We've moved! To view our most current content, click here.
All Swimming - Girls Stories

Swimming - Girls

Seaholm captures first state title since 1997 WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)
  • The Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming and diving team won its first state championship since 1997, winning the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 19 (MIPrepZone photo by Keith Dunlap)

Game Info

Swimming - Girls - 11/19/2016 

Birmingham Seaholm 287.5
Dexter 230

Related Articles

>> View more news

YPSILANTI – Ever since the boys swim team at Birmingham Seaholm snapped a 46-year state title drought in 2011, motivation has been visible every day for the girls team each time it has entered its own pool for a practice or meet since.

“You go into our pool and you have three huge pictures of our boys state championship teams up there,” said Seaholm head girls coach Karl Hodgson, referring to the fact the boys team also won state titles in 2014 and 2015.“On the girls side, you’ve got nothing. Well, we are going to join them.”

Whoever hangs those state championship murals is going to get some business once again, because the Seaholm girls are indeed about to add their own large photo to the wall at its school pool.

For the first time since 1997, Seaholm won a state championship in girls swimming, capturing the Division 2 state title at Eastern Michigan University on Saturday with a meet-best total of 287.5 points.

Seaholm finished well ahead of second-place Dexter’s total of 230, while Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central was the only other team to score more than 200 points, taking third with 215.

Seaholm started its momentum right off of the bat in the first event of the day, winning the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:43.98.

“It set the tone so well,” said Seaholm senior Nichole McMaster while wiping away tears of joys. “After that, everyone’s adrenaline was up and everybody knew we really had a chance to win it.”

Seaholm saw junior Haley Dolan win the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 23.56 and its 200-yard freestyle relay team win that event in a time of 1:35.49, and had numerous top-5 finishes in other events to accumulate more points that others couldn’t compete with.

“At last year’s state meet, these girls finally realized they could make a run at this thing,” said Hodgson, referring to a fifth-place finish at last year’s state meet. “It’s been all them. I just tried to steer the way.”

The other individual winners from Oakland County at the meet besides Dolan were Royal Oak junior Julia Boswell, who won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:05.59, and Birmingham Groves senior Charlotte Pierce, who won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:03.04.

The next-best team finisher from Oakland County behind Seaholm was Groves, which finished 11th with 96 points.

Last Updated: 11/19/2016 5:19:34 PM EST


blog comments powered by Disqus