“I got first in the 200 IM and I almost had my best time, but I did get my best time in the 100 breast stoke,’’ said Swiersz, who credited her performance on the team’s work ethic in practice.
“The way that we are working out and pushing ourselves is paying off,’’ she added.
According to coach Burleson, Danville had 13 personal bests on Monday. That is the second highest total this season as they had 19 personal bests in a meet earlier this season.
“That means we are doing something right,’’ she said.
Senior Grace Jackowski, who won the 50 free and was second in the 100 free, admitted she is a little surprised with how well the Vikings have done this season.
“It’s been really good,’’ Jackowski said. “Overall, our team is dropping time and everyone is doing great. I’m so proud to be on this team.’’
And why has this team done so well?
“I think it’s because we have really bonded together,’’ Jackowski said. “Each one of us has something that we are good at and that variety is very important for the team.’’
That was evident as Danville won eight of the 12 events in Monday’s meet, including two relays — medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.
Abbi Cortapassi, who was on the 200 freestyle relay team, also claimed the 200 freestyle event, while Omark was on both winning relay teams for the Vikings. Also picking up an individual victory on Monday was Tess Shore in the 500 freestyle.
Urbana’s Gabi Rajic won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke and she anchored the Tigers winning 400 freestyle relay team.