Schoeck Makes A Splash

Freshman Sydney Schoeck has already become an integral part of the Westminster girls’ swim team.


Courtesy of the Foundation yearbook staff.

Schoeck glides through the water at a meet.

Freshman swimmer Sydney Schoeck is making her mark in her first season and has made an immediate impact on the whole Westminster swim team. At Saturday’s meet, the cats trumped Parkway West and Parkway South, winning the meet (142-99-74). Schoeck led the 200 Medley Relay team to victory, beating the school record with a time of 1:52.83. She also broke the 100 meter back record and the 100 free record–all in the same meet.

Schoek started swimming at the age of 7 for the Rockwood Swimming Club and has worked hard to improve at the sport ever since. Current Westminster swim Coach Andrew Schonhoff agrees that the freshman is very talented, but he also acknowledges her as a teammate.

“Sydney has a special combination of attributes that make her a really great athlete and teammate. She’s an elite athlete yet very humble. She’s a fierce competitor yet loves to have fun with her templates at practice. She’s hard-working yet has an easy-going personality,” said Schonhoff.

“It was intimidating coming  as a freshman on varsity, but the team welcomed me in and everyone was nice. I have made so many new friendships with people throughout the school in all different grades. We all know how to make eachother laugh and have fun at practice and meets!” said Schoeck.

Not only does Sydney hold a couple of new school records, but she is also holding on to top state times as a freshman.

“She’s already broken 4 school records for individual events and was on the school record breaking relay team. She also currently has the top time in the state in 5 different individual events and she’s certainly not done with what she wants to accomplish this season. It’s going to be fun to watch what she does down the stretch,” said Schonhoff.

Seeing as this is Schoeck’s freshman season, she’s sure to continue to make waves on the team and in the state throughout her high school career. Both her teammates and the rest of the Westminster community are excited to see where this talented underclassman goes next.