The Malden High School Varsity Swimming Golden Tornadoes held their banquet at the high school’s gallery last Thursday night. They named Greater Boston League (GBL) All-Stars, gave each other informal awards and presented senior class gifts. Head Coach Jessica Bisson said the best way to describe a season impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is: “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life.”
All-Stars were the top scorers in the GBL all season.
Tony Giech, who did a 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.23 and Hailey Tran, who did the breaststroke in 1:16.05, were the top two seasonal swimmers on the team. Giech competed at Boston University. (Malden Advocate photo by Tara Vocino)
Pictured from left to right: incoming captain Nathan Nguyen and his proud sister, Joslyn.
The Bloom family, pictured from left to right: proud mother Maggie, incoming captain Liam, his sister Lizzie and his father Aaron. He received the best hair award from his teammates.
The undefeated Malden High School Golden Tornadoes swimmers took a team photo.
Malden High School swimming seniors, pictured from left to right: Katie Kinuthia, Jaansher Saeed, Ayman Ali, Molly Sewell, Abby Tang, Tony Giech and Sarah Oliveira with their class gifts: a trinket filled with pool water and a senior class photograph.
Parents (far left and in center) joined in on the fun.
Outgoing captains welcomed new captains: Abby Tang, Tony Giech, incoming captain Liam Bloom, incoming captain Nathan Nguyen, Molly Sewell and Sarah Oliveira.
Greater Boston League male All-Star swimmers and coaches, pictured from left to right: Assistant Coach Elyse Valente, Nathan Nguyen, Tony Giech, Head Coach Jessica Bisson, Liam Bloom, Steven Leung, Kyle Lee and Assistant Coach John Parcellin during last Thursday’s swimming banquet at Malden High School.
Greater Boston League female All-Star swimmers and coaches, pictured from left to right: Assistant Coach Elyse Valente, Joslyn Nguyen, Hailey Tran, Abby Tang, Head Coach Jessica Bisson, Joyce Zhou, Molly Sewell and Assistant Coach John Parcellin. Not present: GBL All-Star Wara Ramirez Morales.
Co-Captain Molly Sewell (in center) smiles as she opens her class gift, a senior picture frame.
Ariana and Skyler Bisson, 7, made these woven bracelets for seniors: at bottom: Catherine Kinuthia and Sarah Oliveira; at top: Jaansher Saeed, Ayman Ali, Molly Sewell, Abby Tang and Tony Giech.