Interviewing the Record-Breaking TPHS Girl’s Swim Team


Jenna Skanberg, Staff Writer

        The Tinley Park girls swim team is absolutely dominating this season. The swimmers have defeated a number of records. Their most recent victory was the SSC conference meet, where they defeated Oak Forest and Lemont. On November 6th, the girl’s swim team will compete at sectionals, and they may even compete at the state level. As the swim seasons draw to a close, I sat down with senior captain Ellie Eisses to reflect on the season as a whole.

        Ellie has been swimming at TPHS since her freshman year, and in that time, she has made some great strides. She says that this year has been incredible for the entire swim team, and her proudest moment is making the regional top ten list for backstroke. Over the past month, she has been working to get to the number one spot, and she hopes to end her high school swim career as a sectional champion.

        This year’s team is really something incredible, and they have worked together to make each victory possible. “Everyone has been working really hard,” Ellie reported, “I’m so proud of all of the swimmers and I love them so much.” One stand-out member on the team is Sydney Vandervelde. Sydney helped the team beat eight records at conference – including some of her own. Overall, the hard work and dedication of everyone on the team has allowed them to be very successful throughout the season.

        Heading into sectionals, Ellie is very confident in her team’s abilities. “Our medley relay is really good, and I think that we’re going to make state,” she predicted. If the rest of this season is anything to go by, then this victory is bound to happen. 

        Overall, the girl’s swim team is something that TPHS can be proud of. Make sure to support them as they compete at sectionals, and hopefully, move on to state competitions.