Carmel swim team sets national record

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – The Carmel High School girls swim team is being celebrated for three decades of achievement.

Since 1986, the swim team has been named state champions. This year’s title sets a new national record for the most consecutive state titles in any sport for any high school in the country.

The City of Carmel threw a parade to honor the team and proclaimed Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 as Carmel Girls Swimming Dynasty Day.

“They put an unbelievable amount of work into what they do every day,” the team’s head coach, Chris Plumb, said. “They come into morning practice, they stay after practice, they come in on Saturdays. These girls fly all across the country to compete against the best in the country and even the best in the world.”

Plumb, who’s been the head coach for 10 years, said four of the girls have qualified for the Olympic Trials which will take place in June in Omaha, Nebraska.