Pinkerton Swimming Squads Sail Past Opponents in Season-Openers

The Pinkerton Academy girls’ and boys’ swim squads started their 2015-16 seasons off in exceptional fashion in their home pool at Southern New Hampshire University Tuesday, Dec. 15, with the Lady Astros vanquishing all four opponents against whom they swam and the Astro guys besting their three opponents.

The Pinkerton girls tallied a team score of 247 to defeat Manchester Memorial (132), Manchester Central (118), Trinity (44), and Manchester West (2).

And coach Ed Faszewski – who runs both of the PA swimming contingents – saw his male swimmers tally a team score of 267 to dust off Central (161), Memorial (51), and Trinity (12).


The now 4-0 Lady Astros received multiple victories from a number of sources, with senior Nicole Beals, junior Hannah Terry, and freshman Olivia Neville each collecting two individual wins.

Beals won the 50-meter freestyle (in 30.76 seconds) and the 100-meter free (1 minute, 07.09 seconds), Terry proved unbeatable in the 200 individual medley (2:42.36) and the 100-meter butterfly (1:13.21), and Neville began her high school career in superb style by winning the 200 free (2:22.46) and the 400 free (5:02.15).

Jocelyn Hutchinson got a win in the 100-meter backstroke (1:18.97) and a second in the 100 fly, and PA relay quartets won in the 200 medley relay (2:17.60), 200 free relay (2:16.15), and 400 free relay (4:30.13).

Other seconds came from Elizabeth Preble in the 50 free and the 400 free and Madisyn Gordon in the 100-meter breaststroke, and third places were snared by the Lady Astros’ 200 medley and 400 free relay groups.


The Pinkerton males were also a powerhouse in their meet, with multiple victories coming from Bernard Suwirjo, Christian Arrell, and Zach Denbow.

Senior Arrell bagged his wins in the 200 free (2:09.24) and the 100 fly (1:02.99), his fellow 12th grader Suwirjo was the boss in the 50 free (26.73) and the 100 free (58.79), and junior Denbow just couldn’t be bested in the 200 individual medley (2:20.15) or the 100-meter breaststroke (1:13.62).

Other wins came from Addison Carder-Cannilo in the 400 free (4:50.48), freshman Christian Nelson in the 100 back (1:13.44), and Astros’ 200 medley (2:01.53), 200 free (1:56.11), and 400 free (3:55.94) relay crews.

Second places were snared by Gordon Suwirjo in the 100 fly, Jackson Neeb in the 400 free, Carder-Cannilo in the 100 back, and the squad’s 200 free relay bunch.

Third places were delivered by the 200 medley relay group, Neeb in the 200 free, Gordon Suwirjo in the 50 free, Nelson in the 100 free, Tyler Boyle in the 400 free, and Evan Boisse in the 100-meter breaststroke.