A Summary of Swim 2020


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Swimmers competing at their winning meet against Passaic.

The Lakeland Regional-West Milford swim team broke many boundaries during the 2019-2020 winter season, with rivals coming together, a unified team, and personal bests. The team made good progress as a whole, and look forward to building that progress into next year’s season.

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Seniors celebrating their season.

The team not only worked efficiently, but worked as a close team of friends. Senior Benjamin Rothlauf, a captain of the team, told The Ledger, “Personal bests were achieved, records were broken, and lifelong memories were made!”  

This year Lakeland’s swim team made school history by combining with West Milford to form their first team together. Two rivaling schools teamed up to create one, competitive team. “The girls and boys teams are still building competitively,” Ben added. 

But that was not the only first – the team also became unified this season, making history by competing in New Jersey’s first unified swim meet. The unified swim team is a team that involves those of differing abilities out of the classroom. Benjamin Rothlauf added, “We were so fortunate this year to be able to swim along-side of athletes of differing abilities.”

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The team at their end of season banquet.

It was a successful season to say the least, and one hard to top.