimmer of the Meet – Week 5

Our week #5 “Swimmer of the Meet” Zac Sperry had a career day!  He recorded the MOST school records (5…YES 5) in one meet, with his own best times in 3 individual & 2 relay events including 50 free TWICE, 50 back, 50 fly & 100 free!  Impressive as ever & huge congrats to Zac Sperry!

Swimmer of the Meet – Week 6

Our week #6 “Swimmer of the Meet” Madison Koryl had a career day!  Maddi had 3 best times, 50 fly, 200 free & 50 free, which she again broke this past Sunday at championships after crushing her competition & receiving her 2nd all*star with 32.87!!!  She swam with finesse & fire as she took 1st place, as she was determined as ever to do…then joyfully danced her way to the bench to prepare for her next event!