Girls Swim CIF Victory


Nika Aydin, Journalist

Introducing all the CDM girls swimmers. Record-breaking, Maggie Schalow swims for Irvine Novaquatics and swam 100 fly and 200 free. She broke the record and scored overall 40 points for the team. Captain, Michelle Tekawy swims for Aquazot and swam 200 IM breaking that record and swam 100 breaststroke. Her overall score was 37. The other girls swim captain, Karsyn Cook swims for Irvine Novaquatics and swam 50 free and swam 100 fly with a total score of 28. Milan Bever swims for Irvine Novaquatics and swam 200 free and swam 100 back with a total score of 18 points. Taylor Park swims for Irvine Novaquatics and swam 200 free and scored a total of 11 points. Lastly, Jillian Schlom swam 100 free with a total score of 5 points.

These are the top 10 schools that are ranked in the CIF division 2 tournament:

CDM placed first in the division 2 CIF swim meet by more than 65 points. CDM had a total score of 247. Following them, Harvard Westlake with a score of 180, Mark Keppel scoring a total of 131 points, Jserra totaling 128, Saugus in 5th place totaling up to 106, San Marino scoring a total of 103 points, Canyon-Anaheim scored just over 100 points with a total of 101, Santa Monica with a total score of 82, Mira Costa beating Capistrano valley by 1 point with a total score of 74, and in 10th place, Capistrano Valley scored a total of 73 points.

Interview with record-breaking Sophomore, Maggie Schalow:

Sophomore, Maggie Schalow broke 2 records for girls swim. When Schalow was asked how it felt to win CIF, she responded with, “It was so rewarding to win CIF especially since we trained so hard to get back to where we were before covid. We all worked so hard and it showed.” What records did Schalow break, she replied, “I broke the 200 free and 100 free records at CIF.” Schalow has been swimming for 11 years. To be as incredible as a swimmer as she is, Schalow was asked how often she practiced and replied with, “I don’t attend high school practices but I go to my club practices. We have 5 morning practices a week and 3 afternoons, including 2 doubles. It is around 20 hours a week of training depending on the week.” Schalow said, “the hardest part about training was that we had to swim multiple meets in a row so we had to change our training to accommodate all the different meets.” Schalow said the best part of training for CIF was, “I got to train with my friends and our training paid off in the end.” Lastly, when Schalow was asked if it was rewarding to push the coaches into the water, she replied, “yes, pushing the coaches in the pool was the best part of the whole meet.”


Girls swim will next year be swimming in division 1. Congratulations girls on this big victory and great job on all your hard work this year!!