ACS swim team

The swim team had six seniors this year.

The Colonels swim team celebrated senior night at the Altavista YMCA pool at their final home meet last week.

The meet took place on Friday, January 29. All six seniors were recognized at the beginning, and given a gift basket as they were paraded into the pool area with their parents. Then, as is traditional for many high school swim teams, they all did a cannon ball into the pool in their clothes.

“This was the first time we were able to actually do a senior night just for swimming,” said Swim Coach Kim Schultz.

Some of the seniors had been on the team for several years, while others were in their first year on the swim team. Schultz said she was proud of the team this year, especially the seniors, and what they were able to accomplish.

“They’re a great group of kids,” Schultz said. “We’re going to miss them a lot.”

The team’s seniors are Chance Cheek, a CVCC student who is considering attending Virginia Tech to study environmental science or joining the Coast Guard, Luke Dollywhite, who plans to attend CVCC and Liberty University to study Christian ministry/leadership and business, Savanna Hundley, who plans to attend the University of Virginia to study nursing, Dana Phillips, who plans to attend a four-year university to study nursing, Isaac Quishpe, who plans to attend Liberty University and study computer science and Adam Schubert, who plans to attend either Liberty University or Christopher Newport University and study engineering or computer science.

Schultz said the team performed well as a whole in their final meet of the regular season. The final score was Altavista 257, Appomattox 178. Schultz said many swimmers had personal best times. The results are as follows:

200 Yard Medley Relay Boys

1st - Eli Schubert, Adam Schubert, Kris Schultz, Chance Cheek

200 Yard Medley Relay Girls

2nd - Gaby Green, Trinity Shirlen, Emmaleigh Stallard, Emma Andrews

200 Yard Free Boys

1st - Adam Schubert

200 Yard Free - Girls

1st - Leah Andrews

2nd - Dana Phillips

200 Yard IM - Boys

1st - Kris Schultz

200 Yard IM - Girls

1st - Emmaleigh Stallard

50 Free - Boys

1st - Eli Schubert

50 Free - Girls

1st - Emily Giles

100 Butterfly-Boys

2nd - Connor Pribble

100 Butterfly - Girls 

1st - Micah Andrews

100 Free - Boys

2nd - Eli Schubert

100 Free - Girls

1st - Emmaleigh Stallard

2nd - Gaby Green

500 Free - Boys

1st - Kris Schultz

500 Free - Girls

2nd - Micah Andrews

200 Yard Free Relay

2nd - Isaac Quishpe, Sam Nauss, Luke Dollyhite, Chance Cheek

200 Yard Free Relay - Girls

2nd - Leah Andrews, Rachel Case, Trinity Shirlen, Gaby Green

100 Yard Backstroke - Boys

2nd - Luke Dollyhite

100 Yard Backstroke - Girls

2nd - Emmaleigh Stallard

100 Breast stroke - Boys

1st - Sam Nauss

100 Breast stroke - Girls

1st - Trinity Shirlen

2nd - Emma Andrews

400 Free Relay - Boys

1st - Eli Schubert, Adam Schubert, Tony Chavez, Kris Schultz

400 Free Relay - Girls

1st - Emmaleigh Stallard, Micah Andrews, Dana Phillips, Emily Giles  

Schultz said she will be taking the following  17 swimmers to the 1B/2B Regional Championships in Warrenton on February 7:

Eli Schubert, Adam Schubert, Kris Schultz, Luke Dollyhite, Tony Chavez, Chance Cheek, Isaac Quishpe, Sam Nauss, Gaby Green, Emily Giles, Emmaleigh Stallard, Leah Andrews, Micah Andrews, Rachel Case, Dana Phillips, Trinity Shirlen and Emma Andrews.

“I’m super proud of the character of this team,” Schultz wrote in an email to the team after the meet. “They show great sportsmanship and compassion to every member of their team, as well as the other teams that we’ve competed against. And I’m proud to say that I am your coach.”