By Andy Deossa, Globe Correspondent
The Weston’s boys’ swimming team is on cruise control driving along the road to success.
“These guys are incredibly focused,” said coach Claude Valle. “It’s almost like I just stick the key in and turn on the car.”
On Tuesday, the Wildcats defeated Newton South, 93.5-74.5, behind solid contributions from Jack Blyzinskyj, Tommy Peacher, Ryan Burrow, and Sam Cekala. Weston (9-0) set two pool records at the Peter J. Foley Natatorium, finishing the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1 minute and 28.04 seconds and the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:13.63.
“Can’t believe how fast they swam today,” Valle said. “I think they just realize that it’s their last year together and are working their tails off to enjoy every second of it.”
The program has won 20 Division 2 state titles in the last 30 years. As defending champs, Valle said the experience his team gained last year has carried over and led them to a perfect season so far.
“They figured out a lot last year when they won states,” Valle explained. “They started the year on a mission and saw that the results paid off.”
Despite all the accomplishments, Valle acknowledges the competiveness of the Dual County League and knows his team will be challenged on a daily basis. However, the goal of winning another state championship remains the final destination.
So far it has been a smooth ride.
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