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The IHA Swim Team had another successful season in 2017-18, finishing with an 11-1 record after swimming against some of the best teams in the state. IHA captured its twenty-seventh consecutive league title, and its twentieth Bergen County title. In the NJSIAA State Tournament, Immaculate Heart Academy defeated Donovan Catholic 135-35 in the semifinals and Bishop Eustace Preparatory School 100-70 in the finals to capture its eleventh consecutive state title.

This year, the team won the National Catholic High School Championship in Baltimore, competing against some of the best Catholic high school swim teams in the country. At the meet, Isabelle Arevalo’19 set meet records in the 50- and 100-freestyle events. At the NJSIAA State Individual Championship, the relay team made up of Catherine Fazio’18, Sarah Horne’18, Kathleen Sheridan’18, and Isabelle Arevalo’19, won the 200-medley and 400-freestyle relays and also took second place in the 200-free relay. Additionally, Kate Sheridan’18 placed second in the 100 freestyle, and Kelly McDermott’20 placed eleventh in the 500 freestyle.