Swim Team Signing Day


Austin Boynes, Editor

It is commitment season here at DeMatha where seniors announce what college they will be attending next fall. The DeMatha swim team had their commitment ceremony on May 4, and the two commits were Dominic Kazzi and William Kendrick.

Dominic Kazzi committed to Salisbury University, where he will be doing “general studies” until he decides on a major. He adds that he wants to “feel out a few different classes and decide what I like.”

Kazzi decided on attending Salisbury because “the coach is brand new and he is really turning that program around. He has taken a team of eight boys and turned it into a team of 31 boys that is capable of competing for a championship.” Another reason for his choice because he “wants to be a part of something special. As of lately, Salisbury has not had a history of success in swimming. Coach Nate is slowly changing that. I believe that with Coach Nate as the head coach, we will have a lot of success in the 2022-2023 season and can be contenders for a championship.”

His plan is to swim in college but “I have not totally decided if I will swim after college.”

Kazzi’s favorite experience at DeMatha was “our 2022 Maryland State Club Championship meet. This was my first meet back from injury and I was very excited and a little nervous. At this meet, I earned two swimming cuts to the Futures championship taking place this summer.” He adds that it was “great to see that all of my hard work in practice and physical therapy paid off. This is a moment that will stick with me for the rest of my career.”

William Kendrick committed to St. Mary’s because it “felt great when I went and currently don’t have a great idea of the career path I want, so I feel it has a program that is set up to support me well in choosing my path.” He is planning on “majoring in biology and maybe minoring in environmental science.”

Will adds that he “received a lot of help in the decision process from the swim coach and now I’m going to swim at St. Mary’s. I would love to take swimming and soccer to the next level if possible.”

Kendrick’s favorite experience was “going to Florida  with two of my teammates and closest friends for a swim meet where we swam in the same pool as a few current Olympians like Ryan Lochte and Caleb Dressel.”

Good luck to these and to all of the Stags on their commitments.