Bengals Swim Team Celebrates Championship Season

Kirsten Hammann


The 2018/2019 swim season for the Bay View Bengals turned out to be one they'll never forget. Not only did the swim team capture the Division II Championship, their first in 17 years, but they also broke a number of personal and school records along the way, in addition to capturing states titles and a 2nd place finish at states last month.


Gianna Spremullo (above, left), a junior at Bay View, replicated last year's double gold performance, by once again winning individual state titles in the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.59) and the 100-yard backstroke (56.07) at the RIIL Swimming State Championships, breaking the previous school records she set last season. In addition, the 200-yard relay medley team comprised of Spremullo, Juliana Goncalves, Olesya Tamburro, and Melina Cabral took home silver at states breaking the old school record with a time of 1:52.72. The team finished in 6th place overall out of 25 teams.

The following are additional honors earned by the Bengals swim team this season.

All-State

1st Team All-State (200 I.M.) Gianna Spremullo

1st Team All-State (100 Backstroke) Gianna Spremullo

2nd Team All-State (200 Medley Relay): Gianna Spremullo, Juliana Goncalves, Olesya Tamburro, Melina Cabral

All-Division

Division II Champions

1st Team All-Division II (200 Medley Relay): Gianna Spremullo, Juliana Goncalves, Olesya Tamburro, Melina Cabral

1st Team All-Division II (200 I.M.) Gianna Spremullo

1st Team All-Division II (100 Backstroke) Gianna Spremullo

2nd Team All-Division II (100 Breaststroke) Juliana Goncalves

2nd Team All-Division II (400 Free Relay): Melina Cabral, Olesya Tamburro, Juliana Goncalves, and Gianna Spremullo


Congratulations on a great season!