JSerra Swim Team Serves the Community During the Lenten Season

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The swim team at

The JSerra swim team hosts a sock drive every year in March for the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen in Santa Ana. Over 800 local families are served each weekend at Loaves and Fishes. The families who come are often in need of basic items.

Four years ago, Coach McLaughlin asked Director Maria Dzida, if she could use her swim team to help in any way.  She responded with ‘socks’. As Mrs. Dzida spoke of the lenten season and the washing of the feet, this become our project.

Every Spring, the JSerra swim team collects socks and food items to donate to the kitchen. The swimmers spend the day serving and giving back to those in need.

“This is an amazing group of kids. It shows the size of the their hearts every time we walk into the building,” said McLaughlin. “I am so very blessed and proud to be their coach both in and out of the water. They understand that receiving and giving go hand in hand.”

Carl Nolet Named OC Varsity Athlete of the Week

Carl Nolet, Senior
Carl Nolet, Senior

By Damien Calhoun, OC Varsity

Senior Carl Nolet, helped lead the Lions to finals of the Division 2 bracket of the Orange County Championships. JSerra went 5-0 in pool play in the tournament. Nolet has been a steadying force as the Lions have dealt with several injuries this season.

“I am very proud of these athletes. We have experienced much adversity this season and are coming together at the right time,” said Head Coach Tim Layton.  “Dusty, Carl and Connor had a great tournament and their leadership came through at some tough times.  Senior Chase Brannier and Kyle Smith made tremendous contributions that helped us throughout the tournament.”

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