Swimming - Co-Ed Varsity
MPrep Swimming finished its third season with many accomplishments to celebrate. From the perspective of season stats, our program showed another great round of improvement over the first two seasons. Our team consistently broke their personal records and showed constant advancement. Furthermore, several school records were broken multiple times throughout the season. This season we enjoyed two meet victories against MacDuffie and Winchendon. We also had two great finishes to the season at finals with Olivia Panagiotou and John Sarantopoulos placing in the top 15 of the year.
While the Swimming Knights made great strides in the water this season, their sportsmanship never needed perfecting. Whether it was shaking hands with competitors in the next lanes after their race, lining up to shake the other teams' hands after the meet, or remembering to thank the officials, fans, and opposing team, each swimmer proved that they deserved the title of a Marianapolis Golden Knight.
Our team's encouragement of each other was especially impressive as well. During meets, there was very little time when the swimmers were actually sitting, as they were typically by the side of the pool cheering on their teammates in the water, pushing them to swim their best, and congratulating them as they came back to the stands.
With the end of the winter we are forced to say goodbye to our two captains and seniors, Olivia Panagiotou and Christopher Ringer. We thank them for sharing their leadership skills and wish them the best of luck on their journey.
With great appreciation for the enthusiasm of our swimmers and the dedication of their families, who travel near and far to cheer us on, we look to close this season and look forward to next winter when the Swimming Knights will take to the water again.
Joshua RoeslerHead CoachJoshua Roesler teaches mathematics at Marianapolis. He has spent every summer since 2011 working at a summer camp in the mid-west. While there, he instructs drum and bugle, sailing, and water ski. Mr. Roesler has over 80 hours of classroom observation and private tutoring in mathematics. He was a Boy Scout for 8 years and earned the rank of Eagle. He is also lead climb, lifeguard, and open water diver certified. He loves the outdoors, camping, climbing, hiking, reading and taking his dog for walks.
Gwenn CurtisAssistant CoachGwenn Curtis joins the English Language department at Marianapolis this year. Ms. Curtis grew up on the campus of Salisbury School where her dad is a teacher and coach. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Eastern Asia. Ms. Curtis has her Masters of Music in Historical and Analytical Musicology from King's College London. She taught Grade 1 and 2 English, Science, and Art in Ningbo, China for the last two years prior to joining MPrep.
Samuel GrayAssistant CoachSamuel Gray teaches computer science, coaches the cross country and jv lacrosse teams, and is part of the residential duty team in White House. In addition, he is the advisor of the Robotics Club. Outside of Marianapolis, Mr. Gray enjoys sailing a canoe, and he studied abroad in France for a semester.