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Junior Julia Maecker: A good warmup

Junior Julia Maecker: A good warmup

Sophia Hwangbo, Online Editor, Photographer June 1, 2023

Junior Julia Maecker’s pregame routine, used throughout her 10 years as an athlete, helps her focus before swim meets. The night before, she eats carbohydrate-heavy foods — such as fruits and vegetables...

Athletes strengthen skills during spring sports season

Athletes strengthen skills during spring sports season

Kenneth Soh and Ya-An Xue April 17, 2023

Baseball Junior Amrit Joshi described the strong bonds the baseball team has formed over the course of the season. “There’s a lot of camaraderie and we enjoy being around each other,” he said....

Alumni Shares Division I Experience

Alumni Shares Division I Experience

Kate Mallery, Copy Editor March 5, 2020

Sarah Snyder graduated from Gunn in 2019 and recently began her Division I college swimming journey at Duke. Inher first season, Snyder made enormous strides, qualifying for the National Col-legiate...

Athletes Share Insight into the Recruitment Process

Athletes Share Insight into the Recruitment Process

Nikki Suzani, Managing Editor October 4, 2019

As college application deadlines roll around, seniors at Gunn are frantically working on their essays, sending their transcripts out and doing everything they can to get into the school of their...

Swimmers travel to Budapest to race in international meet

Swimmers travel to Budapest to race in international meet

Madison Nguyen, Copy Editor November 9, 2018

During the first week of October, seniors Ashley Stahmer, Sarah Snyder, Milan Hilde-Jones and junior Shogo Moridaira traveled to Budapest, Hungary with their club, Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASA),...

Swim coach departs Gunn to test new waters

Swim coach departs Gunn to test new waters

Liza Kolbasov, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2018

After six years with the Gunn swim team, head coach Kyle Accornero is leaving his position to move on to new ventures and opportunities. Accornero plans to look for a coaching position at the...

Freshman swimmer qualifies for french national team

Freshman swimmer qualifies for french national team

Chelsie Park, Centerfold editor May 18, 2018

Last fall, freshman swimmer Melanie Julia qualified for the French National Swim team. While she is not technically on the team, Julia is on the list of high-level athletes who have a fast enough...

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: Junior Sebastian Cai, Swimmer

epsteineric March 6, 2018

The Oracle: What inspired you to start swimming? Sebastian Cai: I started swimming after the 2008 [Beijing] Olympics when I saw Michael Phelps win eight gold medals. I was in China at the time, and...

Fall season welcomes new coaches to sports: Boys water polo

Fall season welcomes new coaches to sports: Boys’ water polo

chelsiepark September 15, 2017

Written by Chelsie Park Previously junior varsity water polo coach and assistant varsity coach, Peter Olsen is starting his first year as the head coach for boys’ varsity water polo. Swimming has...

Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

jackmallery May 19, 2017

By: Jack Mallery Alcatraz looms on the horizon in the early morning sun as senior Viraj Ghosh cuts through the surrounding icy waters with crisp strokes. While there is no tangible prize at the end of...

Spring sports race through the start of their season: Swimming

Spring sports race through the start of their season: Swimming

apan217 March 31, 2017

Written by Ariel Pan Thee swimming team is off to a strong start following the boys’ team’s Central Coast Section (CCS) championship win last year and the girls’ team’s second-place...

Triple sport athletes - Sophomore Jackie Lu: basketball, swim, water polo

Triple sport athletes – Sophomore Jackie Lu: basketball, swim, water polo

icarolinesro March 3, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro Sophomore Jacqueline Lu’s interest in sports began long before high school. As a child, she played tennis, figure-skated, learned ballet and made an effort to remain...

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