From the left; Isabella Falkowski, Riley Anderson, Avery Anderson, and Sophia Falkowski earned All-State after their performance at the Class S championship in November. The four are pictured at the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) Swimming & Diving All-State banquet on Dec. 6 at The Aqua Turf in Plainville.
Despite having only four swimmers, the girls’ swimming team at Bacon Academy High School had a top-ten finish at the Class S championships, placing ninth overall at the state competition on Nov. 15.
Freshman Riley Anderson led the charge, winning a pair of events at the state meet. She was later named the Class S Swimmer of the Year.
The first-year high school swimmer broke the class record in the 50 yard freestyle, finishing first with a time of 23.20 and shattering the previous mark of 23.74 held by Weston’s Charlotte Proceller since 2015. She also won the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.41.
Anderson also teamed with senior Sophia Falkowski and sophomores Avery Anderson and Isabella Falkowski for a second place finish in the 200 freestyle relay. The foursome also placed third in the 400 freestyle relay.
Avery Anderson also placed fifth overall individually in the 200 freestyle at the class meet.
The performances by the four at the state competition earned them All-State recognition.
Riley Anderson’s phenomenal freshman year in the pool ended with a State Open championship triumph in the 50 freestyle, besting her previous mark by swimming a 23.07 to cement the first-place finish ahead of runner-up Riley Kudlac, a senior from Glastonbury who will be swimming collegiately at George Washington University next year.
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