NBC Hosts JSerra Aquatics Director at Olympic Games

Julie Swail-Ertel, JSerra aquatics director and girls water polo head coach, is stationed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Ertel, a two-time Olympian will be commentating on the women’s water polo and triathlete events for NBC throughout the two-week long games in London.

” I am excited to be a part of the Olympic games in a different way than as an athlete. I had the pleasure of playing in the games twice before and this will be my second time commentating for NBC. I enjoy being a part of the games there is so much excitement,” said Swail-Ertel.

Ertel will be commentating Wednesday, August 1 on NBC, for the women’s water polo matches.

For the complete schedule and to watch live click Olympic Games. 

Lions Go International With a Tale of Two Cities

Left to right: Evan Smith, Cassie Chiusolo, Tia Ferri, Emily Whaley, Caroline Haggarty, Marie Aquilino, Layla Nasr, Fran Bacino, Kylee Fracassi, Kayla Selenski, Saba Sahmoedini, Megan Daggett, Gabriella Sarjeant at Versailles.

For thirteen JSerra sophomores spring break was anything but a spring break. The students visited Paris and London in only a week.

The goal was to make Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities come to life.  We saw Saint Antoine where the peasants suffered oppression and poverty, the Palace of Versailles where the King and Queen lived in spectacular opulence and luxury. The Place De La Concorde where Sydney Carton sacrificed his life on the guillotine, the port of Dover where Lucy discovered her father was still alive. Also, brought to life was the Temple Bar where Charles Darnay was acquitted, and London Bridge where the heads of traitors where placed on stakes.

There were many other highlights of the trip, including attending Easter Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral and seeing a play in London’s West End