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Buffalo hosts swim meet

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Buffalo High School’s swimmers stand together for the singing of the national anthem

Buffalo High School’s swimmers stand together for the singing of the national anthem by teammate Makenna Lambert before the start of the dual against Lander on Friday at the Buffalo YMCA. The swimmers rotate in and out of full jackets as they complete their events and stay warm between races.

Buffalo High School girls swimming hosted a home meet with multiple other schools in one of the final home meets of the season. This year's small team qualified several swimmers for state. 

Keesee Bennett-McDonnell stands up on the blocks

Buffalo High School junior Keesee Bennett-McDonnell stands up on the blocks as she waits to begin her leg of the 200-yard medley relay on Friday at the Buffalo YMCA. Bennett-McDonnell swam the race alongside teammates Makenna Lambert, Vivyan Gripp and Bella Johnson.

Keesee Bennett-McDonnell takes a breath during her leg of the 200-yard medley relay

Buffalo High School junior Keesee Bennett-McDonnell takes a breath during her leg of the 200-yard medley relay on Friday at the Buffalo YMCA. Buffalo finished the relay in second with a time of 2:08.75.

Makenna Lambert takes a breath during the breast stroke section

Buffalo High School senior Makenna Lambert takes a breath during the breast stroke section of her 200-yard IM race on Friday at the Buffalo YMCA. Lambert is one of three seniors on this year’s team.

The cold air blowing in from the open doorway

The cold air blowing in from the open doorway during diving created a steam over the warm pool water on Friday at the Buffalo YMCA. The still water allowed wafting steam to float across the water, only occasionally disrupted by the splash of a diver.

Vivyan Gripp takes a breath as she looks up during the butterfly leg of her 200 yard IM race

Buffalo High School junior Vivyan Gripp takes a breath as she looks up during the butterfly leg of her 200 yard IM race on Friday at the Buffalo YMCA. Gripp was one of two buffalo swimmers to compete in the race.

Makenna Lambert takes a breath during the final lap of her 200-yard IM

Buffalo High School senior Makenna Lambert takes a breath during the final lap of her 200-yard IM on Friday at the Buffalo YMCA. Lambert swam in four different events - two relays and two individual.

Olivia Maertens splashes into the water during one of her 11 total dives

Buffalo High School diver Olivia Maertens splashes into the water during one of her 11 total dives at the meet on Friday at the Buffalo YMCA. Two lander divers made six dives but left Olivia do complete the full 11 dives by herself. Maertens received a total score of 27.75 on her first dive.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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