WCA’s Top Tier Diver

Will the three-time state competitor make one last appearance her senior season?

Sara Schloss’s Westminster swim career should leave everyone intrigued for this upcoming winter season. This three time state qualifier has suited up for her senior swim season with high hopes to succeed.

Schloss has been a key component of the girls Wildcat varsity swim team for the past three years and throughout this season. She has competed both in swimming and diving and succeeded at both.

32 people are able to qualify for the State Diving Tournament, but with Sara’s skill she has managed to achieve a spot every year. Her freshman year, with a rough go and failing a dive, she placed 30th. This did not diminish her competitiveness as she then placed 10th her sophomore year and 3rd her junior year.

“This year I started the season swimming and diving, but now I don’t really swim at practices,” said Sara Schloss as she plans to focus her time on perfecting her diving due to past and current injuries.

With that, Sara has already qualified for diving districts. To make the State Tournament she must place top 8 in districts. She is consistently performing at the top level, and is someone many opponents fear to face.

“She’s a leader, beyond competitive, and because of this she secured a role as a team captain. Wherever we put her she will succeed, with both diving and swimming,” said Assistant Coach Marjan Kempen.

“The team is so much fun! All the girls are super nice and it has been super fun to compete alongside them. This year a ton of freshmen came in who are really good so it had been a lot of fun getting to watch them race and to hang out with them,” said Sara when asked about the team dynamic.

The underclassmen have made a clear appearance this season with freshmen Sydney Schoeck setting three new school records. She broke the 100 back record, 200 medley relay with Hannah Renaud, Ella Wolf, and Janna Moellenhoff, and the 100 free record.

Whether or not Schloss can place higher than previous years when competing at State for diving, her leadership skills will carry on to push her teammates to succeed.