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Salisbury Swim Team Makes History

by Monica Deeb on March 15, 2013

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History was made on Thursday, March 14 when then the Salisbury High School boys swimming/diving team won the 2013 PIAA Class 2A state championship.  This is the first team state title in school district history.

“It was a really special moment and this was their goal all year,” Salisbury first-year coach Jason Reinhard said. “It became realistic as the year went on. After districts we knew we had a legitimate chance.  The fact that it is the school’s first state team championship makes it even more meaningful.”

Nine out of 10 boys scored, including one diver Dennis Bonner.

“Those points were big,” Reinhard said. “Not a single top school had a diver, and we didn’t win this title without Denny.  That’s what made it so special.  Everyone contributed.”

Reinhard was Salisbury senior’s Garrett Collins first coach at Trident Swim Club and his last coach at Salisbury. He also coached Salisbury senior Eric Tatum at Trident when Eric was nine or ten years old as well as fellow Salisbury swimmers Ian and Gavin Carey.

“This is really special,” Reinhard said. “Things just came full circle.”

Collins, Tatum and Bonner were joined at states by Jon Dakota Anderson, Tim Costantini, Tyler Lesko, Connor Harrison, Dylan Bonge, Joe Skibbens and Daniel Bujcs.

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Salisbury swimmers Eric Tatum, Garrett Collins, Tim Costantini and Jon Dakota Anderson are all smiles after the swimming/diving state championships.