The 2012-2013 season was the best on record for the Hubbard Varsity Swim Team. Under a new coaching staff of Michael Barringer and Andrew Mitchell, the team thrived, qualifying for many events and meets that were thought impossible at the beginning of the year.
The team had nine qualifiers for the District meet after a sensational showing at Sectionals, which the entire team participated in. The District qualifiers included Julia Castner, Justine Castner, Danielle Evans, Leah McConnell, Liz Sisk, Robbie Dixon, Hunter Herzberger, Spencer Ladig, and Joe Spurio. From the nine that qualified for Districts, Joe Spurio qualified for the State Meet and placed 11th in the state of Ohio for the 100 butterfly.
This year, a total of seven records were broken. Julia Castner broke the 100 and 50 freestyle records. Joe Spurio broke the 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 100 butterfly records. The girls 200 relay consisting of Liz Sisk, Julia Castner, Leah McConnell, and Julia Castner broke the standing record.
Seniors leaving the team are Boys’ Captain Joe Spurio, Girls’ Co-Captains Lilly Hetson and Rachel McConnell, Liz Sisk, Julie Verosko, and Samantha Mock.
The team worked extremely hard all season to achieve their goals. The hard work paid off when everyone met their goals at the end of the season, proving that the Hubbard High School Varsity Swim Team is not one to be reckoned with.