The Whirlwind Dive Team's kick-off to its new season almost didn't happen in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The Bridgewater NJ Family YMCA, home to the annual Lords of the Boards Autumn Classic, had not been able to regain power as mid-November approached. However, the weekend prior to the event, the meet director sent out the good news: the lights were back on. "Our Whirlwind tour begins this weekend," Head Coach Joe Somma enthusiastically charged the team during the lead-up to the pre-Thanksgiving meet. Whirlwind divers responded with an impressive first place overall finish. In total, team members claimed 7 first-place, 9 second-place and 2 third-place finishes in the 19 J.O. events. Nineteen different Whirlwind divers placed in the top ten in their respective events.