The Board of Education recognized members of the district’s aquatic team, the Bellmore-Merrick Sharks, for their remarkable 2014 season.
During the Board’s December meeting, the Lady Sharks were presented with a citation from Board President Joann DeLauter after the team place second in the state at the Swimming and Diving Championships held at Ithaca College two weeks prior.|
In addition to their success at the state meet, the Lady Sharks broke the Nassau County record in the 200 medley relay. The relay, comprised of Mepham’s Jaimie Kaefer and Liz Walsh, Calhoun’s Georgeanne Zimmerman and John F. Kennedy’s Paige Kaplan, finished fourth in the state.
Kaplan also won the state championship in the 100-yard butterfly, setting a new Nassau County record, and tied for fifth in the 200 individual medley.
The 200 freestyle relay, comprised of Jessica Arana, Kerry Giovanniello, Kaefer and Kaplan, finished eighth in the state.